Kadey-Krogen Yachts is a brand that builds for adventure. Ever since the company launched their first yacht in 1977 from Stuart, Florida, they have been building ocean-going trawler yachts with the reliability, durability and range to take discerning yacht owners to the farthest-flung corners of the globe. Yet Kadey-Krogen yachts are as comfortable and as stylish as they are rugged. In fact, owners love their Kadey-Krogen yachts so much that around 75% of them live aboard their yachts for at least part of the year. Whether you want to live the sailing life full-time, or just desire a boat for pleasure-cruising, Kadey-Krogen is right for you.
It was pair Art Kadey and Jim Krogen who founded the firm that bears their names back in 1977. Starting business in the boat-building hub of Stuart, Florida, the duo was inspired by the historic fish trawlers of Europe’s North Sea to craft hardy yet luxurious vessels capable of crossing any ocean. Their first yacht, the Krogen 42, was a truly seaworthy vessel in a timeless design, with a wineglass transom that minimized drag and improved cruising efficiency. A fiberglass sandwich construction, bolstered with a closed-cell PVC foam core, delivered increased strength and safety to ensure that this pioneering full-displacement yacht became the ultimate long-distance cruising vessel. Since the debut of this first model, the company has launched more than 600 yachts and currently manufactures around a dozen or so vessels per year from a state-of-the-art factory in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, which opened in 1991.
Since 1995, with the passing of Art Kadey and Jim Krogen, the company had been owned and operated by the Krogen family, who eventually sold the firm in 2006 to new owners John Gear, Larry Polster and Tom Button. This trio have maintained Kadey-Krogen’s laser-sharp focus on the long-distance yachting market and elevated the firm’s appeal with ranges of new yachts up to 70 feet in length. The company currently produces 7 different models of trawler yacht in raised pilothouse, open and expedition layouts, each with a distinct appeal.
Though Kadey-Krogen are rightfully known for their engineering excellence, interior plans and finishes are just as celebrated. Their yachts are spacious and liveable, typically decked in a classic, nautical style with a broad appeal. It is no wonder then that so many Kadey-Krogen owners use their vessels as liveaboards, with 75% of owners choosing to stay on their yachts full-time for at least part of the year. But don’t not expect to find these yachts idling away in marinas or moored in place for too long: with ranges of more than 5000 miles at cruising speeds, and superb fuel efficiency, these boats are made for voyages, and yachts from this company have been sighted crossing the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. With superb comfort, high performance, unrivalled durability and best-in-class safety, it is easy to see why Kadey-Krogen is a premier builder of long-distance trawler yachts.
This raised pilothouse model is Kadey-Krogen’s most ambitious yacht yet and new for 2021. With a length of almost 73 feet it is the largest vessel offered by the firm, the Krogen 70 is equipped with the very finest in design and engineering. Performance is enhanced with the use of Kadey-Krogen’s proprietary Pure Full Displacement hull which reduces drag, improves fuel efficiency and provides a smooth ride through the waves. The hull is also reinforced with a “bullet-proof” Twaron fiberglass mat for increased safety when steering this yacht through rougher seas. Powered by dual 231 HP Tier III John Deere engines, these yachts can reach comfortable, long-range cruising speeds of up to 11 knots, while at 7 knots the vessel has a range of around 5,300 miles. The interior space benefits from the increased length of the boat to offer an open plan galley with full kitchen and wet bar that blends in seamlessly with a luxurious saloon room. A full-beam master stateroom at lower level, along with the option for three further cabins and crew space make this the ideal yacht for adventurous owners interested in long-range travel.
Krogen 55 Expedition
A 60-foot yacht with a globe-trotting range of 4,300 nautical miles at cruising speeds of 7 knots, the Krogen 55 Expedition is the ideal ocean-going trawler. Designed with a closed pilothouse cockpit for all-weather cruising and aluminum weather-proof doors throughout, the vessel boasts a three-cabin layout at lower deck with a spacious saloon area and fully equipped galley on the main deck. Twin John Deere M1 engines, each with 160 HP, offer top speeds up to 10 knots, while TRAC 250 stabilizers will ensure your voyages across the sea are calm and smooth.
Krogen 50 Open
Introduced in 2000 and still popular to this day, the Krogen 50 Open was an entirely new direction for the company, who decided to craft a yacht with a striking, open pilothouse that emulates the feel of a breezy, sedan-style boat. Designed to maximize interior space, the yacht’s open plan living space offers significantly more room than comparably sized vessels, with a free flowing, teak lined saloon adjoining a fully equipped kitchen. Accommodation can be arranged in either two or three cabin layouts depending on whether or not you expect guests while voyaging across the ocean. A top speed of 9 knots is delivered by twin Deere 125 engines, while an impressive range of up to 5000 nautical miles while cruising at 6 knots ensures that your yachting horizons are unlimited.
Krogen 44 AE
A compact cruising yacht that puts practicality first, the Krogen 44 AE is a 49-foot full-displacement yacht built for travelling across the most challenging waters. Launched in 2012, this trawler features a hull and superstructure built with advanced ergonomics for a fuel-efficient, smooth and stable ride, and a Portuguese bridge to prevent damaging spray in rougher seas. A range of 4,450 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 6 knots, the yacht is powered by a single John Deere 160HP engine. A below-deck, wood-lined stateroom is complemented by an extra cabin for guest or crew, while a split-level helm, galley and main deck saloon offers more than enough living space for those long and luxurious trips to the islands of the Caribbean.
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