Kadey-Krogen to Offer New 64′ Expedition Trawler

Kadey-Krogen is Preparing to Launch New 64' Expedition

Kadey-Krogen is Preparing to Launch New 64

OceanLines has learned that Kadey-Krogen is in discussions with potential launch customers for a new 64′ Expedition Trawler that would become the new queen of the Kadey-Krogen fleet.  Company Vice President Larry Polster showed OceanLines plans for the new long-range cruiser while we were onboard the company’s Krogen 58 at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show recently.  The design can accommodate from two to four staterooms with from three to four heads.  This flexibility should appeal to both the solo cruising couple and adventurous families, and while there is room for ample crew quarters, it has been expressly designed for a couple to handle by themselves.

The new 64 Expedition will cruise for 3,000 miles at a speed of 9 knots and when slowed to 8 knots, can comfortably extend that to 4,300 miles.  The boat will feature new common-rail 6.8L diesels from John Deere, although Kadey-Krogen hasn’t yet decided whether to go wtih the M1 or M2 duty ratings.  John Deere has not yet released details of the engines.  Providing electrical power will be dual generators, likely 25kW and 12kW.  The cooling requirements will be handled with at least 5 zones of chilled-water air conditioning.  The engine room will accommodate six-footers handily and the standard outfitting is premium.  Fuel polishing, oil exchange, fire suppresion, stabilizers, hydraulic bow thruster — all are standard. 

The layout will be traditional Kadey-Krogen with the wide saloon and galley co-located on the main deck.  The galley will feature premium appointments, including a four-burner Viking range, full-size Jennair refrigerator, a super-quiet Miele dishwasher, microwave/convection oven and trashcompactor.  One first for Kadey-Krogen will be the separate dining room to starboard, opposite the galley.

Outside, the starboard walkway provides access from the aft deck to the foredeck, which is roomy enough to store a 17-foot Boston Whaler, as depicted in the artist’s rendering above.  The hull of the 64 has three keels like the 55′ Expedition.  Each of the skegs to port and starboard is counter-faired to impart a rotation to the water flowing past it into the propeller but opposite to the prop rotation.  Krogen says this innovation will result in greater fuel efficiency compared to standard skeg designs.

The hull is designed to keep passagemakers safe in the toughest conditions.  Kadey-Krogen is using an aramid fiber knitted into a fabric called Twaron, similar to the familiar Kevlar brand, and the same type used to make body armor.  It will be incorporated in the areas where collision or grounding impact might be of concern.  There is a collision bulkhead forward and watertight bulkheads throughout the length of the hull, characteristic of much bigger, formally classed ocean-going vessels.

Although a firm price hasn’t been set, the first buyers of the new 64′ Expedition will undoubtedly be getting a good deal in return for partnering with Kadey-Krogen on the launch of the new boat.  To illustrate the effect, Polster noted that the first customers for the Krogen 44, launched just 4 years ago, have less invested in their fully outfitted boats than just the base price of the same boat today. 

Here are the preliminary specifications for the Krogen 64′ Expedition:

  • Length on Deck:          64′ – 0″
  • LOA                            67′ – 5″ (including swim platform)
  • LOA                            70′ – 4″ (including swim platform and pulpit)
  • LWL                            62′ – 2″
  • Beam (molded)           20′ – 6″
  • Draft at Keel                5′ – 6″ (half load)
  • Displacement              167,000 lbs (approx.)
  • Fuel                                3,000 gallons
  • Water                                 550 gallons
  • Black Water                        175 gallons
  • Gray Water                         175 gallons
  • Top Speed                           11 knots (est.)
  • Range at 9 knots           3,000 miles (est.)
  • Main Engines                 (2) John Deere
  • Reduction Gears            Twin Disc
  • Ballast                          12,000 lbs. (approx.)

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