Krogen 58' Departs Fort Pierce Inlet

Video: Running a Rough Inlet

Krogen 58' Departs Fort Pierce Inlet

Krogen 58' Departs Fort Pierce Inlet

The video you see here was taken while departing the Fort Pierce, Florida, inlet, Friday, April 16. The tide was running out strongly and the wind and seas were running in just as strongly. The resulting washing-machine ride was rather sporty, although our Krogen 58′ handled it well.  At one point, we realize we’ve forgotten to latch the doors of the refrigerator, which has just emptied itself into the galley. You can read more about this trip here.

A larger format and more video from this recent northbound delivery will be coming shortly.

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Dennis Krakow

Gentlemen, a couple of points regarding the 58′ transit: It looks like it would make an interesting commercial (no, I must be kidding). Also, you folks have clearly never tried a pass through the Manasquan inlet (NJ) late on a summer Sunday afternoon. Try to do it under similar conditions PLUS guys with more boat than brains trying to beat what’s left of the other guy’s remaining brains to some dock up-river so they can continue drinking or smokin’ dope. It’s a miracle that any of them survive. Oh, yes, did I forget to mention that you should try it in a 23′, 9.5 hp sailboat?

Dennis – I don’t envy you. It’s hard enough when you’re just trying to keep the boat more or less upright and yourself safely ensconsed on the boat. Having a bunch of Darwin Award candidates around would NOT make it any more fun. I certainly didn’t intend to make this into a commercial for the Krogen 58′ but frankly, it’s a seaworthy boat, with lots of displacement, a deep keel and plenty of ballast, all of which helps keep the right side toward the sky. Thanks for the comment, Dennis!

Roman S.

Looks like a nice coastal breeze. How does this beauty behave in a deep-sea strong gale? Is it an ocean-worthy boat? How about its big brothers from other yards?

We were in 25 knots in 500 fathoms with seas 4-6 ft., so I can’t really say about a strong gale. But, between her round bilge and deep ballast, she handles rough water exceptionally well. There is enough flare in the bow to climb all but the steepest wave face and with the stabilizers active it just doesn’t roll. Period. You will see more at-sea tests of these big boats coming up soon on OceanLines. Thanks for your comment, Roman.

Roman S.

Thank you for the informative answer. I hope you don’t mind me being a little inquisitive, but it’s not just idle interest. I’ve long been dreaming about owning a recreational cruiser and now that the financial woes are behind and the pleasant hassles of choosing and commissioning one are dead ahead, I was beginning to wonder – what boat would be comfortable enough while sturdy to provide me with a reasonably safe experience of a circumnavigative voyage with intermediary points being roughly the Dease strait, Bering sea, Drake Passage, Cape Agulhas, Bass strait, Phillipine sea, Panama channel and back to the origin point in Florida?