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

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Brief Summary

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

    Length Overall 53' 0''
    Beam 17' 4'' (over rub rail)
    Dry Weight 56,450 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 5' 0''
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom Full Displacement Hull
    Max Headroom 6' 10''
    Bridge Clearance 15' 1'' (with mast down)
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 1,000 gal.
    Water Capacity 400 gal.
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

    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

    Std. Power 1x225-hp John Deere 6068 TFM
    Tested Power 1 x 225-hp John Deere 6068 TFM - Diesel
    Opt. Power Various Diesel
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    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane
    0 to 30
    Ratio 2.96:1 reduction
    Props 32x19 3-Blade Bronze
    Load 4 persons, full fuel, full water, minimal gear
    Climate 69 degrees, 70% humidity, 8knts breeze, 3-4' swell

    Captain's Report

    The 48 Makes Extended Offshore Passagemaking EasyTest 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 CabinMany 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 PilothouseThe 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 PerformanceAs 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.

    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.

    Standard and Optional Features


    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


    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
    Washer/Dryer Standard stack unit in guest head


    Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!


    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.