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Krogen Express 52
(w/ 2 x 440-hp Yanmar 6LY2A-STP )

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Krogen Express 52
Krogen Express 52

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The new 52 obtains its increased performance and maneuverability from her semi-displacement hull. She’s an ideal platform for long-range cruising offering luxurious liveaboard accommodations and an open layout.

Key Features

  • Plenty of room to entertain
  • Expansive aft deck
  • U-shaped galley with excellent working space
  • Pilot house surrounded by cherry wood
  • Flybridge
  • Spacious master stateroom with over 7 feet of headroom

Specifications

Krogen Express 52 Specifications
Length Overall 57' 6'' Dry Weight 44,480 lbs
Beam 15' 11'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 4' 0'' Fuel Cap 650 gal.
Deadrise/Transom N/A Water Cap 370 gal.
Max Headroom N/A Bridge Clearance 13' 3'' mast down
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Engine Options

Krogen Express 52Engine options
Std. Power 2 x 440-hp Yanmar 6LY2A-STP
Tested Power 2 x 440-hp Yanmar 6LY2A-STP
Opt. Power Not Available

Krogen Express 52 Photo Gallery

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Impressive trawler.

Krogen Express 52 Captain's Report

Tested by Capt. Ron Svoboda

Trawlers are known for being spacious, but at the cost of speed. That is all about to change with the introduction of the Krogen Express 52.

Recognized for their livable accommodations, the Krogen line has been expanded with the 52. Titled as an Express, the new boat obtains its increased performance from a semi-displacement hull, which is quite a departure from the original full-displacement format that the Kadey-Krogen yard has produced for decades. Most importantly, the increased speed results in better maneuverability and more time enjoying your cruising destination, so it’s not just about the journey anymore.

Spacious Deck

Boarding the 52 from the stern allows you to appreciate the expansive aft deck. Protected by a hardtop, this teak soled area supplies enough room for a full sized table and four chairs without cluttering the deck. In addition, both aft doors can be opened to expand the entertainment area into the salon, making one very enjoyable living space.

Interior Features

Moving into the airy saloon, one is soothed by the abundance of solid wood cabinetry and flooring. Large windows allow fresh air and sunlight into the sitting area. Located to starboard, you will find a relaxed, L-shaped settee with ample storage space below the cushions. To port, a pair of recliners offers flexible seating options and compliments the saloon’s coffee table. The Cherrywood table can be quickly converted for dining by opening the leaves and raising the pneumatically assisted top.

The U-shaped galley provides excellent working space for the chef and seemingly boundless storage, both above and below the Corian counter top. Krogen also equipped the 52 with full size appliances which include a refrigerator/ freezer combo, microwave, multi-burner cooktop, and oven.

The View from the Pilothouse

The pilot house is awash with high-end electronics and Cherrywood joinery. The layout is pure functionality, and it’s an easy reach to the controls and instrumentation from the ultra-plush leather Stidd pilot chair. The captain will love the 180 degree view, as will guests seated in the pilot house’s raised settee. This convertible seating area incorporates a high-low table and a pull-out extension that changes the area into a double berth for added guests. Should you decide to pilot the 52 from the flybridge, you are treated to a full compliment of instrumentation and seating comfort for all of your guests. As well as easy access to the deck mounted davit for your dinghy.

Accommodations

Located down a few steps and forward of the pilot house are the staterooms and heads. The companionway serves the guest head to port and the guest stateroom to starboard. This stateroom is available in several layouts to suite your specific needs. Our test vessel was configured with an L-shaped settee that converts into a double berth with a Pullman bunk forward. This format also includes a desk and drawers, making this space a very useful office. The master stateroom is striking, affording 7 feet, 4 inches of headroom. This bright and airy room features a full-size queen island berth, generous storage capacity and an en-suite head located to port.

Specs

Measuring from the swim platform to the front of the large bow pulpit, the Krogen Express is 57 feet, 6 inches long, with a beam of 15 feet, 5 inches wide. Depending on her load, displacement totals to just under 45,000 pounds, while drawing only 4 feet of water. I was most impressed with the 52’s engine room. As an engineer, I enjoy seeing top-notch rigging. Here is a vessel with an impeccable attention to detail and unprecedented access to all the mechanical systems for ease of maintenance and servicing. This quality workmanship was found throughout the boat, from design, to hatches and hardware. So, for long term cruising or live aboard, either way, the Krogen Express 52 delivers the lifestyle at a faster pace.

Krogen Express 52 Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Krogen Express 52 is 25.8 mph (41.5 kph), burning 42.6 gallons per hour (gph) or 161.24 liters per hour (lph).

  • Best cruise for the Krogen Express 52 is 18.4 mph (29.6 kph), and the boat gets 1.02 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.43 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 596 miles (959.17 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 2 x 440-hp Yanmar 6LY2A-STP.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

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Standard and Optional Equipment

Krogen Express 52 Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
Air Cond./Heat Standard
Battery Charger/Converter Standard
CD Stereo Standard
Dripless Shaft Seals Standard
Head: Fixed Standard
Power Steering Standard
Shore Power Standard
Trim Tabs Standard
Washdown: Fresh Water Standard
Water Heater Standard
Windlass Standard
Galley
Icemaker Standard
Microwave Standard
Refrigerator Standard
Stove Standard
Exterior Features
Ice Chest Standard
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Transom Door Standard
Transom Shower Standard
Boats More Than 30 Feet
Generator Standard
Glendinning Cablemaster Standard
Oil Change System Standard
Washer/Dryer Standard

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Krogen Express 52 Warranty

Krogen Express 52 Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.

Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!

Krogen Express 52 Price

Krogen Express 52 Price
Pricing Range $1,200,000.00
Price as Tested $1,225,000.00
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Test Results   (Printer Friendly Page)

Test Power: 2 x 440-hp Yanmar 6LY2A-STP
  Range  
RPM MPH Knots Total GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM   KM    KPH    LPH    KPL   dBA
1000 8.2 7.1 1.8 4.6 4.0 2665 2317 4289 13.20 6.81 1.94 66
1250 10.3 9.0 2.8 3.7 3.2 2152 1871 3463 16.60 10.60 1.56 69
1500 11.6 10.0 4.8 2.4 2.1 1408 1224 2266 18.70 18.17 1.02 73
1750 12.7 11.0 7.5 1.7 1.5 991 861 1595 20.40 28.39 0.72 75
2000 14.7 12.8 10.4 1.4 1.2 827 719 1331 23.70 39.37 0.60 78
2250 15.8 13.7 14.5 1.1 1.0 637 554 1025 25.40 54.89 0.46 78
2500 18.4 16.0 18.0 1.0 0.9 596 517 959 29.60 68.14 0.43 81
2750 21.2 18.4 23.9 0.9 0.8 519 451 835 34.10 90.47 0.38 82
3000 23.3 20.2 31.6 0.7 0.6 430 374 692 37.50 119.62 0.31 83
3300 25.8 22.4 42.6 0.6 0.5 354 308 570 41.50 161.26 0.26 85

All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation.

Performance Chart

Performance Chart

Test Conditions

Test Power: 2 x 440-hp Yanmar 6LY2A-STP
Time To Plane 8.5 sec.
0 to 30 6.7 sec. 0 to 20 mph
Test Power 2 x 440-hp Yanmar 6LY2A-STP
Transmission ZF with electronic controls
Ratio 2.47:1
Props 26x26 4-blade high torque
Load 2 persons, 3/4 fuel, 2/3 water, full crusing gear
Climate 74 deg., 85% humid.; wind: 10-15 knots; seas: 2-3 feet
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