January 28, 2010

Improve-it = Kadey-Krogen 48 North Sea

Kadey-Krogen has been building the 48 North Sea since 1996 and over the years, like all the models, it has evolved and changed as a result of owner feedback and advancements in technology. The 48 North Sea remains one of the most popular models and today’s new improved version is the embodiment of the company’s competencies. Owner feedback was the driving force in changes made to the 48 North Sea all of which enhance the live ability of the boat. The centerpiece of the improved 48 North Sea is the newly enlarged galley which now features a four-burner Viking range, household sized refrigeration as standard, and there is room for a trash compactor and dishwasher as optionals. Stainless steel is standard on the appliances although traditional finishes are available. Kadey-Krogen also completely re engineered the flybridge. Instead of a center line helm flanked by settees running fore and aft, the flybridge piloting station is now off to starboard with an L-shaped settee to port that extends the entertainment space of the boat and makes cruising on the flybridge more comfortable for guests. The flybridge also has a summer kitchen, a feature that contributes to the boat’s self-sufficient capabilities and is popular with owners who entertain on the hook. The second reinvented and improved 48 North Sea is underway to the East Coast for owners Will and Sue Parry who believe this boat will bring them full circle in their fifth Kadey-Krogen experience, and the first arrived in Seattle last fall.