Kadey-Krogen 48 North Sea
(w/ 1 x 225-hp John Deere 6068 TFM - Diesel)

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The 48 North Sea is a salty boat both in function and appearance. She offers liveaboard accommodations, long-range cruising, and safety at sea.

Key Features

  • Spacious layout for liveaboard cruising
  • Master with queen berth and ensuite head
  • Starboard Guest/Den with desk and settee that converts to upper and lower berths
  • Spacious saloon with generous storage
  • Washer/Dryer unit
  • Molded diamond-pattern non-skid finish
  • Flybridge with spacious layout

Specifications

Kadey-Krogen 48 North Sea Specifications
Length Overall 53' 0'' Dry Weight 56,450 lbs.
Beam 17' 4'' (over rub rail) Tested Weight N/A
Draft 5' 0'' Fuel Cap 1,000 gal.
Deadrise/Transom Full Displacement Hull Water Cap 400 gal.
Max Headroom 6' 10'' Bridge Clearance 15' 1'' (with 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

Kadey-Krogen 48 North Sea Engine options
Std. Power 1x225-hp John Deere 6068 TFM
Tested Power 1 x 225-hp John Deere 6068 TFM - Diesel
Opt. Power Various Diesel

Kadey-Krogen 48 North Sea Photo Gallery

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Offshore Passagemaker

Many of the features designed into the 48 North Sea to create a world traveler also make it ideal for coastal cruising and extended periods on the water.

Master Stateroom

The 48’s master stateroom features a full queen bed.

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Den Guest Stateroom

The guest stateroom is normally configured as a spacious office and den, with a long, L-shaped settee and a desk; but even when converted for sleeping, it is capaciously pleasant.

Galley

While the use of interior space is more house-like than most production boats, the flavor of the interior is conventionally nautical.

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Pilothouse

The roomy pilothouse features an L-shaped dinette to keep the skipper involved in the party.

Saloon

Many boats offer spacious saloons, accommodating galleys, and generous master staterooms. But what makes the 48 North Sea so unusually home-like is that every space on the boat is comfortable in itsel

Kadey-Krogen 48 North Sea Captain's Report




The 48 Makes Extended Offshore Passagemaking Easy

Test by Capt. Vince Daniello

Two things are necessary to create a boat that is capable of crossing an ocean, extended range and the ability to withstand any conditions Mother Nature chooses to present along the route. No matter how carefully weather forecasts are examined, on a week-long passage severe weather could develop during the trip. The Kadey-Krogen 48 North Sea’s full-displacement hull and fuel-friendly engine offer the range, and the ability to withstand the worst conceivable weather. (The 48 North Sea with her ballasted keel will right herself after being pushed 85 degrees over on her side.) But the Krogen 48 was designed for a third vitally important element: livability. When the world is reduced to forty-eight by sixteen feet for an extended period, comfort becomes almost as important as safety.

Interestingly, only a handful of Krogen owners will ever actually cross an ocean, according to Judd Straus, Vice President of Kadey-Krogen Yachts. Most Krogen 48s will be used for coastal cruising and/or as a primary or secondary home. While these statistics surprised me, they make sense. Many of the features designed into the 48 North Sea to create a world traveler also make it ideal for coastal cruising and extended periods on the water. By designing a boat for comfort during long passages, Jim Krogen may have inadvertently created the ultimate live-aboard.

The Cabin

Many boats offer spacious saloons, accommodating galleys, and generous master staterooms. But what makes the 48 North Sea so unusually home-like is that every space on the boat is comfortable in itself. Most people would not live in a house with tiny bedrooms or claustrophobic bathrooms, so why live that way on the water? The 48’s master stateroom features a full queen bed, not an oval-shaped, wedged-into-the-bow sportfishing boat queen; but an actual, rectangular queen-sized bed, accessible from both sides. The guest stateroom is normally configured as a spacious office and den, with a long, L-shaped settee and a desk; but even when converted for sleeping, it is capaciously pleasant.

The Pilothouse

The roomy pilothouse features an L-shaped dinette to keep the skipper involved in the party. This dinette converts into a double bed for additional guests or as a watch berth on nighttime crossings. From the nap-inducing foredeck bench seat to the huge, fully covered aft deck, each individual area of the 48 North Sea is an inviting place to be.

While the use of interior space is more house-like than most production boats, the flavor of the interior is conventionally nautical. Glossy white overheads are contrasted with teak accented deck beams, and teak-veneer paneling is meticulously crafted but used cautiously, keeping the interior light and cheery. The built-in settees are proportioned like home furnishings, but the long, straight lines and teak construction are distinctively seafaring. The Krogen 48 North Sea is a salty boat, both in function and appearance.

Specs and Performance

As for her offshore abilities, very few production boats are as capable a cruiser. With a two-thousand mile range at eight knots, she can travel to any isolated port on the globe with the fuel on board. A sixty-thousand pound loaded displacement and forty-five-hundred pounds of ballast ensure that she is not just safe, but comfortable when the wind kicks up. Every detail of the design and construction was deliberated for suitability in an extended offshore passagemaker.

If you’re so inclined, stock up the cupboards, top off the tanks, turn the key and leave the familiar world behind, headed across vast oceans to exotic lands. That is the intended mission of the Kadey-Krogen 48 North Sea; a mission she is well suited to carrying out.

Kadey-Krogen 48 North Sea Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Kadey-Krogen 48 North Sea is 11.0 mph (17.7 kph), burning 11.0 gallons per hour (gph) or 41.64 liters per hour (lph).

  • Best cruise for the Kadey-Krogen 48 North Sea is 8.9 mph (14.3 kph), and the boat gets 3.02 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.28 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 2715 miles (4369.37 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 1 x 225-hp John Deere 6068 TFM - Diesel.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.


Standard and Optional Equipment

Kadey-Krogen 48 North Sea Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
Battery Charger/Converter Standard Heart 3200
Dripless Shaft Seals Standard
Head: Fixed Standard (2) Sealand VacuFlush w/status panel
Power Steering Standard hydraulic (2-station)
Shore Power Standard (2) 50 amp, fore and aft
Washdown: Fresh Water Standard
Washdown: Raw Water Optional
Windlass Standard
Galley
Microwave Standard
Refrigerator Standard 11 cubic-foot (without ice-maker) with
Stove Standard Propane with thermostatic control
Exterior Features
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard fiberglass
Transom Door Standard
Transom Shower Standard
Boats More Than 30 Feet
Fuel Transfer Standard
Generator Standard Northern Lights 12Kw with sound shield
Helm: Second Station Standard
Washer/Dryer Standard stack unit in guest head

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Kadey-Krogen 48 North Sea Warranty

Kadey-Krogen 48 North Sea 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!

Kadey-Krogen 48 North Sea Price

Kadey-Krogen 48 North Sea Price
Pricing Range $771,000.00
Price as Tested $846,000.00
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.


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