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News: Summit Motoryachts Summit 54

Discussion in 'Unique, Custom or New Launches' started by Yacht News, May 26, 2023.

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  1. Summit 54 By Summit Motoryachts
    Summit Motoryachts is a brand of the Kadey-Krogen Group and they have a three-model line-up so far for their customers. The line runs roughly between 58-feet and 68-feet and encompasses the Summit 54, Summit 54 Coupe and the Summit 62. This timeless design combines the craftsmanship and attention to interior comfort for which their sister brand, Kadey-Krogen Yachts is known for. With a planing hull designed by Michael Peters Yacht Design, the Summit 54 brings to the dock a new perspective. The misconception that express cruisers are simply meant for day hops or a long weekend is immediately shut down when you consider the attributes of the Summit 54. With solid construction techniques and an efficient hull design, she will 'summit' at 28 knots.
  2. For the purpose of this article we are taking a closer look at the Summit 54. It's planing hull design is a good way to go fast, efficiently. With around 2,840 LT fuel capacity and dual 542 horse power Cummins QSB 6.7s, the Summit 54 leaves most Kady Krogens in its wake. The range is naturally dependent on how far you push the throttles but if you have time on your hands, this vessel can eek out a range above 1,000 nautical miles. For example, with 10% reserve and at 7.5-knots continuously, the Summit 54 potentially could run for 1,231 nautical miles. At 18.6-knots, the range declines to approximately 333 nautical miles and 273 nautical miles at 23.5-knots.
  3. Although the model name is Summit 54, the boat's LOA is actually 58.5-feet. A beam of 15.10 (rubrails) and draft of 3.7-feet at half loading. All guest accommodation is provided on the lower deck in three cabins (this would likely be the standard layout). However, if your potential use of those boat only requires a two-room arrangement then that would not be an issue either. Since the accommodation is on the lower deck then the main deck is home to the galley which also combines with the salon space. Going aft through the door takes you out into the cockpit where a small bar could be fitted off the galley. The window swivels up to allow interaction with the galley and makes it easy to pass food and beverage to the bar outside. The cockpit has the regular bench seating and a cocktail/al fresco dining table.
  4. The flybridge is where you will find the secondary helm station and on good weather days the boat will likely be helmed from this position. Flanking the helm is a sunpad which connects to an L-shaped seating built-in on the port side. That is served by a cocktail table. Aft can be open space where the tender will stay and that is served by its own crane system. However, once the tender is launched to the water, this area becomes open and can be fitted with loose furniture. Alternatively, if your requirement does not permit you needing tender storage aft you can add sunbeds.
  5. Now that you have read about Summit Motoryachts, what about the builder? If you are accustomed to the Kadey-Krogen build ethos then you will enjoy the same on Summit Motoryachts. They are a boutique boat builder and are not an overly large company that pushes out so many boats that quality suffers. You have the support of a legacy builder with a large contingent of owners.

    For more information:

    Summit MotorYachts
    415 NW Flagler Ave.
    Suite 301
    Stuart, FL 34994

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