There are a handful of boats that attract cult-like followings. Their owners always like to share sea stories and dreams of adventures to come. The essence of each conjures images of exotic, distant places.

krogen 42 The Krogen 42 is the most popular production design of the late James S. Krogen. More than 200 42s have been launched since the model was introduced in 1979. Stout and shippy, the 42’s unique styling reflects her designer’s eye for and understanding of commercial naval architecture. If properly equipped, the 42 is capable of ocean passages, but she has earned her fame as a proficient out-island cruiser and comfortable liveaboard. This is a direct result of her sensible and well-thought-out design.
    The 42’s pilothouse is forward, and the centerline helm station offers good visibility. Her saloon and U-shaped galley are steps away just aft. The standard arrangement includes sidedecks port and starboard. An optional wide body plan has a starboard sidedeck only. Belowdecks a master stateroom forward with a private head and a den/stateroom and second head are standard. Finish throughout is traditional teak and fit and finish are excellent. The bridge deck features a second helm station with pilot and
companion seating. The

LOA 42'4" Beam 15'0" Draft 4'7" Height 14'0" (mast down) Displ. 39,500 lb. Fuel 700 gal. Water 360 gal. Standard power American Diesel (135 hp) Base Price $319,000 Designer James S. Krogen Builder Kadey-Krogen Yachts/Asia Boat Builders

boat deck aft can accommodate an 11’ tender.
    The 42 is built with female tooling in Taiwan at Asia Boat Builders under the supervision of Kadey-Krogen Yachts. Construction is hearty with a conventional lay-up of alternating plies of mat and woven roving. The full displacement round bilge hull will cruise at 8 knots with a single American Diesel (135 hp). At 6 knots a range of 5,000 nautical miles is possible. Twin engines and a variety of auxiliary propulsion schemes are available. Passive and active stabilizers are offered as an option.

Reprinted with permission from Yachting magazine.