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Builder: KROGEN
Model: 53 Express
Length: 53' 5" (16m)
Beam: 14' 8" (4.47m)
Year Built / Refit: 2000
Speed: 18 / 22
Engines: 2 x Yanmar 6LY2M-STE
Staterooms: 2
Flag: U.S.
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Ready for her new owner!


This ONE OWNER very successful design is being sold by a most fastidious owner who, after taking delivery in Florida, spent the entire first year of ownership creating a uniquely capable cruising vessel. With custom updates in almost every category of structural engineering, stainless components, plumbing, wiring, A/C systems, and access to maintenance items, LADY BRUNA now represents the finest 53 Krogen express to ever be offered for sale, period!

The newly detailed Jade Mist Green Awlgrip hull, new tan nonskid decks, and fresh varnish will impress everyone who approaches the boat from the dock, and the interior details throughout the boat will just confirm what this offering represents....A one of a kind Krogen 53 Express that will exceed your expectations!

Significant Features

  • Yanmar 420 HP engine package which allows a cruise speed of 18 knots and top speed of 22 knots

  • Hull stabilizers

  • Updated three zone Cruiseair A/C system 2/16,000 and 1/12,000 BTU.

  • All Bowmar deck hatches replaced in 2014.

  • Northern Lights 10 KW generator

  • Bridge Clearance with mast down is 13'3"/Mast up is 23'8"

  • Jade Mist Green Awlgrip hull paint is flawless and nonskid decks just repainted July 2016

  • Varnish just redone July 2016

  • A unique look of a classic trawler type vessel, yet with an extremely efficient and easily driven semi displacement hull with deep Vee forward. Spray rails added forward for dryer entry.


  • Foredeck has optional closed cell foam core and longitudinal deck stringers for added strength and improved integrity of all thru bolted equipment.( Windlass, over-sized deck cleats and handrail bases.)

Vessel Walkthrough

Salon:  Entering aft from the large cockpit area, the Cherry satin finished woodwork is a very welcoming feature of Lady Bruna, plus throughout the entire boat, the perfectly maintained teak and holly floors are an impressive optional look as well. To starboard is a large L shaped settee with counter top and locker storage aft against the aft bulkhead, and to port, occasional chairs, bookcase, and a vast amount of locker storage along the outboard wall below the windows. Forward and open to the main salon is a well equipped U shaped galley with generous counter top space and abundant storage and drawer space for everything required for long term cruising. The forward bulkhead of the galley also is where the A/C and D/C electrical panels are located plus the engine and generator control panels as well.

Up three steps to the raised pilot house there is a large pilot berth/settee with high low table, stairway to the flybridge, plus well laid out lower helm station with electronics, engine controls, A/C panel.  There are numerous storage lockers and drawers, as one would expect from a proper long term cruising design. Outboard both port and starboard are water tight wing doors to the walk around protected side decks.

From the pilothouse down to the lower level, one enters the large guest stateroom to starboard with over-sized over and under berths against the forward bulkhead. The top berth folds down allowing this area to be used for seating. To starboard resides a hanging locker, storage drawers, and counter top that returns aft to a desk/workstation with a generous storage and seating area.

Across from the guest stateroom to port is the guest head with stall shower, and further forward the owners ensuite head and stall shower.  The aft end of this hallway, access to the engine room is through a water tight door.

The owners stateroom forward, with walk around queen bed, offers a massive vanity with large mirror, drawers, and unusual storage capabilities. Large hanging lockers are on both port and starboard sides of this large cabin, and the massive drawer and locker space throughout this area will impress cruisers who want to bring everything with them and properly stow it all away.

Galley Equipment/Details

  • The U shaped galley faces the main salon and features an island Corian topped counter with custom overhead cabinetry.
  • Full sized refrigerator with freezer on top
  • Eurokera 4 burner electric stove with oven
  • GE flush mounted microwave oven
  • Stainless oversized sink
  • Two large under the counter lockers
  • Seven drawers
  • Round opening port light with screen

Engine Room Details

  • Twin Yanmar 420 HP engines.  Engine hours: Port: 1056 Hours/Starboard: 1566 Hours (As of 05/15/2018)

  • Note: Port engine was replaced by Yanmar at approximately 500 hours

  • Twin Disc 2.43:1 Transmissions

  • Naiad Stabilizers

  • Bennett Trim tabs

  • Fiberglass mufflers

  • AquaDrive  shaft vibration dampening couplers

  • Dual Racor fuel filters for each engine with water separators.

  • Jabsco fuel polishing/transfer system

  • Oil pump out and refill system with side deck external access for easy, convenient removal of oil.

  • Underwater exhaust

  • Engine room blowers with uprated custom air intake and exhaust outlets

  • Aquamet 2" prop shafts

  • Cruiseair 3 zone A/C system with custom recirculating back flush and de-scaling maintenance system.(Saves A/C service calls and very user friendly)

  • 12 gallon water heater

  • One spare set of props

Flybridge / Boat Deck

  • Outboard and aft of the fly bridge helm chair is an L shaped settee.

  • The upper helm area has a very logical electronics layout with repeaters of the pilot house package below.

  • The aft boat deck has a electric davit for the Apex A-11 Rib Dinghy with 25 HP Yamaha 2 stroke engine.

  • Winslow life raft, not in certification.

  • Sunbrella bimini top with custom Sunbrella helm, helm seat, and complete settee cover.

  • Folding antenna mast with 13'3" clearance in folded configuration, 23'8" mast up.

Cockpit / Aft Deck

  • Large, open cockpit with 4 large lazarette storage hatches below.

  • Unique air recirculating system throughout these lazarette storage lockers for prevention of mildew and bilge odors.

  • Freshwater wash down

  • Oversized cleats and hawse holes for safe and easy docking.

  • Cablemaster shore power system.

  • Transom opening door to large swim platform and boarding ladder.


  • Northern Lights 10 KW generator / single phase, 1800 RPM  (1700 hours as of 5/15/2018) 

  • Xantrex MS 3000 Inverter charger

  • Cablemaster shorepower system in cockpit plus additional 50 Amp traditional electrical inlet.

  • 2 Sentry 40 amp battery charger

  • 3 8D Gel Tec house batteries (2008) Charged by inverter or 40 amp battery charger.

  • 2 8D Gel Tec engine/generator start batteries (2008) Charged by alternators or battery charger.

Deck Equipment

  • Maxwell 3500# double windlass with 300' and 250 ft. of 3/8 BBB independently controlled chain on each side.

  • Rocna 35Kg primary anchor on port side.

  • Delta 55 lb. secondary anchor.

  • Modified chain locker with overboard discharge port & starboard allowing complete fresh water rinsing of chain.

  • Freshwater wash down under flush mounted deck cover.

  • All original cleats replaced with high strength over-sized English mushroom cleats on the foredeck and on the side decks, mid ship, and 3/4 ship locations.

  • All portholes were removed, reconstructed, and the fiberglass backing structure was reinforced for better porthole installation integrity.

  • 4 Hawsehole stern docking cleats in cockpit.

  • 4 large lazarette cockpit lockers with unique air recirculating fan system to prevent mildew damage to stored gear.

  • Winslow life raft on Fly Bridge (not in certification)

  • Dinghy davit aft on fly bridge

  • DINGHY:  Apex A-11 RIB inflatable with 25 HP Yamaha two stroke engine


  • Simrad DS44 radar

  • Furuno 12 Mi. back up radar in pilothouse

  • Two Simrad CA-44 GPS systems at upper & lower helm

  • Simrad Robertson AP20 Autopilot at both stations

  • Dishnetwork TV Internet Data Box

  • Depth gauges at both stations

  • Naiad stabilizer controls

  • Hynautic hydraulic steering

  • Two Shipmate HS 8300 VHF radios plus one West Marine hand held VHF

Miscellaneous Note:

  • (1) Spare set or props 5-blade
  • (2) Original salon swivel chairs in storage

Broker Comments

Glowing descriptions of many boats tend to overemphasize how unique, special, and "best one of its kind" that their boat is, but the attention to detail of this one owner vessel is truly something that a serious potential buyer must see. Every category of cruising safety, convenience, comfort, and just plain "Proper Look" has been addressed, and at first sight, approaching the boat from the dock, you will be totally impressed....Take the time to see LADY BRUNA, it will exceed your expectations.