1999 Krogen Express 49′ – Winter’s Dream

  • Price: $439,900
  • Year: 1999
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Twin Caterpillar  350s/Diesel
  • Engine Hours:  4113/5925
  • LOA: 54 ft 0 in
  • Beam: 15 ft 4 in
  • Air Draft:  23′ 0″, 15′ 0″
  • Draft: 4 ft 0 in
  • Location: Point Pleasant, NJ


Winter’s Dream is an excellent example of the Krogen Express 49′, with a well documented maintenance record and an exceptional upgrade history.  With her James Krogen designed semi-displacement hull, she’s equally comfortable at 9 knots, burning just 5 gph, and 15+ knots.  Dressed in classic Flag Blue, this Krogen Express continues to turn heads wherever she goes.

The spirit and virtues of commuter yachts of the twenties and thirties were reborn in a craft destined for the twenty-first century with the introduction of the Krogen Express.  With her twin 350 hp Caterpillar 3116s, the graceful style of the Krogen Express 49′ is easily matched by her exhilarating mid-teen cruise capabilities.  At the same time, her efficient semi-displacement hull delivers trawler economy at displacement speeds.

Conceived and styled by Kurt M. Krogen and designed and engineered by the late James S. Krogen, she delivers traditional quality and exceptional value. Finely finished to the most exacting specifications, her fluid lines and exceptional performance will satisfy the most demanding yachtsmen for years to come. Based on the test data and sea trials, it is evident that the 49′ is one of the best performing semi-displacement motor yachts available. Her spacious pilothouse, wonderfully livable salon and aft deck, generous staterooms, walk-in engine room, and superb finish make her an exciting and uniquely attractive package. She comes with a long list of standard equipment including: custom entertainment cabinet in salon, reverse cycle Cruiseair® with SMX controls, AquaDrive® system, Lewmar® windlass, Glendinning® Cable Master, underwater exhaust, and effective sound insulation in the engine room, to name just a few.

Hull Design

Designed by James Krogen, the Krogen Express 49′ 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 bronze 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 forward
  • Lengthy, sturdy keel protects the props and adds stability
  • Hall & Stavert 26″ x 22″ 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 convenient boarding openings on either side of the spacious, covered cockpit. Ample storage for lines, fenders, cleaning supplies, folding bicycles, and more is provided by the cavernous lazarette below. Entering the salon through double, weathertight aluminum doors, her owners are treated to an inviting cherrywood 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.

  • Large covered aft deck with three full depth boarding gates
  • Cavernous lazarette provides ample storage
  • Cherrywood joinery throughout.  Soles are cherry and holly.
  • Galley up layout
  • Double weathertight doors into salon
  • Large opening windows and port lights with screens
  • Surprising headroom stem to stern
  • Thoughtful, abundant storage throughout

Aft Cockpit

The 11′ x 6′ 6″ covered cockpit provides protection from the elements while providing convenient access to the swim platform and salon.

  • Scandvik hot/cold shower in transom
  • Fresh water deck wash faucet
  • Fresh water dockside inlet
  • Teak decking
  • Teak swim platform
  • Stainless steel swim ladder under swim platform
  • Emergency tiller access port
  • Port/starboard lift out access gates
  • Stern transom door
  • Glendinning 70′ Shorepower cable
  • Folding teak chairs and table
  • Cablemaster for 75′ shore power cord (cord new 2016)
  • CATV connection
  • 110V electrical receptacle


The spacious lazarette is accessed via the large hinged hatch below the cockpit sole and provides ample storage for lines, fenders, spare anchor, cleaning supplies, folding bikes, and more.

  • Rule bilge pump and float
  • Hynautic steering reservoir
  • Hydraulic steering ram and rudder table
  • Compartmented storage
  • Spare 26 x 22 bronze 4-blade props


The salon is accessed from the covered aft cockpit through custom French doors which allow lots of daylight and fresh air into the cabin.  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. The settee is covered in attractive neutral fabric.  To port is a pair of Ekornes Stressless chairs with ottomans.  Oversized sliding windows on both sides allow lots of light to enter the cabin and allow for great views of the passing scenery.

  • L-settee faces aft.  Ultrasuede new 2016.
  • Ivory Ekornes Stressless chairs with ottomans (2)
  • Wood window blinds, white, new 2013
  • Fusion speakers in overhead (2)
  • Fusion MS-WR600 remote
  • Storage and side deck access below the L-settee
  • Below side deck storage and stereo system to port
  • Cherry hi-lo table
  • 23″ Curtis LCD TV (2012)
  • Phantom screen on French salon doors
  • U-line icemaker below bar
  • Cherry credenza
  • Reading lamps (2)

Salon Lazarette (Battery Room)

There are two hatches in the salon sole.  The smaller, day hatch allows access to the house battery bank, Cablemaster drum, Mastervolt Combi Inverter/Charger, and mufflers.  When major service is necessary, a larger hatch can be removed and the engine space accessed through the removable bulkhead.

  • Mastervolt Mass Combi 12V 2500 watt inverter with 100 amp charger (2014)
  • Lifeline GPL-L16T AGM house battery bank (6-6V @ 400 Amp/hr each, 1200 Ah at 12V), (2019)
  • Rule bilge pump and float
  • 75′ Cablemaster shorepower cord (new 2016) and drum
  • Mufflers for both engines and genset


The chef will feel right at home in this well-equipped galley with Corian® counters, nicely fiddled to contain spills and keep dishes in place. Standard appliances include a microwave, electric glass cooktop and oven, and 14 cubic foot refrigerator/freezer with ice maker. The abundant counter space is complimented by plenty of storage both above and below. Stylish round opening portlights on both sides provide light and natural ventilation.

  • 3-burner, Force 10 propane range and over
  • GE 14 cu. ft. refrigerator/freezer
  • GE turntable microwave, white
  • Large single basin stainless steel sink and faucet
  • Corian countertops
  • Round Manship opening portlights
  • Portable fire extinguisher
  • Remote panel for Mastervolt Combi 2500 watt inverter/100 amp charger (2014)
  • Floor hatch for engine room access
  • A/C and D/C main electrical panels
  • Control panel for Northern Lights 9kw genset
  • Bookcase with liquor cabinet, icemaker, and glass storage portside opposite galley to port
  • Trident propane control

Pilothouse Helm

The raised pilothouse provides excellent visibility and easy access to the fly bridge and side decks.  The centerline helm has a chart table to starboard and plenty of room for instrumentation and electronics.  The settee is raised for excellent forward visibility, making it a proper watch berth.  It’s long enough for sleeping and pulls out to accommodate two.  The teak and holly flooring is both practical and attractive.  Custom sliding doors on both sides provide quick access to the side decks.

  • Centerline helm console
  • Llebroc helm chair – Ivory (2013)
  • Reliable mechanical controls for engines and transmissions
  • Hynautic hydraulic wheel steering
  • 28” Stainless Steel Schmidt Destroyer helm wheel (2014)
  • Garmin 5212 12″ touch screen chartplotter
  • Raytheon Raypilot w/ Raypilot 65 remote
  • Icom 506 VHF radio w/ AIS receiver integrated w/ chartplotter
  • VHF Antennae (2013)
  • Fusion MS-UD650 stereo w/ iPod dock (2016)
  • Fusion speakers (2)
  • Glendinning automatic engine synchronizer
  • Rudder angle indicator
  • Caterpillar engine gauges (Oil pressure, water temps, battery voltage, and drive oil pressure gauges)
  • Fireboy fire suppression system control
  • Large chart drawers (2)
  • Chart table
  • Overhead lighting
  • A/C Evaporator for pilothouse
  • CruiseAir AC zone control (SMX II)
  • ABT bow thruster joystick
  • Dual trumpet horn control
  • Wiper/washer system controls
  • Lewmar windlass control
  • Bennett trim tab controls with digital position indicators
  • Jabsco searchlight control panel (2016)
  • Stair access to flybridge (aft) and accommodations (forward) with safety handles
  • Manship hatch w/screen
  • Gebo PH windows
  • Danforth Constellation compass
  • Custom Dutch doors make side deck access easy (both sides)
  • Phantom screens on Dutch doors
  • Naiad stabilizer control
  • Textillene sun shade for PH windows (Tan)

Pilothouse Settee

The pilothouse settee is raised for excellent visibility and long enough for sleeping under way, making it a proper watch berth.  The settee pulls out to a 3/4 double to accommodate a second guest.

  • Elevated convertible 3/4 double watch berth
  • Ultrasuede upholstery (2016)
  • Hi/Lo table
  • Reading light (1)
  • Small lockers for equipment storage
  • Small Drawer (1)
  • 110v Outlet
  • ACR EPIRB (2018)
  • Half hull model (color coordinated)

Accommodations Companionway

Just a few steps forward and down from the Pilothouse is the accommodations area.  To starboard is access to the walk in engine room and the Splendid combo washer/dryer.  Forward of the washer dryer is the guest stateroom while directly forward is the master stateroom w/ ensuite head.  To port is the guest head, complete with stand-up, fiberglass shower.

  • Splendide combo washer/dryer (2018)
  • Fire extinguisher (under steps)
  • First Alert smoke and CO detector
  • Storage under steps for tool bags
  • Access to engine room, guest stateroom, master stateroom, and guest head.

Engine Room

Stairs lead down the forward companionway to the full-height door into the stand-up engine room. The convenient access to the well thought out machinery space makes daily maintenance routines a satisfying experience. There is plenty of room to get around the CAT 3116 diesels. The 9 Kw Northern Lights® generator is kept quiet in its insulated sound shield.

  • Walk in, stand up engine room
  • Diamond plate floor boards
  • Caterpillar 3116TA 6-cyl. turbo-diesel engines (2), 350 h.p.; 4113 hours port, 5925 hours stbd.
  • 8D AGM engine start batteries (2), 1 port, 1 starboard, (2019)
  • Twin Disc transmissions (2)
  • Standard Aqua Drive system
  • Hall & Stavert 26 x 22 bronze 4-blade props
  • Fireboy automatic fire suppression system
  • Lifeline GPL-8DL AGM batteries (2) for bow thruster (2019)
  • Mastervolt 24/30-3 charger for bow thruster (2017)
  • 9 kw Northern Lights generator (2903 hours)
  • Group 31 AGM start battery for genset (2017)
  • Fuel transfer pump
  • 300 gal. Aluminum Fuel Tanks (2) with site gauges, 600 gals. total
  • 150 gal. SS fresh water tanks (2) with site gauges, 300 gals. total
  • Hi-water bilge alarm & fire alarm
  • Portable fire extinguisher
  • Storage for tools and supplies above fresh water tanks
  • Rule bilge pump and float
  • Main engine mechanical gauges for engine temp, trans temp, eng. oil pressure, and trans. oil presure
  • Freshwater spigot
  • Naiad stabilizer system – Pump new 2016, Rams new 2017, Cooler new 2018
  • Weedless intake strainers throughout – Exterior and interior basket type

Guest Stateroom

With its practical desk/computer station and over/under bunks, the guest stateroom provides comfortable accommodations for your guests as well as a retreat/office for her owners once the guests leave.  There is abundant storage for clothes as well as office supplies in addition to the large hanging locker.  Across the companionway is the guest head and adjacent is the newer Splendide combo washer/dryer.

  • Twin over/under bunks with custom ladder for upper bunk
  • Large desk with drawers (8)
  • Large drawers under lower berth (4)
  • Hanging locker with shelf and 110v electrical
  • Manship portlights (2) – w/ visor covers and drip catches
  • Reading lights (2)
  • Access to GSR bilge (pump room) with AC units, water heater, and freshwater pump
  • Portable fire extinguisher (in washer/dryer locker)
  • First Alert smoke and CO detector
  • A/C air handler for MSR and GSR beneath settee
  • Bomar overhead hatch w/ screen
  • Upper bunk 12 fan (2018)

Guest/Day Head

Across the companionway from the guest stateroom is the guest head with full stall shower.

  • Molded fiberglass shower stall w/ seat and teak floor grate
  • Vacuflush head
  • Corian countertop (White)
  • Delta shower and sink fixtures
  • Towel racks (4)
  • Teak trimmed mirror
  • Storage under sink
  • Manship portlight
  • Marinco solar powered vent/fan (2019)

GSR Bilge (Pump Room) and MSR Bilge

Beneath the guest stateroom, in a compartment away from the heat of the engine room, are the 3 CruiseAir systems, water heater, raw and freshwater pumps, and transducers.

  • CruiseAir reverse cycle A/C compressors (3) and fresh and raw water pump (2019)
  • Rule bilge pump and float
  • Raritan 12 gallon water heater (2015)

Below the master stateroom is access to the holding tank and bow thruster.

  • FRP holding tank
  • Access to bow thruster

Master Stateroom

The open, spacious feeling of the forward master stateroom is enhanced by over 7′ of headroom, overhead hatch, and four large, opening portlights.  The generous storage provided by the two hanging lockers and the dresser is supplemented by drawers under the walk-around, standard queen berth. Soft chines avoid the slapping sound often associated with forward accommodations while the location at the bow provides ventilation superior to mid-ships staterooms, especially while on the hook.

  • 7′ plus of headroom
  • Manship portlights (4) – w/ visor covers and drip catches
  • Bomar deck hatch w/ screen
  • Centerline standard sized queen mattress (no need for custom bedding)
  • Hanging lockers both sides (2)
  • Deep drawers under berth (6)
  • Large storage area beneath berth
  • Dresser w/ drawers (12) and shelved storage
  • Reading lights (2) on forward bulkhead
  • Magnavox TV/DVD and cable TV outlet
  • CruiseAir A/C control
  • Portable fire extinguisher
  • ABT bow thruster in bilge area under berth
  • Lamps on side tables
  • Benches on both sides of berth
  • Chain locker access through forward bulkhead

MSR Head (Ensuite)

The ensuite head for the master stateroom features a roomy stall shower and ventilation from the overhead fan and portlight.

  • Molded fiberglass shower stall w/ seat, teak floor grate, and glass shower door
  • Vacuflush head
  • White Corian countertop
  • White Formica surround
  • Scandvik shower and sink fixtures
  • Towel racks (4)
  • Teak trimmed mirror
  • Storage under sink
  • Manship portlight
  • NicroMarine solar powered vent


Comfortable steps lead directly from the pilot house up to the helm position on the fly bridge, assuring handy and safe access, even when at sea.  Duplicate engine instrumentation and controls complete the steering station. The “L” shaped settee provides plenty of seating and deck storage.  A large bimini provides protection from sun and rain. The boat deck provides access to the 11′ dinghy mounted athwartships  and has a custom table designed for an electric grill.  The spar style mast is mounted to the aft face of the settee.

  • Stamoid bimini top (2018) and canvas package (helm, tender, helm chair, settee)
  • Centerline mounted Stidd Admiral helm chair (reupholstered 2017)
  • Edson Destroyer 36” Helm Wheel (2014)
  • Garmin 5212 12″ touchscreen chartplotter
  • Raytheon Raypilot w/ Raypilot 65 remote control
  • Raytheon ST60 Depth/Speed display
  • Raytheon 210 VHF radio
  • Danforth Constellation compass (Rebuilt 2019)
  • Caterpillar engine gauges (tach, oil pressure, water temp, voltage, and drive oil pressure gauges)
  • Naiad stabilizer control panel
  • ABT bow thruster joystick
  • Bennett trim tab controls with digital position indicators
  • Jabsco Search Light remote panel control (2016)
  • Fusion stereo remote w/ speakers (2)
  • Lewmar windlass control
  • Teak decking at flybridge finished w/ Cetol Natural teack finish
  • Sunbrella L-settee cushions, Tan with Navy piping
  • Cup holders (2)

Boat Deck

Just aft of the flybridge, the boat deck provides access to the 12′ AB DLX tender.  It’s a great spot grilling, enjoying the views at the dock, or for extra storage.  Spreader lights on the spar style electronics mast make for comfortable working at night.

  • Spreader lights on mast
  • Non-skid boat deck
  • Custom aluminum spar-style electronics mast, hinged for lowering
  • Custom lay down block and fall for mast w/ custom cradle
  • KVH Satellite TV Antenna/Dome
  • Garmin HD color radar
  • Sun Lounger recliners w/ cushions (2)
  • 12′ AB DLX dinghy with w/ 15 hp 2-stroke Mercury outboard and Stamoid cover
  • Fully stocked ditch bag
  • Nautical Structures davit (1500 lbs.) – new Rule winch motor 2019
  • Life Ring rescue system w/ water light
  • Storage/dock boxes (2)
  • Stainless Steel rails
  • SS fender holders (2)
  • 110v Outlet

Side Decks

Wide side decks on both sides make line handling a breeze and allow easy access from cockpit to foredeck.  Spring cleats are conveniently located in the toe rail out of the way of foot traffic.  Forward boarding gates provide access when docks are fixed or when berthed bow in.

  • Deck fills – fuel (2), water (2), and waste
  • Secondary shore power inlet (port side forward) w/ 50′ cord set
  • Easily accessible spring cleats
  • Forward boarding gates on both sides for high dock access

Fore Deck

The foredeck is easily accessed via the wide side decks on both sides.

  • Substantial bow pulpit protected by sturdy stainless rails
  • Lewmar windlass w/ convenient on deck foot pedals
  • Delta plow anchor w/ 50′ chain and 150′ line rode
  • Barnacle plow anchor w/ 100′ chain and 100′ line rode
  • Fresh and saltwater washdowns
  • SS fender holders (4)
  • Anchor locker had floor and overboard drains added to stop drainage into the bilge

Upgrades and Recent Service


  • Teak table and chairs on aft deck
  • Hatch covers
  • Textlinene sun screens
  • Hall & Stavert 26 x 22 4 blade props
  • Prop Spurs line cutters
  • Weedless intake strainers
  • Curtis 23″ LCD TV in salon
  • Magnavox 17″ LCD TV/DVD in master stateroom
  • Custom lay down block and fall for mast w/ custom cradle
  • Aluminum hand rails (3)
  • LED Running Lights

Recent Service:

  • Service bottom including running gear (2020)
  • Clean, buff, and wax super structure (2020)
  • Touch up and wax hullsides (2020)
  • Recoat cockpit and flybridge teak decks w/ Cetol Marine Light (2020)
  • Varnish name boards (2020)
  • Install new main engine raw water hoses (2020)
  • Install new zincs in main engines (2020)
  • Service Prop Spurs (2020)
  • Service main engine heat exchangers (2020)
  • New AC raw water cooling pump (2019)
  • Danforth Constellation compass rebuilt (2019)
  • New Rule winch motor for davit (2019)
  • 8D AGM engine start batteries (2), (2019)
  • 8D AGM bow thruster batteries (2), (2019)
  • Lifeline AGM GPL-L16T 6V batteries (6), (2019)
  • Icom 506 VHF radio w/ AIS (2018)
  • ACR Epirb (2018)
  • Replace Splendide washer/dryer (2018)
  • New Stamoid bimini top (2018)
  • New Stamoid cover for tender (2018)
  • New cooler for Naiad stabilizers (2018)
  • New hydraulic rams for stabilizers (2017)
  • Group 31 AGM genset start battery (2017)
  • Mastervolt 24/30-3 battery charger (2017)
  • New hydraulic pump for Naiad stabilizers (2016)
  • New 75′ Shorepower cord (2016)
  • Jabsco searchlight remote panel (2016)
  • Fusion MS UD600 stereo w/ iPod dock (2016)
  • Reupholster salon settee and pilothouse watch berth w/ Ultrasuede (2016)
  • Raritan water heater (2015)


The following items do not convey with the sale of this motoryacht:

  • Owner’s personal effects and tools

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:

Boat Name
Winter’s Dream

Builder: Krogen Express Yachts
Designer: James S. Krogen
Hull Shape: Semi-Displacement
Cruising Speed: 14-16 kts
Max Speed: 18 kts

LOA: 54 ft 0 in
Beam: 15 ft 4 in
LWL: 48 ft 4 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 0 in
Bridge Clearance: 23 ft 0 in
Displacement: 42000 lbs

Total Power:  700 hp

Engine 1:
Location: Port
Engine Brand: Caterpillar
Engine Model: 3116TA
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 4113
Engine Power: 350 HP

Engine 2:
Location: Starboard
Engine Brand: Caterpillar
Engine Model: 3116TA
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 5925
Engine Power: 350 HP

Engine Room Equipment
Water tanks with site gauges
Fuel tanks with site gauges
Aqua Drive systems for reducing engine vibration
9 kw Northern Lights genset
8D AGM starting batteries for both main engines
4D AGM starting battery for genset
Racor fuel filtration for mains and generator
Fireboy fire suppression system
Diamond deck plate between engines

Fresh Water Tanks: 2 x 150 gallons – aluminum
Fuel Tanks: 2 x 300 gallons – stainless steel
Holding Tanks: 100 gallons – fiberglass

Number of cabins: 2
Double berths: 2
Single berths: 3
Number of heads: 2

Chartplotters – Garmin 5212 12″ touchscreen (2)
Radar – Garmin HD color
Autopilot – Raytheon Raypilot w/ remote
Compass – Danforth Constellation (2)
VHF – ICOM M506 w/ AIS and Raytheon 210
KVH M3 active satellite antenna system

Electrical Equipment
Panels – (2), House near galley with AC/12VDC/Inverter, Nav/Comm in Pilothouse 12VDC only
Battery Banks – House (1200 Ah – 6 x 400 Ah @ 6V Lifeline GPL-L16T – new 2019), Engine Start (2 x 8D AGM – 2019), Genset Start (Group 31 AGM – 2017), Bow Thruster (Lifeline GPL-8D AGM (2) – 2019)
Generator – 9 kw Northern Lights, 2903 hrs.
Inverter/Charger – MasterVolt Mass Combi 2500 watt w/ 100 amp charger w/ remote monitoring panel
Battery Charger – Mastervolt 24/30-3 for bow thruster bank
75′ 50 amp shore power cable w/ Cablemaster
50′ 50 amp shore power extension cable

Inside Equipment
Air conditioning – CruiseAir reverse cycle, 3 systems
Heating – Reverse cycle
Electric head – Vacuflush (2)
Washer/dryer – Splendide, combo washer/dryer
Water heater – Raritan 12 gal
Electric bilge pumps (4) Rule
Bow thruster – ABT 24v electric

Galley Equipment
Refrigerator/freezer – GE 14 cu. ft. 110v top mount with ice maker
GE turntable microwave oven
Range – Force 10 3-burner propane
Oven – Force 10 propane

Outside Equipment/Extras
Davit – Nautical Structures 1500 lb. electric
Scandvik hot/cold cockpit shower
Folding teak table and chairs in cockpit
Teak cockpit and flybridge soles finished in Cetol Natural
AB DLX 12′ Tender w/ 15 hp Mercury 2-stroke outboard
Pullout swim ladder below swim platform
Lewmar vertical windlass
Delta plow anchor w/ 50′ chain and 150′ line rode
Barnacle plow anchor w/ 100′ chain and 100′ line rode

Covers – FB helm, FB helm chair, FB settee, tender, caprails
Bimini Top – Stamoid
Textilene screens for PH windows