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Kadey-Krogen 39
(w/ 1 x 120-hp John Deere 4045 TFM - Diesel)

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Kadey-Krogen 39
Kadey-Krogen 39
The Krogen 39 was designed with the cruising couple in mind. With its displacement hull and traditional trawler styling, this is a great choice for anyone looking for a seaworthy vessel with all the comforts of home.

Key Features

  • Compact Flybridge with excellent view
  • Covered aft cockpit
  • Stand-up Engine room with workstation
  • Large workable galley


Kadey-Krogen 39 Specifications
Length Overall 43' 8'' Dry Weight 33,470 lbs. (with half load)
Beam 14' 3'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 4' 3'' Weight Capacity N/A
Draft Up N/A Person Capacity N/A
Draft Down N/A Fuel Capacity 700 gal.
Air Draft N/A Water Capacity 300 gal.
Deadrise/Transom Full Displacement Hull Length on Trailer N/A
Max Headroom 7' 0'' Height on Trailer N/A
Bridge Clearance 12' 7'' (with mast down) Trailer Weight N/A
Total Package Weight (Trailer,Boat & Engine) N/A
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 39 Engine options
Std. Power 1 x 120-hp John Deere 4045 TFM
Tested Power 1 x 120-hp John Deere 4045 TFM - Diesel
Opt. Power various diesel power

Kadey-Krogen 39 Photo Gallery

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The 39 is seaworthy and comfortable.

Is the product of years of commercial and pleasure craft design experience. Built to the highest standards this trawler is perfect for blue water passage making or coastal cruising.

Spacious main saloon

Whether entertaining or cruising you’ll find the Krogen 39’ has plenty of seating down below. Proving once again that comfort and capability are synonymous.

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Commanding presence from every angle

With sweeping views from all angles one can navigate in confidence and comfort. All controls are laid out with ease of use in mind and no detail has been forgotten.

Master Stateroom

With plenty of room and storage on the Krogen 39’ there is no reason to go home.

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Functional Galley

With this well appointed galley cooking is a cinch. With plenty of storage and countertop space you’re sure to enjoy extended cruises aboard this vessel.

Handyman’s retreat

With tons of headroom and open space on the Krogen 39’, working in the engine room is a breeze. Also, the handyman will appreciate the workbench and storage provided right where you need it.

Kadey-Krogen 39 Captain's Report

Tested by Capt. Brandon DeNatale

Built primarily for couples that are looking to take on the adventures of bluewater cruising or extended coastal excursions, the Krogen 39 is a trawler that delivers the comfort, safety, and ease that will make passagemaking a pleasure.

There are very few choices when it comes to a dedicated bluewater cruiser. Most of the 39’s competition are larger vessels, which include a much larger price tag. By keeping the 39 a production vessel and eliminating the added expense of custom interior options, the company has set the standard for others to follow. Built exclusively by Asia Boat Builders in Taiwan, the cost of manufacturing is reduced and the quality of the product is maintained.

Above Deck

When walking around the exterior of the vessel you quickly notice the minimal use of teak outside which is a welcoming feature when out cruising. Teak flooring on either side of the deck and aft covered cockpit along with the cap rail, are about all the exterior maintenance found aboard. One of the trademarks of the 39 is the large aft covered cockpit, which is an extension of the main saloon. Here you will also find a generous lazarette for fenders and docking lines.

Also found in the cockpit is the emergency tiller attachment post, which is nicely concealed in the teak decking. When walking about the outside of the vessel I took notice of the use of high-quality fixtures, from the heavy-duty cleats and deck hardware to the sturdy fiberglass swim platform with plenty of drainage, which is raised to help in a following sea. There is also a very handy rubrail that follows almost the entire length of the hull. This comes in handy especially when you find yourself shorthanded during landings.

From the aft cockpit you will find a ladder and hatch that lead straight up to the boat deck. This is a great location for a large sized dinghy or extra furniture for lounging around. Up forward you will find the compact fly bridge, which has bench seats with storage on either side. There is ample room for all the necessary electronic and running gear. With the addition of an optional seat this will be a favorite running station with excellent views in good weather.

The Cabin

Stepping into the saloon the first thing you notice are the welded aluminum watertight doors. With large windows on both sides there is plenty of light and ventilation throughout. Inside you’ll find abundant use of teak and the quality of the yards work is present in all the detailed cabinetry and trim. To starboard is an L-shaped settee with a teak foldout table and another bench style to port that can be pulled out into a bunk. Another nice feature is the teak handrail that runs down the center of the saloon within easy reach. This is sure to add comfort when traveling offshore. In front of the saloon to port adjacent with the galley is a beautiful teak bookcase and storage unit. With plenty of room and comfortable seating the salon is sure to act as your family room at sea. There is also an engine room access hatch to the rear of the engine compartment through the sole.

A Practical Galley

The galley is located to starboard and is in the standard U-shaped design, which makes for just the right size especially when underway. There is plenty of countertop space for preparing meals, and with the large 6.3 cubic-foot refrigerator there is sufficient cold storage for any length cruise.

The Pilothouse

Forward and up three steps to port is the pilothouse. Here you will find enough room for an optional washer/dryer combination. There is a commanding feeling of being behind the wheel of such a vessel. As this is where you’ll likely spend most of your time, and you can see that Krogen has taken that into consideration. The builder leaves most of the instruments out until the owner makes the decision on where to place everything. And with enough space to keep a gadget nut satisfied the possibilities are endless. There is generous room to port for all your charts.

You will also find two welded watertight Dutch doors, which are a great feature especially if one’s crew includes a small child or you encounter inclement weather. Another nice feature is the 6-foot long settee, which is positioned behind the helm. This pulls out to become a double berth and would serve quite well when making long passages. Again there is plenty to hold onto in a rough sea. Although the forward view from the pilothouse is excellent the rear visibility is somewhat obscured, as is the case with most pilothouse vessels of this size. I found that by using the windows to aft and by swinging the top half of the Dutch doors open, running in crowded channels wasn’t a problem.

The Engine Room

I was impressed when entering the engine room with the 6-foot plus headroom here and excellent access to all the machinery. Almost every function that needs to be done on the engine and its parts can be done from this area. There is also a workstation to starboard that is perfect for storing your tools and completing any job or repair.

Krogen has also taken great care with sound insulation. This is evident when underway from all points in the boat. In doing away with an additional stateroom Krogen has been able to add more room where it counts and I think most cruisers will agree that it’s better to have a comfortable working area than comfortable guests.

The Staterooms

Forward of the engine room is the master stateroom. It has plenty of hanging lockers and storage compartments finding room for all your belongings becomes a cinch. Under the queen-sized island bed there is a large storage compartment that is accessed by lifting the bed up on pneumatic hinges. There are also five portholes and an overhead hatch that keep things well ventilated down below.

There is a single head just to starboard and abaft of the stateroom, which features a standing shower with bi-fold doors and a household-size toilet.


Underway I soon learned that Kadey-Krogen has really hit on something. They have produced a 39’ boat that cruises like a bigger boat. True, with the rounded bilges she tended to rock a little when underway in a sea, but when you turn on the stabilizers she flattens out nicely while helping to conserve fuel. She's powered by a single John Deere 4045 115-hp diesel. With a range of 2,600 miles at a cruising speed of 8.3kts, the Kadey-Krogen 39 truly is an ocean-crossing vessel. With all of its seaworthiness, comfort and livability, your only problem is choosing which of the world's ports to head for.

Kadey-Krogen 39 Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Kadey-Krogen 39 is 10.2 mph (16.4 kph), burning 7.4 gallons per hour (gph) or 28.01 liters per hour (lph).
  • Best cruise for the Kadey-Krogen 39 is 8.3 mph (13.4 kph), and the boat gets 4.15 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.76 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 2615 miles (4208.43 kilometers).
  • Tested power is 1 x 120-hp John Deere 4045 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 39 Standard and Optional Equipment
Battery Charger/Converter Standard 40 amp
Dripless Shaft Seals Standard Tides dripless
Head: Fixed Standard
Power Steering Standard Hynautic, hydraulic (2-station)
Shore Power Standard (2) 50 amp, fore and aft
Washdown: Fresh Water Standard
Washdown: Raw Water Optional
Water Heater Standard 12 gal.
Refrigerator Standard 6.3 cubic-foot, AC/DC
Stove Standard Propane with thermostatic control
Exterior Features
Swim Platform Standard fiberglass
Transom Door Standard
Transom Shower Standard Scandvik #10640 hot/cold fresh water
Boats More Than 30 Feet
Fuel Transfer Standard
Helm: Second Station Standard

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Kadey-Krogen 39 Warranty

Kadey-Krogen 39 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.

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Kadey-Krogen 39 Price

Kadey-Krogen 39 Price
Pricing Range $405,000.00
Price as Tested $512,000.00
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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