January 17, 2011

New Model: Kadey-Krogen 48 AE

Kadey-Krogen presents the new 48 AE to its fleet of full displacement trawler style explorer yachts, set to launch in the coming Trawler Fest in Fort Lauderdale and the Miami show. In deciding what to name the successor to the venerable 48 North Sea should be, Kadey-Krogen chose the AE designation as an abbreviation for Advanced Ergonomics, the underlying theme in this new offering. Like every Kadey-Krogen yacht for the past 20 years, the 48 AE is being built at Asia Harbor Yacht Builders in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Hull number 48050 will be the first in the AE series. Like all Kadey-Krogens, the 48 AE features a fully covered aft deck multi-purpose space. Moving forward through the welded aluminum weather tight doors, one immediately begins to notice the Advanced Ergonomic nature of the design. To starboard there is either an L or U-shaped settee along with a table that both expands, raises and lowers so it can perform the dual functions of coffee table or a dining table for eight. To port there is room for two full-sized chairs as well as a clear pathway to the galley and beyond. Forward and to starboard the large 48 AE galley features a four burner range, household size refrigerator/freezer, convection microwave and room for both a trash compactor and dishwasher. In addition to the abundance of storage in the galley, there is a nearly floor-to-ceiling pantry opposite on the port side. Moving up to the pilothouse, the Advanced Ergonomics concept really begins to take hold; here owners will find steps. Real, wide and deep steps like in a house with a rock solid banister for safety. The pilothouse on the 48 AE has been completely redesigned to accommodate side-by-side helm chairs as well as a larger electronics console. The ergonomic theme continues through the pilothouse portside welded aluminum weather tight door to the boat deck and flybridge via molded steps, again with a handrail for safety. The boat deck is large enough to accommodate both a thirteen foot tender as well as a summer kitchen. On the flybridge, the helm with enough room for two helm chairs is off to starboard with an L-shaped settee to port that extends the entertainment space of the boat and makes cruising on the flybridge more comfortable for guests. Owners will have a choice of two or three cabin arrangements with the master being forward to maximize natural light and ventilation. The starboard cabin on both arrangements has a dedicated desk allowing this cabin to double as an office. Two heads are standard, each with a separate stall shower. While the advanced ergonomics are the cornerstone of the 48 AE, they are certainly not the only highlight. There will be bright but efficient LED lighting both inside, outside, and the running lights. The temperature in the engine room, machinery space is also to be controlled by two axial fans with moisture eliminators which will provide an abundant supply of dehumidified air to the single 201hp John Deere engine. Range is over 3,000 miles at an economic 7 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.15 m (53ft)
Length - 14.7 m
Length Waterline - 13.8 m
Beam - 5.28 m
Draft - 1.52 m
Displacement - 25605 kg
Fuel Capacity - 3785 l
Water Capacity - 1514 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins, 4 berths in 2 cabins
Engine - 1 x John Deere 6068TFM75 201hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 9 knots max, 6 knots economic
Range - 1390 nm at 9 knots, 4730 nm at 6 knots
Construction - Vinylester & Isophthalic resins, knytex mats, US-made Cook gel coat. Critical areas reinforced with Twaron mats.
Project - Kurt M.Krogen styling, James S.Krogen design

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