With plans for a circumnavigation in the future, we were looking for a vessel that would provide rugged reliability in its construction and safety offshore in its performance. We also wanted individuality and style in creature comforts that were truly liveable, and the Kadey-Krogen 58' fit the bill to a tee. In November, as part of the shakedown of EQUINOX, the two of us used her as she was intended: running offshore in the open ocean from Baltimore, MD to Stuart, FL. Undeterred by gale force winds on the Chesapeake as we left, we went "outside", rounded Cape Hatteras and completed the cruise in 100 hours even. Equinox was solid as a rock and performed admirably, even when bucking across the Gulf Stream (twice!) as we took the rhumbline from Cape Fear, NC to the Florida coast. We couldn't be happier that we have a Kadey-Krogen!