The SUMMIT 54' has arrived!

Posted by Larry Polster on Mar 20, 2020 9:35:37 AM

Summit MotorYachts is excited to announce the arrival of the new SUMMIT 54' - the inaugural planing hull motoryacht from the same parent company that has brought you the Krogen brand for over 40 years. 

While the postponement of the Palm Beach International Boat Show has delayed her official debut, the team from Power & Motoryacht (PMY) magazine was on-hand at the offload of the SUMMIT 54' from the cargo ship, and then joined the delivery crew on her journey from Savannah, Georgia to Stuart, Florida. 

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Summit 54’ MotorYacht Sea Trial Experience

Posted by Tom Button on Feb 25, 2020 2:45:09 PM

One of the great things about what I do is that I get to spend time aboard the well-constructed yachts we build for our customers. For many years now I have had the opportunity to cruise with owners who are all over the world enjoying the cruising lifestyle. I also get to perform sea trials on newly commissioned hulls as we put them thru their paces before being turned over to their owner.

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SUMMIT 54' Sea Trials a Success!

Posted by Larry Polster on Jan 22, 2020 1:37:18 PM

Sea trials were conducted last week on the Summit 54’, the flagship model of SUMMIT MotorYachts.  True to her Michael Peters Yacht Design (MPYD) pedigree, the Summit 54’ performed flawlessly, achieving her design parameters of a cruise speed of 23 knots and WOT speed of 26 knots. As is typical, trials were conducted with half fuel and water, however instead of the usual 3-4 people on board, there were 15, making the trials a resounding success. Hull number one will be on display at the Palm Beach International Boat show March 26-29, 2020. Click here for a video of the sea trials.

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Power and Motoryacht on the Summit 54'

Posted by Larry Polster on Aug 14, 2019 2:33:43 PM

The following originally appeared in July in Power and Motoryacht:

By Daniel J. Harding, Editor in Chief

You may not know Summit MotorYachts—not yet at least—but you certainly know its parent company, Kadey-Krogen, and their world-respected, long-range cruisers. According to the builder, its new line of planing motoryachts is a reflection of market trends and a thirst from younger boaters for Kadey-Krogen livability coupled with a bit more wind in their hair. 

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Progress Report #2: Summit 54’ Hull Release

Posted by Larry Polster on May 20, 2019 2:01:38 PM


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Better, Not Just Novel

Posted by Jennifer Burkett on Mar 15, 2019 11:04:26 AM

Imagine for a moment that you have a worldwide reputation for designing performance boats and luxury yachts! Think Bond-like vessels. How do you embrace each new project and dream up the next new innovation? Now, read how Michael Peters of Michael Peters Yacht Design does it. He's a major force behind the all-new Summit 54’--and a world-renown designer with critical acclaim in each segment of the marine industry: offshore racing, custom yacht building, production boat building, military design, and all things cool. 

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Progress Report #1: Summit 54’ Tooling to Hull Lamination

Posted by Jennifer Burkett on Jan 7, 2019 5:30:27 PM


With the tooling of the Summit 54’ hull mold now complete, it’s time to document the work happening by the hands of our master craftsmen on the production floor. It is an exciting time! At the helm of SUMMIT MotorYachts’ production team is Tom Button, president of Kadey-Krogen Yachts, and he has penned our first production update with photos. Catch a glimpse of what happens behind the scenes in manufacturing—by a builder with more than 40 years of experience.  

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