September 15, 2011

New Model: Kadey-Krogen 52

Hull number one of the new Kadey-Krogen 52 departed Asia Harbor Yacht Builders in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on August 22 and is set to make its international debut in the Seattle Boats Afloat Show on Lake Union in September. The premiere comes just 18 months after the announcement of the new model.  Testimony to the Kadey-Krogen tagline; At Home on Any Sea," this first 52 has been purchased by a couple who are former professional mariners and graduates of two of the US most demanding merchant marine universities. The couple previously owned a Kadey-Krogen 48 North Sea, and upgraded to the 52 when the design plans of the new model were announced last winter.  Building on the ten year success of the Kadey-Krogen 58, the 52 is poised to become the trawler yacht of choice because of her efficiency, comfort underway and her at home liveability. At home features include the fully covered aft deck, spacious saloon, galley fit for gourmet cooking complete with full-size Jenn-Air refrigerator and a four burner Viking range with oven. A weather-tight Dutch door provides direct access to the galley from the starboard side deck. Owners can choose from a three stateroom layout or two staterooms and a dedicated office.  Like all Kadey-Krogens, the 52 is built using vinylester and isophthalic resins, knytex mats, and US-made Cook UV-protected gelcoat to protect the vessel's gelcoat. Critical areas of the hull are reinforced with a special impact-resistant fiberglass mat containing Twaron, the same fiber used to give body armor its "bullet-proof" capability.  Performance is for a 9 knots max with a single 231hp John Deere engine.  But impressive is the long range of over 4000 nautical miles possible at 6 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.6 m (57.9ft)
Hull Length - 16.05 m
Waterline Length - 14.47 m
Beam - 5.41 m
Draft - 1.65 m with single diesel engine, 1.37 m with twin
Displacement - 31751 kg half load
Fuel Capacity - 5299 l
Water Capacity - 1514 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins, or 4 berths in 2 cabins
Engine - 1 x John Deere 6068AFM75 231hp, 2 x John Deere 4045TFM75 121hp
Propulsion - line shaft with dripless seals, four blade propeller and protected rudder
Speed - 9 knots max, 8 knots cruise, 6 knots economic
Range - 2500 nm at 8 knots, 4850 nm at 6 knots
Construction - Cook gel coat, Hand-Laid Knytex fiberglass construction with closed-cell PVC core used in topsides. Solid fiberglass below waterline with vinylester resin, and aramid fiber.