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The Kadey-Krogen 50 Open takes a proven full-dis­place­ment hull de­sign and reimag­ines the in­te­rior space.

with all due re­spect tothe­world’s great boat shows large and small, the Palm Beach In­ter­na­tional Boat Show is cur­rently my fa­vorite. It’s man­age­ably sized, is stress-free to get around and has easy ac­cess to good restau­rants. But at­tend­ing is al­ways a bit­ter­sweet af­fair for me be­cause Palm Beach her­alds the end of boat-show sea­son. How­ever this year, as the show wound down, there was light at the end of the tun­nel. It took the form of the Kadey-Krogen 50 Open. ¶ Kadey-Krogen vice pres­i­dent and part­ner Larry Pol­ster in­vited me to help him de­liver the 50 from West Palm Beach to Stu­art, Florida, af­ter the show. I’d first got­ten aboard at the Mi­ami In­ter­na­tional Boat Show a month ear­lier, and based on what I’d seen, my an­swer was an en­thu­si­as­tic yes. ¶ The yacht’s open, un­clut­tered main deck puts the helm, sa­lon and gal­ley all on one level — as op­posed to the more tra­di­tional pi­lot­house de­sign seen on most trawlers. “It’s the only

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