Krogen calls its 42 foot trawler a "bruiser of a cruiser that lives like home sweet home." Evolved from sturdy shrimp boats, the long distance cruiser has a traditional design, with teak capped overhead beams and parquet flooring in the saloon.


Tough, durable trawler yacht
designed for long distance cruising

    When yacht designer Jim Krogen began drawing up plans for a trawler yacht, he had one goal in mind – to design a long range vessel capable of withstanding the toughest conditions.
    The brisk sales of the Krogen 42 seem to suggest that Krogen succeeded.

    The 42 foot cruiser has a 3,000 mile
range and “can easily get to the Hawaiian Islands from Los Angeles without any problem,” said Krogen spokesman Ron Whitelaw.
    The 42 is a heavy boat, specifically designed that way for


strength, Whitelaw said. Aimed at the long range cruiser, the boat can carry 360 gallons of water and about 100 gallons of fuel.
    Its hull is of foam core surrounded by hand-laid fiberglass for rigidity and durability “so even if you should find yourself grounded, there’s plenty of material to insulate you from shock and sound,” Whitelaw said.
    “The Krogen 42 is a very safe and quiet boat. The sandwich construction protects you from noise and impact,” Whitelaw said.
    And while Jim Krogen’s past includes designing numerous shrimp boats, the interior of the 42 is a far


cry from those old denizens of the sea.
    The interior of this three-level boat is made bright and airy by its sliding picture windows. The Krogen 42 is equipped with all the standard amenities and some not-so-standard ones, such as a washer and dryer. It sleeps six comfortably and has two heads, each equipped with a shower.

    The Krogen 42 is powered by a single 135 hp super Lehman diesel engine and has three-to-one Borg Warner reduction gear.

Reprinted with permission from Sea magazine.