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Eye of the Storm is Hull #12 of Kadey-Krogen’s Whaleback 48’. She is an exceptionally comfortable, spacious, and seaworthy trawler equipped for bluewater, live-aboard cruising. She has the efficiency of a single Caterpillar engine with a range of well over 2,000 miles and excellent maneuverability with powerful bow and stern thrusters. Eye of the Storm has been updated and upgraded inside and out, but what makes her truly unique began with her design. Hull #12 was designed and built to allow a woman in wheelchair to go cruising with her husband. The accessible features of this vessel make it a rare opportunity for those with mobility issues and exceptionally convenient and comfortable for all boaters.
Summary of Specs
1997 Kadey-Krogen Whaleback Trawler (Hull #12)
- Hull Number: CBK48012J697
- Fed Documentation #1053802
- Hull Length: 48’
- LOA: 53’
- Beam: 16’ 8” at waterline; 17’ 4” at rub rail
- Draft: 5’ 6”
- Fuel: (3) black iron, epoxy-coated, raised fuel tanks. Total: 1,020 gal
- Potable Water: 540 gallons — (2) stainless steel 270 gallon tanks
- Black Water: 100 gallons. Polypropylene, new 2005
Speed & Distance
Eye of the Storm is a 2-stateroom Whaleback with beds and linens for 9. In a pinch she’s slept that and more. The image of a blueprint of Hull #12 in the photos hangs, framed onboard.
Master Stateroom. The large master has a centerline, queen at normal (home) height. No climbing steps to get into bed and more storage than vessels most her size. There are built-in teak side tables, 2 extra large hanging lockers (total closet bar length >15’), shelves, an 8-drawer built-in dresser, and a large, built-in headboard that provides extraordinary stowage. Additional stowage is accessed below the berth which is hinged with gas shocks.
Guest Stateroom/Office. The settee pulls out to be a double bed. A pullman berth drops from the bulkhead. Each berth has an LED reading lamp. Storage — 9 drawers, bookshelves, a built-in desk, and a narrow hanging locker. That locker was just accumulating junk and the chef longed for more pantry space so it was repurposed as a pantry. The closet looks the same, but now it pulls straight out with full-extension glides. The new pantry has 4 adjustable shelves, can be accessed from either side, has capacity of 250 lbs., and is just steps from the galley. All of the features are pictured in the photos.
Salon. The leather sofa opens to a queen bed with an electrically inflatable mattress topper. A Stressless leather lounge chair and ottoman, and a teak end table with lamp create a very inviting space. A custom ﬂoor-to-ceiling entertainment center with lots of storage houses a hi-def 4K Samsung TV and a Clarion stereo. Stereo speakers in the salon, master, and pilot house have separate volume controls.
Pilot House and Sun Deck. The settee by the table opens to a large dining table. When lowered it becomes a double bed making it a third stateroom for standing watch or guests. The pilot house is equipped with a wet bar, ice maker, small refrigerator, and loads of storage. The Solaire Anywhere Infrared grill on the sun deck is plumbed to a fiberglass LP tank in the 6’ dock box beside it. The Corian, prep table is hinged for easy access to the tender mounted athwartship.
Back Porch. The large, covered aft cockpit is a signature of Kadey-Krogen yachts and known as “the back porch.” There is a classic, teak deck; varnished, teak coaming; and enlarged stern door. There is a 50 amp power inlet, a freshwater wash-down; and a ladder to the sun deck via a hatch with gas shock.
Hull #12 was designed and built to allow a woman in wheelchair to go cruising with her husband. The accessible features of this vessel make it a rare opportunity for those with mobility issues and exceptionally convenient and comfortable for all boaters.
Swim Platform. Boarding is by means of a wide, hydraulic swim platform. It moves vertically and horizontally to create a walkway to board the yacht. You can walk (or roll) from the dock to the swim platform and then on to the boat… without obstacles or obstructions.
Because Whalebacks have single-level living, crew members and guests can board easily from the dock without climbing a single step and proceed to two staterooms, two heads, the salon, galley, and … even up to the pilot house! There is an elevator to the pilot house.
Also … the swim platform extends about 18” under water to allow swimmers to swim “aboard.” No need to climb ladders while struggling with snorkeling or diving gear. Just sit on the swim platform and “ride” it into or out of the water. If you are boarding a water taxi or pulling up in the tender, use the wireless remote to adjust the swim platform to the perfect height. Yup … really.
The elevator. Hull #12 was not built with the usual, tight, internal spiral stairs to the pilot house. Eye of the Storm was designed for and is equipped with a hydraulic elevator. Several people can enter the elevator, press a button, and get whisked up to the pilot house or back down to the main deck. There is a ladder from the aft cockpit up to the sun deck, but there are times when the elevator is far safer. For example, if you are underway offshore and you want to carry drinks or dinner up to the pilot house, you want an elevator.
Galley & Related Equipment
- Force Ten 3-burner LPG stove & oven with solenoid control (2012)
- Sea Recovery Aqua WhisperAC watermaker with remote control and automatic backwash filter system. Output: 35 gallons per hour
- GE Advantium microwave/halogen/convection oven. (2020)
- Custom water filter system with 4”x10” filter on Sun Deck
- 2-stage drinking water filtration system with dedicated faucet in galley
- Liebherr stainless steel, home-size, counter-depth refrigerator. (2017)
- U-Line Icemaker in pilothouse (25 lbs. per day)
- Asko clothes dryer (2012)
- Bosch washing machine (2021)
- Central vacuum system with hoses and accessories. Ports for hose in the pilothouse, the mechanical room and the main deck
- Torrid Marine Water Heater with (2) heat exchangers — engine and genset. When running the genset at anchor, there’s no need to power the water heater. (2019)
- (2) 20 lb. propane tanks in locker on Sun Deck with two stage regulator and Marinetics LP Controller in galley
- Solaire Anywhere Infrared Grill mounted on rail on upper deck and plumbed to its own propane tank in an adjacent dock box
Eye of the Storm is equipped with a Caterpillar 3208NA, 210hp, 8-cylinder, diesel — heralded for its reliability and ease of care. The Eye has the range and efficiency of a single-engine trawler plus the maneuverability provided by powerful bow and stern thrusters. In addition, Hull #12 was built with an inboard, auxiliary (get-home) engine with its own shaft and prop. The 3-cylinder Yanmar diesel get-home engine was replaced in 2018.
The vessel is equipped with a 12 KW Northern Lights generator new in 2020. There are 2 shore power inlets. The bow inlet has a Glendenning Cablemaster making deployment and recovery of the cable much easier. Shore power provided in some marinas is less than standard voltage. This invisible danger can permanently damage some systems on a boat. The current owners learned this lesson the “hard way.” After replacing the galley refrigerator and microwave oven, the current owners added an Acme isolation transformer that protects the boat and can boost low voltage. The boat also has a galvanic isolator to protect against stray current of other vessels. All lighting throughout the vessel (e.g., ceiling fixtures and nav lights) have been upgraded to LED.
SUMMARY OF SPECS
- Main Engine: Caterpillar 3208NA, 210hp, V8 diesel, 8,200 hours approx.
- Twin Disc MG 507-1 hydraulic transmission
- 2” stainless steel shaft
- Bronze four-blade 30 x 20 prop, spare prop mounted in lazarette
- Auxiliary Engine: Yanmar 3GM30F, 27hp diesel, 20 hrs approx., replaced 2018
- Separate 1” shaft and folding Max-Prop propeller
- 12kW Northern Lights M843NW3.3G, Heat Exchanger Cooled, Tier 3, brushlessgenerator with voltage regulator. New 2020. 1,200 hours approx.
- Naiad 201 stabilizers. Rams replaced and upgraded 2018
- Reverso 12V oil change system for all engines and transmissions
- Gulf Coast oil bypass filter systems for main engine
- Lofrans Falkon 12V windlass, with joystick control in pilothouse and foredeck pedals.
- Bow Thruster — Wesmar 48V, 23hp, with dual, counter-rotating propellers
- Stern Thruster — Craftsman BA.250.21024. March 2016
- Magnum 2800 watt inverter/charger with remote monitor and controller
- 12V Glendenning Cablemaster for 50 amp shore power cord 50 amp
- Acme Isolation Transformer with selectable 15% voltage boost (2018)
- Galvanic isolator
- Bonding system throughout
- 12V LED lighting throughout