The newest Krogen 48' North Sea was recently awarded high honors when she won the People's Choice Award at the Warwick Trawler Fest. Gratitude is the fifth Kadey-Krogen to win this award. People who attend the show are encouraged to fill out a ballot and name the boat they find to be their favorite. Gratitude proved to be the winner.
Roberto and Maria Rosa took delivery of their boat only three weeks prior to the show. 4849 is a beautifully crafted, three stateroom design. Not only is she the new North Sea model with the gourmet galley including stainless steel appliances and a Viking Range, but she is customized to fit the Rosas 'more-the-merrier' moments they plan to have on board.
Customizations include a U-shaped settee in the saloon as opposed to the standard L-shaped settee. Eight people can comfortably dine in style. The settee can also be converted into a larger-than-king size bed for guests increasing the sleeping accommodations to eleven! Like we said, 'the-more-the-merrier'. Also in the saloon the Rosas opted to have the 42" flatscreen television on a lift system in front of the port side window. At Maria's request, the galley is equipped with drawers similar to her land based home as opposed to the standard cabinetry. There is also a soft-close garbage receptacle with a trash can and a recycling bin just like in their house.
The Rosas received a Tiffany's engraved crystal bowl, as well as a wooden cruising log with an engraved copper plaque. "We are just so excited to win!" exclaims Maria. "When they called our names I could hardly believe it. We are happy that everyone finds her as beautiful as we do," she continues. Roberto agrees. He adds, "We are honored, proud and grateful for this award and to be the newest member of the Kadey-Krogen family."
Between cruises Gratitude will be on display again for all to see at the Newport Boat Show September 16-19. Come visit us and see what a five time winner is all about.