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Krogen 55 Expedition to Debut at Miami

Kadey-Krogen’s new Krogen 55 Expedition will make its public debut at the Miami International Boat Show in February 2009, just six months from now.  The company said construction of hull number one is continuing apace at the company’s construction partner shipyard, Asia Harbor Yacht Builders, in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Kadey-Krogen's New Krogen 55 Expedition

Kadey-Krogen's New Krogen 55 Expedition

While obviously intended to fit the gap in the product line between the Krogen 48 North Sea and the biggest model, the Krogen 58, the new 55 Expedition combines significant design elements from either end of the spectrum.  She incorporates the 360-degrees of visibility from the pilothouse, a hallmark of the discontinued Whaleback 48, as well as the three keels in her hull, taken from the 58.  Each of the skegs, to poort and starboard, is counter-fairs such that the trailing end is shaped to import a rotation to the water flowing into the propeller that is contrary to the propeller rotation, says Kadey-Krogen.  The company says this count-rotation cancels the prop-induced flow rotation, thereby improving forward thrust.

Krogen 55 Main Deck Plan

Krogen 55 Main Deck Plan

The 55 Expedition is a classice Kadey-Krogen full-displacement yacht, intended to cover long distances in luxurious comfort.  She’s not the heaviest of her class, but with approximately 6,900 pounds of ballast, she displaces about 88,000 pounds at half load.  Her 1,880 gallons of diesel will take her 3,000 miles at 8 knots, or, as the company says, from Annapolis to Antigua nonstop at 9 knots.  The 55 is powered by twin John Deere 6068TFM M1, Tier 2 diesels, rated at 158 BHP at 2,400 RPM.

Pilothouse Layout of the Krogen 55 Expedition

Pilothouse Layout of the Krogen 55 Expedition

The boat draws 4′-10″ at half load and was designed with an air draft that will allow reaching the Great Lakes via the Hudson River and Erie Canal system.  Height above DWL, not including the mast, is 17′-7″.  While cruising those canals, the boat can hold 140 gallons of black water and 140 gallons of gray water.

The Krogen 55 Expedition is built to handle serious ocean water.  Her hull is reinforced at the stem and stern bottom with an aramid fiber similar to Kevlar ™.  Watertight crash bulkheads are also incorporated to increase safety at sea.  The list of standard equipment on the 55 is extensive, and includes stainless steel applicances by Jen-Air, Miele, Viking and GE.  A Northern Lights 16kW generator is included as is a bow thruster and stabilizers from ABT.

Extra nice touches included in the $1.895 million base price, are a standard fuel polishing system, Nautical Structures Euro 1,200 lb. lift capacity davit, with auto rotation, and two wing control stations.

Light-color hull rendering of new Krogen 55 Expedition

Light-color hull rendering of new Krogen 55 Expedition

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