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:
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:
*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: Larry@JMYS.com.
REMOTE SHOWINGS: Contact the listing broker directly if you would like to make an appointment to schedule a tour of this vessel.
Cockpit: The cockpit provides an enclosed outdoor space for relaxing with a beverage or enjoying a meal. Open the enclosure for fishing underway or at anchor. Enter the cockpit from the aft swim platform or from either side boarding door. You have hatch access to the lazarette below. There are shore power connections aft and forward and a cockpit shower is built into the transom. The starboard side deck transits from the cockpit to the foredeck. Access to the interior is through her double weather-tight aluminum Diamond SeaGlaze saloon door.
Saloon: The saloon has a comfortable L-shaped Ultra-leather settee to starboard and two Ekornes Stressless chairs to port and a fixed mounted high-low teak table. The interior is bright and contemporary with satin finished cherry and teak and holly floors. An icemaker was added in 2015. New carpeting installed over heavy pad and Sounddown insulation (2019).
Galley: The gourmet galley has been laid out with priorities such as a deep basin Corian sink, purified water tap, GE refrigerator and freezer. There is overhead storage and ample drawers for glasses, dishes, utensils and silverware. For preparing meals there is a convection microwave oven and a Viking four burner propane range and oven. Additional storage to port for pots, pans and glasses.
Pilothouse: The pilothouse offers excellent visibility all around from the Stidd helm chair, with a bench seat behind that pulls out to a full size off watch berth. There is an impressive assortment of Simrad navigation/communication electronics (installed 2017 and 2019) with controls for the bow thruster, engine, and generator. The electrical panel is installed in an easily accessed panel to port with clearly labeled breakers and digital displays. Aluminum Dutch doors open outboard allow access to the side decks. The port door provides entry to the foredeck or aft to the boat deck and flybridge. The starboard door provides access to foredeck or aft to the cockpit.
Owner Stateroom: The owner stateroom features an island queen forward, two hanging lockers to port and starboard with six large drawers under the berth. There are eight drawers in the aft dresser which has a mirror above. Deep storage is available under the berth that lifts easily with a hydraulic support. A flat screen television is mounted aft to starboard.
Engine Room: You can enter by lifting the stairs to the saloon or through a hatch in sole of saloon. The John Deere main engine is clean, reliable and easy to service. The aft section of the engine room has a Northern Lights generator. The aluminum main fuel tanks outboard are plumbed to the main, generator and ESI fuel polisher/transfer system with supply and return lines. The engine room is protected by Fireboy fire suppression system (serviced 2019). Batteries are divided into three banks all replaced in 2019, house bank six Rolls AGM 6V 460AH, engine start two AGM Series 31, and generator start two AGM Series 34. Two Magnum inverter/chargers offer redundancy and faster charging of batteries. The AGS, automatic generator start, (installed 2018) ensures the batteries are charged properly even if the vessel is unattended.
Lazarette: Accessed via the cockpit hatch, provides ample storage space for fenders, cleaning supplies, fishing gear, and dive gear. The 700 gallons per day water maker and steering gear are also located within.
Foredeck: The foredeck on the Krogen 44AE is high off the water making for a dry, comfortable ride. For ground tackle she relies on a Maxwell 2500 hydraulic windlass with chain rode to a Rocna 40 88lb. anchor and a Manson Supreme 80lb. anchor with chain and 300 feet of nylon rode. Chain locker access is through the painted Freeman hatch on deck. Shore power and dock water connections are installed on the foredeck and in the cockpit. New canvas cover for windlass and canvas awning and support added in 2019.
Boat Deck: Proceeding aft from the port side brings you up to the boat deck and flybridge. The boat deck has a mast and boom for launching and retrieving the tender via two wireless controlled Warn electric hoists. All hoisting equipment replaced in 2019 including stainless steel wires and blocks.
Flybridge: Equipped with Stidd helm chair forward, seating to starboard, L-shaped settee to port, two Simrad MFD’s, electronics, stabilizer and windlass controls on the dash, all under the protection of a folding Bimini top. Whether docking, anchoring, or operating the vessel inshore on beautiful days, the flybridge offers commanding views and vessel control that adds to the joy cruising.
Sweet Ride has been lovingly, maintained and upgraded. Service records for all major equipment are dutifully logged aboard and available for your perusal along with invoices for upgrades in 2019.
Detailed maintenance records confirming pride of ownership are available for review by request*.
BRAND AND MODEL:
Kadey-Krogen 44AE (Flybridge with Bimini top)
Long range passage maker with raised pilothouse
United States Coast Guard documented
Asia Harbor Yacht Builders Co., Ltd.
43,140 lbs. | 19.56 MT
2,500 lbs. | 1,134 KG (Lead)
3,000 miles @ 7 knots
Cruise 7.6 knots. Top 9.0 knots
49' | 14.93 M
40' 11" | 12.44 M
16' 4" | 4.98 M
4' 6" | 1.37 M
Prismatic Coefficient .607
25’0" | 7.62 M to top of antennae (estimate)
White deck with beige nonskid
John Deere | 6068 TFM75 |158 HP (Main hours: ~2,785) Nov 2020
Twin Disc Model MG5061 | 3.0:1 reduction gear
PROPELLER / SHAFT
2" Aquamet 22 shaft | Four blade propeller 28" x 24.5"| Spurs line cutter
Wet exhaust, Centek Vernalift muffler
TRAC/ABT Hydraulic 15 HP Bow thruster
ABT 220 Digital Active Fins
60 Hertz – US style - 50 amp
50 amp and 30 amp (fore and aft).
Northern Lights 9 kW 240V 60Hz (hours: ~1,191 Nov 2020)
(2) Magnum 2800-Watt inverter/charger
Rolls AGM 1245 AH house bank (all batteries replaced 2019)
Cantalupi lighting LED
Water Makers, Inc., ISL 700 (700 gallons a day) | Note: Pickled by previous owner in 2018)*
Cruisair Air Conditioning
Reverso Oil changer
Maxwell 2500 Hydraulic
Rocna 40 88 lbs. | 300' 3/8" high test chain | Secondary Manson Supreme 40 88 lbs. with 25’ chain, 300’ ½” nylon rode
MAST AND BOOM:
Painted aluminum mast and boom for antenna mounting and dinghy lifting
TENDER AND OUTBOARD:
10.5’ North Atlantic Inflatables with aluminum hull |Tohatsu 9.9 HP engine (June 2020)
Simrad | B&G | KVH
Samsung flat screen TV in saloon on lift | Samsung flat screen TV in owner | Samsung flat screen in Guest/Office | KEF speakers | Stereo
(2) Owner forward, Guest cabin amidships
Custom mattress in Owner
Dometic MasterFlush (Electric freshwater)
Single with folding door
ASKO separate clothes washer and clothes dryer
Viking professional propane (4) burner stove with propane oven| GE refrigerator| U-Line icemaker |GE Microwave convection oven
Cherry - matte, semi-gloss finish
Teak and spruce hardwood
Electric standard and electric highwater
850 gallons | 3217 L (Aluminum)
52 gallons | 197 L (Fiberglass)
300 gallons | 1136 L (Stainless Steel)
Stidd helm chairs (Pilothouse and Flybridge) | (2) Man Ship ventilation fans in engine room | (2) Seagull IV water purifiers (Galley and Head) | Dive Compressor in lazarette
Engine room FireBoy fire suppression | Lifesling| EPIRB | Winslow Life raft
All information is believed accurate but should be verified.
Potential purchasers should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be true and correct, but cannot be guaranteed. Items excluded include, but are not limited to – Paintings, Tools and Binoculars. Owner’s personal effects and clothing will be removed prior to closing.
Please contact JMYS directly if you are an interested buyer and would like to learn more. If you are working through a broker please have that broker contact JMYS on your behalf.
Brokers, this listing is available for co-brokerage at 50/50.
JMYS prefers to do business with licensed brokers who are active members of their regional yacht broker association. Courtesy showings are available by appointment after signed co-op.
In order to protect the privacy of our clients, JMYS does not accept offers through Yacht Closer. To comply with Florida regulations and legal requirements, brokers must have current Florida yacht sales license if this listing is located in Florida.
We have created a separate website for Sweet Ride which includes a descriptive summary, facts, figures, equipment selections, engine hours, drawings and a narrated video talk through tour- kadeykrogen44 dot com
Jeff Merrill Yacht Sales, Inc. offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.