STUART, FL. — January 16, 2019 — Kadey-Krogen Yachts has named Stan Miller Yachts as the new West Coast dealer for its signature Krogen line of long-range trawlers and new SUMMIT MotorYachts brand. Stan Miller Yachts brings eight additional sales professionals and four fully-operational offices, including Seattle and three California locations in Long Beach, Newport Beach and San Diego, to further assist Kadey-Krogen enthusiasts achieve their cruising dreams. Additionally, Kadey-Krogen is pleased to share that longtime Kadey-Krogen sales professional Dennis Lawrence will join the Stan Miller Yachts sales team in Seattle. The remainder of North America will continue to be served directly by Kadey-Krogen Yachts.
With a loyal following throughout the Pacific Northwest, not to mention a thriving, owner-run Northwest Kadey-Krogen Owners Group, Kadey-Krogen Yachts is eager to expand its presence on the West Coast. “It’s truly a win-win situation for our two businesses to come together for combined success on the West Coast,” said Tucker West, vice president of sales, Kadey-Krogen Yachts. “While our dealer/manufacturer relationship is newly minted, Stan Miller Yachts has long been a business respected by me and my partners — and combined, we have over 100 years in business. We are very pleased to add our high-quality designs to the suite of leading brands that they represent.”
For over 60 years, Stan Miller Yachts has earned a standing for being one of the West Coast’s premier yacht brokerages, offering a wide selection of new and pre-owned yachts. John Buettner, president of Stan Miller Yachts, said, “This is the perfect relationship. We have a long history of working with discerning trawler and motoryacht clients, and are well-positioned to represent the Kadey-Krogen and SUMMIT MotorYachts brands on the West Coast. It’s a great fit.”
Kadey-Krogen Yachts enjoys a 42-year reputation of seaworthiness and innovation with its Raised Pilothouse and Expedition series of trawler yachts that range from 44 to 58 feet, with designs up to 70 feet. The Krogen 50’ Open is the newest addition to the luxury line of ocean-going vessels and is a model (and new series) all her own. Light-filled and open, the Krogen 50’ Open’s continuous salon/galley/pilothouse main deck arrangement puts entertaining and ease at the center of long-range cruising. The latest Krogen 50’ Open will be on display at the Seattle Boat Show, happening January 25 – February 2, 2019.
SUMMIT MotorYachts is a brand that lives under parent company Kadey-Krogen Yachts, and production of the flagship Summit 54’ model is currently underway at Asia Harbor Yacht Builders in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, where all Kadey-Krogens are built. With a new product line in mind, Kadey-Krogen Yachts turned to the marine industry’s go-to performance authority and luxury designer, Michael Peters, to bring something altogether new to the motoryacht market. Together, the beautiful exterior lines of the Summit 54’ were drawn; her hull, with an impressive 330 nautical mile range at 23 knots, was developed; and her seakeeping and performance standards were set. The custom-like interior finishes and classic yacht styling was crafted by Espinosa Yacht Design and interior designer Katie Astras. The Summit 54’ is set to debut late 2019.
Read our review of the Krogen 50 Open