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Lady Di is a no-nonsense, simple and elegant Kadey-Krogen 39. She is hull number one, a 1998 model year making her the first in the series followed by fifty sister ships before rising costs forced this popular design to cease production. Economical, efficient and practical, the KK39 is particularly appealing for first time trawler owners or a couple contemplating a 50’ or smaller sailboat, but who are unwilling to give up the comforts of home that fit into this well-defined package. This is a boat that has been designed to be the best possible platform for two people and there are no compromises in build quality, she is the equal in fit and finish of her larger siblings crafted in Taiwan by Asia Harbor Yacht Builders.
Lady Di was originally named “Number One” she was introduced as the cover story and feature article with photos in the Winter 1998/1999 PassageMaker magazine that heralded her arrival. Bill Parlatore who wrote that story had an interesting observation, “The Krogen 39 is a trawler designed for KISS passage making. Keep things simple. If you can resist becoming best friends with your local marine store when you outfit the boat, and instead go slowly during the outfitting process, you will be one happy couple with an exceedingly happy boat.”
A true full displacement, long range trawler, she is ideal for a cruising couple. Lady Di has travelled the US west coast from Mexico to Alaska and now rests at her dock on the San Francisco Bay.
Several Krogen 39’s have gone on extensive passages, with standard fuel topped off and running at 6 knots she has a realistic range of over 4,000 miles!
Her looks are timeless, inside and out. She has been maintained in beautiful condition by her current (second) owners who always send in oil samples after each change to make sure her John Deere main engine is healthy. Very few production trawlers can boast a reputation of being an easy vessel for a couple to manage and look after by themselves, the Krogen 39 fits this description.
Boarding aft (from the swim step or dock) you enter the cockpit which is covered overhead and includes teak decking underfoot. There are side decks port and starboard that lead up to the foredeck. On top, the flybridge has a folding canvas Bimini top with outboard seating on each side. The boat deck is aft with the dinghy mounted fore/aft and the mast and boom provides antenna mounting and serves as the dinghy launching davit. You access the boat deck / flybridge from a ladder in the cockpit.
Entering through the saloon door you will appreciate the fantastic visibility to the outside through teak framed opening windows and will be greeted by a warm teak interior. There are built in settees port and starboard with comfortable Ultrasuede upholstery and a teak parquet floor. The galley is forward to starboard lined with white Corian counters and white laminate verticals to keep it light and easier to clean. There is an opening portlight outboard to provide both a view and ventilation.
The engine room is under the saloon and has stand up 6’ plus headroom as you enter and plenty of access to move around once inside. There is a work table area with room for storage of oil, filters, tools, etc. Neat installations of machinery and hose runs are evident.
Moving forward and up some steps to the pilothouse you pass an outboard locker with a louvered door that conceals the combo clothes washer/dryer. The pilothouse has an impressive view making operations underway very easy to manage and includes doors to the outside decks port and starboard. There is a wide and comfortable settee with a table aft and the forward nav/com dash has a large teak steering wheel on centerline. The flooring is teak and holly and the rich teak joinery in the pilothouse is complemented by white surfaces and white overhead with an opening hatch.
Inside and down some curved steps from the saloon deck is the head and shower to starboard. The full beam master with island queen sized walk around bed is surrounded by teak lockers and doors. Varnished teak ceilings outboard combine with white laminate to make this room feel spacious and an overhead hatch plus outboard opening portlights provide ventilation.
Lady Di is ready to go cruising and priced to move quickly. One last observation from Bill Parlatore in his PassageMaker article when she was new, “You really can’t get much smaller and still have a vessel with the range and capacity for heading across an ocean in comfort.” Please contact the listing broker for a visit as all showings are by appointment only.
Watch a video of the Kadey Krogen 39 – Lady Di below.
Jeff Merrill, CPYB
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|YACHT NAME:||LADY DI|
|BRAND AND MODEL:||KADEY-KROGEN 39 (Flybridge)|
|TYPE:||Long range passage maker with raised pilothouse|
|HULL COLOR:||White gel coat|
|REGISTRY:||United States Coast Guard documented|
|DESIGNER:||James Morrow Krogen|
|BUILDER:||Asia Harbor Yacht Builders – Kaohsiung, Taiwan ROC|
|DISPLACEMENT:||33,470 lbs. | 15.18 MT|
|BALLAST:||2,000 lbs. | .9 MT|
|RANGE:||3,000 miles @ 6 knots|
|SPEED:||Cruise 6, Top 8.5 knots|
|LOA:||43’8” |13.31 M|
|LWL:||36’8” |11.17 M|
|LOD:||38'11" | 11.86 M|
|BEAM:||14’9” | 4.49 M|
|DRAFT:||4’3” | 1.29 M|
|Cp:||Prismatic Coefficient .60|
|AIR DRAFT:||22’ | 6.7 M mast | 31' |9.45 M antenna (est.)|
|MAIN ENGINE:||John Deere 4045TFM 115 HP (Main hours: ~4,700) May, 2017|
|TRANSMISSION:||Twin Disc 2.39:1 reduction|
|PROPELLER AND SHAFT||24" three blade propeller | 1.75" Aquamet 22 shaft|
|THRUSTER:||Lewmar 185TT, 12V/ 6kW Bow thruster|
|ELECTRICAL:||60 Hertz – US style - 50 amp service for house|
|INVERTER/CHARGER:||Freedom 20 inverter / charger with Link 2000 remote|
|BATTERIES:||(8) 6V Golf cart house batteries | 8D engine start battery - All Trojan flooded|
|CLIMATE CONTROL:||Espar Airtronic diesel forced air furnace (saloon and stateroom)|
|WINDLASS:||Lewmar 12V electric|
|GROUND TACKLE:||SuperMax 64lb. | 250' 3/8" chain. | Secondary Bruce 66 lb. with chain/rode|
|MAST & BOOM:||Painted aluminum spars with electric boom winches for dinghy|
|TENDER AND OUTBOARD:||West Marine 9’ with Honda 2 HP four stroke outboard|
|NAV/COM:||Raymarine | Icom | Simrad|
|ENTERTAINMENT:||24" TV/DVD in saloon|
|STATEROOM:||(1) Master forward|
|HEAD:||(1) Vacuflush (electric freshwater)|
|LAUNDRY:||Splendide 7100XC clothes washer/dryer|
|GALLEY:||Force 10 Propane three burner stove and oven| Tundra refrigerator/freezer | Microwave|
|INTERIOR WOOD:||Teak and white laminate|
|INTERIOR COUNTERS:||Corian counters|
|INTERIOR FLOORING:||Teak and holly | parquet | carpet|
|FUEL:||700 gallons |2,649.8 L (2 aluminum tanks)|
|HOLDING BLACK:||35 gallons |132.5 L (1 plastic tank)|
|FRESH WATER:||300 gallons |1,135.6 L (3 stainless steel tanks)|
|SAFETY:||Liferaft | EPIRB|
|Note:||All information is believed accurate, but should be verified.|