Catamaran thoughts

What to think about if considering a catamaran…http://www.multihullcompany.com/Article/The_Ten_Commandments_of_Buying_a_Catamaran

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Kadey-Krogen 44 AE

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Exterior ©showmanagement.com

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galley, pilot house, saloon ©kadeykrogen.com

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stateroom, library and engine room©kadeykrogen.com

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flybridge ©kadeykrogen.com

The Krogen 44AE replaced the Krogen 44 in 2012, “new are the full walk-thru cockpit boarding doors, walk-in engine room access, a companion seat next to the helm chair on the flybridge plus corner bench seating with a table perfect for entertaining, and the galley’s repositioned starboard-side four-burner Viking range and an 18-cubic foot refrigerator”.* (AE stands for Advanced Ergonomics.) “LED lighting and a new engine room ventilation system utilizing intake and exhaust axial fans with moisture eliminators.”** There are several layout that you can choose from, whether you want to be able to walk right around your board or not, whether you want bunk beds for guests,etc…
This size, the 44, is the most popular. I can see why.
*www.kadeykrogen.com
**www.oceannavigator.com

SPECIFICATIONS
Length Overall (LOA) 49′ 0″
Length On Deck (LOD) 44′ 4″
Length at Waterline (LWL) 40′ 11″
Beam (Molded) 15′ 6″
Beam (Over Rub Rail) 16′ 4″
Draft (Designed Water Line – DWL) 4′ 6″
Displacement ( at DWL) 43,140 lb.
Ballast (Encapsulated Lead) 2,500 lb.
Fuel 850 gal.
Water 300 gal.
Hull Fibreglass
Engine 1
Approximate Bridge Clearance:
with Mast Up 23′ 3″
with Mast Down 13′ 8″ (DWL to top of flybridge coaming)
with Radar Arch Up 19′ 7″
with Radar Arch Down 14′ 1″

Range:
6 knots: 4,450 Nautical Miles
7 knots: 3,000 Nautical Miles
8 knots: 1,900 Nautical Miles
9 knots: 1,250 Nautical Miles
NOTE: Calculated with a 10% fuel reserve.
Ranges are approximate.

Kadey Krogen Yachts was founded in 1977 by naval architect Jim Krogen and yacht broker Art Kadey. The trawlers are full displacement boats, economical, capable to cross oceans. The boats are built in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Boats are built to order from Krogen 44 to Krogen 58. The Krogen 39 is no longer produced.

REVIEW 2008 44 ChesapeakeBoating.net
REVIEW 2006 44 PowerandMotorYacht.com

Thoughts:
On my page “The One” I have a photograph of the Kadey Krogen 44AE. A girl can but dream.
Good layout, flow through.
Good space.
Large central queen bed in the stateroom.
The engine room is a walk in.
There is a library.
Sun shade aft to fish or sit and read a book.
Two seats on the flybridge.
Booth seating for dining.

You don’t see any late Kadey Krogen trawlers for sale. There are currently no secondhand Kadey Krogen 44 or 44AE for sale. There is a reason for that, the owners like them so much they don’t want to sell them. People retire to live aboard the boat. It’s a big decision. To sell the house and all your worldly goods and exchange that all for an adventure of a lifetime? Most never look back, they’re having too good a time away in their new home.

Kadey Krogen 44 (2009)

Specification Source: kadeykrogen.com

Selene

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©www.selenetrawler.com

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SELENE 42 ©www.selenetrawler.com

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SELENE 42 ©selenetrawlers.com

SELENE: The goddess of the moon, drives a chariot pulled by two winged horses across the sea.

Selene Yachts are made by Jet Tern Marine, a Taiwanese company with the manufacturing of the boats done in China, which are then shipped to customers around the world.

A nice looking trawler style boat similar in shape to the Nordhavn and the Kadey Krogen.
For more detailed specifications look here.

PROS: spacious engine room, island master berth, separate shower, full guest stateroom with head
“The Selene 45 is the only Pilothouse trawler with a length over all below 15 meters which enables her to sail the big European rivers without any river-license.”
The Selene 42: “Walk around decks and cockpit are large and fore deck design allows for anchors to be safely deployed and retrieved and is marked by a heavy duty stainless steel Samson post”

(Selene 42 Euro Deck with the main stateroom forward is a different layout than the Selene 42.) Personally I prefer the aft stateroom for a better night’s sleep but it seems for ease of flow from the galley to dining to deck the reverse layout is the norm. But then I want to go fishing too…)

REVIEW: Selene Yachts from Passagemaker.com here.
REVIEW: Yatchting Magazine of Selene 66 here.
REVIEW: Talk of the Deck of Selene 47 here.

DISCUSSION: on comparing the Selene with the Nordhavn here.

Selene Trawlers home.(US) or home (Europe)

Selene Owners Forum, etc…. here check out the Selene Cruising Blogs

Selene 42 Euro Deck (location of the master stateroom is forward)

Grand Banks 36 Classic

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Grand Banks 36 Classic

LOA: 36’10″ (11m)

Length: 36 (11m)

Beam: 12′8″  (4m)

Draft: 4′ (1.2m)

Clearance: 20′  (6.1m)

Displacement: approx. 26000 lbs (kg)

Engine Size:  220HP

Engine Fuel/Type: Single Diesel

Drive Type: Shaft

Hull Configuration: Deep V, Full Displacement

Hull Construction: Fiberglass

Speed: 8 knots / 10 knots

Fuel Capacity: 320 gallons (1211 liters)

Water Capacity: 160 gallons (605 liters)

Holding Tank Capacity: 50 gallons (189 liters)

Staterooms: 2

Sleeps: 6

Heads: 2

PROS:
Grand Banks boats still manufactured today in Singapore
Walk-around Deck
Spacious  master stateroom
Great galley layout
Flybridge
Roomy salon
Side Helm Door
Stablising sail an option

CONS:
Stern doesn’t have overhead shelter from the sun while fishing
Stern doesn’t have an outside seating area

Grand Banks Company Information
International Association of Grand Banks Owners

Note: All boats differ so take no notice of my sweeping generalisations or errors.

Chung Hwa Trawler

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Chung Hwa Trawler

LOA: 34′ (10.5m)

Length: 34′ (10.5m)

Beam: 13′ (3.98m)

Draft: 3′ (1m)

Clearance: 6′6″  (1.98m)

Displacement: approx. ? lbs (kg)

Engine Size:  215

Engine Fuel/Type: Diesel

Drive Type: Shaft

Hull Configuration: Full Displacement

Hull Construction: Fiberglass

Speed:  8 knots / 10 knots

Fuel Capacity:  317 gallons (1,200 liters)

Water Capacity:  264 gallons (1,000 liters)

Holding Tank Capacity:  ? gallons ( liters)

Staterooms: 2

Sleeps: 6

Heads: 2

PROS:
Walk-around Deck
Spacious  master stateroom
Great galley layout
Sliding helm door
Stablising sail is an option

CONS:
Stern doesn’t have overhead shelter from the sun while fishing
Stern doesn’t have an outside seating area
No through transom
No shoe protectors for propellers
No longer manufactured

Note: All boats differ so take no notice of my sweeping generalisations or errors.

Review of the Taiwanese made boats here. (pdf from http://www.bluehorizonsailing.net)

Salthouse Coastal 35

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©Vinings Shipbrokers

LOA:  35′ (10.7m)

Length: 35’1″ (10.7m)

Beam: 11′1″  (3.4m)

Draft: 3′3″ (1m)

Clearance: 6′5″  (m)

Displacement: approx. ? lbs ( kg)

Engine Size:  225HP

Engine Fuel/Type: Single Diesel

Drive Type: Shaft

Hull Configuration:  Full Displacement

Hull Construction: Fiberglass

Speed:  12 knots /  14 knots

Fuel Capacity:  84.5 gallons (320 liters)

Water Capacity: 127 gallons (480 liters)

Holding Tank Capacity:  ? gallons ( liters)

Staterooms: 1

Sleeps: 7

Heads: 1

PROS:
Great galley layout
Flybridge
Stern has overhead shelter from the sun while fishing
Stern has an outside seating area

CONS:
No longer in production at this length
Stateroom is crampt
No walk-around Deck
No sliding helm door
Access to engine poor
No  shoe protector

Note: All boats differ so take no notice of my sweeping generalisations or errors.

Sterling 33 Launch

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©Vinings Shipbrokers

Sterling 33 Launch

LOA: 36′ (11m)

Length: 33’1″ (10.1m)

Beam: 11’9”  (3.6m)

Draft: 3′3″ (1m)

Engine Size:  135HP more or less

Engine Fuel/Type: Single Diesel

Drive Type: Shaft

Hull Configuration: Deep V, Full Displacement

Hull Construction: Fiberglass

Speed:  7 knots /  knots

Fuel Capacity:  160 gallons (600 liters)*

Water Capacity:  160 gallons (600 liters)*

Holding Tank Capacity: 15 gallons ( 57 liters)*

Staterooms: 2

Sleeps: 6

Heads: 1

PROS:
Walk-around Deck
Great aft U shaped galley layout*
Stern has an outside seating area
Stern has overhead shelter from the sun while fishing
Shoe protector
Flybridge (optional)
Sliding helm door
Through transom
Shoe protector
Trawler design

CONS:
No longer manufactured
Master statesroom bed small
Access to engine under floor in saloon
GOP for the topside construction, wood susceptible to rot if not looked after well (GOP=Glassed Over Plywood)

*Note: All boats differ so take no notice of my sweeping generalisations or errors.