For decades, the Krogen name has meant safety, style, comfort and pride of ownership
This classic cruiser, from the design board of James S. Krogen and his son Kurt, continues the Krogen tradition of superior form and function. Finely finished to the most exacting standards and with the best materials, her fluid lines and exceptional performance will satisfy the most demanding yachtsmen for years to come. Her livable saloon and aft deck, spacious pilothouse and flybridge, comfortable staterooms, walk-in engine room, and superb finish make her an exciting and uniquely attractive package. If you’re looking for a yacht with character, comfortable upper teen cruising speed, long term livability, surprising fuel economy, and the charm and warmth that only comes from the highest quality craftsmanship, then come aboard for a stern to stem tour of the Krogen Express 52′.
With a large transom door and entry gates on either side of the spacious, covered cockpit, boarding a Krogen Express 52′ couldn’t be any easier. With more than 100 sq. ft. under cover, there is more than enough room for a table and chairs without impeding movement. The teak deck is comfortable with or without shoes and, being covered, requires little effort to maintain. An elegant teak caprail surrounds the cockpit and adds character, enhancing her classic style. In addition to the 75′ Cablemaster, services for cable TV, dockside phone, and city water can be found in the saloon bulkhead while a freshwater shower is mounted in the transom. Primary lighting can be found overhead while footlighting provides just the right ambience when needs are more casual. Ample storage for lines, fenders, cleaning supplies, and more is provided by the cavernous lazarette below, which is sectioned with stringers for convenient organization.
Entering the saloon through double, watertight aluminum doors, her owners are greeted by the warm and inviting cherrywood interior. Along with her sumptous joinery, old world craftsmanship is immediately 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. Comfortable chairs to port and an L-settee to starboard are perfectly situated for enjoying the built-in LCD TV and Bose surround sound home theater system. Generous additional underdeck storage and a built-in bookcase featuring fiddled shelves and still more lockers line the port side.
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 stunning, denim-colored Ultrasuede while off-white curtains and neutral pleated shades provide 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. Neutral Corian countertops are elegant and easy to maintain and will complement any decor, and the raised section is ideal for serving the crew. A traditional round port light 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.
The centerline helm console in the raised pilothouse is equipped with a full complement of navigational electronics, all within easy reach of the fine Ultraleather Stidd helm chair. Precise Teleflex Morse controls allow smooth control of the 480 Yanmars while her rudders are guided by a custom, handcrafted cherry helm wheel. Twin Raymarine E120 color radar-chartplotters are integrated with the ST8002+ auto pilot and includes a terrific wireless remote control. Video signals from engine room and stern cameras along with the standard satellite TV system are also displayed on the E120s. A dedicated depth display adds redundancy while a Uniden VHF radio ensures good communication when required. Backup chartplotter, GPS, data logging capabilities are provided by the color Garmin 452 mounted overhead. Two large drawers and a wide, lighted table to starboard allow for easy storage and use of paper charts. A Side-Power 11 hp bow thruster assures comfortable close quarters handling. 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 Clarion AM/FM/CD sound system which is easily reached from the helm chair.
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, watertight 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.
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. A full head is located across the companionway.