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, fresh water system, all sea strainers, navigation electronics, canvas, sound down, carpet and many others (upon request). 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.
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*.
Highlighted equipment aboard Sweet Ride
The detail photos of Sweet Ride were taken in October of 2019 (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.
*Listing broker. 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
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