Kadey-Krogen 50 Open
Designed for long stays aboard, Kadey-Krogen Yachts‘ 50 Open provides her owners with a bevy of amenities that will enhance their experiences on extended voyages.
The galley is fitted with a Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, a four-burner Wolf range, a microwave and an optional dishwasher. Unlike in many trawlers and their traditional pilothouse design, the galley is located on the same level as the helm and salon. The helm’s windows grant the skipper nearly 360-degree sightlines from a Llebroc helm chair, situated in front of a 29-inch-wide cherry wheel. Belowdecks is the master stateroom amidships with two hanging lockers, 12 cabinets, additional drawers for stowage and an en suite head, shower and two sinks. Forward of the master is an office.
The 50 Open can cruise at 6 knots for 5,000 nautical miles; 7 knots for 3,000 nautical miles; 8 knots for 2,100 nautical miles; and 9 knots for 1,200 nautical miles.
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Outer Reef 620 Trident
Outer Reef Yachts provides yachtsmen who are looking for their second or third yacht with an opportunity at a vessel that boasts performance and luxury. The 620 Trident delivers a three-stateroom layout and optional 600 hp Cummins diesels that allow this vessel to approach a top hop of 21 knots. Cruising speed is a little over 16 knots, burning about 34 gallons of fuel per hour at 2,750 rpm.
The amidships master stateroom has 6-foot-8-inch headroom, a walk-in closet and a shower enclosed in smoked glass. In the forepeak VIP stateroom, there are seven drawers, a hanging locker, a 31-inch Samsung TV and 7-foot headroom. The portside guest stateroom can convert to an office, too. The aft galley has a U-shape countertop, a three-burner electric cooktop, a Bosch microwave and a Vitrifrigo refrigerator and freezer.
Cherry, walnut and oak are the available wood options.
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Grand Banks 60 Skylounge
It’s obvious after a quick peek inside the Grand Banks 60 Skylounge that the Grand Banks Yachts trademark aesthetic is retained. The deck, cabin house and skylounge are all composed of infused carbon fiber, granting this vessel reduced weight aloft and a lower center of gravity.
With twin 900 hp Volvo Penta D13 diesels, the 60 Skylounge can accelerate to 31 knots and cruise at about 25 knots. The 60 Skylounge can also travel up to 2,000 nautical miles at 10 knots on a 1,530-gallon fuel tank. Twin 1,000 hp Volvo Penta IPS1200s are also available.
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Beneteau Swift Trawler 47
Beneteau‘s success in the midsize-powerboat market can’t be understated. Its Swift Trawler line has been an example of performance, seakeeping ability and how to optimize onboard space for the past 15 years; the Swift Trawler 47 is no different.
Three staterooms and a sofa bed belowdecks accommodates up to eight guests. The forepeak master is en suite while the portside guest stateroom has a head that also doubles as the day head. The starboard-side guest stateroom is best suited for children or stowage, while the salon sofa converts for an additional berth. In the centrally located galley are two sinks, two refrigerators and a large worktop. An additional, outside galley has one sink, a worktop, an optional 40L refrigerator and an optional electric grill.
Twin 425 hp Cummins diesels in a straight-shaft setup power the Swift Trawler 47, and the yacht is outfitted with Raymarine electronics. She can hold up 510 gallons of fuel.
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Krogen Express 52
The Krogen Express 52 runs on twin 440 hp Yanmar diesels and can cruise at 8 knots for 1,680 nautical miles or at 16 knots for 500 nautical miles. Its top hop is 22 knots.
In her interior, Krogen Express has outfitted the 52 with a master stateroom and a guest stateroom. The former has a queen island berth, more than 7-foot headroom, hanging lockers and smaller cubbies to port and to starboard, and an en suite head with a molded fiberglass shower stall with a seat, a VacuFlush toilet and a granite countertop. A power lift elevates the berth and grants access to more stowage underneath.
The 52’s salon has a 26-inch HD LED TV and a home-theater system, leather Stressless chairs to port and a built-in, L-shape settee to starboard. The galley boasts granite countertops, a three-burner Force 10 propane range with an oven, a refrigerator, a GE microwave oven, a deep Elkay sink and a pullout sprayer faucet.
A Buff Ultraleather Stidd seat serves as the helm chair, as a cherry steering wheel fronts it.
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Alaskan 66 MKII
The Alaskan line of trawler yachts is once again coming to the forefront, thanks in part to Seattle Yachts acquiring the Alaskan Yachts brand. Led by new-build manager Phil Friedman, the former CEO of Palmer Johnson Yachts, and designer Steve Seaton, the Alaskan 66 MKII is set to debut in 2020 at approximately $3.2 million.
She will run on twin 500 hp John Deere engines, cruising at 12 knots and reaching a top speed of 20 knots. The 66 MKII can hold up to 1,800 gallons of fuel and has a beam of 19 feet, 6 inches.
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The Marlow 58E (“E” for explorer) has a helm with single pedestal chair with an inlaid teak steering wheel. In front, is a raked teak dashboard with visors and twin Garmin 1215 displays. This vessel also has a three-stateroom layout. In the master amidships is a king-size berth, en suite head to port with shower, 10 drawers and a pair of hanging lockers. The guest stateroom forward of the master also function as an office with a built-in desk. Lastly, there is a forepeak VIP with a raised berth, planked teak ceilings and en suite head, featuring a stall shower with teak-framed doors.
A semi-enclosed flybridge has three permanent forward windows with the center window opening for fresh air when desired. All three windows have large windshield wipers.
Standard power for the 58E is twin 567 hp Caterpillar C9 diesels with an option to upgrade to twin 1,000 hp Caterpillar C18 diesels. The latter allows this vessel to reach a top speed of 25.6 knots at 2,200 rpm, and a cruising speed of about 20 knots. An 8-knot cruising speed allows the 58E to travel a little over 1,400 nautical miles.
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