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New Boat Review | Kadey-Krogen 58

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Even More Room in a Blue-Water Kadey-Krogen

As the old saying goes, nothing succeeds like success. For Kadey-Krogen, that means not straying far from its roots: Making full-displacement, world-circling yachts that still have all the comforts of home. Not to mention traditional pilothouse lines, the company’s iconic wineglass trans, and walk-around engine rooms. The newest Krogen, a 58 EB (for extended bridge), has all that and more. “We realized that people are spending a lot of time outside,” says Larry Polster, vice president of Kady-Krogen Yachts. “So we’re creating increased livability. We’re going for more of a patio layout.”

KadeyKrogen58intThe Krogen 58 EB, which will be introduced at the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach in February, is built on a traditional 58 hull, but with lots more going on up top. Polster says the enlarged bridge can seat 10, and will have Stidd helm seats and the possibility of a hardtop over the “summer kitchen” (with a propane barbecue grill, ‘fridge, wet bar and storage). There is also a Steelhead davit for the tender and port and starboard wing stations. A side benefit is that the extended bridge on top creates a larger covered aft deck below for dining and socializing.

The 58 EB comes with two or three staterooms and two full heads. All are large and comfortable; the galley is as roomy and well equipped as a kitchen in most homes. Options include a pilot berth and day head in the pilothouse and interior access to the flybridge.

Kadey-Krogen is not exactly new to the blue-water trawler market; indeed, it has built 600 yachts over the past 30 years. Krogens have earned a reputation for providing a safe, seakindly, efficient ride on oceans all around the world. (I have been aboard Krogens in the middle of the Atlantic, in Miami and in the Chesapeake, and have never failed to be impressed.) Krogens have a fine entry leading back to the full-displacment hull; the 58 has 7,000 pounds of cast lead (not iron) ballast conforming to the keel countour for stability.

The 58’s standard 325-hp John Deere diesel tops out at 10.4 knots. The company says its sweet spot is 6 knots, where the boat has a range of 2,600 nm.

LOA: 63’ 3”
Beam: 18’ 1”
Draft: 6’ 4”
Disp.: 99,230 lbs.
Fuel: 1,810 U.S. gals.
Water: 400 gals.
Power (standard): 1x 325-hp John Deere diesel
Power (optional): 2x 160-hp John Deere diesels
Base Price: $2.09 million
Contact: kadeykrogen.com.
T (772) 286-0171

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