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Old 05-24-2013, 08:43 AM   #1
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Krogen Family?

I always thought Krogan made a no nonsense trawler. Is this one the same maker? I don't want to buy it but I am curious. Can anybody tell me a little about it?
1987 Krogen Silhouette Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:26 AM   #2
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Yes, that is a krogen, and I always for some reason liked the design of that boat.

The only thing I had a hard time getting over is that access to the cockpit is through the master stateroom.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:23 AM   #3
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Quoting the Power Boat Guide, "Introduced in 1987, the Silhouette 42 is a truly exceptional design. If her profile is a little awkward (which it certainly is), the Silhouette manages to offer a unique interior with more living space than one might expect in a boat this size. She was built in Taiwan by Chien Hwa on a PVC-cored, modified-V hull. While she incorporates several innovative features, its the semi-enclosed pilothouse/sundeck and the wide-open master stateroom (with its private cockpit) that attracts the most attention. A real surprise is the hydraulically operated stern gate which drops to create a practically wide-open transom and swim platform. Below, a breakfast bar separates the full-width salon from the galley, and both staterooms feature double berths, each with a full head. The interior is completely finished with light ash (or teak) woodwork and mica veneers. Additional features include foredeck seating, a molded bow pulpit, and a spacious seating area aft of the helm. With standard Caterpillar 375hp diesels, the Silhouette 42 will cruise around 21 knots and reach a top speed of 2526 knots. Marketed by Krogen Marine, a total of 12 of these distinctive boats were built before production was discontinued in 1991."

Krogren wasn't afraid to step outside the box, but it didn't always work out. Four years in production and 12 sold seams like a failure to me. Exceptional design but not very well loved. The master stateroom ends up being the primary access route.
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:30 AM   #4
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The Silhouette was built for my Admiral, for sure. I don't want her to even see the interior of that boat, because it has all the features that she doesn't know exist on a 42' live-aboard boat. The boat is full of other compromises, but to a woman who loves light and convenience, its really a nice package. She'd dream of sliding out of bed in the morning, stepping out to her back deck, pushing a button and voila.....your diving platform Madam. It's the way she likes to use the water. I should have put this in the "Interesting Boats" thread.
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:46 AM   #5
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It's not all that unusual to find different boats in the history of most Architects and boat builders. Here's two others, a 54 MY that I once read the story of, but can't recall what it was, and a 61 Steeler.
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Mo' Fugly IMHO.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:55 PM   #7
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Here's three more. Krogen 63', Esso Tanker, and of course there were lots of sailboats.
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I used to have a link to the blog for the blue steel hull one above. Interesting boat and very efficient cruiser too.

Single engine if I recall and very minimal generator run time required to power it on the hook for long periods of time.
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