Blue Moon is a well-maintained, one-owner 2008 Krogen Express 52′ dressed in distinctive San Mateo Wheat with Carinthia Blue accents and complementary Royal Blue canvas. With just over 1800 hours, her twin 480 hp Yanmar diesels are barely broken in and ready to provide her captain with mid-to-upper teen high cruise capabilities or efficient trawler-like cruise speeds between 8 and 9.5 knots. ABT-Trac stabilizers make her ride more comfortable in most any condition while powerful Side Power bow and stern thrusters make close quarters handling a breeze. Her complementary interior appointments, in various shades of Blue, include fabulous Stressless recliners in the salon and custom rugs throughout. With a spacious, easy to board cockpit, French doors into the salon, galley up layout, plenty of storage, bright windows, and surprising headroom, her legendary Krogen livability is obvious everywhere. Choose from two well-equipped helms and enjoy a walk-in, full stand-up engine room. This distinctive pilothouse motoryacht will carry you in style to the destinations of your dreams. Call Bob Loudon today at 404.786.4514 to schedule a personal showing.
If you would like additional information on this new Krogen Express 52', please call Bob Loudon at 866-4KROGEN (866-457-6436) or visit us online at krogenexpress.com.
Designed by James Krogen, the KE52 combines classic, timeless style with exceptional seakeeping and efficiency. Her plumb stem, raised bow, and broad beam forward allow her to slice through the waves with ease while providing surprising space in her accommodations. Her low profile allows her to get under bridges as low as 15′ and with a draft of just 4′, she’ll take you places most 50 footers won’t. Her semi-displacement hull delivers trawler-like efficiency at displacement speeds with true cruise capabilities in the mid-to-upper teens. And her generous keel provides stability and protection for her twin 26×25 propellers.
Boarding a Krogen Express couldn’t be easier with a large transom door and wide boarding gates on either side of the spacious, covered cockpit. Ample storage for lines, fenders, cleaning supplies, and more is provided by the cavernous lazarette below. Entering the salon through double, watertight aluminum doors, her owners are treated to an inviting cherry wood interior. Along with her sumptuous joinery, old world craftsmanship is obvious with the quality of her appointments and overall fit and finish. Legendary Krogen livability is evidenced by the large side windows and generous headroom along with the integral galley-up design. Inviting Stressless recliners to port and an L-settee to starboard are perfectly situated for enjoying the built-in Samsung LCD TV and Bose surround sound home theater system. To port is generous additional underdeck storage and a built-in bookcase featuring fiddled shelves and still more lockers.
The covered aft deck is accessed by wide, full-depth boarding gates on both sides and in the transom. 4 folding teak deck chairs and a cocktail table provide for comfortable entertaining. Steps on either side allow for easy access to the side decks. Hawse pipes allow for line handling both aft and to the sides. A Scandvik shower in the transom provides hot and cold water for washing down. Speakers overhead are controlled by the wired Fusion remote to starboard. Located in the forward bulkhead to starboard are the 75′ Cablemaster shorepower cord, dockside water and cable TV inlets, freshwater outlet, and 110V receptacle. Accessed through the generous boarding gate, the fiberglass swim platform allows aft access and can be boarded from the folding ladder beneath. LED blue/white underwater lights were added by her owner for nighttime viewing below. The spacious lazarette is accessed through a hatch in the teak sole on the centerline.
Beneath the cockpit sole, accessed through a hatch, is a surprisingly spacious lazarette. In addition to the stern thruster, steering gear, and davit motor/pump assembly, there is abundant storage available for lines, fenders, cleaning supplies, boat hook, folding bikes, emergency tiller, secondary anchor, and more.
Located to starboard, the comfortable L-shaped settee, covered in subtle-striped blue fabric, has storage beneath and a nice end table forward. The cherrywood hi-lo table has leaves that fold out for expanded seating capacity and can be moved outside for dining al fresco. To port are a pair of comfortable Stressless reclining chairs. Silhouette shades provide privacy and protection from the sun while custom end panels and tie backs add style.
Below the salon you’ll find the house battery bank (3 Mastervolt AGM 8Ds (2017) at 810 Ah total, a dedicated stern thruster bank, Cable Master drum (75′ 50 A cord), Mastervolt Combi 4000 Watt inverter / 200 Amp charger, and Sounddown mufflers. There’s also a 2000 gph Rule bilge pump and the water lift muffler for the Northern Lights genset. Access is simple with both a day hatch and larger service hatch in support of major mechanical work.
The gourmet galley is located up where her chef can always be part of the activity. She’s well equipped for meal preparation with a 3-burner, Force 10 propane range, 14 cu. ft. GE refrigerator/freezer, GE microwave oven, and deep Elkay sink with pullout sprayer faucet. Neutral Corian counter tops are easy to maintain and will complement any decor, while the raised section is ideal for serving crew and guests. Traditional round port lights provides ventilation while abundant storage ensures a good home can be found for all provisions. Beneath the starboard side bookcase, the U-line ice maker frees up space in the ice box and ensures drinks will be well chilled.
The centerline helm console in the raised pilothouse is equipped with a full complement of Garmin navigational electronics, all within easy reach of the fine Buff Ultraleather Stidd helm chair. Precise Teleflex Morse controls allow smooth control of the twin 480hp Yanmar 6-cylinder diesels while her rudders are guided by a custom, handcrafted cherry helm wheel. Electronics include a pair of 12″ Garmin 5212 chartplotters, a matched Garmin autopilot, a 3rd smaller Garmin 492 chartplotter that serves as a dedicated depth display, and a Uniden UM625C VHF radio. Two large chart drawers and a wide, lighted table to starboard allow for easy storage and use of paper charts. Side Power bow and stern thrusters assure confident close quarters handling. Controls for the dual trumpet Kahlenberg horns, intermittent Exalto wiper/washer system, Maxwell windlass, and Lenco electric trim tabs are all close at hand. A Yacht Controller remote makes for easier single hand operation with wireless control of both thrusters, both transmissions, and the windlass.
The pilothouse watch berth is elevated for optimal forward visibility, long enough for naps underway, and converts to a 3/4 double berth to accommodate overnight guests. A table provides a convenient work surface and the wall mounted lamp to starboard makes this an ideal location to retire with a good book. Above the settee, a color coordinated half hull model showcases her elegant lines and makes for interesting conversation. Beneath the settee are several small lockers for equipment storage. High quality, weathertight Dutch doors lead directly to the wide side decks while stairs to the port side of the settee provide easy access to the flybridge. Textilene screens for all pilothouse windows provide sun protection.
An L-settee that easily pulls out to a double berth highlights the flexible nature of the guest stateroom, while a Pullman berth adds additional sleeping capacity. Located inboard is a large desk with drawers. Aft and outboard is a large hanging locker while beneath the settee are two additional large drawers. Two port lights and a screened hatch overhead make the GSR feel open and airy while 3 wall mounted lamps provide additional lighting for reading. The bilge area below, or pump room, is home to the 3 CruiseAir reverse-cycle air conditioners, the water heater, fresh water pump, and shower drain system. A full head is located across the companionway.
Beneath the guest stateroom, separated from engine room heat, is a dedicated space for 3 CruiseAir AC units, the freshwater pressure system, water heater, shower drain system, and the vacuum generator for the guest head.
Located to port abaft the guest stateroom is the guest head with separate shower.
A true queen island berth is the centerpiece of the master stateroom. With over 7′ of headroom and light provided by 4 ports and a large screened deck hatch, the MSR feels surprisingly generous for a motoryacht this size. Hanging lockers on both sides, 6 deep drawers under the berth, and a dresser with drawers and shelved storage ensure her owners have ample room for their belongings. A look beneath the berth reveals cavernous storage and provides access to the dedicated battery bank for the bow thruster and windlass. The ensuite head features a molded fiberglass shower stall with a seat, Vacuflush head, and Corian countertops.
The ensuite master head features a spacious stand up shower with molded in seat and bi-fold door, Vacuflush head, and fiddled Corian countertop.
While her pilothouse is fully capable, most Krogen Express owners prefer operating their vessels up top where they can better experience her cruising capabilities. Conversations are easy as little engine noise makes its way up here, leaving only the soothing sounds of sea breezes and ocean waves with which to compete. A frameless venturi windscreen deflects air above the captain sitting in the comfortable, raised centerline Stidd helm chair. Matching Garmin electronics provides full navigational support along with the large Ritchie compass. An Icom VHF radio provides communications. Controls for the Sidepower bow and stern thrusters, Lenco electric trim tabs, and Maxwell windlass are close at hand. The Garmin 4′ HD open array radar scanner and KVH5 satellite TV dome are mounted on an aluminum spar-style mast that can be lowered when needed. Shaded by a Royal blue Sunbrella bimini top, the L-settee provides ample seating for crew and guests and contains storage beneath for the extensive canvas package as well as a propane locker. Situated aft of the settee, the open boat deck easily accommodates two folding deck chairs and serves as access to the 11′ Nautica 4-seat luxury console tender. This is the ideal place to enjoy a cup of morning coffee or catch a beautiful evening sunset. The dinghy, with a raised console and seating for 4, is powered by a 40 hp 4-stroke Yamaha outboard and launched with the fully hydraulic Steelhead davit.
Access forward is simple with just two easy steps to the wide side decks on both sides and a single step just forward of the pilothouse Dutch doors. A high rail inspires confidence and a feeling of safety and the crew will find line handling simplified compared to similar vessels with raised bulwarks and fashion plates covering side decks. The two spring cleats, mounted conveniently on the toe rails, couldn’t be easier for securing lines, while the lack of a Portuguese bridge makes for quick passage forward. Deck fills for fuel and water can be found on both sides mid ships while the waste pumpout is forward to starboard. On the port side of the pilothouse forward are secondary 50A shorepower and cable TV connection points. The Spade plow style anchor can be retrieved easily by her Maxwell Liberty windlass with foot pedals located to port and can be cleaned by either the raw water or fresh water washdowns. The compartmented anchor locker is accessed by a ship quality Freeman deck hatch and houses the ground tackle, comprised of 50′ of 3/8″ high test galvanized chain and 200′ of 3/4″ line. A ladder ensures easy access below and there is ample additional space for fenders, lines, and washdown hose.
With over 6′ height on the centerline, the exceptionally clean, stand-up, walk-in engine room is accessed through a weathertight aluminum door with observation window. Her powerful 480 hp electronic Yanmar diesels which can be easily accessed all around. The engines are fired by dedicated 8D AGM starting batteries and drive through matched Yanmar/Kanzaki transmissions. Vibration is kept to a minimum with the standard Aqua Drive systems. The 12kw Northern Lights genset sits on the centerline and has its own starting battery, isolated from the others to ensure she starts every time. A Reverso fluid changing system is connected to both engines, both transmissions, and the genset to improve serviceability, while a Groco fuel transfer pump makes equalizing the tanks a breeze. As with the water tanks, diesel fuel levels can be easily assessed with convenient sight tubes. A Seafire automatic fire suppression system, freshwater washdown, and storage for tools and supplies above and alongside the large water tanks are additional features welcomed by her owners.
Owner’s personal effects, tools, loose galley and other items, artwork and all items seen aboard or in photos but not specifically stated on this listing sheet shall be considered to be excluded from the sale.