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 salon 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 salon 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 sound bar based 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, built-in 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. 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. The range is easily concealed by lift top matching the countertop surface and mounted on hydraulic assists. Elegant, easy to maintain granite countertops 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 Yanmar, electronic controls allow smooth operation of the 440 commonrail Yanmars while her rudders are guided by a custom, handcrafted cherry helm wheel. The KE52 comes with a comprehensive Raymarine electronics suite featuring 15 inch touchscreen chartplotters in the pilothouse and 12 inch on the Flybridge. System also includes autopilot and redundant depth instruments in both, as well. Video signals from engine room and stern cameras along with the standard satellite TV system are also displayed on the MFDs. Raymarine VHF radio ensures good communication when required. Two large drawers and a wide, lighted table to starboard allow for easy storage and use of paper charts. Side-Power bow and stern thrusters assure comfortable close quarters handling. Controls for the dual trumpet Kahlenberg horns, intermittent Exalto wiper/washer system, Lofrans windlass, and Lenco trim tabs are all close at hand. Music is provided by an amplified Fusion sound system with zone control in the Pilothouse, Flybridge, and aft cockpit.
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 reading lamps on either end 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 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 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, wall-mounted lamps, and a screened hatch overhead make the GSR light and airy. A full head, complete with standup shower, is located across the companionway.
With a center island queen berth and over 7′ of headroom and light provided by 4 ports and a large overhead hatch, the Master State Room 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 for when you haven’t quite found your sea legs, Vacuflush head, and an elegant granite countertop.
An exceptional walk-in, walk-around, stand-up engine room houses a pair of 440 hp Yanmar twin diesels which can be easily accessed all around. The engines are fired by dedicated Mastervolt AGM starting batteries and drive through matched ZF transmissions. Structure-born noise and vibration is well controlled with the standard Aqua Drive systems. The 12 kw Northern Lights genset sits on the centerline and is easily accessible. ABT-Trac stabilizer actuators sit outboard of the engines and all components are easily serviceable. A Reverso system is connected to both engines, both transmissions, and the genset to make for easy fluid changes, while a Groco fuel transfer pump makes equalizing the tanks a breeze. Water and fuel levels can be easily assessed with convenient sight glasses. An automatic fire suppression system, freshwater hose bib, 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 Torrid 20-gallon stainless steel water heater which includes a heat exchanger from the Yanmars. Beneath the salon, the 4000 watt Mastervolt Combi inverter/charger, quad 8D MasterVolt AGM house battery bank, and Cablemaster drum storage are also easily accessed.