Building on and inspired by the Krogen 48' AE, which was introduced last year, the Krogen 44' AE is highlighted by a new galley layout and an even more generously sized flybridge. The new Krogen 44' AE replaces the Krogen 44', which had 26 hulls launched.
The Krogen 44' AE is a result of a collaborative effort between owners, prospective owners and the Kadey-Krogen in-house design team lead by naval architect Dave Glasco. There are more than 50 ergonomic and technical changes that differentiate the Krogen 44' AE from her predecessor. New, advanced ergonomic highlights include a full walk-thru cockpit boarding doors, walk-in engine room access, a companion seat next to the helm chair on the flybridge plus corner bench seating with a table perfect for entertaining, and the galley's repositioned starboard-side four-burner Viking range and an18-cubic foot refrigerator that opens to port for the chef's convenience. LED lighting and a new engine room ventilation system utilizing intake and exhaust axial fans headline a substantial list of technical upgrades.
Owners choose from several spacious guest stateroom layouts: a den/office arrangement, a dedicated queen berth suite, or "Jack and Jill" berths for the grandkids. Kadey-Krogen provides flexible options for the guest stateroom so owners may configure the space to best fit their lifestyle and cruising plans.
"No detail has gone without scrutiny," says Larry Polster, vice president of Kadey-Krogen Yachts. "Some changes are significant and obvious and others are more subtle or behind-the-scenes. But, each change is driven by customer input and the resulting exciting new look and greater utility reflected in the new Krogen 44' AE will be appreciated by those who understand and embrace the cruising lifestyle."
Kadey-Krogen Yachts currently builds trawler yachts from 39 to 64 feet. The company's headquarters is located in Stuart, FL, with additional sales offices in Annapolis, MD, and Seattle, WA.