Although Kadey-Krogen is branching out with its new line of Summit Motoryachts, it also is staying close to its roots. Indeed, the company is doubling down on its Open line of displacement trawlers, and is working on a new 60 Open based on the acceptance of the 50 Open.
Kadey-Krogen introduced the Summit line, with slippery hulls designed by Michael Peters, of Michael Peters Yacht Design in Sarasota, Florida, to appeal to younger buyers. It displayed the Summit 54 Motoryacht at the fall shows, and is now working on a 54 Coupe as well as planning a 62 Motoryacht.
At the same time, the company is working on the new Kadey-Krogen 60 Open full-displacement trawler, the kind of blue-water cruiser or liveaboard that the company has been making for 44 years. In fact, Kadey-Krogen has produced more than 600 of those boats in its yard in Taiwan, and they’ve earned a reputation for easy living on board and excellent seakeeping abilities in oceans around the world.
The new 60 Open will have the same open living concept that was pioneered in the 50, with an open floorplan between the salon, galley and pilothouse. Owners of the 60 can add a day head to the pilothouse, a nice touch when you’re underway and everyone wants to be with the captain there.
The standard interior has three staterooms, all with en suite heads and separate showers. The master is amidships and it takes advantage of the boat’s 19’ 6” beam to create a lot of space for comfortable living. There’s stretching-out space to spare around the king-sized bed. The VIP cabin is forward, and the third cabin with twin berths is on the port side.
A convertible office is one option below, and owners can order a crew quarter abaft the engine room.
The 60 Open is powered by twin 200-hp John Deere 4045 diesels, and the engine room, like the engine rooms in all Kadey-Krogens, is oversized with lots of room to access all the mechanical gear. The boat will have enough fuel for a transatlantic range.
And the draft is just under six feet, an important factor in cruising to the Bahamas.
Kadey-Krogen plans on launching the 60 Open in 2023. Read more: