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. The current owners have cruised her extensively from Bahamas to Maine each year. She is equipped with a suite of navigation, communication and entertainment electronics that one would expect to find on much larger yachts. Sweet Ride cruised the Bahamas including Eleuthera and two months in The Exumas. Her water maker and dive compressor added to the ability to be self-sufficient in these remote areas.
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 with Ottomans 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.
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) 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. Batteries are divided into three banks, house bank four AGM 8D (2017), engine start AGM 8D, and generator start AGM 4D (2017). 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, Scuba tanks, dive compressor 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 Manson Supreme 80 lb. anchor and a Manson Boss 40 lb. anchor with chain and 300 feet of double braid 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.
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 the tender via two Warn electric hoists. The dinghy is a Highfield aluminum bottom (center console), with 40 HP Yamaha (2017) and has been actively used. With the tender launched, the boat deck provides a large outdoor deck space. Additionally, there are two bicycle mounts and matching canvas covers.
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.
Exclusions: Owners personal items art work and tools.
Detailed maintenance records confirming pride of ownership are available for review by request*.
Highlighted equipment aboard Sweet Ride
The detail photos of Sweet Ride were taken in November of 2018 (many more images are available by request- contact the listing broker*). We encourage you to get in touch so we can discuss her in detail and set up an appointment so that you can step aboard and see for yourself. Once you see Sweet Ride in person we are sure you will appreciate her excellent condition.
Exclusions: 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 Artwork, tools, handheld navigation gear and binoculars. Owner’s personal effects and clothing will be removed prior to closing.
Disclaimer: Jeff Merrill Yacht Sales, Inc. presents the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor guarantee or warrant the condition of the vessel. Buyers should instruct their agents and their surveyors to investigate all details the buyers desire validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Brokerage: JMYS is a US based (licensed and bonded yacht brokerage in California and Florida) with an international emphasis specializing in ocean capable trawlers. Our brokers are experienced boaters, most are trawler owner/operators with thousands of hours and miles at sea. We treat our clients with respect, we are responsive and not pushy. Our focus is to become your loyal advocate, always looking out for your best interests. The team at JMYS has extensive trawler and motor yacht product knowledge and our skills are available for coaching after the sale has concluded.
Co-Brokerage: Fellow yacht broker association members: This listing is available for co-brokerage and JMYS is a 50/50 house. Courtesy showings are available by appointment. Florida listings subject to appropriate broker licensing required by law.
If you would like to step aboard please contact Christopher to make an appointment and see for yourself why Sweet Ride is such an extraordinary Kadey-Krogen 44AE.
*Listing Broker. Christopher Bruce, (Licensed Florida Yacht Broker) has extensive product knowledge of the trawler market plus intimate knowledge of the Kadey Krogen’s. 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.
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