When writer Peter Robson got the news that the first two Krogen 50' Opens were in production, he was among the first to request a West Coast sea trial for a review. When he heard hull #2 would make Seattle her home port, that promised sea trial was on the schedule!
Moments upon boarding ALARA, Robson immediately began to take note of her seaworthy features writing, "Beefy and tough come to mind when boarding the Kadey-Krogen 50 from any of the four heavy bulwark doors or via the swim platform and transom door. The teak-soled decks are rock solid, the fiberglass is thick, ripple free and all hardware is well-sized."
Further into his review, Peter pointed out and pictured many of the well-appointed and intentional design choices Mike and Jackie Schmidt made during the build phase of their semi-custom yacht (now their full-time home!).
To summarize his experience aboard with the Kadey-Krogen crew and the Schmidts, he ended his piece, "Kadey-Krogen trawlers are more like small ships than conventional yachts—and this is a good thing for those travelling on long voyages with the potential for some seriously adverse weather. While eight or nine knots isn’t fast, the 50 Open is fuel efficient and can boast an impressive range. With full size appliances and a well-equipped galley with tons of storage, there’s enough room for food, clothing and gear for extended cruising. The open layout is a real bonus when it comes to socializing, or when a cruising couple wants to be able to communicate with each other while at sea."
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Read more reviews of the 50' Open in the July issues of Northwest Yachting, PassageMaker, and Soundings, and in the August issue of Yachting Magazine.
See this model at the Seattle Boats Afloat show in September. Register to come aboard at the button below.