AU $850,000 Plus Duty/GST if applicable Need Finance?
48' 0" - 14.64m
Family, Leisure, Live Aboard
Fort Pierce, Florida Need Insurance?
Hull Material

AU $850,000 Plus Duty/GST if applicable    Need Finance? Need Insurance?
Description: Kadey Krogen 48 Whaleback
SEA QUILL is being offered for the first time by her original owners who have lived aboard full-time for the past 6 years.

She has been beautifully maintained and is fully-found for extensive cruising or simply enjoying your local waters.

Her popular 3 stateroom / 2 head single level living make SEA QUILL ideal for family and friends wishing to experience the cruising lifestyle.

She has many custom features making her ideally suited for spending extended time aboard.

If you are looking for a truly capable blue-water cruiser in excellent condition, SEA QUILL is a must see. You will not be disappointed.

The Krogen 48 Whaleback

Don't be surprised to see a classic Krogen Whaleback cruising to Hong Kong, New Zealand or Athens. Even today, owners of the stalwart Krogen Whaleback love their boats and cruise the world! The full body saloon is a delight of natural light. The convivial galley is nicely equipped, inspiring even reluctant chefs to new culinary heights. Amidships below you'll find two generous staterooms for guests. Forward, nicely private, and roomy is the master stateroom with queen-size sleeping, large master head with shower and loads of storage.

An interior staircase makes it a quick, dry commute from the saloon to the all pro-pilothouse with its nearly 360 ° view enabling great views at sea and facilitating maneuvering when docking.

Surrounding the pilothouse is a massive boat deck with abundant space for personal watercraft and/or bicycles plus lots left open for comfortably handling dock lines. For unlimited cruising, the Whaleback 48 takes you confidently and comfortably to your destination with excellent fuel economy.

Limitless cruising options, incredible storage, and liveaboard capability made the Whaleback a favorite. A direct predecessor of today's Krogen 48.

30 Krogen Whaleback 48s were built between 1992 and 2005

Boat Name

Builder: Kadey Krogen

LOA: 53 ft 0 in
Beam: 17 ft 4 in
LWL: 45 ft 5 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 0 in
Displacement: 56200 lbs Half Load
Ballast: 4500 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 30 ft 0 in

Total Power: 210 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Caterpillar
Engine Model: 3208 NA
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 5015
Engine Power: 210 HP

Fresh Water Tanks: Stainless steel (500 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (1000 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: Fiberglass (100 Gallons)

Solid hand laid PPG combo mat fiberglass below the waterline with closed cell P. V. C. Sandwich core used in the topsides. End-grained balsa-cored superstructure, pilothouse and boat deck. Core mat is also used to reduce print-through. Vinylester resin used in first two laminates below the waterline. Marine plywood bulkheads. Mahogany stringers and frames glassed in place and encased in fiberglass.

The main saloon is spacious and bright with large opening windows (3) and double doors leading in from the fully covered aft deck. To port is an L-shaped settee and a teak entertainment center. To starboard is a large L-shaped dinette with storage under, and a teak table. Teak valances, bamboo blinds with blackout liner and Ultra-leather upholstery accent this area. There is a large 50" flat-screen TV with surround sound and Blue-Ray DVD player with an extra zone added for the cockpit (with on/off capability) mounted on the forward port side bulkhead. An Ekornes chair and ottoman help complete the cozy home-like feel.

Both port and starboard settees have custom built-in pantry shelves to further compliment SEA QUILL'S voluminous provisions storage.

Located forward of the saloon on the starboard side. Appointments include:

GE refrigerator/freezer with teak door panels
Force 10 3-burner propane stove with oven
GE convection microwave oven
Corian "Sahara" counter tops and sink
Broan trash compactor
Custom built-in spice storage
Custom cabinetry lighting
Under counter lighting
Custom tile and ceramic backsplash and galley divider top
Custom slide-out storage shelf over the refrigerator/freezer

Master Stateroom
The master stateroom is forward and features a centerline queen berth with custom mattress, linens and pillows, large en-suite head with stall shower, two large, lighted hanging lockers, generous drawer and bilge storage, two opening hatches with screens and black-out panels, 4 opening ports with blackout curtains and vanity with swing-out seat. There is also a DVD player in a dedicated cabinet.

The ensuite head features a separate stall shower with teak grate and bi-fold door, glass and ceramic tile backsplash and custom under-cabinet lighting. The commode is a freshwater Vacuflush. There is a linen locker as well as additional bulk storage for paper products.

Port Guest Stateroom
The port side guest cabin is currently set-up as a permanent, but the original cushions are available to revert back to the original convertible settee arrangement. The berth has a custom mattress and bed spread. There is a large opening window with a bamboo curtain with blackout liner, and also an opening port. There is a desk with generous drawer storage and bookshelves, a Pullman berth and a hanging locker.

Starboard Guest Stateroom
The starboard guest stateroom is forward of the guest head and offer an Ultra-leather settee berth, a Pullman berth, hanging locker, opening port, desk and drawer storage.

Guest Head
There is a guest head to starboard with Vacuflush head, a stall shower and opening port, glass and ceramic tile backsplash and under cabinet lighting.

The pilothouse will make you feel as though you are on a ship and offers 360° visibility to captain and guests. There is a large L-shaped Ultra-leather convertible settee, powder coated aluminum Dutch doors port and starboard, wet bar with ice maker served by a Seagull water filter and an Ultra-leather Stidd helm chair.

Not only is the pilothouse the command center for SEA QUILL, but it is also the preferred place for family and friends to gather whether underway or at anchor. Morning coffee definitely tastes better in the pilothouse.

Aft deck - The aft deck is truly an extension of the saloon and offers plenty of space for deck furniture. It has a full sunshade enclosure and a full-length transom door leading to the swim platform.

Boat deck - The boat deck can be accessed from either the aft deck or from the pilothouse Dutch doors. The RIB is easily launched and retrieved with the Steelhead crane. This also a 13 cu. Ft. Chest freezer, perfect for extending your provisions and time away from shore.

Fore deck - The fore deck is entered through a door in the Portuguese bridge and allows easy access to the bow pulpit and dual anchors. There is abundant storage in the Portuguese bridge.

50" Samsung flat-screen TV in the saloon
HD DVD / CD player
Surround sound including sub-woofer
KVH M3 satellite TV antenna
DVD player in Master Stateroom
Separate stereo in the pilothouse

Furuno 64 mi radar
PC based Rose Point navigation software with dedicated VEI display
Furuno GP1850F chartplotter
Furuno RD 30 knotmeter / depth / temp
Comnav autopilot
Class B AIS
ICOM IC-M127 VHF radio with hailer and intercom
ICOM IC-M604 VHF radio
Saloon VHF radio
Davis weather station
Wireless headsets

Engine and Machinery
Caterpillar 3208NA 210 hp diesel (5015 hours)
High output alternator
Naiad 202 hydraulic stabilizers
ABT 24 volt / 12 hp electric bow thruster with dedicated batteries and charger
Dual Racor fuel filters with vacuum gauge
Reverso oil change system
Fuel polishing system (80 gph)
Tanktender tank monitor
Sea Recovery 800 gpd water maker with auto flush
High water bilge alarm

Northern Lights® 12 kw generator - 5370 hrs
AGM battery for main engine starting
AGM battery for both generator starting
6 AGM batteries for house bank, 1550 amp hours
4 batteries for bow thruster
Magnum inverter/charger
Shore power inlets fore and aft
8 Solar panels / 64 amp

Additional Components
4 Zone reverse cycle air conditioning system with SMX controls in the galley/saloon, master stateroom, port guest cabin and pilothouse.
Novurania 430 RIB with 50 hp Yamaha 4-stroke outboard
Manual remote control spotlight
Steelhead ES1000 power rotating hydraulic davit (new 2014)
Full sun shade enclosure on aft deck (new 2016)
GE washer and dryer
Freeman pilothouse welded aluminum Dutch doors
Maxwell 2200 anchor windlass
Supermax anchor with 250' chain
CQR anchor with chain and rode
Anchor snubber
Cap rail covers
13 Cu. Ft. Chest freezer
Sun shades on all windows
Kahlenberg air horns
Custom storage shelves in saloon settee lockers
Custom storage shelves in forward bilge area
Phantom screen in saloon
LED Lighting throughout
Extensive spare parts inventory

Pers onal items and effects

North America and Caribbean
Fort Pierce, Florida
James Krogen
Kadey Krogen
48' 0" - 14.64m
17' 4"
56200 LBS
Hull Material
Engine Make
3208 NA
Number Engines
Horse Power
210 hp
Engine Hours
ABT 24 volt / 12 hp electric bow thruster. Naiad 202 hydraulic stabilisers.
Northern Lights 12 kw generator - 5370 hrs
1000 US gallons
Novurania 430 RIB.
50 hp Yamaha 4-stroke
Ground Tackle
Supermax anchor with 250' chain
CQR anchor with chain and rode
Maxwell 2200 anchor windlass
As Kadey Krogen's representative to the Australian and New Zealand markets, I am able to offer much assistance with regard to organising pre-purchase survey inspections of the vessel, and can also assist in arranging insurance and shipping to Australia, should this be required. Please note that Kadey Krogens are more than capable of crossing the Pacific or Atlantic Oceans, having done so before.

Delivery will take place in the US, and prospective buyers should be aware that the cruising grounds in the US and Caribbean are amongst some of the finest in the World.

Kadey Krogen has four offices in the US and a very strong following amongst cruising owners, offering new owners advice and assistance.

Disclaimer: All care is taken to ensure that the information provided in this document is correct as specified by the owner of the vessel. Slight variation in specifications and photos may occur. Price is based on US$0.76 exchange rate and is subject to FX variations and does not include any shipping or other import costs associated with shipping the vessel to Australia or New Zealand.

Broker / Dealer
Andrew Coffey's Brokerage
64 Windsor Road