42' 0" KADEY KROGEN 1985



The synonyms for "stout" include: bold, sturdy, intrepid, heavily built, and having endurance.  Stout is the perfect name for this 1985 Kadey Krogen 42' trawler. 

Stout is on her third owner; after being shipped to Florida from the Pacific Coast, Stout has cruised up and down the Atlantic Coast and successfully completed The Great Loop, and is now ready for a new owner looking for a classic trawler, designed with both life aboard and safe passage of any waterways in mind. 

The 2003/2004 installation of both anti-roll stabilizers and a bow thruster only added to her livability and cruising comfort.  This boat is easily handled by two people and is economical to run with a cruising range of 2,100 to 5,000 nm on 700 gallons of fuel.  The full ballasted keel and protected running gear provide a measure of comfort in any cruising situation.

With the additions of both a water maker and solar panels, Stout is ready for long-term, offshore cruising, if that is in your plans.  You also have peace of mind that osmotic blistering will not be a problem on Stout.  Her hull was "peeled" and relaminated with biaxial cloth and vinylester by Hull-Tech in San Diego, the pioneer of this process.

She has the lineage and workmanship associated with Kadey Krogen trawlers, with well thought out upgrades and refits which truly make her "At home on any sea!"

A detailed description of many of the upgrades to Stout as well as her story and history are detailed at


Stout has a classic trawler design with a covered cockpit with teak-laid deck and wide covered teak-laid sidewalks to the teak-laid foredeck.  Teak doors lead to the raised pilothouse on both the port and starboard sides.  The flybridge is accessed via the cockpit ladder.

Double teak French doors lead into the salon and galley area.  The three level layout of the interior features steps down to the ensuite Master stateroom, the guest head, and the guest stateroom/den.  Steps lead up from the salon level to the pilothouse.


Salon Stout features the beautiful teak joinery that is expected of a Kadey Krogen.  There is a parquet sole throughout.  Large windows, with pleated blinds for privacy, provide ample natural light.  Two black leather Ekornes Prince "Stressless" lounge chairs, with matching ottomans, are to starboard, on either side of a custom "butterfly" table on a stainless steel base which converts from a low cocktail table to a full height dining table.

An Ultrasuede settee is to port, which converts to a single berth. A Dickinson Antarctic diesel heater and stove is also to port.  It is primarily for décor, but can be hooked up as a backup to the central heating system.  A bookcase with louvered door lockers, partially configured for glassware, is to port across from the galley.

The television is hidden in the galley countertop, and rises on an electric lift.  The salon is also equipped with full surround sound speakers.

Galley The galley on Stout is located on the same level as the salon, forward, and is open to the salon.  Extensive remodeling was done of the galley when the television lift was installed in the Corian counter. A unique storage system was installed for the Calphalon Professional cookware (included in the sale) on the bulkhead with stainless steel hooks and custom leather keepers. 

The galley also features: Sub-Zero 249 series stainless steel refrigerator and freezer, a Scandvik stainless steel double sink, KWC Switzerland faucet with retractable sprayer, Seagull under-sink water purification system with a dedicated Esprit faucet, Princess 3 burner LPG stove and oven, Fireboy/Xintex LPG control and alarm panel with sensors under the stove and in the dedicated LPG locker beneath the flybridge settee, Emerson microwave oven, a built-in retractable cutting board, LED dimmable task lighting, and ample cabinet and drawer storage space.

Master Stateroom The ensuite Master Stateroom on Stout is located forward, down a few steps from the salon level, through a companionway with the Guest Stateroom/Den to starboard and the Guest Head to port.

The Master Stateroom features:  the berth to starboard with a Handcraft innerspring folding mattress, a large lighted hanging locker with shoe shelves, two deck prisms for natural light, bronze portlights, a screened hinged overhead hatch, reading lights, a nightstand, and numerous drawers and cabinets for ample storage.  A wall-mounted mirror at the foot of the bed is covered with a piece of artwork.

Master Head The Master Head on Stout is forward and features: bronze portlights, a deck prism for natural light, a mirrored vanity, locker storage space, a Groco freshwater head with electric and manual flush, a Scandvik stainless steel sink with Grohe fixtures, and a lighted separate shower stall with Grohe fixtures and a teak shower grate.

Guest Stateroom/Den The Guest Stateroom/Den is located to starboard, forward of the galley and salon on Stout.  Two guests can sleep on the Ultrasuede settee/berth to starboard or on the athwart ships Pullman berth.  The cabin is also outfitted with: a teak writing desk with an Asper Italian leather chair, bronze portlights, deck prisms for natural light, bookshelves, a nightstand, reading lights, drawers for storage, a hanging locker, and a mirrored cabinet with a concealed ironing board.  There is also an open area for bulk storage or storage bins/baskets.

Guest Head Across from the Guest Stateroom/Den is the Guest Head on Stout.  The head features: a mounted Myson England electric towel warmer, a Tecma electric freshwater head with touch panel control, a separate lighted shower with Grohe fixtures and a teak shower grate, a Scandvik stainless steel sink with Grohe fixtures, a deck prism for natural light, bronze portlights, and a mirrored medicine cabinet.  Gauges located in the Guest Head include: a Wema holding tank level gauge, Wema port and starboard freshwater tank gauges, and the Spectra water maker control panel.

Laundry The Splendide 2100 combination washer/dryer is located behind a louvered door, to port, at the bottom of the steps leading from the galley forward. The washer/dryer is not functional.


The cockpit, sidewalks and foredeck on Stout are all teak.  The foredeck features a forward facing settee with removable cushions.  The ground tackle includes a Maxwell windlass, two anchors with 400' of chain, and a Mantus anchor bridle with chain hook.

The flybridge on Stout is accessed via a ladder in the cockpit.  A bimini was added by the current owner in 2016.  A Stidd Admiral helm chair and two settees provide plenty of seating.  There is a full complement of navigation electronics, controls, and instruments.  A custom Forespar folding mast and a power lifting davit system are on the flybridge deck.

The bridge clearance with the mast up is 22' 9'.  If the mast is down, but the bimini is up, the bridge clearance is approximately 17'.  When the mast and bimini are both down, the bridge clearance is 14'.  The bimini is easily struck.

The entire hull, below the waterline, was peeled and relaminated using a Hull-Tech process while Stout was in San Diego.  This proprietary process uses biaxial mat and vinylester resin and prevents osmotic blistering.  TRAC Digital active anti-roll fin stabilizers were also installed by Hull-Tech, including extensive bulkhead reinforcements.


The pilothouse on Stout can be accessed four steps up from the salon, or from the port and starboard Dutch doors on the foredeck.  A Pompanette Platinum Ultraleather captain?s chair with a teak footrest is centerline.  The Ultrasuede settee, which can be used as a watch berth, has a full length fold-down step.  There are two bronze portlights. 

The amenities in the pilothouse include: a teak overhead instrumentation panel, a chart table with both chart and conventional drawers, three windows with wipers, a center top-hinged opening window, a thermostatically ventilated electronics locker, a teak coffee station with an espresso machine and coffee grinder, a stereo music system, a teak and stainless steel helm wheel, and various lighting options.


Stout is powered by a single Ford Lehman Super 135 hp engine, 6-cylinder in line, 4-cycle overhead valve naturally aspirated diesel engine with closed freshwater cooling which makes her very economical to run.  The engine currently has approximately 3100 hours. There are two baffled epoxy coated steel fuel tanks, with a combined capacity of 700 gallons.  Inspection/cleaning ports and sight gauges were added as well as a fuel polishing system.  The approximate ranges are: 8 knots-2,150 nm, 7 knots- 3,200 nm, and 6 knots- 5,000 nm.

A Side-Power SP 125 T 9 horsepower bow thruster by Sleipner Norway with joystick controls at both the pilothouse and flybridge was added to Stout, for ease in docking and locking.  There is a dedicated battery bank for the thruster system.

A Reverso oil change system was also added by the current owner.

There are two portable canister air conditioners included in the sale.


The electrical system of Stout includes: (2) Victron Energy MultiPlus 3000 watt smart inverter/chargers with color CX control, and a Kohler 8EOZD 8kw electronically controlled generator in a sound shield enclosure. The Kohler generator currently has approximately 575 hours.

The current owner, who purchased Stout in November, 2015 added: (2) Sun Power SPR-X21-345 Solar panels on pilothouse roof,  Victron Energy BlueSolar MPPT Solar Controller, Victron Energy BMV700 Battery Monitor and Shunt, (2) Compass Marine alternators (total approx 200 amps) with regulator, and a BlueSea ML-ACR auto charging relay.  Twelve (12) Lifeline GPL-4CT house batteries were replaced in late 2018.


The electronics and navigation equipment on Stout includes:

  • Danforth Constellation red-lit compass
  • Dual Greenmarine professional 17? LED monitors on positionable swivel mounts
  • Nobeltec TimeZero Trident navigation software and 3D charts and Nobeltec 4kw 4.5 ft open-array radar, running on a dedicated dual-monitor Dell Optiplex 960 PC
  • Dual CH Industries red-lit milspec trackballs and flush mouse buttons for left or right handed control of the PC, or to accommodate a second PC.
  • Waterproof red-lit Cherry keyboard for PC control
  • Simrad OP40 controller allows full control and pilothouse viewing of the flying bridge NSE-8 GPS chart plotter and Broadband radar, connected to the second input of the starboard Greenmarine monitor
  • Simrad-Robertson FU-50 follow-up steering lever
  • Sidepower bow thruster with joystick control
  • Morse engine and transmission controls
  • ACR remote searchlight
  • Aetna Engineering digital tachometer (1 rpm accurate)
  • VDO lighted engine gauges
  • Furuno GP-30 GPS and GP-36 DGPS navigators (Not in use)
  • Datamarine International Offshore depth sounder (Not in use)
  • VDO rudder angle indicator
  • Simrad-Robertson AP-20 autopilot control
  • Simrad-Robertson IS-15 wind instrument display (Not in use)
  • Icom IC-M602 VHF radio and loudhailer
  • Furuno NX-300 Navtex receiver and configurable data repeater
  • Furuno PG1000 heading sensor  (Not in use)
  • Simrad Robertson fluxgate compass for backup
  • TRAC Digital stabilizer with touchscreen control panel
  • Icom IC-M710RT 150w HF/MF/Marine SSB transceiver
·       Icom IC-M88 handheld VHF transceiver

The safety equipment installed on Stout includes: 

  • A Fireboy-Xintex fixed FE-241 automatic engine room fire extinguishing system with engine/blower shutdown, pilothouse monitoring panel and manual discharge
  • Amerex USCG bracket-mounted ABC fire extinguishers:
  • ACR 406mHz GPS-enabled EPIRB (Satellite rescue beacon)
  • Winslow 6-man offshore life raft with canopy, insulated floor, survival gear, drogue and more in fiberglass canister and cradle with hydrostatic release (Requires recertification)
  • Lifesling MOB rescue system mounted in cockpit, may be used in conjunction with the power loading mast and boom

October, 2003 to April, 2004:

  • Installation of ABT-TRAC Digital Stabilizers and Side-Power bow thruster
  • Engineering, design and implementation of a Cabin Noise Reduction program including a complete engine room "soundproofing" system and isolation of the engine, generator and driveline from the hull, resulting in the quietest boat of this class afloat. (Pilothouse noise level at cruising RPM is a low 54dba)
  • Engineering, design and implementation of extensive AC and DC electrical and LPG systems upgrades for ABYC compliance and greater safety, efficiency, capacity and capability
  • Running gear upgrades including Aquamet 22 alloy prop shaft, Duramax commercial dripless shaft seal, propeller tuning, and rudder rebuild and reinforcement
  • Redesign and installation of fuel management, filtering and delivery system
  • Installation of fuel polishing system.
  • Replacement and upgrade of all underwater fittings and hoses
  • Design and installation of aft engine room parts and tool storage system, also serving to further stiffen the aft hull sections
  • Upgrade and addition of safety equipment, alarms and fire suppression
  • Design, fabrication and installation of a Forespar mast system with power lifting boom, instrumentation, lighting and antenna mounts
  • Electronics upgrades, including installation of Icom IC-M710RT HF/MF/SSB transceiver and Icom IC-M602 VHF transceiver with 21' Digital Antennas
  • Installation of a 4-zone diesel-fired Quantum/Eberspacher 65,000 btu hydronic heating and domestic hot water system, with heat hoses run through hanging lockers to keep clothes warm and dry, electric heating elements for dockside use, and an engine heating loop for use underway and for engine pre-heating
  • Complete interior remodel and refinish with designer soft goods and furnishings and extensive custom joinery to match the original while accommodating the addition of stabilizers, laundry, extensive lighting additions and upgrades, and heating and entertainment system
  • Replacement of every remaining plumbing and lighting fixtures, layout and installation of professional cookware on galley bulkhead, installation of towel warmer
  • Seagull under-counter water purification system with dedicated faucet at galley sink
  • Design and installation of a largely invisible audiophile-grade home theater and music system in the salon, necessitating much custom teak joinery and replacement of the galley sink, fixtures and Corian countertop
  • Design and installation of a discreet audiophile-grade music system in the pilothouse
  • Installation of an Airmar temp/speed/depth transducer for future video sounder (current electronics and software will support Simrad/Navico or Furuno sounders)


  • Kohler 8EOZD generator and sound shield (Approximately 575 hours currently)
  • Pompanette Platinum Series helm chair in pilothouse
  • Stidd Admiral power helm chair on flybridge
  • Winslow life raft in canister on boat deck (Requires recertification)
  • Fuel system refit, replacing fuel manifolds with custom stainless steel manifolds, new fuel hoses
  • Espresso maker upgrade and modification


  • Nobeltec/Koden open array radar
  • Simrad Broadband radar
  • Simrad Robertson FU50 commercial follow-up steering levers at pilothouse and flybridge
  • CNC-machined flybridge instrument panel and electronics
  • CNC-machined pilothouse instrument panel and teak housing with integral defrost vents, compass panel and navigation panel with new electronics
  • PC navigation system running Nobeltec TimeZero Trident, with Dell Optiplex compact CPU mounted in a thermostatically ventilated locker
  • Two Greenmarine LED marine monitors with multiple inputs, picture in picture, 1500-nit daylight brightness and true continuous dimming to zero; mounted on dual-pivoting arms with custom mounts
  • Three Imtra Exalto commercial wipers with electronic controller
  • ACR RCL-100D searchlight on custom mount, with remote control pads at flybridge and pilothouse
  • Spectra Newport 1000 water maker with MPC-5000 electronic control panel produces up to 41 gallons per hour. Zero hours since complete rebuild at the Spectra factory, including all new pumps
  • Aqua King freshwater pressure pump
  • Lopolight commercial LED masthead combination navigation and anchor light
  • 12 Lifeline AGM house batteries (Replaced late 2018)

November, 2015 to Date:

  • Reverso oil change system installed
  • Cradlepoint Dual Modem Cellular Router  (Verizon/AT&T)
  • Cellular Antenna/Amplifier
  • Coastal Marine WIFI antenna system
  • Home Theater Refit with 4K screen, Yamaha Digital Receiver and UHD disc player
  • Sonos Music system integration
  • Maretron NMEA 2000 backbone - flybridge, pilothouse, engine room
  • Maretron Fuel Tank level sensors
  • Maretron Fuel Consumption sensors
  • Maretron DSM410 display installed in pilothouse
  • Maretron IPG100 with N2KView License
  • LCJ Capteurs CV7 Weather station installed on mast
  • Navigation Software upgrade to Time Zero Professional
  • Furuno DFF1 Depth Sounder installed
  • Vesper XB-8000 AIS system installed
  • AXIS P5635-E PTZ HD Camera mounted on mast
  • Highfield CL-290 BL Hypalon Dingy w/ Tohatsu MFS15EEFS Outboard added
  • (2) Victron Energy Multiplus 3000 Inverter Chargers with Color CX control
  • (2) Sunpower SPR-X21-345 Solar panels on pilothouse roof
  • Victron Energy BlueSolar MPPT Solar Controller installed
  • Victron Energy BMV700 Battery Monitor and Shunt installed
  • (12) Lifeline GPL-4CT house batteries installed (Late 2018)
  • (2) Compass Marine alternators installed (total approx 200 amps) with regulator
  • BlueSea ML-ACR auto charging relay installed
  • Upper Deck drain spouts and additional main deck scuppers installed
  • LED Galley Lighting
  • Flybridge Bimini installed
  • Salon windows storm covers added
  • Engine Room and general lighting converted to LED
·       Seahawk Biocop Black bottom paint (11/2018)

The sellers' personal belongings and select nautical items are excluded from the sale.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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