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  • Price:  $699,900
  • Year:  2003
  • Hull Material:  FRP
  • Engine/Fuel Type:  Twin Yanmar 480s/Diesel
  • LOA:  57′ 6″
  • Beam:  15′ 11″
  • Draft:  4′ 0″
  • Location:  Jacksonville, FL

This is a rare opportunity to own a gorgeous, pre-enjoyed Krogen Express 52′ for substantially less than a new one. With stunning Stars and Stripes Blue hullsides, fresh varnish and bottom paint, countless upgrades, and an updated engine package to keep her current, this distinctive pilothouse motoryacht will carry you in style to the destinations of your dreams. Stabilized, beautifully appointed, and equipped with an extraordinary electronics package, she’s turn key and absolutely cruise ready. Call today to schedule a personal showing.

Hull Design

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 cruise capabilities in the mid-to-upper teens. And her generous keel provides stability and protection for her twin 25×25 propellers.

  • Semi-displacement hull allows efficient operation at trawler speeds along with mid-to-upper teen cruise speeds
  • Plumb stem provides for a long waterline and exceptional volume below decks
  • Lengthy, sturdy keel protects the props and adds stability
  • 25×25 bronze 4-blade props
  • 4′ water draft
  • Hard height of less than 15′

Krogen Livability

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 fit and finish. Legendary Krogen livability is evidenced by the large side windows and generous headroom along with the integral galley-up design. Inviting Stressless recliners to port and an L-settee to starboard are perfectly situated for enjoying the built-in 26″ Samsung LCD TV and Bose home theater system. To port is generous additional underdeck storage and a built-in bookcase featuring fiddled shelves and still more lockers.

  • Large covered aft deck with three boarding points
  • 6 high quality German made PVC chairs with cushions and side tables
  • Generous lazarette provides ample storage
  • Galley up layout
  • Double watertight doors
  • Large opening windows and port lights with screens
  • Surprising headroom stem to stern
  • Thoughtful storage throughout


Located to starboard, the comfortable L-shaped settee has storage beneath and a nice end table forward. The hi-lo table has leaves that fold out for expanded seating capacity and can be moved outside for dining al fresco. The settee is covered in soothing, light green fabric while tropical print window treatments provide privacy and protection from the sun.

  • Storage below the L-settee
  • Hi-lo table
  • Bose 3-2-1 home theater system
  • Samsung 26″ LCD TV
  • House battery bank, inverter/charger, auxiliary genset, and cable drum in laz below salon

The 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. Neutral Corian counter tops are easy to maintain and will complement any decor, and the raised section is ideal for serving the crew. Traditional round port lights provides ventilation while abundant storage ensures a good home can be found for all provisions. Beneath the starboard side bookcase, the U-line ice maker frees up space in the ice box and ensures drinks will be well chilled.

  • Galley up layout
  • Force 10, 3-burner propane range
  • 14 cu. ft. GE refrigerator w/ custom, fiddled glass shelves
  • GE microwave oven
  • Elkay stainless steel sink
  • Pullout sprayer faucet
  • Corian countertops
  • U-line ice maker

Pilothouse Helm

The centerline helm console in the raised pilothouse is equipped with a full complement of navigational electronics, all within easy reach of the fine Buff Ultraleather Stidd helm chair. Precise Teleflex Morse controls allow smooth control of the twin 480hp Yanmars while her rudders are guided by a custom, handcrafted cherry helm wheel. Top of the line electronics occupy the helm. A Furuno Navnet 14″ color radar chartplotter is integrated with the Simrad AP21 autopilot while a huge 24″ Planar touchscreen monitor connected to the flybridge chartplotter provides redundancy.  Two dedicated depth displays offer redundancy while an Icom M504A VHF radio ensures good communication when required.  The Furuno FA50 AIS completes the comprehensive electronics package.  Two large chart drawers and a wide, lighted table to starboard allow for easy storage and use of paper charts. An ABT bow thruster assures comfortable close quarters handling. Controls for the dual trumpet Kahlenberg horns, intermittent Exalto wiper/washer system, Maxwell windlass, and Bennett trim tabs are all close at hand.

  • Centerline helm with Buff Ultraleather Stidd chair
  • Custom cherrywood helm wheel
  • Furuno Navnet TZT 14″ radar chartplotter with a 4′, 6 kw HD open array scanner
  • Planar 24″ touchscreen monitor navigational repeater
  • Simrad AP21 autopilot
  • Icom M504a VHF radio
  • Furuno DFF1 and Simrad IS15 depth finders
  • Joystick controls for bow and stern thrusters
  • Northern Lights genset control panel
  • Kahlenberg air horn signal controller
  • Chart drawers and table to starboard

Pilothouse Settee

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 the wall mounted lamp to starboard makes this an ideal location to retire with a good book. Above the settee, a color coordinated half hull model showcases her elegant lines and makes for interesting conversation. Beneath the settee are several small lockers for equipment storage. High quality, weathertight Dutch doors lead directly to the wide side decks while stairs to the port side of the settee provide easy access to the flybridge. Textilene screens for all pilothouse windows provide sun protection.

  • Proper watch berth is elevated for visibility and long enough for sleeping
  • Half hull model
  • Textilene screens for all pilothouse windows
  • Lockers beneath settee
  • Weathertight Dutch doors provide access to both side decks
  • Inside access to flybridge

Guest Stateroom/Office

An L-settee that converts to a 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. A full head is located across the companionway.

  • Flexible office/den/stateroom layout
  • Settee converts to double berth
  • Pullman berth
  • Desk with drawers
  • 3 reading lamps
  • Hanging locker
  • Large drawers below settee
  • Wall mounted Insignia 15″ LCD TV
  • Screened overhead hatch and two port lights
  • AC and other systems located below
  • Washer/dryer in adjacent companionway

Master Stateroom
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 screened deck hatch, the MSR feels surprisingly generous for a motoryacht this size. Hanging lockers on both sides, 6 deep drawers under the berth, and a dresser with drawers and shelved storage ensure her owners have ample room for their belongings. A look beneath the berth reveals cavernous storage and provides access to the dedicated battery bank for the bow thruster and windlass. The ensuite head features a molded fiberglass shower stall with a seat, Vacuflush head, and Corian countertops.

  • Centerline standard queen island berth
  • Over 7′ headroom
  • Screened overhead hatch and 4 portlights
  • 2 reading lamps
  • 6 deep drawers beneath berth
  • Ensuite full head has molded shower with seat
  • Insignia 19″ LCD TV mounted over head
  • Large dresser with drawers and shelved storage
  • Hanging lockers (2) on both port and starboard
  • Additional small lockers and cubbies at hullsides
  • Storage beneath berth and access to bow thruster and dedicated battery bank

Flybridge & Boat Deck

While her pilothouse is fully capable, most Krogen Express owners prefer operating their vessels up top where they can better experience her cruising capabilities. Conversations are easy as little engine noise makes its way up here, leaving only the soothing sounds of sea breezes and ocean waves with which to compete. A frameless venturi windscreen deflects air above the captain sitting in the comfortable, raised centerline Stidd helm chair. An excellent Furuno Navnet TZT 14″ radar chartplotter provides navigational support along with the large Danforth compass.  The Simrad AP20 autopilot provides the steering.  An ICOM M602 VHF radio provides communications.  Controls for the bow and stern thrusters, trim tabs, and windlass are close at hand. The 4′ HD radar scanner and satellite TV dome are mounted on an aluminum spar-style mast that can be lowered when needed. Shaded by a beige Sunbrella bimini top, the L-settee with newly upholstered Ultraleather white 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 easily accommodates two folding deck chairs and serves as access to the 11′ Nautica 4-seat luxury tender. This is the ideal place to enjoy a cup of morning coffee or catch a beautiful evening sunset. The dinghy, with a raised console and seating for 4, is powered by a 25 hp 4-stroke Yamaha outboard and launched with the Nautical Structures davit.

  • Centerline helm with Ultraleather Stidd helm chair
  • Bimini and L-settee cushions new in 2010
  • Furuno Navnet 14″ radar chartplotter
  • Icom IC-M602 VHF radio
  • Electronics mast folds for bridge clearance
  • Remote controls for ACR searchlight
  • Simrad AP20 autopilot control head
  • Deck box with cushion
  • Nautical Structures crane
  • 11′ Nautica DLX tender w/ 25 hp Yamaha

Engine Room & Systems

An exceptional 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 starting batteries and drive through matched ZF transmissions. Vibration is kept to a minimum with the standard Aqua Drive systems. The 12kw Northern Lights genset sits on the centerline and has its own starting battery, isolated from the others to ensure she starts every time. A Reverso fluid changing system is connected to both engines, both transmissions, and the genset to improve serviceability, 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 tubes. 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 hot water heater which is supplemented with heat from the main engines. Beneath the salon, a Trace 2500w inverter/charger, 1200 aH house battery bank, 5 kw auxiliary genset, and Cablemaster drum storage are also easily accessed.

  • Repower in 2007 upgraded to 480 hp Yanmars (same as later KE52’s) now with just 2300 hours
  • ZF transmissions
  • Northern Lights 12 kw genset w/ soundshield, 2945 hours
  • Next Gen 5 kw auxiliary genset w/ soundshield, 991 hours
  • Naiad active fin stabilizers
  • 200 amp Balmar secondary alternator
  • Tides dripless shaft seals
  • 220V and 12V engine room blowers
  • Fuel transfer pump
  • Freshwater washdown in engine room
  • Reverso oil changer for engines, gears, and generator
  • Trace 2500w Inverter w/ 150 amp charger
  • Mastervolt 100 amp primary charger for house batteries
  • Mastervolt 50 amp backup charger for house
  • Newmar 40 amp charger for start batteries
  • Mastervolt MasterView Easy battery monitoring system
  • Siren Marine vessel monitoring system
  • Dedicated start batteries for main engines as well as genset
  • 1200 aH Mastervolt AGM house battery bank, new November 2016
  • Dedicated battery bank for windlass and bow thruster
  • Dedicated battery bank for stern thruster
  • ABT 12 hp, 24V bow thruster
  • SidePower 8 hp, 12V stern thruster w/ deflectors
  • Exalto electric wiper/washer system
  • Spectra Newport 400 gpd water maker
  • KVH DV3 satellite TV system
  • Shakespeare over-the-air TV antenna
  • Cable TV inlet jacks in cockpit and forward
  • Spare props stored in aft lazarette
  • Freshwater outlets on foredeck and in cockpit
  • Torrid 20 gallon electric water heater with heat exchanger
  • 3 Cruise Air reverse cycle air conditioners
  • Groco Paragon Senior freshwater pump
  • GE stacked washer/dryer. Dryer is 220V and vented.
  • Cablemaster with wireless remote drives 75′ 50 amp shore power cord
  • 2nd 50 amp shore power connection forward w/ separate 40′ cord
  • ACR searchlight with controls at both helm stations
  • Maxwell 2200 windlass with foot controls plus controls at both helm stations
  • 33 lb. aluminum Spade anchor w/ 200′ all chain rode
  • Backup fortress anchor w/ separate chain/rope rode
  • Fender boards stored in anchor locker
  • Freeman weathertight deck hatch for anchor locker
  • Collision bulkhead forward of MSR
  • Kahlenberg dual trumpet air horns with control panel
  • Hot/cold freshwater shower in transom
  • Magma stainless steel propane grill mounted on cockpit cap rail

Upgrades and Recent Maintenance

This KE52′ has been very well maintained and substantially upgraded since new.  Following is a partial list:

  • Repowered with newer 480 hp electronic Yanmar diesels in 2007.  Less than 2300 hours on new engines since repower.
  • New bottom paint – April 2017
  • Brightwork refreshed – June/July 2017
  • New 1200 aH oversized house battery bank, Mastervolt AGM – November 2016
  • Deluxe Nautica 11′ tender and Yamaha 25 hp outboard are newer 2008 models
  • 200 amp Balmar additional alternator – 2012
  • Sidepower stern thruster – 2012 (same as current KE52’s)
  • Dedicated stern thruster battery bank replaced – Summer 2016
  • Bow thruster/windlass battery bank replaced – 2014
  • Mastervolt 100 amp charger and Masterview battery monitoring system – 2012
  • Siren Marine vessel monitoring system – 2012
  • Seagull water filtration system for galley sink – 2012
  • Stern camera – 2012
  • Fusion IP700 marine audio system – 2015
  • Next Gen 5kw Aux Genset w/ auto start – 2012
  • Underwater lights at transom
  • Saltwater anchor washdown on foredeck
  • 40′ 50a extra shorepower cord and various adapters
  • Satellite phone system
  • 4 AC battery chargers – 150a in inverter, 100a Mastervolt, 50a Mastervolt, 40a Newmar

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Builder:  Krogen Express Yachts
Designer:  James Krogen
Hull Shape:  Semi-displacement

LOA:  57′ 6″
Beam:  15′ 11″
LWL:  51′ 4″
Length on Deck:  52′ 6″
Maximum Draft:  4′ 0″
Displacement:  44,000 lbs.
Bridge Clearance:  23′
Headroom:  7′ 4″ in MSR

Engine 1:
Engine Brand:  Yanmar
Engine Model:  SLY3-ETP
Engine/Drive Type:  6 cyl. inboard direct drive diesel
Engine Hours:  2285
Engine Power:  480
Engine 2:
Engine Brand:  Yanmar
Engine Model:  6LY3-ETP
Engine/Drive Type:  6 cyl. inboard direct drive diesel
Engine Hours:  2292
Engine Power:  480

Cruising Speed:  9.7 knots hull speed/16-17 knots fast cruise
Maximum Speed:  20+ knots

Fresh Water Tanks:  370 gals, stainless steel
Fuel Tanks:  600 gals, aluminum
Holding Tanks:  90 gals, fiberglass/aluminum

Number of single berths:  1
Number of double berths:  3
Number of cabins:  2
Number of heads:  2