The pilothouse was the major feature we were looking for in a boat, a decision we made more than ten years ago. A Krogen was the boat we wanted when we retired, so the timing was right for the new 44. The hull is a very efficient design and doesn't take a lot of fuel to move it through the water at hull speed.
We found out by chartering several Krogen 42s that they had stability and control in a following sea; there was plenty of room to store all of our stuff; and we enjoyed the flying bridge when the weather was nice.
The Krogen 44 represents an excellent value with all the new technology that has been utilized in the design. I was surprised to see many of the items that were at one point custom requests now listed as standard items on the new boat. Krogen listens to what owners have to say.