Beneath the sunshine, I walk out a long dock in Stuart, Florida, where the Krogen 52 awaits.
Having previously tested Kadey-Krogen boats, I know the company builds them to exacting standards and uses quality materials.
“The boats are designed to be serious long-range cruisers, but many owners also use them like second homes,” Bill Harris, one of Kadey-Krogen’s experienced yacht brokers, explains as we wander through the marina.
I admire the myriad of boats both sail and power lining the docks. A couple playfully washes down their boat. Reggae music fills the air as a man places an outrigger on sawhorses, which he has taken off a large sportfisher. The dock scene is pulling me in when we step up to the Krogen 52. My hectic week has already started to fade away. I don’t know if it’s the Kadey-Krogen’s ship-like profile, the relaxed nautical atmosphere at the dock or both, but something feels different.