Sweet Ride is a widebody Kadey-Krogen 44AE. The AE designation is for Advanced Ergonomics. The port and starboard boarding doors are at cockpit sole level, the engine room has two accesses including the lifting staircase. She has just completed major upgrades to hoisting system, cooling system, freshwater system, all sea strainers, navigation electronics, canvas, sound down, carpet and many others. She is equipped with a suite of navigation, communication and entertainment electronics that one would expect to find on much larger yachts. Sweet Ride is an accomplished blue water cruiser that is at home on the open sea as well as cruising the coastal waters. Her water maker, extensive spares, larger refrigerator and pantry space add to the ability to be self-sufficient in remote areas.
Sweet Ride has an excellent layout for an active owner operator couple. Her size is large enough for full time live aboard, and hosting occasional guests, but small enough for economical ownership and maintenance.
Her interior layout features two staterooms and single head. The engine room has two means of access for easier service and inspections. The raised pilothouse with flybridge above, both with Stidd helm chairs, provide two options for commanding her underway. The entry level has a comfortable saloon featuring two Ekornes Stressless chairs, L-shaped settee, and an ideal offshore gourmet galley. Ultra- leather upholstery, neutral colored curtains, and Corian counters.
New dinghy installed, June 2020. North Atlantic Inflatables brand with aluminum hull and inflatable Hypalon tubes. New Tohatsu / 9.9 HP outboard motor with electric start. Total weight (tender and outboard) approximately ~200 pounds. The light weight makes her fast through the water and easier to launch / retrieve.
Christopher Bruce, (Licensed Florida Yacht Broker) has extensive product knowledge of the trawler market plus intimate knowledge of the Kadey-Krogens. All inspections are by appointment only. Please contact listing broker, Christopher Bruce by phone, text or email for additional information or to schedule your personal showing. Christopher is always available via Mobile (+1 603.397.8397 (call or text). You can send a detailed Email to: Christopher.Bruce@JMYS.com
REMOTE SHOWINGS: Contact the listing broker directly if you would like to make an appointment to schedule a real-time phone tour of this vessel.
Cockpit: The cockpit provides an enclosed outdoor space for relaxing with a cocktail or enjoying a meal. Open the enclosure for fishing underway or at anchor. Enter the cockpit from the aft swim platform or from either side boarding door. You have hatch access to the lazarette below. There are shore power connections aft and forward and a cockpit shower is built into the transom. The starboard side deck transits from the cockpit to the foredeck. Access to the interior is through her double weather-tight aluminum Diamond SeaGlaze saloon door.
Saloon: The saloon has a comfortable L-shaped settee to starboard in Ultra-leather and two Stressless chairs to port and a fixed mounted high-low teak table. The interior is bright and contemporary with satin finished cherry and teak and holly floors. An icemaker was added in 2015. New carpeting installed over heavy pad and Sounddown insulation (2019).
Galley: The gourmet galley has been laid out with all of the essentials including a deep basin Corian sink, purified water tap, GE refrigerator and freezer. There is overhead storage and ample drawers for glasses, dishes, utensils and silverware. For preparing meals there is a convection microwave oven and a Viking four burner propane range and oven. Additional storage to port for pots, pans and wine glasses.
Pilothouse: The pilothouse offers excellent visibility all around from the Stidd helm chair, and a bench seat, that pulls out to a full size off watch berth. There is an impressive assortment of Simrad (2017& 2019) navigation/communication electronics with controls for the bow thruster, engine, and generator. The electrical panel is installed in an easily accessed panel to port with clearly labeled breakers and digital displays. Two aluminum Dutch doors open outboard to allow access to the side decks. The port door provides entry to the foredeck or aft to the boat deck and flybridge. The starboard door provides access to foredeck or aft to the cockpit.
Master Stateroom: The master stateroom features an island queen forward, two hanging lockers to port and starboard with six large drawers under berth. Eight drawers in the dresser to aft with mirror above. Deep storage is available under the berth with hydraulic lift. A flat screen television is mounted aft to starboard.
Engine Room: You can enter by lifting the stairs to the saloon or through hatch in sole of saloon. The John Deere main engine is mounted on centerline. The aft section of the engine room has a Northern Lights generator on center. The aluminum main fuel tanks outboard are plumbed to the main, generator and ESI fuel polisher/transfer system with supply and return. The engine room is protected by Fireboy fire suppression system (serviced 2019). Batteries are divided into three banks all replaced in 2019, house bank six Rolls AGM 6v 460AH, engine start 2 AGM Series 31, and generator start 2 AGM Series 34. Two Magnum inverter/chargers offer redundancy and faster charging of batteries. The Automatic Generator Start AGS (2018) ensures the batteries are charged properly even if the vessel is unattended.
Lazarette: Accessed via the cockpit hatch, provides ample storage space for fenders, cleaning supplies, fishing gear, and dive gear. The 700 gallons per day water maker and steering gear are also located within.
Foredeck: The foredeck on the Krogen 44AE is high off the water making for a dry comfortable ride and has a Maxwell 2500 hydraulic windlass with chain rode to a Rocna 40 88lb. anchor and a Manson Supreme 80lb. anchor with chain and 300 feet of nylon rode. Chain locker access is through the painted Freeman hatch on deck. Shore power and dock water connections are installed on the foredeck and in the cockpit. New canvas cover for windlass and canvas awning and support added in 2019.
Boat Deck: Proceeding aft from the port side brings you up to the boat deck and flybridge. The boat deck has a mast and boom for launching and retrieving a tender via two wireless controlled Warn electric hoists. All hoisting equipment replaced in 2019 including stainless steel wires and blocks.
Flybridge: Equipped with Stidd helm chair forward, seating to starboard, L-shaped settee to port, two Simrad MFD, electronics and stabilizer and anchor controls on the dash, all under the protection of a folding Bimini top. Whether docking, anchoring, or operating the vessel inshore on beautiful days, the flybridge offers commanding views and control that adds to the joy cruising.
Sweet Ride has been lovingly, maintained and upgraded. Service records for all major equipment are dutifully logged aboard and available for your perusal along with invoices for upgrades in 2019.
Exclusions: Owners personal items artwork and tools.
Detailed maintenance records confirming pride of ownership are available for review by request*.
BRAND AND MODEL:
Kadey-Krogen 44AE (Flybridge with Bimini top)
Long range passage maker with raised pilothouse
United States Coast Guard documented
Asia Harbor Yacht Builders Co., Ltd.
43,140 lbs. | 19.56 MT
2,500 lbs. | 1,134 KG (Lead)
3,000 miles @ 7 knots
Cruise 7.6 knots. Top 9.0 knots
49' | 14.93 M
40' 11" | 12.44 M
16' 4" | 4.98 M
4' 6" | 1.37 M
Prismatic Coefficient .607
25’0" | 7.62 M to top of antennae (estimate)
White deck with beige nonskid
John Deere | 6068 TFM75 |158 HP (Main hours: ~2,774) Oct 2019
Twin Disc Model MG5061 | 3.0:1 reduction gear
PROPELLER / SHAFT
2" Aquamet 22 shaft | Four blade propeller 28" x 24.5"| Spurs line cutter
Wet exhaust, Centek Vernalift muffler
TRAC/ABT Hydraulic 15 HP Bow thruster
ABT 220 Digital Active Fins
60 Hertz – US style - 50 amp
50 amp and 30 amp (fore and aft).
Northern Lights 9 kW 240V 60Hz (hours: ~1,178 Oct 2019)
(2) Magnum 2800-Watt inverter/charger
Rolls AGM 1245 AH house bank (all batteries replaced 2019)
Cantalupi lighting LED
Water Makers, Inc., ISL 700 (700 gallons a day)
Cruisair Air Conditioning
Reverso Oil changer
Maxwell 2500 Hydraulic
Rocna 40 88 lbs. | 300' 3/8" high test chain | Secondary Manson Supreme 40 88 lbs. w/25’ chain, 300’ ½” nylon rode
MAST AND BOOM:
Painted aluminum mast and boom for antenna mounting and dinghy lifting
TENDER AND OUTBOARD:
10.5’ North Atlantic Inflatables with aluminum hull |Tohatsu 9.9 HP engine (June 2020)
Simrad | B&G | KVH | Simrad Open array (2019)
Samsung flat screen TV in saloon on lift | Samsung flat screen TV in master | Samsung flat screen in Guest/Office | KEF speakers | Stereo
(2) Master forward, Guest cabin amidships
Custom mattress in Master
Dometic MasterFlush (Electric freshwater)
Single with folding door
ASKO separate clothes washer and clothes dryer
Viking professional propane 4 burner stove with propane oven| GE refrigerator| U-Line icemaker |GE Microwave convection oven
Cherry - matte, semi-gloss finish
Teak and spruce hardwood
Electric standard and electric highwater
850 gallons | 3217 L (Aluminum)
52 gallons | 197 L (Fiberglass)
300 gallons | 1136 L (Stainless Steel)
Stidd helm chairs (Pilothouse and Flybridge) | (2) Man Ship ventilation fans in engine room | (2) Seagull IV water purifiers (Galley and Head) | Dive Compressor in lazarette
Engine room FireBoy fire suppression | Lifesling| EPIRB | Winslow Life raft
Most detail photos were taken in October 2019
All information is believed accurate but should be verified.
Potential purchasers should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be true and correct, but cannot be guaranteed. Items excluded include, but are not limited to – Paintings, Tools and Binoculars. Owner’s personal effects and clothing will be removed prior to closing.
Brokers, this listing is available for co-brokerage at 50/50. Courtesy showings are available by appointment after signed co-op. Subject to appropriate licensing (CA/FL) where required.
We have created a separate website for Sweet Ride which includes a descriptive summary, facts, figures, equipment selections, engine hours, drawings and a narrated video talk through tour- kadeykrogen44
Jeff Merrill Yacht Sales, Inc. offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.