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Kadey-Krogen has four different projects on the boards at the moment, but the one that caught my eye in particular was the 66. She’s a sturdy-looking boat that I’m sure will live up to Kadey-Krogen’s well-earned reputation for building durable, seaworthy boats. I spoke to Kadey’s vice president Larry Polster about her on the phone. He told me the boat’s designed for an owner-operator, and that the builder is making the most of the boat’s wide 20-foot 2-inch beam. “This boat’s all about living space,” he says. “For example we’re putting a dayhead on the main deck, and she’ll also have a freestanding dining table, which isn’t something you always necessarily see on a 66-foot boat,” he concluded.
The 66 will have twin 231-horsepower John Deere 6.8L engines. Kadey’s been working exclusively with John Deere for years now, since, as Polster says, the company produces “big old hunks of iron that will run forever.” Or exactly what a boat like this wants and needs.
Launch Date: TDB
- Builder: Kadey-Krogen
- Model: Kadey-Krogen 66
This article originally appeared in the December 2014 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.