2014 Krogen Express
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Our new showboat has just completed it's commissioning and is now ready for viewing! Equipped with optional TRAC stabilizers, bow and stern thrusters, granite countertops, and much more, she's ready for cruising to the destinations of your dreams. All pictures are of sister ships, but new photography will be coming soon. For a detailed listing of the specifications and standard equipment on the Krogen Express, a virtual tour, and additional photography and artwork, please visit our website at www.krogenexpress.com.
Max Bridge Clearance: 20'0" or 15'
Total Power: 960
Cruising Speed: 15-18 kts
Max Speed: 20+ kts
Designed by James Krogen, the KE52' combines classic, timeless style with exceptional seakeeping and efficiency. Her plumb stem, raised bow, and broad beam forward allow her to slice through the waves with ease while providing surprising space in her accommodations. Her low profile allows her to get under bridges as low as 15' and with a draft of just 4', she'll take you places most 50 footers won't. Her semi-displacement hull delivers trawler efficiency at displacement speeds with true fast cruise capabilities in the mid-to-upper teens while her generous keel provides stability and protection for her twin 26" wheels.
Boarding a Krogen Express couldn't be easier with a large transom door and wide boarding gates on either side of the spacious, covered cockpit. Ample storage for lines, fenders, cleaning supplies, and more is provided by the cavernous lazarette below. Entering the saloon through double, watertight aluminum doors, her owners are treated to an inviting cherry wood interior. Along with her sumptuous joinery, old world craftsmanship is obvious with the quality of her appointments and overall exceptional fit and finish. Legendary Krogen livability is evidenced by the large side windows and generous headroom along with the integral galley-up design. Comfortable chairs to port and an L-settee to starboard are perfectly situated for enjoying the built-in 26" Samsung LED TV and Marantz/Bose surround sound home theater system. To port is generous additional underdeck storage and two built-in bookcases featuring fiddled shelves and still more lockers.
Located to starboard, the comfortable L-shaped settee has storage beneath and a built-in end table forward. The custom cherrywood hi-lo table has leaves that fold out for expanded seating capacity and can be moved outside for dining al fresco. The settee is typically covered in her owners' choice of fabrics while customer specificied window treatments add style while providing privacy and protection from the sun.
The 52's gourmet galley is located up where her chef can always be part of the action. She's well equipped for meal preparation with a 3-burner, Force 10 propane range, 14 cu. ft. refrigerator, GE microwave oven, and deep Elkay sink with pullout sprayer faucet. Rich granite countertops are elegant and will complement any decor, and the raised section is ideal for serving the crew. A classic round port light provides ventilation while abundant storage ensures a good home can be found for provisions sufficient for extended cruising. Beneath the starboard side bookcase, the U-line ice maker frees up space in the ice box and ensures drinks will be well chilled.
The centerline helm console in the raised pilothouse is to be equipped with a full complement of new Raymarine e-Series HybridTouch navigational electronics, all within easy reach of the fine Ultraleather Stidd helm chair. Precise Teleflex Morse controls allow smooth control of her 480 h.p. Yanmar diesels while her rudders are guided by a custom, handcrafted cherry helm wheel. Twin color radar-chartplotters are integrated with the auto pilot which includes a convenient wireless remote control. Video signals from engine room and stern cameras along with the standard satellite TV system are also displayed on the chartplotters. A secondary color depth display adds redundancy and logging capabilities while a Raymarine VHF radio ensures good communication when required. Dedicated drawers and table facilitate the use of paper charts. A Side-Power 11 hp bow thruster and 8 hp stern thruster provide assistance for precise close quarters handling while the TRAC Stabilizers can be easily activated from the convenient panel to substantially reduce rolling motions in beam seas. Controls for the dual trumpet Kahlenberg horns, intermittent Exalto wiper/washer system, Maxwell windlass, and Lenco trim tabs are all close at hand. Music is provided by an amplified Fusion AM/FM/CD sound system, integrated with the Dish TV system to provide satellite music and other programming.
The pilothouse watch berth is elevated for optimal forward visibility, long enough for naps underway, and converts to a 3/4 double berth to accommodate overnight guests. A table provides a convenient work surface and wall mounted reading lamps make this an ideal location to retire with a good book. Above the settee, a color coordinated half hull model showcases her elegant lines and efficient, seaworthy form. Beneath the settee are several small lockers for equipment storage. High quality, watertight Dutch doors lead directly to the wide side decks while stairs to port of the settee allow convenient access to the flybridge. High-tech, optically clear film on all pilothouse windows provides sun protection while inside mounted Textilene screens offer a measure of privacy.
An L-settee that converts to a 3/4 double berth highlights the flexible nature of the guest stateroom, while the Pullman berth provides additional sleeping capacity. Located inboard is a large desk with drawers. A deep hanging locker and huge drawers under the settee provide ample storage. Two port lights and a screened hatch overhead make the GSR light and airy while three wall-mounted lamps allow for reading at night. A full head, complete with stand-up shower and granite counters, is located across the companionway.
A true queen island berth is the centerpiece of the master stateroom. With over 7' of headroom and light provided by 4 ports and a large deck hatch, the MSR feels surprisingly generous for a motoryacht this size. Hanging lockers and smaller cubbies to port and starboard, 6 deep drawers under the berth, and a dresser with both drawers and shelved storage ensure her owners have ample room for their belongings. A power lift raises the berth to reveal cavernous storage beneath along with a dedicated battery bank for the windlass and bow thruster. The ensuite head features a molded fiberglass shower stall with a seat, Vacuflush head, and granite countertops.
Flybridge & Boat Deck
While her pilothouse is fully capable, most Krogen Express owners prefer operating their vessels up top where they can better experience the surroundings underway. Conversations are easy as little engine noise makes its way up here, leaving only the soothing sounds of sea breezes and ocean waves to savor. A frameless venturi windscreen deflects air above the captain sitting in the comfortable, raised centerline Stidd helm chair. Navigation support includes new Raymarine E127 HybridTouch color radar-chartplotters, color depth display, a second autopilot control head, and a large Danforth compass. Controls for the bow and stern thrusters, trim tabs, windlass, stabilizers, and stereo are close at hand. The 4' open radar array and satellite TV dome are mounted on a sturdy but stylish aluminum spar-style mast that can be electrically lowered when needed. Shaded by a color coordinated Sunbrella bimini top, the L-settee with matching cushions provides ample seating for crew and guests and contains storage beneath for the extensive canvas package. Situated aft of the settee, the open boat deck will easily accommodate a set of folding teak chairs and serves as access to the color coordinated luxury tender. This is the ideal place to enjoy that cup of morning coffee or catch a beautiful evening sunset. The 11' A/B deluxe tender, with a raised console and seating for 4, is powered by a 40 h.p. Yamaha 4-stroke outboard motor and launched with the fully hydraulic Steelhead davit.
Engine Room & Systems
An exceptional walk-in, stand-up engine room houses a pair of 480 hp electronic Yanmar diesels which can be easily accessed all around. The engines are fired by dedicated Mastervolt AGM starting batteries and drive through matched Kanzaki/Yanmar transmissions. Structure-born noise and vibration is well controlled with the standard Aqua Drive systems. The 12 kw Northern Lights (471 hrs) genset sits on the centerline and is easily accessible. A Reverso system is connected to both engines, both transmissions, and the genset to make for easy fluid changes, while a fuel transfer pump makes equalizing the tanks a breeze. As with the water tanks, diesel fuel levels can be easily assessed with convenient sight glasses. An automatic fire suppression system, freshwater washdown, and storage for tools and supplies above and alongside the water tanks are additional features welcomed by her owners. Located in a separate spacious bilge area, away from the heat of the engine room, are the three CruiseAir reverse-cycle A/C systems. In the same compartment is a 20 gallon stainless steel water heater which is supplemented with heat from the main engines. Beneath the salon, the 4000 watt Mastervolt Combi inverter/charger, triple 8D house battery bank, and Cablemaster drum storage are also easily accessed.