When a design and production team finalize the specs of a new build, one of the key and obvious elements they review is how is this model going to be used. At Kadey-Krogen this is relatively easy because we maintain a myopic focus on building bluewater capable cruisers which are extremely livable and easily handled by a couple. Therefore we simply have to match the best propulsion package for this mission. This then becomes a relatively easy decision and today we incorporate the use of John Deere engines across the range.
In addition to the mechanical aspects of the engine, our team also consider the global parts and service capability. John Deere engines are backed by the company’s service network of more than 4,000 service locations. So if an owner completing the Inside Passage is looking for service in Ketchikan, Alaska they’ll have the same service coverage as the owner cruising through Maine. In addition the John Deere Electronic Engine Control Unit provides advanced fault code diagnostics and customizable engine protections.
“To determine the best engine package for a Kadey-Krogen is straightforward. We just need to mirror the best engine to our own mission.”
We also consider an engine’s overall features and benefits. The key points of John Deere engines that benefit a bluewater bound vessel such as the Kadey-Krogen are: