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The first sea trials are complete 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. Hull No. 1 will be on display at the Palm Beach International Boat Show March 26-29.

Summit MotorYachts is a new brand that lives under parent company Kadey-Krogen Yachts, Inc. The Summit 54 is being built at Asia Harbor Yacht Builders in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, the decades long builder of Kadey-Krogen trawlers.

“It all began by listening to prospective customers that loved the quality of a Kadey-Krogen Yacht but their lifestyles dictated a faster boat,” said Tom Button. “To address their concerns, we sat down with MPYD to create the concept for this planing hull model and the future model line.”

Summit 54

Summit 54

The Summit 54 is notably different inside and out from other motoryachts on the market. The interior, designed by Espinosa Yacht Design and interior designer Katie Astras, is hand-crafted to be classic and transcend all that is trendy with custom-like, designer-quality finishes throughout the main deck and lower accommodations. Regarding their specific design choices, Astras said, “Each design element and material was intentionally chosen and positioned to mimic and showcase the horizon and produce a sense of openness and calm for those onboard—for example, we selected warm walnut wood tones and have the soothing lines of the beautiful grain running horizontally; the cascading waterfall countertops are on-point and pleasing; and the enormous yet graceful, wrap-around windows offer the best views.”

A short video of the first sea trial can be found at

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