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Kadey-Krogen Yachts and sister company Summit Motoryachts in September announced plans to expand their model ranges by one and two models, respectively. The new designs include the Kadey-Krogen 60 Open and the Summit Motoryachts 54 Coupe and 62 Motoryacht. The announcement was made at the Newport International Boat Show.

“Everyone at the Kadey-Krogen organization is excited to kick off the fall show season with so many exciting projects and new models,” said Kadey-Krogen President and CEO Tucker West. “It’s very rewarding to finally share what’s been happening behind the scenes for these last eight months with our customers, friends, and partners. And I promise we’re just getting warmed up.”

The Kadey-Krogen 60 Open has open sightlines inside

The Kadey-Krogen 60 Open has open sightlines inside


As the name suggests, this boat will have an open floorplan between the main salon, galley and pilothouse, building on the popularity of the layout baked into its sistership, the 50 Open. Clearing the bulkheads from the 60 Open not only provides a big social area, it also creates enough space to allow owners to add an optional day head in the pilothouse. Kadey-Krogen will offer the boat with twin 200-hp John Deere 4045 diesel inboards and enough fuel tankage for transoceanic range.

The standard 60 Open deck plan will include a three-stateroom layout with an amidships master, forward guest stateroom and port-side, twin-berth guest cabin. The master will have a king-size island berth, a head and enclosed shower and twin hanging lockers. The additional cabins each have a private head with an enclosed shower. Other layout options include one with a starboard office and another with an aft crew cabin.

“The 60 Open represents the evolution of the Open Series and is yet another example of the advantages of having our own in-house design and engineering team,” said West. “It’s based on our proven design and engineering practices yet incorporates our focus on constant product evolution.” The 60 Open will launch sometime in 2023.


It was only last year when Summit Motor-yachts officially splashed Hull No. 1 of the 54 Motoryacht, its first-ever model. The builder detailed plans at the Newport International Boat Show for a non-flybridge version of the 54 Motoryacht with planing hull, the 54 Coupe. It’s set to launch sometime in 2023.

“The desire and objective has always been to create multiple model offerings within the Summit series,” says West. “Summit is truly a unique combination of one of the best performance hull designers with the boatbuilding experience and craftsmanship of Kadey-Krogen. And it’s all offered in a customer-first, factory-direct sales model.”

The 54 Coupe shares the same hull as the 54 Motoryacht; it’s designed by Michael Peters. The Coupe also shares the same three-stateroom layout (amidships master, forward VIP guest stateroom, starboard guest cabin, plus two heads with showers), open-concept main salon with adjoining galley and helm, and seamless integration with the expansive aft cockpit.

Equipped with the same pair of 542-hp Cummins QSB6.7 diesel inboards as the 54 Motor yacht, the 54 Coupe is expected to reach a top speed as high as 28 knots, according to Summit. The Coupe will be built alongside the Motoryacht and Kadey-Krogen’s offerings at its factory in Taiwan. A 2023 launch is planned.

The Summit Motoryachts 54 Coupe will launch sometime in 2023.

The Summit Motoryachts 54 Coupe will launch sometime in 2023.

Summit Motoryachts 62

The company also released preliminary renderings of what will be its third model, the 62 Motoryacht. It shares the same look as the models that precede it, and will have similar performance, according to Summit Mortoryachts. Details on the new build will be announced sometime in 2022. 

This article was originally published in the December 2021 issue.



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