April 26, 2018

New Model: Kadey-Krogen 50 Open

The Kadey-Krogen 50 Open is the newest addition to their luxury line of ocean-going explorer yachts, and is a model all her own. Light-filled and open, the 50 Open’s continuous salon/galley/pilothouse main deck arrangement puts entertaining and ease at the center of long-range cruising. For increased privacy or traditional pilothouse passage-making, the Kadey-Krogen 50 Open is optimized with a remote-controlled, retractable bulkhead to separate the helm area from the salon and galley. Access to both the flybridge and the lower accommodations deck are from the pilothouse, via household-style steps. From top-to-bottom, and inside-out, the design of the 50 Open flows gracefully, with sunshine able to flood the large salon windows and aft sliding glass door, it’s always bright on the main deck. The salon is designed with beautiful and comfortable settee seating, a handcrafted cherry table with fold-out top and stainless-steel high/low pedestal base, and a TV that raises and lowers in front of the port side windows. Plus, there’s room for two additional, owner-supplied chairs.  The galley is happily situated between the salon and the pilothouse. A Subzero refrigerator/freezer conveniently located adjacent to the galley counters are among the model’s many standard upgraded features. Storage, including a motorized, pop-up appliance garage, and 16-linear feet of counter surface make smart use of the galley space.  The pilothouse on the 50 Open, like every Kadey-Krogen yacht, was designed with long-range cruising and control in mind. When the retractable panel that separates the pilothouse from the salon and galley is down, there is 360-degree visibility, which is unique for a yacht of this size. Front and center of the helm station, is a custom helm panel with room for large monitors and dedicated displays. Additionally, for easy docking, there are port and starboard wing stations located just outside the pilothouse doors.  With two lower accommodation layouts to choose from, the Kadey-Krogen 50 Open is available in either the standard midships master floor plan or an optional master-forward design. The midship master arrangement features a walk-around island queen berth with handcrafted, built-in nightstand cabinetry. Proper storage for clothing and personal items lines the perimeter of the room, and the private ensuite head, with its standard his-and-her sinks, expansive, deep counters, smart drawer storage, and large shower, defines this master retreat. The standard, VIP-forward stateroom is bright and welcoming as well, with an island queen berth and a private head and shower. Deep drawer storage is complimented by a hanging locker to port.  Many engine rooms make the claim, but the Kadey-Krogen 50 Open truly has a stand-up engine room front to back; seven feet at the front, and six-and-a-half feet of vertical clearance at the back of the engines. This well-lit, well-ventilated, and well-labeled space houses a John Deere 230hp, as the standard power or twin 125hp as an option, as well as the industry’s finest systems and equipment.  Lastly, conveniently accessed from the pilothouse, the flybridge opens to an airy, oversize seating and dining area with an outdoor kitchen and wet bar. Sleek lighting provides just the right amount of ambiance. The forward storage area accommodates supplies, fenders, and cushions, and there’s more storage below the settee seating. Not to be missed on the Open, the flybridge helm station sits directly above the pilothouse, offering excellent sight lines of the fore-deck, bow, and beyond.
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.07 m (52.9ft)
Hull Length - 15.3 m
Waterline Length - 13.7 m 
Beam - 5.30 m
Draft - 1.62 m with single engine, 1.37 m with twin engines
Displacement - 30844 kg medium load
Fuel Capacity - 4693 l
Water Capacity - 1514 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins, or six berths in three cabins
Engine - John Deere 6068AFM85 230hp, 2 x John Deere 4045TFM85 125hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 9 knots max 8 knots cruise, 6 knots long range cruise
Range - 2100 nm at 8 knots, 5000 nm at 6 knots
Hull Shape - full displacement
Project - James S.Krogen naval architecture