Originally Posted by jacks88
I know, I know. Which boat do I want? We decided upon getting either a Kadey Krogen 42 OR a DeFever 44. I just felt like being very specific would be better than posting a general trawler wanted request.
We would like to find a stabilized DeFever 44. No damaged boats please. There are a couple currently listed on Yachtworld that we are looking into, but nothing firm yet. Knowledge of any others that are currently for sale would be appreciated.
Suggest you spend some real time on both, not just on broker-led tours.
I love Krogen 42s and have been on many, but a charter two years ago convinced us (read that mostly as "my wife") that it was not the boat for us. I was initially unhappy with her reluctance (mostly over the Pullman berth) but when we stepped aboard a Defever 44, the difference for both of us was striking. We both like the vast sundeck and flybridge and extremely generous walk-in engine room. We both love the large aft stateroom with a true queen (there just weren't many KKs with centerline queens on the market when we were looking and they were priced at a premium). Obviously, there are many other variables that you may weigh differently than we did.
Again, in no way am I slagging on Kadey Krogens, just noting that something I had thought I was locked into (mostly on paper) changed after some real-world exposure.