1997 Kadey Krogen Accessible Whaleback Trawler
| Classic Trawler Available For Sale by Owner. |
Kadey-Krogen Whaleback 48' .
This long-distance trawler is available as a live-aboard platform to allow nearly anyone to cruise off on an adventure of their own design - virtually without barriers.
Eye of the Storm is a unique Kadey-Krogen - and no doubt a very rare trawler.
It was designed and built to accommodate people with mobility issues, but it is equally suitable for cruisers of all ages and physical abilities.
Unique Features : Boarding is more convenient and safe than most yachts by means of a wide, hydraulic swim platform.
The platform extends vertically and horizontally.
In most situations you can walk (or roll) from the dock onto the boat - no obstruction, no steps.
In addition, the swim platform can extend about 18" under water to allow swimmers to swim "aboard." Without climbing a single step crew members and guests can board easily from the dock (or the water) and proceed to two staterooms, two heads, the salon, galley, the sun deck, and even up to the pilot house!
Use the elevator rather than a standard, tight, spiral stairs to ascend to the pilot house.
Several people can enter the elevator, press a button, and get whisked up to the pilot house or back down to the main deck.
Vessel: 1997 Kadey-Krogen Whaleback Trawler (Hull #12).
Hull Length: 48' LOA: 53' Draft: 5' 6" Power.
Eye of the Storm is equipped with the heralded reliability of a Caterpillar 3208NA, 210hp, 8-cylinder, diesel.
The Eye has the range and efficiency of a single-engine trawler plus the maneuverability provided by powerful bow and stern thrusters.
In addition, the Eye was built with an inboard, auxiliary (get-home) engine with its own shaft and prop.
The 3-cylinder Yanmar diesel get-home engine was replaced in 2018.
Heads: To provide accessibility (and comfort) this Kadey-Krogen was designed with a "home-size" private ensuite head with granite countertop and slate floor.
The large, enclosed shower has (2) shower heads and a frameless glass shower door.
The guest head also has a granite countertop, slate floor, and enclosed shower.
The noisy Vaccuflush heads were replaced with Raritan macerator heads in 2016.
Air Conditioning: When the original air conditioning system became unreliable in 2020, the entire system was replaced.
Stabilizers: The Eye is equipped with Naiad 201 stabilizers powered by the main engine's PTO : when the engine is running, the boat is stabilized.
The rams were replaced and upgraded in 2018.
Hatches: Kadey-Krogen Whalebacks are built with large, heavy engine room hatches (44"x25") with two handles to lift and remove the hatches All 4 engine room hatches on the Eye of the Storm have been upgraded with flush hinges and gas shocks.
That hinge and shock treatment is also found on four (4) other hatches - lazarette, mechanical room, sun deck, and a smaller hatch above the aux. engine.
In addition, the queen bed in the master is hinged and supported by gas shocks to make access to the forward hold safer and more convenient.
Helm Chair: The helm chair was upgraded in 2015 and a matching navigator's stool added.
The UltraLeather Crown Ltd helm chair has a 12v electric telescoping pedestal in polished SS.
Electrically adjustable - up/down and in/out.
Electrical: The vessel is equipped with a 12 KW Northern Lights generator new in 2020.
For convenience, there are 2 shore power inlets.
The bow inlet has a Glendenning Cablemaster making deployment and retrieval much easier.
Shore power provided in some marinas is less than standard voltage.
This invisible danger can permanently damage some systems on a boat.
The Eye has an Acme isolation transformer that protects the boat and can boost low voltage.
The boat also is equipped with a galvanic isolator to protect against stray current of other vessels.
Ceiling fixtures throughout have been upgraded to LED.
Electronics: The vessel's electronics were refitted and updated in 2017/18 and a NEMA 2000 Network was added.
The electronic displays at the helm include a 16" Garmin 7616 Touchscreen Chartplotter with GPS, a 7" Garmin 740 Touchscreen Chartplotter with another GPS, a Simrad AP 44 Autopilot with Wireless Controller, and a FloTrac fuel monitoring system. (This is a powerful tool in achieving the most efficient cruising speed).
The 2018 refit included the installation of four (4) networked cameras.
Two (2) of the cameras serve as side-view "mirrors," and one camera provides a view from the stern.
The fourth camera is a "PTZ" (pan-tilt-zoom), IR camera mounted on the mast.
That camera provides awesome distance and low light visibility.
These cameras help immeasurably, especially when docking.
The cameras are viewable on the 16"chartplotter or on a Samsung TV that "hides" in the helm and pops out at the press of a button.
That TV is available for entertainment or to view the camera feeds.
The FloScan fuel monitoring system provides a digital tach and real-time fuel efficiency in MPG and GPH.
The system was updated in 2021 to FloScan's FloTrac system.
Whether day or night it is important for a cruiser to identify other vessels and to be identified.
The Eye of the Storm is equipped with an AIS (Automatic Identification System) transponder.
The Digital Yacht AIT2000 AIS transponder was new in 2016.
Internet connectivity was dramatically improved on the vessel in 2021 with installation of a Pepwave MAX BR1 MK2 Router with Cat 6 LTE Advanced Modem.
With a Sim card in the Pepwave, the boat has internet access anywhere there is cell service and/or access to a land-based Wifi network.
That system also creates a powerful wireless network for the boat.
In addition, the boat has a Rogue Wave Wifi antenna and booster.
Entertainment: The Eye of the Storm is equipped with (3) Samsung Hi-Def televisions - master stateroom, salon, and pilot house (hidden - slides out of the helm by electric actuator).
Each TV is hardwired to the Pepwave for internet and streaming services.
In addition two of the TVs are connected to a Majestic UFO X TV Antenna on the mast.
The TV in the pilot house is wired to a digital TV antenna under the helm station.
On most occasions cruising in US waters the TVs receive over-the-air digital TV channels.
The Eye also has a Clarion stereo and CD player with separate 300 watt amplifier, with 3 sets of speakers each with independent volume controls.
Additionally: The current owners of Eye of the Storm have lived aboard the boat for 9-10 months a year since 2016.
Like their predecessors, they see themselves as stewards of the vessel, not merely owners.
When faced with a question of "repair or replace," the owners chose to replace and tried to upgrade.
For example, instead of rehabbing/refinishing the original teak pilot house doors they were replaced with the same low-maintenance, custom, Diamond Sea Glaze aluminum doors used on Kadey-Krogen "new builds." Notice all the systems that were replaced or improved.
The narrow hanging locker in the guest stateroom was repurposed in 2018.
The chef longed for more pantry space; guests weren't bringing clothing on hangers; and the hanging locker was accumulating junk.
The outward appearance of the closet has not changed, but the door now pulls straight out with full-extension glides.
The new, strong pantry has adjustable, stainless steel shelves, can be accessed from either side, and is just a few steps from the galley.
Shortly after purchasing the boat the owners installed a second potable water pump as a backup.
The vessel has a number of redundant systems to provide security when away from port - 3 anchors, 3 separate fuel tanks, 2 water tanks, 2 power inlets, 2 water inlets, and more.
Now there are 2 potable water pumps.
The 2017/18 refit included a complete exterior repainting with Awlgrip's Awlcraft 2000 and all hardware was re-bedded.
Awlcraft 2000 provides several substantial advantages over gelcoat - it accepts touch up much better, and it provides protection without the need for periodic waxing.
Several years ago when it was time for new bottom paint the owners decided to do something more protective.
Even though the boat did not have a blistering problem the boat was about 20 years old.
Instead of merely adding a new coat of bottom paint, the boat was given a "new bottom." That process starts with removing all remnants of old paint by "glass-beading." Next, a barrier coat of epoxy is applied followed by non-ablative bottom paint, and finally two coats of ablative bottom paint appropriate to the boat's East Coast, salt water cruising area.
To make offshore cruising more convenient and safer, the manual seacock for offshore emptying of the holding tank was replaced with an electric one.
This improvement avoids the need to enter compartment below master stateroom while offshore New 2017.
Layout: Kadey-Krogen Whaleback Hull #12 was designed and built to accommodate a person in a wheelchair.
Eye of the Storm has 2 staterooms on the main deck.
The master stateroom forward has a standard height, island queen berth with teak side tables.
Storage in the master stateroom is provided by 2 extra large hanging closets (total closet bar length >15'), shelves, an 8-drawer, built-in dresser, and a large, built-in headboard that provides extraordinary stowage.
There is additional stowage below the berth which is hinged (with gas shocks) for easy access to the large forward hold.
The settee in the guest stateroom/office converts to a double bed.
In addition, a pullman berth drops from the bulkhead (with lee cloth) to add space for another crew member.
This stateroom has 9 drawers, bookshelves, a built-in office desk, and a pull-out pantry.
The spacious salon and galley are comfortable and functional.
The crew can relax on the leather sofa that opens to a comfortable queen bed with electrically inflatable mattress topper.
A Stressless leather lounge chair and ottoman, and a teak end table with lamp create a very inviting space.
A custom floor-to-ceiling entertainment center with teak lockers and bookshelves accommodates a great deal of storage space, in addition to a hi-def, 4K Samsung TV, and the stereo.
The stereo speakers are in the salon, master stateroom, and the pilot house.
The U-shaped galley has Corian countertops, a Liebherr full size, stainless steel, counter-depth refrigerator and drawer freezer (2017), a Force 10 triple burner LPG stove and oven combination, and a GE Advantium microwave/halogen/convection oven above the stove (2020).
The stainless steel Blanco sink has a motion-sensor faucet with spray.
There is also a dedicated drinking water faucet plumbed to a 2-stage filtration system under the counter.
For additional fridge/freezer capacity there is a portable AC/DC fridge/freezer in the mechanical room.
Instead of the common settee to starboard, there is a large, dining table with folding leaves, and dual banquette seating.
The galley is plumbed and wired for a dishwasher, but a previous owner removed it in favor of pantry space in the galley.
The large aft cockpit - known among Kadey-Krogen owners as "the back porch" has a teak deck; high, varnished, teak coaming, and enlarged door.
There is a balcony-height table and 2 chairs.
There is a 50 amp power inlet and freshwater wash-down in the cockpit and a stainless/teak pad ladder to the sun deck and bridge via a hatch with gas shocks.
The pilot house settee and table convert to a double bed making it a third stateroom for standing watch or guests.
The pilot house is equipped with a wet bar, icemaker, small refrigerator, and loads of storage.
The table in the pilot house opens to a large dining table.
These features, along with the large sun deck behind the pilot house, create an ample entertainment space.
The grill is installed for stability, and plumbed to a fiberglass tank in the 6' dock box beside it.
The Corian, prep table is hinged for easy access to the tender.
The 13' Brig RIB is secured athwartship.
The 2017 tender is well-equipped including a 50hp Honda outboard with electric trim, console with chartplotter/fishfinder, bimini, and cover.
The 6-person tender planes quickly.
The tender is launched and retrieved with the mast and boom rigging.
The hard work is done by a 12V, heavy duty Powerwinch with wired remote.
When the old life raft was replaced in 2017 it was mounted on the rail.
In an emergency the life raft can be easily released to drop in and deploy.
Summary of Specs: 1997 Kadey-Krogen Whaleback Trawler (Hull #12).
Hull Number: CBK48012J697.
Fed Documentation #1053802.
Dimensions: Hull Length: 48'.
Beam: 16' 8" at waterline; 17' 4" at rub rail.
Draft: 5' 6".
Tankage: Fuel: (3) black iron, epoxy-covered, raised fuel tanks.
Total: 1,020 gallons.
Potable Water: 540 gallons - (2) stainless steel 270 gallon tanks.
Black Water: 100 gallons- Polypropylene, new 2005.
Machinery Main Engine: Caterpillar 3208NA, 210hp, V8 diesel, 8,200 hours approx. •Twin Disc MG 507-1 hydraulic transmission. •2" stainless steel shaft . •Bronze four-blade 30 x 20 prop, spare prop mounted in lazurette.
Auxiliary Engine: Yanmar 3GM30F, 27hp diesel, 20 hrs approx, replaced 2018. •Separate 1" shaft and folding Max-Prop propeller. 12kW Northern Lights M843NW3.3G, Heat Exchanger Cooled, Tier 3, brushless generator with voltage regulator.
New 2020. 1,200 hours approx.
Naiad 201 stabilizers.
Rams replaced and upgraded 2018.
Reverso 12V oil change system for all engines and transmissions.
Gulf Coast oil bypass filter systems for main engine.
Lofrans Falkon 12V windlass, with joystick control in pilothouse and foredeck pedals.
Bow Thruster - Wesmar 48V, 23hp, with dual, counter-rotating propellers.
Stern Thruster - Craftsman BA.250.21024 March 2016.
Electronics: NMEA 2000 Network. 16" Garmin 7616 Touchscreen Chartplotter with GPS. 7" Garmin 740 Touchscreen Chartplotter with GPS. 4' open array Radar, Garmin 2412, 12 kw (2017).
FloTrac fuel flow meter.
Digital display: tach, MPG, and GPH Updated 2021.
Simrad AP 44 Autopilot (2017) with WR10 Wireless Autopilot Controller.
AIS transponder, Digital Yacht AIT2000 Class B (2016). (4) POE video cameras and a network video recorder that can record many days of videos.
Camera feeds are also available to the NEMA 2000 network.
Pepwave MAX BR1 MK2 Cellular Router with •(2) SIM card slots; and •Cat 6 LTE Advanced Modem.
Electrical: Magnum 2800 watt inverter/charger with remote monitor and controller. 12V Glendenning Cablemaster for 50 amp shore power cord 50 amp.
Acme Isolation Transformer with selectable 15% voltage boost (2018).
Bonding system throughout. 12V LED lighting throughout.
Galley and Appliances: Force Ten 3-burner LPG stove and oven with solenoid control (new 2012).
Sea Recovery Aqua WhisperAC watermaker with remote control and automatic backwash filter system, Output: 35 gallons per hour.
GE Advantium microwave/halogen/convection oven above stove New 2020.
Custom water filter system with 4"x10" filter on upper deck. 2-stage drinking water filtration system with dedicated faucet in galley.
Liebherr stainless steel refrigerator.
New 2017 Icemaker in pilothouse (25 lbs per day).
Asko clothes dryer new 2012.
Bosch washing machine new 2021.
Central vacuum system with hoses and accessories in the pilothouse, the mechanical room and the main deck.
Torrid Marine Water Heater with (2) heat exchangers - engine and genset.
When running the genset at anchor, there's no need to power the water heater (2019). (2) 20 lb propane tanks in locker on upper deck with two stage regulator and Marinetics LP Controller in galley.
Solaire Anywhere Infrared Grill mounted on rail on upper deck and plumbed to its own propane tank in an adjacent dock box.
Safety: Viking 6-person, self-righting life raft with fiberglass case.
Rail-mounted to allow effortless deployment and save deck space (2017). 406 EPIRB with pilothouse mount.
Fireboy Halon fire shutdown system with manual control in pilothouse supplemented by appropriate fire extinguishers throughout. (3) rail-mounted throwable personal flotation devices. (3) high-capacity Rule bilge pumps with float switches.
High-water alarm with separate float switch.
Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms throughout.
Delta 88 lb. anchor with 250' of 3/8" HT chain new in 2021.
Bruce 66 lb. anchor with 25' of 3/8" chain and 250' of 5/8" rope rode.
Fortress 37 anchor as spare, mounted in the Lazurette with rope rode.
Tender - 13' Brig Falcon 400HL Rigid Hull Inflatable (2017).
Hull # UA-QRK44393G617.
SeaDek flooring. 50 hp HONDA Outboard - Engine Number: BEBEJ-1030390.
Steering Console; Collapsible Bimini Top; anchor; nav lights; Simrad GO7-XSE Chartplotter with GPS, NEMA 2000 link to engine, and depth sounder.
Also: Canvas protection covers for pilothouse windows Outside screens on all windows for sun protection.
Extensive hard copy manuals for all engines and most systems.
Electronic manuals covering virtually all aspects of the vessel.
Large collection of tools and spare parts.