Kady-Krogen 70

New Kady-Krogen boats

It took more than three decades of plying the world’s oceans for long-established trawler-yacht brand Kadey-Krogen to finally make it Down Under. Its official Australian launch at this year’s Sanctuary Cove boat show with the KK48 carrying the flag to woo local audiences.

The Florida-USA based company builds its five-model displacement passagemaker/liveaboard range, from 44 to 58ft, in the Asian boat manufacturing powerhouse of Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Kadey-Krogren promotes its raised pilothouse trawlers as efficient long-range ocean voyagers, targeting the adventurous husband and wife team with easily managed and handled, solidly constructed and luxuriously appointed boats.

Premium-priced, a quick flick through the specifications and extensive standard features list (the rival of option charts on other brands) reveals why. Notable are a rugged composite fibreglass build, efficient hull design, reliable John Deere propulsion, and a stack of equipment, fittings and systems as standard to get owners underway in true turnkey fashion. 

Responding to clients’ requests for expanded social areas and extra accommodation, Kadey-Krogen is going up the range, recently announcing a bold expansion of its fleet at the top-end with four new boats: two 64 and 68 Expedition models, a 66 and a flagship 70.

The Expedition models, in particular, are available in several cabin versions including dedicated crew accommodation, and there’s a KK 80 also now on the drawing board.

“Truly, this project is a result of a collaborative effort between the Krogen family of Expedition series owners, prospective owners and the Kadey-Krogen in-house design team, led by naval architect Dave Glasco,” said John Gear, president of  Kadey-Krogen Yachts.

Hereabouts are preliminary sketches, introductory pricing and brief specifications of the new models. Kadey-Krogen is represented in Australia by Andrew Coffey’s Brokerage at the Quays Marina, Church Point, on Sydney’s Pittwater. For more information, visit quaysbrokerage.com.au; kadeykrogen.com



PRICE: $US 4.8 million

CABINS 2 or 3

LENGTH 21.97m overall; 19.69m waterline

BEAM 6.15m

DRAFT 1.88m

WEIGHT 74,800kg (half load; 5670kg ballast)

FUEL 11,734lt

WATER 2271lt

ENGINES 2 x 266hp John Deere

KEY FEATURES More spacious pilothouse; homelike galley



PRICE: $US 3.9 million

CABINS 3 or 4

LENGTH 21.44m overall; 19.13m waterline

BEAM 6.48m

DRAFT 1.78m

WEIGHT 71,215kg (half load; 5443kg ballast)

FUEL 11,356lt

WATER 2271lt

ENGINES 2 x 231hp John Deere

KEY FEATURES Mid-master or master-forward; standard pilothouse, pilothouse flybridge or pilothouse flybridge with extension



PRICE: $US 3.6 million

CABINS 2, 3 or 4

LENGTH 21.03m overall; 18.28m waterline

BEAM 6.15m

DRAFT 1.55m

WEIGHT 63,500kg (half load; 4670kg ballast)

FUEL 10,980lt

WATER 1892lt

ENGINES 2 x 231hp John Deere

KEY FEATURES Mid-master or master-forward



PRICE: $US 3.4 million

CABINS 2, 3 or 4

LENGTH 20.4m overall; 18.14m waterline

BEAM 6.04m

DRAFT 1.68m

WEIGHT 58,060kg (half load; 4400kg ballast)

FUEL 10,977lt

WATER 1892lt

ENGINES 2 x 180hp John Deere

KEY FEATURES Multiple cabin and head layouts


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