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2014 Kadey-Krogen 44AE

A$  1,143,935*
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Kadey-Krogen 44AE

Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Vero Beach, FL
Hull Material:
Current Price:
US$ 879,000 Tax Paid (A$  1,143,935) 

There are Krogen 44’s, there are Krogen 44AE’s and then there is Sweet Ride. In 2004 Krogen introduced the Krogen 44. They are very popular for their 2-stateroom layout and ease of operation and can even be operated single handedly. The hull designprovides the efficiency that you expect from a trawler with the Krogen wine glass stern which gives the 44 a very comfortable ride in any sea.

 In 2012 Krogen took what they learned from the first 26 hulls and made several design changes. Krogen focused on improving access to the boat itself, access to systems which require maintenance and upgrading appliances. They added the AE designation, “Advanced Ergonomics”, to signify more than 50 design improvements. Specifically, the 44AE is distinctive from the original 44 design in the following ways:

  • Full walk-thru cockpit boarding doors
  • GE full size refrigerator which opens to port for ease of the chef
  • Viking four-burner propane stove/oven
  • Walk-in engine room access
  • Available Companion seat next to the helm chair on the Flybridge    
  • Included an L-shaped settee arrangement on the Flybridge with a table

Sweet Ride is extensively equipped for blue water cruising and is a proven offshore cruiser. Her water maker, extensive spares, larger refrigerator and pantry space add to her ability to be self-sufficient in remote areas. When acquired by her current owners, they took this improved AE platform to the highest level of “cruise ready”. Owners of two prior Krogens, they purchased Sweet Ride because they appreciate the Krogen design as well as the quality of the build. Their extensive cruising experience taught them what cruise ready means. It’s about redundant systems, built with the best equipment and installed in a manner that makes serviceability and operation as easy as possible. The result: you will be hard pressed to find any other Krogen available today at any price that is more cruise ready than Sweet Ride.

 The transformation began with a complete inspection of every system aboard Sweet Ride. Each system was evaluated for reliability, durability and serviceability. The objective was to bring Sweet Ride to a level of preparation and confidence in systems so the owners could enjoy easy access and reliable operation.

 Here are some of the improvements undertaken:

  • All raw water fittings were removed, cleaned and coated with a ceramic coating - making them impervious to the hazards of salt water.
  • All hoses in engine room were replaced.
  • The engine was serviced and, in the process, all fuel or oil filters which were in any way difficult to service were relocated for ease of maintenance.
  • The coolers on the stabilizers were remounted in order to ease changing of the zincs.
  • Dial type battery switches were removed and replaced by fuses to immediately be able to isolate any circuit.
  • All batteries were replaced. The starting batteries for the main and the genset were more appropriately sized for their purpose and the six house batteries were replaced with premium AGM Roll batteries.
  • Electrical System upgrades included installation of a second 2500 watt Magnum inverter for duplicity.
  • A Charles Iso-boost system was installed. The Iso-Boost™ is an automatic voltage correcting shoreline isolation transformer intended for boats with 50-amp (Iso-Boost™ 50) or 100-amp (Iso-Boost™ 100) service. Properly installed it will electrically isolate AC shore power from the boat’s AC power system reducing galvanic current corrosion due to the AC shore power connection. The output voltage is boosted (increased) by 15% if the supplied voltage is too low. This low voltage commonly occurs when connecting to marina power sources that are derived from a 208-volt system rather than from a 240-volt (60Hz electrical service) system. According to the manufacturer, the Iso-Boost™ can extend the useful life of many electrical components installed on the boat.
  • A second fresh water pump was plumbed into the system so that there is a 12v pump and a separate 120v pump giving you both options and redundancy.
  • The shower sump was reworked for more efficiency.
  • A Simrad open array radar was installed.
  • SoundDown noise reduction padding was added under the carpets for superior sound insulation.
  • Engine room fire suppression system was wired to always be active even with the boat is shutdown.
  • All external canvas was replaced and a forward sunshade was added making the entire bow including its built in settee, an additional living or entertaining space.
  • New dinghy installed, June 2020. North Atlantic Inflatables brand with aluminum hull and inflatable Hypalon tubes. New Tohatsu / 9.9 HP outboard motor with electric start. Total weight (tender and outboard) approximately ~200 pounds. The light weight makes her fast through the water and easier to launch / retrieve.

 *Listing broker. Larry Friedman (licensed Florida Yacht broker) has extensive product knowledge of the trawler market and is a past owner of a Krogen 39. Larry has the advantage of being an owner operator with extensive hands-on experience and can help you from the early stages of the search through purchasing and post purchase coaching. The photos, images and descriptive content are copyrighted by JMYS and may not be copied or used without specific written permission. All inspections are by appointment only. Please contact listing broker, Larry Friedman by phone, text or email for additional information or to schedule your personal showing. Larry is always available via Mobile +1.317.501.4671 (call or text). You can send a detailed Email to:

REMOTE SHOWINGS: Contact the listing broker directly if you would like to make an appointment to schedule a tour of this vessel.

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