Stan Miller Yachts

2003 Kadey-Krogen 39

  • 39 ft
  • Trawler
  • Bellingham, WA, US

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Few people will ever purchase a Kadey-Krogen by accident.  Fans of Kadey-Krogen yachts are serious sea people, willing to settle for nothing less than an incredibly stout vessel capable of extended bluewater coastal cruising and transoceanic voyages. While some boaters will be more quickly impressed by some mass-market vessel's latest whiz-bang glitz or inconsequential gilding, those who most admire the limited production Kadey Krogen yachts see beyond the very attractive lines and gaze deep into the heart and purpose of the boat. Form follows function in Kadey-Krogen yachts, and just as the vessels function beautifully, so is their form is beautiful as well. 

Certainly, not every boater who is attracted to Kadey-Krogen is planning an ocean voyage. Kadey Krogens  are very popular in the Pacific Northwest and many vessels never travel farther from Puget Sound than a passage to SE Alaska. Some of that cruising could indeed be done on a lesser boat. However, the same qualities and characteristics that make a Kadey Krogen a safe and appropriate choice for crossing thousands of miles of open sea permit an even greater margin of safety and comfort that is easily recognized by regional boaters. There's some priceless peace of mind associated with owning a vessel that could embark on a 'round the world cruise, even if it won't be used for that purpose. 

It's worth noting that Kadey Krogen Yachts have one of the higher percentages of live-aboard owners in the boating industry. Many of the serious sea people who choose Kadey Krogen don't go home from their boats after they come in from a cruise or a voyage, they are home. 

"BRASS MONKEY" was built in 2003.  She has benefited from 2 knowledgeable and careful owners, maintained to a high standard.  She has 2,565 hours on her 135 -HP John Deere 4045, with historical oil sampling available.  She's equipped with an active fin stabilization system, full complement of navigational equipment and a new Hurricane hydronic heating system.   

Like all Krogen Yachts, "BRASS MONKEY" is of full displacement design. She sits more "in" than "on" the water, much like a sailboat. The rounded bilges, pronounced keel, and sea kindly shaping fore and aft permit a displacement hull to work with, rather than against, the motion of the ocean. Boaters more accustomed to flat bottomed, hard chine boats might notice a slightly livelier motion in calm conditions, but when Mother Nature decides to throw a serious tantrum a great many experienced boaters believe there is no better ride than a displacement hull. BUT then again you have active fin stabilization with this one!  

Being a "walk around" design, you have access to both sides of the hull making the task of docking to either side a breeze.  And for true enjoyment and expansion of your saloon area, the cockpit is enclosed with use of the highest quality Rainier Glass product! Another feature of the Krogen 39 that you're sure to love - a stand-up engine room!  That's right!  A 39' yacht with a standing engine room with work desk and storage beneath!   

With her prominent pilothouse, and generous freeboard resembles a small ship as much as she does most pleasure boats of similar size. More importantly to the legions of Krogen fans, she will behave like a small ship when underway. 


Basic Information

Bellingham, WA, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Brass Monkey (reserved)
Boat Type:
Hull Material:
Hull Type:
Hull Color:
Jim Krogen
Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

39 ft - 11.89 meter
43 ft 8 in - 13.31 meter
14 ft 9 in - 4.5 meter
Draft - max:
4 ft 3 in - 1.3 meter
Bridge Clearance:
21 ft 5 in - 6.53 meter
Dry Weight:
35000 lbs


John Deere
Cruise Speed:
9 MPH - 7.82 KTS
2302 MI
Joystick Control:
Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Fuel Type:
135 (Individual), 135 (combined)
Max Speed:
11 MPH - 9.56 KTS

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
700 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
300 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
40 gallons - 1 tank(s)


Total Cabins:
Total Berths:
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Captains Cabin:
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As we step aboard "BRASS MONKEY" from either port or starboard boarding gates, we enter the teak decked, fully covered cockpit.  Many of our customers refer to this area as their "back porch".  "BRASS MONKEY" has the added benefit of a cockpit enclosure by Barrett. The Barrett glass is a polycarbonate material that has a UV coating, extremely long-life and clarity.  This is an ultra-high quality enclosure, providing all season comfort.  

You enter the saloon living area through a Pacific Marine watertight door. There is a settee to port and an L-shaped dinette starboard, with expandable table, comfortably seating 5 for dining. There is abundant storage beneath the settee and dinette.  Large opening windows surround the living area and feature custom retractable shades and sliding, teak framed screens.  The interior also features high quality lighting, custom - upgraded Ultra-Leather interior cushions and high quality carpeting. Teak soles are beneath. Forward of the settee is a bookcase/storage unit. This is a very comfortable and social saloon that flows nicely into the galley. 

Galley is starboard and is equipped with a Force 10 stove/oven, Sea Freeze ultra-efficient refrigerator/freezer, flush mounted GE Spacemaker II microwave oven and additional upgraded lighting.  This is a comfortable, well equipped efficient galley!

The pilothouse is just a few steps up from the galley/saloon. "BRASS MONKEY" has a custom table mounted at the settee. The pilothouse sole is sound proofed with Soundown noise reducing underpayment beneath the carpeting.  The visibility out of the pilothouse is superb.  Pacific Marine watertight dutch doors are at port and starboard sides allowing access to the wide side decks.

Proceeding down the curved stairs takes you to the living quarters and the stand-up engine room.  Starboard is the head and separate stall shower.  Forward is the spacious owner's stateroom.  It is equipped with an island queen sized berth that lifts on pneumatic gas struts to reveal an enormous storage locker beneath.  Numerous portlights and an Ocean Series Lewmar hatch, provide abundant light and ventilation.  There are many deep drawers and large hanging lockers throughout including a mirrored bureau/dressing station.  

Navigation / Electronics
  • ICOM - VHF M602 Marine Radio
  • Furuno 12 Mile Radar
  • Furuno GP32 GPS Receiver 
  • Furuno LS6100 Sounder
  • Sitex AIS Transceiver 
  • Davis Weather Station
  • Seatel Sat-TV 
  • KVH SatCom V3 with modem
  • Simrad AP21 Autopilot
  • Simrad FU250 Autopilot remote
  • Key Power Bow Thruster
  • Maxwell Windlass controls at pilothouse & flybridge stations
  • 4" Danforth Compass at both helm stations
  • Kenwood stereo system with Bluetooth connectivity
  • Heated windshield defroster system with multi-speed controls
  • Ships Electrical Distribution Panel
  • Navigational electronics circuit breaker panel
  • Bilge Pump command center
  • TankWatch holding tank monitoring system
  • Rudder Angle Indicator

Electrical Systems
  • Ships Electrical Distribution Center
  • Northern Lights 5kW Generator (New 2013)  only 292 Hours
  • NEW Magnum inverter/charger
  • 4 - 8D House Bank Batteries
  • 200 Amp Balmar 3-Stage (Smart) Regulator Alternator
  • Custom Fuse Circuitry Panels
  • Shore Power Inlets at both Bow & Cockpit
  • Kenwood DVD/CD/Stereo System with Infinity Speakers

Additional Information
  • Wesmar Hydraulic Active Fin Stabilizers
  • Barrett Cockpit Enclosures
  • 10' Tender with electric Torqueedo outboard motor
  • 2 - Kayaks with (1) stainless mounting rack
  • New Hurricane Hydronic Heating System
  • Splendide 2100 - Vented Washer/Dryer in Engine Room
  • Lofrans Electric Windlass
  • Kayaks & Custom Stainless Racks
  • Custom Canvas Covers
  • Exterior window covers
  • Bimini Top
  • Delta & CQR Anchors
  • 300' BBB Chain Rode
  • Foredeck Saltwater Washdown 
  • Cockpit Fresh Water Washdown 
  • Cockpit Shower
  • Propane BBQ
  • Electric Hoist Winches / Boom Tender Lifting System
  • Flybridge Seat Cushions
  • Deck Lights
  • Spreader Lights
  • Spare Propeller
  • Tabernacle Mast - for easy lowering 
  • Dual Racor Fuel Filters
  • Fuel Transfer System


Design and construction of this vessel is guided by the American Boat & Yacht Council
(ABYC) "Standards and Recommended Practices for Small Craft", and American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) "Guide for Building & Classing Motor Pleasure Yachts".
Kadey-Krogen has made certain that all workmanship is of the highest standard. The
timber employed is of excellent quality, free from knots, shakes, checks, or warps. All
fastenings and other hardware are of marine quality bronze, copper, Everdure bronze or
type 316 stainless steel throughout. Only approved marine type products are permitted
throughout the construction process. The best workmanship and materials are used. Per 2003 standards.

Hull Bulkheads are marine grade plywood with Engine Room bulkheads having
additional sandwich core for sound dampening.

Superstructure (with decks)
The superstructure is fiberglass sandwich construction with end grain Pro balsa core and surface mats for print-through reduction.

Deck Surfacing
Aft and side decks are teak. Boat and fore decks have Awlgrip GripTex® non-skid finish.
Bulwark has molded plank lines with gel coat finish.

The rudder is constructed of 316L stainless steel plate 1/2" (12.7 mm) thick. Rudder
stock is 1 1/2" (38.1 mm) diameter Aquamet® 18 stainless steel shafting machined at top to suit the tiller arm. The stock is supported by a flanged bearing at the top and a carrier fitting at the bottom. Inside the hull, the stock is enclosed in a fiberglass tube finished flush with outside of hull and glassed in place. Stainless steel rudder stops are located to limit rudder travel to 35 degrees each side of center. Rudder stock interrupted in way of shaft removal hole. Rudder includes an emergency tiller.

Fiberglass Lay up Specifications
Gel coats are of U.S. manufacture. FRP laminates are composed of alternate layers of
chopped-strand mat and woven roving. Resins, other than those utilized for gel coats, are unsaturated, ISO general purpose polyesters suitable for marine use, and are catalyzed in strict accordance with manufacturer's recommendations. The amount of silicon dioxide or other material added to provide thixotropy is the minimum necessary to resist flowing or draining. If mineral fillers are added they are of a type recommended by the resin manufacturer. Wherever possible, blending of additives and fillers is done by the resin manufacturer. Where blending is done by the laminator, the manufacturer's recommendations are followed, and blending is accomplished carefully and thoroughly in a manner minimizing aeration. Gel coat resins are compatible with the laminating resins. Color pigments, where added, do not inhibit cure or affect the properties of the cured system. All FRP scantling requirements are based on a laminate consisting of ISO general purpose polyester resin and alternate plies of fiberglass mat and fiberglass woven roving. The minimum glass content of this laminate is approximately 35% by weight. The skin coat and the next laminate are both laid up with vinylester resin.
The laminate is fabricated by the contact or hand-lay up process for either single-skin or
sandwich construction. A gradual transition in fiber reinforcement is provided between bi-directional and unidirectional laminates. Where sandwich panels with Airex or Pro balsa cores are used in way of mechanically connected structures, gears, and equipment, a core effective in resisting flexure and compression is inserted (i.e. Marine Plywood). The inserts are bonded to the skins or faces of the sandwich and to the adjacent less effective core. The ply of skin laminate in contact with each face of a core material is chopped-strand mat. The mat is thoroughly impregnated with resin and the core is coated with resin before lay up.
The hull is solid fiberglass lamination from bottom of keel to 6" (152.4 mm) above
Designed Water Line (DWL), with blister-resistant vinylester resin utilized on the outer
two laminates below the waterline, with Kevlar® reinforcements in critical areas. Above
the DWL, the hull is fiberglass sandwich construction with 3/4" (19.05 mm) Airex core
(R63.8 closed cell linear PVC foam).


Displacement/Length Ratio (D/L)  = 303
Above/Below Water Area Ratio (A/B) = 2.6
Prismatic Coefficient (P.C.) = .60
Pounds Per Inch Immersion = 1,790 lbs. (812 kg)
Moment-To-Trim One Inch = 3,540 ft. lbs. (489 kg-m)
Longitudinal Center of Buoyancy (LCB) = 50.9% (Aft)
Longitudinal Center of Flotation (LCF)  = 55.2% (Aft)

Stability (for Half Load condition)
KM  = 9.28 ft (2.8m)
KG = 6.18 ft. (1.9m)
GM (without free surface)  = 3.10 ft. (.9m)

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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Disclaimer: 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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.