So, I typically tend to write about boat shows and other events that I attend and work for Kadey-Krogen, but that’s a little difficult now seeing as the 2010 boat show season concluded. In order to end the shakes I’ve developed from my writing withdrawal, I’ve decided my blog would be just as good a forum as any to discuss the updates to the 50th Krogen 48′ North Sea. Yes, 50th. Her Golden Anniversary! While the hull is still the same Pure Full Displacement hull with amazing sea keeping ability, we’ve made several changes to enhance the liveability per owners’ suggestions. This 50th Krogen 48′ North Sea was just purchased and I’m sure that one of the reasons she sold before she even left yard was because of the updated amenities.
Take a peek at the Golden Anniversary Edition.
1. A gourmet galley.
‘That’s a galley?,’ you ask. Sure is! A gourmet galley that happens to look very similar to the kitchen in your house. It is equipped with a stainless steel Viking range, microwave and dishwasher. You can choose from corian or granite countertops, but either way you’ll have plenty of room to whip up any recipe. I admit, I’m tempted to learn how to do more than boil noodles! Oh, and by the way, that green stuff isn’t some new trendy style of granite. It’s the covering the yard puts down to protect the boat while in transit and commissioning.
2. Going green.
Quite a few people prefer to have a stainless steel trash compactor, but with the ever growing popularity of ‘green’ living, we now offer the option of a double basin trash receptacle. One can for your trash and one can for your recyclables.
3. The More the Merrier.
When the Rosas commissioned hull #4849, they decided they wanted room to have a large amount of people on board. They also wanted to be able to accommodate them comfortably. Enter the option of the U-shaped settee as opposed to the L-shaped settee. Pull up a few chairs and she easily seats eight for dinner or fold the leaves and drop the table down to coffee table height and munch on snacks while watching a good movie or reading a book. Versatility is a beautiful thing.
This also goes for the flybridge. An L-shaped settee now comes standard, so there’s more than enough space for those closest to you on those beautiful days out on the water.
4. Stairways to Heaven.
Well, not heaven. Just to the pilothouse and the flybridge. Not only have we changed the ergonomics of the stairs leading to the pilothouse so that the rise over run feels more like your home, but we made a big adjustment to the external part of the boat as well. We have replaced the ladder that leads to the flybridge with steps.
5. The first mate no longer has to look over your shoulder.
An expanded helm not only allows more space for all your toys and electronical gadgets, but it creates enough space for a second helm chair! This is an ideal set-up for Captain and Admiral whether you share the roles or not.
6. Let the video speak for itself. (Click on the bold link below and view my hair go wild!)
The ventilation system sure is powerful!! Your engine room will not be warm for long! Even with all the extra juice, it remains a surprisingly quiet system. I’d just advise a hat should you be near it!
There are a couple other modifications on board as well. If interested in learning more about the ones outlined above or the other tweaks that were made, contact your sales representative or shoot an email to email@example.com