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2415 T. Avenue, Suite 3
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2000 Krogen Express 53'


Palm Beach,FL,United States

Covered Aft Deck
Saloon facing aft
Saloon facing forward
Saloon Starboard Side
Hi-lo table folded
Master Stateroom
Master Stateroom
Master Staterrom
Guest Cabin
Pilothouse Settee
Engine room
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BELLA is without a doubt the finest Krogen Express 53' on the water. Her Stars and Stripes Blue hull (2009) is spectacular and her overall condition is outstanding. It would be easier to list the things she does not have rather than what she does.  Just a few of her major components include Naiad hydraulic stabilizers with MultiSea II controls, bow thruster, AB RIB with 15 hp outboard, 1,000# Marquipt crane, extensive navigational electronics package, Spectra watermaker, 4 kw DC generator in addition to her 12 kw Northern Lights and much more. BELLA is set-up for self-sufficiency and spending extended time at anchor. Very few vessels are as well maintained, equipped or documented as BELLA. She has had oil analysis done on a regular basis and she uses the SeaKits / Wheel House Marine Maintenance System. It is not possible to adequately describe BELLA on paper.  She must be seen to be appreciated. Vessels like this are the exception rather than the rule, and we are confident she will not be on the market long. If you are in the market for a vessel that offers timeless beauty, exceptional performance and over the top equipment that enables you to eschew marinas in favor of secluded anchorages then BELLA is a must see.

Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Fiberglass 
Hull Shape Semi DisplacementBeam 15 ft 4 in 
Max Draft 4 ftEngine Make Caterpillar 
Engine Model 3116Fuel Capacity 800 gal 
Length at Waterline 51 ft 11 inLength on Deck 53 ft 
Holding Tank Size 100 galWater Capacity 300 gal 
Engine Hours 2920Number of Engines 2 

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For Sale by

AAA Yacht Finders International

2415 T. Avenue, Suite 3
United States

Fax:  360-293-3246

Vessel Overview

BELLA is a proper yacht in every respect.  She offers quality, style and performance in a hull that is easily managed by the cruising couple and that accomodates additional guests in comfort.  She is bright and airy in all areas, offers exceptional headroom throughout, and is quiet underway.

BELLA has four general living / operation areas; the extra-large aft deck (11' x 13'), boat deck and fore deck provide plenty of opportunity for outdoor activities; the saloon and open-faced galley; the raised pilothouse and the forward accommodations.  Significant for many, the guest cabin has an L-shaped desk with ample counter-top and shelves for office/computing equipment.

The owners and another couple can cruise comfortably for extended periods with 2 staterooms and 2 heads, each head having a separate stall shower.  Additional guests can be accommodated by several convertible options.

BELLA can be operated from the comfort of the pilothouse or from the flybridge.  Either station offers a full complement of NAV aids and additional seating for guests.  There is an internal stair access from the pilothouse to the flybridge.

Mechanically BELLA offers a walk-in engine room, separate battery compartment and overall good access to all components and systems.  With her additional fuel, increased battery bank with dedicated DC generator and water maker, BELLA is ideally set-up for extended periods away from docks and marinas.

Overall BELLA has received the absolute best of care, constant improvements and near obsessive maintenance (all documented in Wheel House (formerly SeaKits) Marine Maintenance System).  She is a vessel that is absolutely turn-key and deserving of an owner able to maintain her to these high standards.

Engines / Mechanical

Cruising speed - 14 kts

Max speed - 17 - 18kts  

Twin Caterpillar 3116T's / 350  hp each with 2920 hours.  Regular oil analysis and fluids changed at 200 hour intervals.  Complete engine service April 2011

Twin Disc gears

Glendinning synchronizer

Pyrometers (2010)

Walker Airseps

Mechanical gauges for oil and gear pressure and temperature, visible from galley hatch

Reverso oil change system

Automatic fire suppression system with manual actuator located outside the engine room (2011)

Naiad hydraulic stabilizers with MultiSea II controls.  System serviced and seals replaced 2010

Sidepower 24V bowthruster (2007)

Soundown insulation throughout engine room and mechanical space

Hynautic hydraulic steering

4 - 2000 gph auto-electric bilge pumps

1 - 3700 gph auto-electric bilge pump


Fuel System

800 Gals total:  2 x 300 main and 2 x 100 gal supplemental aluminum tanks

Flo-Scan fuel monitoring system

Custom fuel manifold with in-line flow meter and fuel polishing Racor (2009)

Dual Racor filters with vacuum guages for main engines

Algae-X fuel conditioners for main engines

Racor filters for each generator

Tank Tender fuel guage for each tank


Running Gear

5-Blade 26" Michigan Wheel NIBRAL props (2010)

Spare 4-blade NIBRAL props

Tides dripless shaft seals (2011)

Aquadrive anti-vibration system.  Serviced 2011

2" Aquamet 22 shafts.  Cutlass bearings (2008)

Rudders and Hynautic steering system inspected and serviced 2011

Line cutters

Bennett trim tabs

Custom fabricated emergency tiller


AC and DC Electrical

Northern Lights 12 kw AC generator in sound shield with 2350 hours.

Fischer Panda 4 kw DC generator with automatic-charging system for house batteries (2009)  755 Hours.

1200 Amp hour house battery bank: 6 - 6 volt Lifeline AGM @ 400 amp with custom battery box (2010).  House batteries are located in a large separate bilge compartment.

Dedicated bow thruster and saltwater washdown pump batteries: 24 volt (2 x 12) Lifeline AGM batteries (2011)

Dedicated engine start batteries: 2 - 12 volt Lifeline AGM (2008)

Dedicated Northern Lights generator start battery: 1 - 12 volt Lifeline AGM (2011)

Glendinning Cablemaster with 75' (2011) 50 amp shore power cable and custom stowing mechanism (2011)

Xantrex 3000 Pure Sine Wave inverter/charger (2009)

Balmar charging system (2007) with Smart regulator and 2 - 105 amp alternators (2011)

Shorepower isolation transformer



Raymarine E120 Multi-Display chartplotter in pilothouse with flybridge repeater (2007) including:

     Radar with 48" open array

     DSM 300 depthfinder

     Seatalk hub

     RayNav laptop interface with Ethernet connections throughout

     Raymarine AIS 500 Class B transceiver (2009)

     Raymarine CCTV with aft facing and engine room cameras (2009)

     Raymarine LifeTag MOB alarm with 4 tags (2011)

Sirius marine weather

Standard Horizon loudhailer with auto fog signal (2011)

Furuno radar with 48" open array with pilothouse and flybridge displays

Furuno GP36 GPS

Simrad IS 15 depth / knotmeter / water temp (transducer replaced 2010)

Simrad autopilot with remote and back-up drive unit

Independent Garmin fishfinder depthfinder at flybridge helm

Raymarine 45ST satellite TV antenna

Sharp 27" HDTV mounted on aft starboard saloon bulkhead with armature to optimize viewing angle


Foredeck and Ground Tackle

Lewmar V5 3500# vertical windlass (2009) with remote, foot controls and controls at both helms (2011)

Rocna 121# / 55 kg anchor (2008) with 250' 3/8" HT chain / 200' nylon rode (2010).  Entire rode marked at 25' intervals.

Spare Fortress FX85 in a canvass bag

Fortress FX55 stern anchor

Digital chain counter (2010)

Saltwater washdown at bow: Headhunter Caliber 60 psi pump (2009)

Freshwater washdown at bow

Snubber bow eye (2007)


Boat Deck and Flybridge

A/B 9' 10" RIB (2007) with 15 hp Yamaha 4-stroke (2010) and custom cover (2010)

Marquipt 1000 electric dinghy crane (2007)

Custom Sunbrella bimini top with extension and helm cover (2009)

Stidd helm chair (2009)

Sunbrella settee cushions (2010)

Dometic 4 cu.ft. freezer (2009)

Three propane tanks: Propane system added 2007


GE 14 cu.ft. refrigerator / freezer with cherry panel inserts

Caldera 5-burner propane stove (2007)

Sharp convection microwave oven (2010)

Broan trash compactor

Raritan ice maker (2009)

Fresh Water System

300 gal fresh water (2 x 150 gal stainless steel tanks)

Spectra Newport Mk II 400 gpd watermaker (2009)

Dual SHURflo pressure water pumps (2009)

Custom water transfer manifold pump (2009)

UV Filter (2009)

Raritan 12 gal water heater

Charcoal water filter in galley

Tank Tender guage for each water tank

Hot / cold fresh water shower in cockpit with extra long hose that reaches the swim platform

Black Water System

100 Gal fiberglass holding tank, completely serviced and resealed 2011

2 VacuFlush fresh water heads.  All seals, hoses and filters replaced 2011

Tank Tender level indicator

Safety Equipment

8 Fire extinguishers (in addition to auto-fire surpression in the engine room).  All certified 2011

5 Fire / smoke alarms of which 3 have carbon monoxide detectors (2011)

Fire-Boy MS-2 Sniffer alarm for propane gas

ACR GlobalFix 406 GPS EPIRB (2009)

Listed in Electronics:  Raymarine LifeTag MOB alarm with 4 tags (2011)

Custom MOB retreival system in cockpit, both port and starboard (2010)

Custom ladder that attaches to either port or starboard entry (2010)

3 Life rings, plus 1 Life Sling

MOB floating pole marker

Large hatch in each stateroom can be used as emergency exit

Red night lights installed in stairs up to pilothouse and down to each cabin and each head (2007)

Non-skid tape installed on all stairs


Additional Components

3-Zone reverse cycle Cruiseair airconditioning:  16, 12 and 10 thousand BTUs with zone control panels in the saloon, pilothouse and master cabin

Splendide washer / dryer (2010)

Entertainer BBQ (plumbed to main tanks), mounted on transom (2007)

Custom screens for saloon windows, pilothouse doors and flybridge hatch (2009)

Custom Sunbrella awning for cockpit

Custom Sunbrella cover for transom teak in cockpit

Custom mattresses (HCM) in master and guest cabins (2007)

Wall-mounted fans in pilothouse and master and guest cabins (2007)

Pull-out laundry lines in both showers

Huge amount of storage behind settees in the saloon and under master cabin berth and sole

Dual air horns

Jabsco remote control searchlight (2011)

Swim platform telescoping ladder

Spare parts specific to onboard systems (itemized in Wheel House MMS) 


  Tools and all removable and personal items



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.