Today, the Kadey-Krogen Yachts design team has revealed the latest model on their drawing board, the Krogen 50’ Open–a true departure from any previous Kadey-Krogen model. While she remains loyal to the company’s pure full displacement hull form and traditional exterior aesthetic, the Krogen 50’ Open breaks the mold with an open and continuous saloon/galley/pilothouse main deck.
“For customers who have dreamt of a Kadey-Krogen with a walk-in engine room, Portuguese bridge, and a main deck layout that is continuous from saloon to pilothouse, their dream has come true,” said Larry Polster, vice president and partner, Kadey-Krogen Yachts. “The Krogen 50’ Open is revolutionary for our brand and not a replacement for the legendary Krogen 48s or popular Krogen 52’. She’s a model all her own and appeals to a new segment of Kadey-Krogen enthusiasts–those seeking an ocean-going yacht, that is as social and open for a large group of people as an express-style cruiser or traditional sedan-style boat.”
Entering the Krogen 50’ Open happens through one of five, full walk-through boarding doors for easy access, no matter if high fixed piers, low fixed piers or floating docks are present. Upon entering the saloon of the Krogen 50’ Open from the cockpit (through a weather-tight sliding door), it is obvious this is not a typical raised pilothouse offshore trawler. An “L-shaped” settee to port with storage below and additional seating starboard, enhanced by four large picture windows, make up the spacious saloon. Moving forward, the galley is outfitted with a Sub-Zero ® refrigerator/freezer, Viking ® range, optional dishwasher, ample pantry and cabinet storage, and pullout trash and recycle bins. Exclusive to the Krogen 50’ Open, the pilothouse, elevated by a single step, is situated on the main deck, immediately forward of the saloon and galley. A retractable partition wall, designed to separate the galley from the pilothouse, can be raised for night running or privacy.
Below, the master stateroom and guest accommodations are available in either a midship master with VIP cabin forward, or a master-forward, three-cabin arrangement. Either layout can be customized to meet an owner’s desires, and both options have a master suite that entails a maximum-comfort queen island berth with drawer storage below, a private head and roomy his/her closets. Each design is also appointed with a guest head and luxurious washer and dryer closet. Also below, the stand-up engine room with an incredible six and a half feet of head room, houses either single or twin engines and the industry’s finest systems and equipment.
Out of doors, the Krogen 50’ Open is designed with a Portuguese bridge, port and starboard wing stations, and an uncluttered foredeck with waist-high bow railings. Additionally, she has an unprecedented flybridge (modeled after the new Krogen 58’ EB) entertaining area and large boat deck. The flybridge is available with an optional hardtop and summer kitchen.
“The Krogen 50’Open is the Kadey-Krogen model many have waited for,” said Tom Button, president and partner, Kadey-Krogen Yachts. “She offers the best of both worlds–a private pilothouse that has the ability to open and engage in all that’s happening aboard.” Tucker West, partner and vice president of sales, adds, “Bringing this new product to the marketplace is an exciting time for the company. Introducing the continuous layout answers many of the design wishes coming from customers, and her well-positioned flybridge increases her open-air cruising capability, not to mention entertaining while underway. Our sales force is behind the Krogen 50’ Open and eager to present our latest offering.”