New Krogen 48' AE wins People's Choice Award - Again!
This past weekend the newest model in the Kadey-Krogen fleet, the Krogen 48' AE (Advanced Ergonomics) debuted at the Fort Lauderdale Trawler Fest and won the PassageMaker Magazine People's Choice Award. This is the third consecutive Trawler Fest that Kadey-Krogen has won this prestigious award. The Krogen 48' North Sea won this past summer in Warwick, Rhode Island and the Krogen 55' Expedition won this past fall in Baltimore, Maryland. All totaled, this is the seventh time a Kadey-Krogen has won this honor.
Owners Tom and Bunnie Eccleston are elated with the award. "We can't believe it! It's just such an honor. We couldn't be happier," says Bunnie. What makes the award all the more special for the Ecclestons and the Kadey-Krogen team is that "Serenity" arrived stateside just two weeks before Trawler Fest began and has not been completely commissioned. "That type of recognition for a boat that is not fully commissioned speaks volumes to the advanced ergonomics found aboard Serenity", says Larry Polster, Kadey-Krogen Vice President.
The galley of the new Krogen 48' AE features a four-burner Viking range and other household-size appliances and is complemented by a nearly floor-to-ceiling pantry. Real steps to the pilothouse (and below to the accommodations) and a redesigned helm that accommodates side-by-side chairs round out just some of the key features of the AE. While "Serenity" is a two stateroom model, a three stateroom version is also available.
Nearly 50 trawlers and 2,000 attendees descended upon the Bahia Mar Resort and Yachting Center for the event. The People's Choice award, as voted by the attendees, was presented at a poolside cocktail party immediately following the last day of the show.
The Krogen 48' AE "Serenity" will also be on display at the upcoming Miami International Boat Show in the Sea Isle Marina from February 16 - 22.