Kadey Krogen 48 Whaleback Grand Saloon

AU $965,000 Plus Duty/GST if applicable Finance
48' 0" - 14.64m
Family, Leisure, Live Aboard
Vessel Location
Sarasota Florida Insurance
Hull Material

FLUKE is the most extensively equipped Whaleback to ever come on the brokerage market.

Absolutely no expense was spared when she was commissioned, and she has received nothing but the best from Day 1. She is a Grand Saloon model with 2 staterooms and 2 heads resulting in a luxurious saloon and large galley.

In addition she has a hydraulic system powering bow and stern thrusters, dinghy crane and "Get Home" propulsion.

FLUKE is an economical, go anywhere blue water trawler that is in bristol condition. This is a rare opportunity, and will not last long.

The Krogen 48 Whaleback

Don't be surprised to see a classic Krogen Whaleback cruising to Hong Kong, New Zealand or Athens. Even today, owners of the stalwart Krogen Whaleback love their boats and cruise the world! The full body saloon is a delight of natural light. The convivial galley is nicely equipped, inspiring even reluctant chefs to new culinary heights. Amidships below you'll find two generous staterooms for guests. Forward, nicely private, and roomy is the master stateroom with queen-size sleeping, large master head with shower and loads of storage.

An interior staircase makes it a quick, dry commute from the saloon to the all pro-pilothouse with its nearly 360 ° view enabling great views at sea and facilitating maneuvering when docking.

Surrounding the pilothouse is a massive boat deck with abundant space for personal watercraft and/or bicycles plus lots left open for comfortably handling dock lines. For unlimited cruising, the Whaleback 48 takes you confidently and comfortably to your destination with excellent fuel economy.

Limitless cruising options, incredible storage, and liveaboard capability made the Whaleback a favorite. A direct predecessor of today's Krogen 48.

30 Krogen Whaleback 48s were built between 1992 and 2005

Builder: Kadey Krogen
Designer: James Krogen

LOA: 53 ft 0 in
Beam: 17 ft 4 in
LWL: 45 ft 5 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 0 in
Displacement: 56450 lbs
Ballast: 4500 lbs

Total Power: 225 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: John Deere
Engine Model: 6068TFM
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 4373
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 225 HP

Cruising Speed: 9 knots

Fresh Water Tanks: (540 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (1000 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (100 Gallons)

Hull and superstructure molds from high-grade female tooling. Hull construction includes use of USA-made, Cook® gel coat. Closed cell PVC sandwich core used above waterline; solid hand-laid PPG® combo mat fiberglass below waterline, with blister-resistant vinylester resins, utilized on first, two laminates. Superstructure includes end-grain balsa and core mat for print-through reduction. Teak aft deck. Boat, side and fore decks have GripTex® non-skid finish. Bulwark ceiling to have molded plank lines with gelcoat finish. Polyurethane formulate marine sealants used at hull-to-deck, boat deck joints and exterior fittings. Marine-grade plywood bulkheads with wood stringers and frames. Teak veneer walls and cabinetry with satin varnish.

The saloon is entered from the spacious covered aft deck through double Freeman welded aluminum doors. To port are a pair of comfortable Ekornes Stressless recliners w/ matching footstools. To starboard is an L-shaped oversized settee with teak hi-lo dining table. The entertainment center is located in the aft port side, while the forward starboard side includes a built-in cabinet and breakfast bar with matching swivel stools. The entire area is enhanced by carpeting, teak valances, custom drapes and blinds and Phantom screen.

The oversized galley on FLUKE is open to the saloon. There is an abundance of storage in cabinets and drawers as well as a large, deep pantry in the companionway. Countertops are Corian along with a custom tile backsplash. There is also supplemental freezer space in the midship machinery space. Major components include:
Summit Stainless Steel refrigerator/freezer (new 2014)
Force 10 propane stove and oven
Samsung Stainless Steel convection/microwave oven (new 2012)
Large stainless steel sink
Stainless steel Fisher Paykel dishwasher
GE Monogram stainless steel trash compactor
Large opening window
Whirlpool filtered water

Master Stateroom
The large master stateroom is located forward and features a queen-size island berth with a memory foam mattress. There is ample storage in two hanging lockers and multiple drawers. Four opening ports and two overhead hatches make it light and airy.

Ensuite Head
The ensuite head is located in the aft port side of the master stateroom. There is an oversized stall shower with molded seat with temperature controlled fixture, a sink with Corian counter top and lighted vanity/medicine cabinet and a full-size Sealand VacuFlush fresh water head. There is also a Seagull filtered water system for drinking water at the sink. A large linen cabinet and custom ceramic floor tile finish the room.

Guest Stateroom
The guest stateroom is on the port side forward of the saloon. It is very large and features a queen berth with custom mattress. There is a large desk with drawers, book shelves and hanging locker. The large opening window and single opening port hole create an inviting space.

Guest Head
The guest head has a large stall shower, Sealand full-size VacuFlush fresh water head, large linen closet, custom ceramic floor tile and Corian topped vanity. There is also a Seagull filtered water system for drinking water at the sink. The stack GE washer/dryer is located just outside the guest head.

The pilothouse of the Whaleback is a very popular feature. With 360 degree panoramic view, comfortable custom electric Stidd helm chair, convertible L-shaped settee with hi-lo table, Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer and wet bar, this is the place to be underway. With opening windows port, starboard and aft, Freeman dutch aluminum doors it is a great place to enjoy a sunrise or sunset. It is also often used for an office space as well.

Furuno integrated NavNet display
Furuno NavNet chart plotter/radar VX2
Furuno NavNet weather fax
Furuno GP-32 GPS/WAAS
Furuno RD-30 Depth, knots and water temperature
Furuno 64 mile open array radar
Furuno color depth finder
ASUS PC with 15" monitor & Rose Point Coastal Explorer software
Simrad AP-20 autopilot
Simrad AP-21 autopilot remote
2 Standard Horizon Spectrum VHF, both with DSC, hailer & RAM mics
WxWorx satellite weather
Amplified cell phone antenna
Simrad wind instrument
ACR 406 EPIRD w/hydrostatic release
Ubiquiti Bullet M2 antenna

12Kw Northern Lights generator w/PTO (1623 hours)
2500 Watt Trace inverter/charger
2000 Watt Xantrax Freedom SW 2012 inverter/charger
Newmar 40 amp charger (dedicated to electronics battery)
Leece Neville 320 amp main engine alternator
(9) 8-D AGM batteries (2014)

Engine Room & Mechanicals
John Deere 6068 TFM 225 hp (4373 hours)
Twin Disc 3:1 marine gear
Keypower hydraulic "Get Home" drive
Large hydraulic pump on PTO
Hydraulic bow & stern thrusters
Bow thruster foot contols at windlass
Hydraulic power rotating 1500# davit
Dual Racor fuel filters
Gulf Coast fuel polishing system with Oberdorfer pump
Naiad 9 sq ft hydraulic stabilizers
Automatic fire suppression system
Workbench with tool storage & vice

Additional Components
FLUKE is without a doubt one of the best equipped trawlers on the water. She is turn key and self-sufficient in every respect. Major components include:

900 GPD Filtration Concepts watermaker
Viking liferaft (inspection out of date)
4 Zone reverse cycle / 74,000 BTU
12' AB RIB with Nissan 30 HP 4-Stroke engine
Steelhead hydraulic power rotating crane
Rocna 121# with 300' 3/8" HT chain
Fortress with 500' nylon rode
Danforth with 500' nylon rode
Maxwell 2200 anchor windlass
2 Foredeck bitts + cleats
BOSE Lifestyle 50 system
KVH TracVision 6 satellite TV
Flat Screen TV's in saloon and master stateroom
GE Stacked washer and dryer
LED lighting
Aft deck enclosed with EZ2CY
Engel 110v/12v refrigerator/freezer in mechanical room
Magma BBQ grill on upper deck
3M UV protectant film on windows
New bottom paint (2016)

Owner's personal items, artwork and tools.
Engel 110v/12v refrigerator/freezer in the cockpit. The one in machinery space does convey.

AU $965,000 Plus Duty/GST if applicable    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Boat Reference
48' 0" - 14.64m
17' 4"
56450 lbs
Vessel Location
Sarasota Florida
North America and Caribbean
James Krogen
Kadey Krogen
Hull Material
Engine Make
John Deere
Number Engines
225 hp
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
Cruise Speed
9 knots
Shaft drive through Twin Disc 3:1 reduction. Hydraulic get home drive as backup.
Hydraulic bow and stern thrusters. Naiad 9sq ft stabilisers.
12Kw Northern Lights - 1623 hours
1000 US gallons
540 US gallons
12' AB RIB
Nissan 30 HP 4-Stroke
Ground Tackle
Rocna 121# with 300' 3/8" HT chain
Fortress with 500' nylon rode
Danforth with 500' nylon rode
Maxwell 2200 anchor windlass
As Kadey Krogen's representative to the Australian and New Zealand markets, I am able to offer much assistance with regard to organising pre-purchase survey inspections of the vessel, and can also assist in arranging insurance and shipping to Australia, should this be required. Please note that Kadey Krogens are more than capable of crossing the Pacific or Atlantic Oceans, having done so before.

Delivery will take place in the US, and prospective buyers should be aware that the cruising grounds in the US and Caribbean are amongst some of the finest in the World.

Kadey Krogen has four offices in the US and a very strong following amongst cruising owners, offering new owners advice and assistance.

Disclaimer: All care is taken to ensure that the information provided in this document is correct as specified by the owner of the vessel. Slight variation in specifications and photos may occur. Price is based on US$0.76 exchange rate and is subject to FX variations and does not include any shipping or other import costs associated with shipping the vessel to Australia or New Zealand.

Broker / Dealer
Andrew Coffey's Brokerage
47 Sydney Road
City / Suburb

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