Kadey-Krogen introduces the Summit 54 to the Northwest; a high quality cruiser that can go the distance in style.
Seattle welcomed Kadey-Krogen Yachts a few months ago to its new office in Fremont. Now the Florida-based yacht maker is returning the hospitality with its latest flagship boat, the Summit 54, debuting in the Northwest. A joint effort by Kadey-Krogen and naval architect Michael Peters, the 54 is designed for luxurious, high quality cruising and nonstop entertainment options.
Coming aboard from the aft swim platform with teak decking, visitors are greeted two steps up by a comfortable cockpit seating area, with upholstered seating and barstools around a handcrafted teak table. A grilling station allows for the making and serving of meals in a covered open-air space.
To starboard on the aft deck, ladder stairs lead you up to the flybridge, providing excellent 360˚ views from the spacious settee and another teak table to port. A nearby beverage refrigerator provides extra refreshments for guests. The flybridge helm is slightly offset to starboard to make room for twin helm chairs.
The foredeck, accessed by wide side-decks, includes bow seating, a reclining sun pad lounge, and an optional canopy, making it an ideal social gathering spot, day or night. A Fusion marine audio system also coordinates musical selections to speakers in the aft deck, salon, foredeck, and flybridge, making sure the party can keep going on every part of the boat.
Inside the salon/galley area, warm walnut wood tones contrast with white Silestone countertops. Huge wraparound windows provide plenty of natural light, rain or shine. The versatile galley features not only a U-shaped settee and hi-lo teak table forward to port, but also a breakfast nook to starboard. The stainless steel appliance options include a refrigerator/freezer, a convection microwave oven, cooktop, ice maker, and dishwasher.
Head a few steps up from the salon to see the forward helm, providing clear views in all directions from the dual helm seats. The console is made of fine walnut with a raised wedge, allowing generous room for the suite of electronic engine controls, including an optional joystick control system, a Dockmake wireless remote docking system, and Zipwake dynamic trim controls. The suede-covered, stainless steel wheel add another touch of nautical class.
The owner’s stateroom is located amidships at the widest part of the boat (about 15 feet), giving you plenty of room to walk around the queen berth. Other master perks include the en suite head with cabinetry, a TV, and a vanity/desk. The VIP stateroom at the bow is almost as large as the master, with reading lights, a TV, and en suite access to the guest head with a stall glass shower. The guest stateroom comes with a full berth, a desk, and a washer and dryer, but it can also be converted into a convenient office space.
Twin Cummins QSB6.7 engines provide a combined 1,084hp to move this palace on the water at a surprisingly fuel-efficient pace. The Summit 54 has a 330-nautical mile range at 23 knots. Not bad!
Specs & Info
LOA 58’5” · Beam 15’10” · Draft 3’7”
750 gals. / 215 gals. / 100 gals.
Twin Cummins 1,084hp QSB6.7s