CLEAN OCEAN PRO­JECT

Passage Maker - - News & Notes - BY JONATHAN COOPER

Armed with a 530-page fea­si­bil­ity study that was au­thored by 70 sci­en­tists and en­gi­neers, Slat raised the funds needed to get the pro­ject in the wa­ter. His first pro­to­type, which fea­tures a long, thin, float­ing bar­rier that is an­chored to the seafloor, will mea­sure only 100 me­ters long and will launch this year in the North Sea, off the coast of the Nether­lands. Plans are al­ready un­der­way to in­crease the bar­rier’s scale to 2,000 me­ters and de­ploy it near Tsushima Is­land, be­tween Ja­pan and South Korea later this year.

The pro­gram’s goal is to clean up 40 per­cent of the plas­tic de­bris float­ing within the Great Pa­cific Garbage Patch over the next decade. With the as­sis­tance of 14 re­search ves­sels and aerial sur­veys, The Ocean Cleanup re­cently com­pleted the so-called Mega Ex­pe­di­tion, which will help draw a map of the plas­tic that is pol­lut­ing the area. If the pro­gram is suc­cess­ful, the plan is to be­gin the east­ern Pa­cific cleanup pro­ject as soon as 2020.

Visit www.theo­cean­cleanup.com

KADEY-KROGEN OPENS UP

One of the orig­i­nal tried-and-true blue­wa­ter builders, Kadey-Krogen Yachts, has re­lied on a con­sis­tent de­sign ap­proach since the late 1970s. The de­signs have never strayed from their mantra of build­ing fuel-ef­fi­cient, full-dis­place­ment hulls com­bined with tra­di­tional trawler lines. And while that for­mula isn’t chang­ing, one thing is: For the first time, Kadey-Krogen Yachts is of­fer­ing a new prod­uct line that for­goes the raised pilot­house de­sign.

The new model is called the 50 Open, and it will fea­ture a con­tin­u­ous el­e­va­tion from the cock­pit, all the way through to the pilot­house.

“For cus­tomers who have dreamt of a Kadey-Krogen with a walk-in en­gine room, Por­tuguese bridge, and a main deck lay­out that is con­tin­u­ous from sa­loon to pilot­house, their dream has come true,” says vi­cepres­i­dent and Kadey-Krogen Yachts part­ner Larry Pol­ster.

Krogen’s own­er­ship group is hop­ing that this new lay­out will ap­peal to a new seg­ment of cruis­ers who pre­fer the more so­cial lay­out of a sedan cruiser, but still want the sea­keep­ing and fuel economies syn­ony­mous with the Kadey-Krogen brand.

One in­ter­est­ing note is that the in­te­rior de­sign fea­tures a re­tractable par­ti­tion wall just abaft the pilot­house for the op­tion of pri­vacy from the gal­ley/sa­loon, or for

The new Kadey-Krogen will fea­ture a Por­tugese bridge and a walk-in en­gine room.

The Se­olCat 12 is de­signed for zero- emis­sion coastal crus­ing (story on page 20).

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