Krogen Express 52

Krogen Express 52

Krogen Express 52

Slow or fast, it’s your choice. Beneath the surface of this James Krogen design, with styling reminiscent of 1920s commuter yachts, is a hull that can do it all. A broad forward section and soft chines for displacement-speed cruising give way to flat sections aft that providing sufficient lift for 20-knot-plus top speeds.

Yet, on the other end of the spectrum, at 8 knots the Krogen Express 52′ (LOA: 57′ 6″; Beam: 15′ 11″) burns less than 3 gallons per hour for a range of 1,700 nautical miles. At a hull speed of 9.7 knots, 1,100 nautical miles are possible. New for the 2018 model is the option of twin 550-hp Cummins QSB 6.7 over the standard 480-hp Yanmars, which is predicted to bump up the top speed to 22 knots and cruising speed to 17.

The semi-displacement hull draws just four feet while the full keel protects the propellers. A stand-up, walk-around engine room offers ease of access even outboard of her diesels. For navigating, owners have their choice between the protection of the well-equipped raised pilothouse or alfresco on the substantial flybridge.

The Krogen Express 52′ comes turnkey with an 11-foot tender, electronics, canvas packages, and ABT-TRAC fin stabilizers.

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