2006 Krogen Express 52' Boat Tour -- With Owner

2006 Krogen Express 52′

  • Price: $795,000
  • Year: 2006
  • Hull Material: FRP
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Twin Yanmar 440 hp Diesel
  • Engine Hours:  3529/3541
  • LOA: 57’6″
  • Beam: 15’11”
  • Air Draft:  21’8″, 15’0″
  • Water Draft: 4′
  • Location:  Fort Pierce, FL

Upon returning from her incredible adventures throughout Europe, this well traveled Krogen Express 52′ has been treated to a minor restoration of sorts.  Adorned with freshly applied, classic Flag Blue hullsides, 10 coats of new varnish on her striking brightwork, and a thorough detail to her superstructure, she’s looking nearly new!  Her electronics were updated to a more modern spec in 2012 to include four 12″ Raymarine Hybridtouch chartplotters along with matching autopilot, radar, and redundant depth displays.  Her reliable 440 hp Yanmar diesels have delivered just over 3500 hours of trouble free operation to her owners and are ready to take her next captain and crew to the destinations of their dreams.  This is the perfect boat for conquering the Great Loop, soaking up the island sun, or cruising annually from Florida to Maine.  Offered at just $795,000, you’re unlikely to find a better priced KE52′ on the market at any time in the near future.  Call Bob Loudon today at 404.786.4514 to schedule your personal showing and be sure to ask about Lifetime Concierge Service support, our commitment to ensure our owners enjoy the absolute best boating experience possible.

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 26×25 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 forward
  • Lengthy, sturdy keel protects the props and adds stability
  • 26″ x 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 salon 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 chairs to port and an L-settee to starboard are perfectly situated for enjoying the built-in LCD TV and Bose home theater system, concealed behind elegant tambour doors.  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 full depth boarding gates
  • Cavernous lazarette provides ample storage
  • 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 Deck
The covered aft deck is accessed by wide, full-depth boarding gates on both sides and in the transom.  4 attractive deck chairs and a dining table provide for comfortable entertaining.  Steps on either side allow for easy access to the side decks.  Hawse pipes allow for line handling both aft and to the sides.  A Scandvik shower in the transom provides hot and cold water for washing down.  Speakers overhead are controlled by the wired Fusion remote to starboard.  Located in the forward bulkhead to starboard are the 75′ Cablemaster shorepower cord, dockside water and cable TV inlets, freshwater outlet, and 110V receptacle.  Accessed through the generous boarding gate, the fiberglass swim platform allows aft access and can be boarded from the folding ladder beneath.  The spacious lazarette is accessed through a hatch in the teak sole on the centerline.

  • Spacious covered cockpit, over 100 sq. ft., with teak decking
  • Generous full depth boarding gates on both sides along with transom door
  • Synthetic teak deck chairs with table
  • Scandvik hot/cold shower in transom
  • 75′ Cablemaster 50A shorepower cord
  • City water inlet w/ pressure regulator
  • Freshwater outlet
  • Cable TV jack
  • 120V receptacle
  • Coax speakers in overhead
  • Wired zone control for Fusion stereo system
  • Stern cameras (2)
  • Folding ladder beneath swim platform
  • Access port for emergency tiller

Beneath the cockpit sole, accessed through a hatch, is a surprisingly spacious lazarette.  In addition to the steering gear and davit motor/pump assembly, there is abundant storage available for lines, fenders, cleaning supplies, boat hook, folding bikes, emergency tiller, secondary anchor, and more.

  • 2000 gph Rule bilge pump
  • Convenient storage shelf forward
  • Storage space is segmented with the sturdy stringer system
  • Ladder for ease of ingress and egress
  • Rudder table supporting steering gear
  • Hynautic oil reservoir for hydraulic steering
  • Motor/pump assembly for Nautical Structures davit forward to port

Located to starboard, the comfortable L-shaped settee, with seating for three or more, has storage beneath and a nice end table forward.  The cherrywood hi-lo table has leaves that fold out for expanded seating capacity and can be moved outside for dining al fresco.  To port are a pair of comfortable Stressless chairs.  Silhouette blinds provide privacy and protection from the sun.

  • Port side bookcase with storage beneath
  • Storage and side deck access below the L-settee to starboard
  • Below side deck storage to port
  • Ekornes Stressless reclining chairs and ottomans (2)
  • Wall sconces to port (2)
  • Silhouette shades supported by cherrywood cornices
  • CruiseAir zone control (SMXir) for two air handlers
  • Cherry hi-lo table
  • Fusion stereo zone control with speakers (2) in overhead
  • Newer Sharp LCD TV

Salon Bilge/Battery Room
Below the salon you’ll find the house battery bank (3 Mastervolt AGM 8Ds (2019) at 675 Ah total, Cable Master drum (75′ 50A cord), Mastervolt Mass Sine 2000 watt inverter, Mastervolt 80 amp charger, a 2000 gph Rule bilge pump, and mufflers for the main engines and genset.  Access is simple with both a day hatch and larger service hatch in support of major mechanical work.  There’s also a removable bulkhead forward to allow engine room access when necessary.

  • House battery bank – Three Mastervolt Super 8D AGM at 225 Ah each, 675 Ah total (2019)
  • Mastervolt Mass Sine 2000 watt inverter – 4000 watt inverter
  • Mastervolt Mass 12/80 80 amp charger for house bank
  • 75′ 50 amp Cablemaster shorepower cord in storage drum with wirelesss remote control
  • 2000 gph Rule automatic bilge pump
  • Main engine mufflers
  • Water lift muffler for 12 kw Northern Lights generator

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, GE 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 newer Raymarine navigational electronics, all within easy reach of the fine Buff Ultraleather Stidd helm chair.  Precise Mathers Micro-Commander electronic controls allow for smooth operation of the twin 440hp Yanmars while her rudders are guided by a custom, handcrafted cherry helm wheel.  Electronics include twin 12″ Raymarine Hybridtouch chartplotters, Raymarine p70 autopilot, and Raymarine i70 dedicated depth display.  Communication is handled by a newer ICOM IC-M505 VHF radio and a CommandMic III for redundancy. Two large chart drawers and a wide, lighted table to starboard allow for easy storage and use of paper charts.  The Side Power bow thruster assures confident close quarters handling.  Controls for the dual trumpet Kahlenberg horns, intermittent Exalto wiper/washer system, Maxwell windlass, and updated Bennett trim tabs are all close at hand

  • Centerline helm with Buff Ultraleather Stidd chair
  • Mathers Microcommander electronic shifter controls for engine and gears
  • Analog displays overhead for Yanmar engines
  • Custom cherrywood helm wheel
  • Two Raymarine 12″ E125/E127 Hybridtouch chartplotters w/ 4′ Raymarine digital HD open array radar
  • Raymarine p70 autopilot with Smartcontroller wireless remote
  • Chartplotters display cameras from engine room and two aft facing in cockpit
  • ICOM M505 VHF radio
  • CommandMic III for second VHF radio provides redundancy
  • Dedicated Raymarine i70 MFD for depth
  • Joystick control for Sidepower bow thruster
  • Rocker switches and Trimdicator display for Bennett 12×48 trim tabs
  • Bilge pump control panel for (4) Rule 2000 gph bilge pumps
  • Yacht Controller wireless remote for bow thruster, gears, and windlass
  • Northern Lights 12kw genset control panel, 1505 hours
  • CruiseAir SMXir zone control
  • Kahlenberg M511A Whistle Controller for dual trumpet air horns
  • Control for SeaFire engine room fire suppression system
  • Control panel for Exalto wiper system
  • Control for Maxwell windlass
  • Chart drawers (2) and chart table with reading light to starboard
  • Locker below chart drawers
  • Table and drawers (2) to port
  • Fusion MS-AV700 audio system powers 4 zones – pilothouse, flybridge, salon, cockpit.
  • Clarion 4-way speakers in helm overhead (2)
  • Auxiliary input for Fusion audio system
  • 12oV receptacles (3) and 12V power outlet
  • Danforth Constellation compass mounted on centerline
  • Air handler below helm for pilothouse

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 half hull model in her original Jade Mist Green showcases her elegant lines and makes for interesting conversation. Beneath the settee are several small lockers for equipment storage. Ship 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  pilothouse (and salon) windows provide sun protection.

  • Proper watch berth is elevated for visibility and long enough for sleeping
  • Settee converts to 3/4 double berth
  • Work table drops to allow settee to convert
  • Half hull model in Jade Mist Green color original to boat
  • Textilene screens (white) for pilothouse windows
  • Lockers beneath settee and in lower flybridge step
  • Reading lamp on stbd end of settee
  • Weathertight Dutch doors provide access to both side decks
  • Inside access to flybridge as well as forward accommodations

Guest Stateroom/Office
An L-settee that easily pulls out to a double berth highlights the flexible nature of the guest stateroom, while a Pullman berth adds additional sleeping capacity.  Located inboard is a large desk with drawers.  Aft and outboard is a large hanging locker while beneath the settee are two additional large drawers.  Two port lights and a screened hatch overhead make the GSR feel open and airy while 3 wall mounted lamps provide additional lighting for reading.  The bilge area below, or pump room, is home to the 3 CruiseAir reverse-cycle air conditioners, the water heater, fresh water pump, and shower drain system.  Adjacent to the GSR is the stacked GE washer dryer while a full head is located across the companionway.

  • Flexible office/stateroom layout
  • Settee slides out to convert to double berth
  • Pullman berth drops down from forward bulkhead
  • Desk with drawers (5)
  • 3 reading lamps
  • Hanging locker
  • Small lockers above hanging locker and outboard on forward bulkhead
  • Fiddled shelving space outboard
  • Large drawers (2) below settee
  • Screened overhead hatch and two port lights
  • Stateroom air handler beneath settee
  • GE stacked and vented washer/dryer in adjacent companionway

GSR Bilge/Pump Room
Beneath the guest stateroom, separated from engine room heat, is a dedicated space for 3 CruiseAir AC units, the freshwater pressure system, water heater, shower drain system, and the vacuum generator for the guest head.

  • 3 CruiseAir reverse cycle AC systems with raw water pump and condensate sump
  • 12 volt Groco Sr. freshwater pump
  • 12 volt raw water washdown pump, set up to substitute for freshwater pump in the case of failure
  • 20 gal. Torrid stainless water heater w/ heat exchanger (2019)
  • Jabsco inline pumps with strainers for showers (2)
  • Vacuum generator for guest head toilet
  • 2000 gph Rule bilge pump
  • Depth transducers (2)

Guest/Day Head
Located to port abaft the guest stateroom is the guest head with separate shower.

  • Vacuflush toilet
  • Corian counter top with fiddle and molded in sink
  • FM Mattsson sink faucet and shower fixture
  • Storage outboard of sink with drawers and additional space beneath
  • Molded-in fiberglass shower stall w/seat
  • Manship port light
  • Towel racks (3)
  • Mirror over sink
  • Lighting above mirror and in shower overhead
  • AC supply in overhead

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 (8 more) and shelved storage ensure her owners have ample room for their belongings.  A massive LCD TV, with soundbar, over the dresser provides evening entertainment.  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
  • 48″ LG LED TV with Sony soundbar above dresser
  • 2 reading lamps
  • 6 deep drawers beneath berth
  • Large dresser with drawers (8) and shelved storage
  • Hanging lockers (2) to port and starboard
  • Additional small lockers and cubbies at hullsides
  • Storage beneath berth is made easier with power hatch lift
  • Beneath berth is the battery bank, consisting of two Mastervolt 8Ds (2020), for the bow thruster and windlass along with bow thruster and windlass mechanicals.

Master Head (ensuite)
The ensuite master head features a spacious stand up shower with molded in seat and bi-fold door, Vacuflush head, and fiddled Corian countertop.

  • Vacuflush toilet
  • Corian counter top with fiddle and molded in sink
  • FM Mattsson sink faucet and shower fixture
  • Storage forward of sink with additional space beneath
  • Molded-in fiberglass shower stall w/seat
  • Manship port light in shower
  • Towel racks (3)
  • Mirror over sink
  • Lighting above mirror and in shower overhead
  • AC supply in overhead

MSR Bilge
Below the master stateroom is a bilge area with access to the holding tank and related systems.

  • Vacuum generator for master toilet
  • 95 gallon holding tank
  • Macerator and overboard waste seacock

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.  Matching Raymarine electronics provides full navigational support along with the large Danforth compass.  An ICOM VHF radio provides communications.  Controls for the bow thruster, 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 provides ample seating for crew and guests and contains storage beneath for the extensive canvas package as well as a propane locker.  Situated aft of the settee, the open boat deck easily accommodates two folding deck chairs and serves as access to the 11′ 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 hydraulic Nautical Structures davit.

  • Centerline helm with Ultraleather Stidd helm chair
  • Mathers Microcommander electronic shifter for engines/gears
  • Bimini and L-settee cushions
  • Vented propane locker in starboard section of settee
  • Additional storage beneath aft section of settee
  • Raymarine 12″ e125 Hybridtouch radar chartplotters (2)
  • ICOM M505 VHF radio
  • ICOM CommandMic III for second VHF radio
  • Joystick control for Side Power bow thruster
  • Raymarine p70 autopilot control head
  • Dedicated Raymarine MFD (i70) for depth display
  • Rocker switches and Trimdicator for Bennett trim tabs
  • Switch panel for Maxwell windlass
  • Danforth compass on centerline
  • 120V and 12V outlets
  • Fusion wired remote for sound system power Clarion co-axial speakers (2)
  • Auxiliary input for stereo system
  • Electronics mast folds for bridge clearance
  • Propane grill with extra bottle
  • Nautical Structures HCD1000-2 1000 lb. davit w/ hydraulic lift and luft
  • 11′ AB Nautilus console tender w/ 25 hp Yamaha outboard

Fore & Side Decks
Access forward is simple with just two easy steps to the wide side decks on both sides and a single step just forward of the pilothouse Dutch doors.  A high rail inspires confidence and a feeling of safety and the crew will find line handling simplified compared to similar vessels with raised bulwarks and fashion plates covering side decks.  The two spring cleats, mounted conveniently on the toe rails, couldn’t be easier for securing lines, while the lack of a Portuguese bridge makes for quick passage forward.  Deck fills for fuel and water can be found on both sides mid ships while the waste pumpout is forward to starboard.  On the port side of the pilothouse forward are secondary 50A shorepower and cable TV connection points.  The Spade plow style anchor can be retrieved easily by her Maxwell Liberty windlass with foot pedals located to port and can be cleaned by either the raw water or fresh water washdowns.  The compartmented anchor locker is accessed by a ship quality Freeman deck hatch and houses the ground tackle, comprised of 100′ of 3/8″ high test galvanized chain and 300′ of 3/4″ line.  A ladder ensures easy access below and there is ample additional space for fenders, lines, and washdown hose.

  • Freshwater and saltwater washdowns to starboard
  • Maxwell Liberty windlass
  • Foot pedals for windlass
  • Spade anchor mounted to port allows second anchor (not present) to be mounted to starboard
  • Anchor rode with 100′ 3/8″ galvanized chain and 300′ 3/4″ line
  • Chain stop
  • Freeman deck hatch for access to anchor locker
  • Anchor locker is accessed by a sturdy ladder, has a fore and aft divider, and room for storage of lines, fenders, and washdown hose
  • Collision bulkhead separates anchor locker from accommodations
  • Cleats (2) with fair leads
  • Burgee mount with custom staff
  • Deck fills for fuel (2), water (2), and waste (1)
  • Forward connections for 50A shorepower cord and cable TV on port side of pilothouse

Engine Room & Systems
An exceptional stand up engine room houses a pair of powerful 440 hp Yanmar 6-cylinder diesels which can be easily accessed all around.  The engines are fired by dedicated starting batteries and drive through matched Twin Disc 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.

  • Twin Yanmar 440 hp 6-cylinder diesels (6LY2A-STP), just over 3500 hours
  • Twin Disc MG5061A transmissions, 2.47:1
  • Mathers Microcommander engine control system
  • Northern Lights 12 kw genset w/ soundshield, 1505 hours
  • Aquadrive vibration reduction system
  • Tides dripless shaft seals
  • 240V engine room blower brings air in, 12V engine room blowers (2) extract air
  • Groco fuel transfer pump
  • Reverso oil changer for engines, transmissions, and generator
  • Fuel polishing system
  • Dual Racor fuel filters for both main engines and generator
  • Newmar Phase Three 40 amp 3 stage smart charger for engine and genset start batteries and bow thruster
  • Dedicated 8D start batteries (2) for main engines
  • Dedicated 4D start battery for genset
  • 120V AC receptacles (2)
  • SeaFire FE-241 automatic fire suppression system
  • Water tanks – 2 x 185 gallon (370 gals. total), stainless steel, with sight glasses
  • Fuel tanks – 2 x 300 gallon (600 gals. total), aluminum, with sight glasses
  • A/Sea Power Systems AC-12 power conditioner


  • Propane BBQ grill w/ spare tank, mounted on flybridge settee
  • Ebel synthetic wicker chairs (4) and dining table on aft deck
  • Textilene sunscreens for pilothouse and salon windows
  • Loud hailer
  • 4-chartplotter navigational electronics
  • A/Sea AC12 power conditioner
  • Fuel polishing system
  • Fusion audio system controlling 4 zones (PH, FB, salon, cockpit)
  • 48″ LG TV with Sony soundbar in master stateroom
  • 27″ Sharp LED TV in salon
  • Raw water washdown pump  set up with valving to backup freshwater system
  • 400′ ground tackle (100′ 3/8″ HT chain and 300′ 3/4 nylon line)
  • Yacht Controller system for wireless control of transmissions, bow thruster, and windlass

Recent Service

  • Cutlass bearings (late 2019)
  • Bottom paint (late 2019)
  • Propspeed running gear (late 2019)
  • New Flag Blue hullsides paint (late 2019)
  • Props serviced (late 2019)
  • House battery bank – 3 225 Ah Mastervolt AGMs (2019)
  • Bow thruster bank – 2 225 Ah Mastervolt AGMs (2020)
  • Torrid 20 gal stainless steel water heater (2019)
  • Exhaust mixing elbows (2020)
  • Vacuflush toilets serviced (2020)
  • New tank watch (2020)
  • New sanitation hose (2020)
  • Full 1000 hour services completed on engines, transmissions, and genset (2019 -2020)
  • Hull and topsides compounded and waxed (2020)
  • Pilothouse doors, engine room/bilge vents, and Freeman hatch repainted (2020)
  • 10 coats of fresh varnish (2020)

Owner’s personal effects, tools, loose galley and other items, artwork and all items seen aboard or in photos but not specifically stated on this listing sheet shall be considered to be excluded from the sale.

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 M. Krogen
Hull Shape: Semi-displacement

LOA: 57’6″
Beam: 15’11”
LWL: 51’4″
Length on Deck: 52’6″
Maximum Draft: 4″
Displacement: 43000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 16′ (with mast down)
Headroom: 7’4″
Deadrise: 7 ° at Transom

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

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