The Cruising Life: Krogen Express 52

The Krogen Express 52 was designed as a comfortable liveaboard craft or voyaging summer home.
Krogen 52
Twin 480 hp Yanmar diesels power the Krogen Express 52. Fuel capacity is 700 gallons. Billy Black

At 8 knots, the Krogen Express 52 can travel about 1,680 nautical miles without refueling. At 16 knots, she makes about 500 nautical miles. The 52 is based on an earlier 49-footer. Seventeen Krogen Express 52s have been built since 2003.

“The salty-looking, low-profile yacht was designed by James Krogen for serious cruising. The flat chine of the semi-displacement hull provides excellent stability, and the boat will begin to plane on the aft chines when enough power is applied, giving a cruise speed of 20 knots.”

Yachting, 2009

Notable features: The vessel’s proud, plumb bow is an effective sea slicer and adds to her stately profile. Her fiberglass hull is reinforced with Kevlar at the stem and on the bottom. The Krogen Express 52 is a recommended boat if you are looking for a good long-range trawler.


Belowdecks: There is a forepeak master with an island queen berth and en suite head. A second stateroom and/or office is abaft to starboard, with a second head to port.

Availability: At press time, four Krogen Express 52 yachts were on the brokerage market, ranging from $579,000 to $899,900.