2014 Service Records:
- Main engine 3 years service interval includes all coolers sonically cleaned and pressured test 5/1/14
- New Twin Disc Transmission installed with 2/year warranty 5/1/14
- Panda 12 Mini under factory warranty installed 1/1/14 w/143 hrs
- Haul Out, bottom coatings and prop speed applied 3/15/14
- Awl Bright Varnish Coats reapplied 3/15/14
- Complete Awl Care Polymer sealant applied "waterline up" 5/14/14
- Interior steps stripped and revarnished w/nonskid 3/15/14
"Black Swan" is a superb example of the Krogen 53 Express. She is one of the rare few to be offered with the most reliable, trouble free Yanmar 420 horsepower main engine package. The Yanmar drive trains offer a better turn of speed and a much more user friendly engine space then her Caterpillar powered sisterships.
This couples with the numerous upgrades offered by her owner and unparalleled service records make "Black Swan" a magnificent value in today's market. Highlights of her attributes include the custom hardtop with new frameless wind screen on the Fly Bridge, extensive electronics package, faired to perfection black hull with UV clear coat, tender and davit and Naiad electronically controlled stabilizers.
"Black Swan" offers exceptional styling and composer with her BLACK HULL and shiny awl craft 2000 topsides accented by her gold cove stripe. Decks are non-skid white with a teak overlay in the cockpit and on the fly bridge. Her superstructure is also accented by a modest amount of bright work with recent high gloss varnish. Her interior make up is varnished cherry wood with teak and holly cabin soles. There is exceptional lighting and natural ventilation throughout.
With her plum stern, low profile, and dark painted hull sides, "Black Swan" is sure to turn heads wherever she cruises. The modern interpretation of this traditional coastal cruiser also has functional advantages as well. Her uncommonly low air draft provides improved stability and allows her owners to clear more bridges. Her raised bow and broad forward sections contribute to an exceptionally spacious master stateroom. "Black Swan" is unique in that she is equipped with Naiad stabilizers. The combination with her stabilization, creates a "best in class" ride.
Designed by acclaimed naval architect, James Krogen, the Krogen 53's semi-displacement hull is a marvel of performance and efficiency. When conditions are perfect and time allows, she can cruise at 8 knots with a fuel burn of only 3 gallons per hour (as per manufacturer). If you would like more speed to get out of the path of a storm, make a bridge, or get home quicker, her 420 hp Yanmar's can provide a speed of 16 knots with a fuel burn of approximately 20 gph.
The engine room in the Krogen Express is an unexpected surprise, with nearly 6' of headroom and easy access outboard of her 420 hp Yanmar diesels. The Aqua Drive absorbs torque from the propellers so the engines do not have to be hard mounted to the structure which dramatically reduces vibration.
"Black Swan" is the nicest example of a Krogen 53 Express that we have had the opportunity to offer for sale. She has been professionally maintained while being berthed behind the owner's home, only a mile from our office. Full service records are available upon request.