42' CHB Krogen 1982

Magic Dragon


Edgewater, Maryland


This unique and superb example of the iconic Krogen-designed 42’ trawler built by Chien Hwa Boats (CHB) comes to market as her sellers are pursuing new adventures. Over their ten years of ownership, "MAGIC DRAGON", one of only 5 of 206 total 42s built with twin engines, has benefited from constant upgrades and loving care. She is striking in appearance with her rich custom topside paint and Oyster white topside Awlgrip.

Records found on board indicate that "MAGIC DRAGON" was commissioned at the Chien Hwa yard (the birthplace of all Krogen 42s) by a Hollywood special effects director, who’s movie credits include The Godfather III, The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, and The Wiz to name a few. His artistic eye for detail may be why he added some special touches to the build, including the hand carved teak dragon in the galley/salon, waves carved in the salon trim, carved doors, solid onyx stone galley counter, and granite head countertops, to name a few.

In the early 1990s the boat was berthed in the Norfolk, VA area and owned by a couple who renamed the boat "DASH" once they became empty nesters. Then in the early 2000s the boat was renamed "MAGIC DRAGON" by new owners in NC.

She was purchased by her current owners from the Krogen dealer in Stuart, FL in 2008. Since then she has been lived aboard full time and traveled the East Coast. She was berthed primarily in Philadelphia, PA, Delaware City, DE, St. Petersburg, FL and Palmetto, FL.

Over their ten years of ownership, "MAGIC DRAGON" has seen constant upgrades and care. This care has not been limited to superficial, cosmetic work. She has been enhanced mechanically, structurally, and cosmetically as described in detail in this listing. She is ready for new caretakers with a sense of adventure to embark on the next phase of this remarkable trawler’s life.

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The boat may be boarded via either port and starboard entrance gates adjacent the pilothouse doors via custom MarQuipt boarding steps, or via the swim platform and transom door. Here you are greeted with one of the many design elements that Jim Krogen got right on this boat, namely a spacious, deep, covered cockpit. The cockpit sole provides access to a large lazarette for gear stowage. Covered, deep, and secure sidedecks provide safe and secure passage fore ’n aft.

Entering the salon via double doors, you are greeted with a spacious area for dining and relaxing. Superb woodwork is everywhere and contributes to the warm feel of the space. This area is furnished with two reclining chairs to port and a settee to starboard with an entertainment center aft on the starboard side. Large sliding windows port and starboard provide ample light and ventilation.

Next to starboard and forward is the well updated and equipped galley. To port is a ladderwell to the pilothouse. It is well equipped and updated with ample chart storage and numerous lockers for additional storage. Port and starboard sliding doors provide ready access to the sidedecks as well as light and ventilation. The door hatches are equipped with custom screens as are the pilothouse windows for privacy and heat reduction.

Access to the living quarters is via the midship companionway leading forward from the salon. A washer dryer combo is installed to port. Next, forward and to port is the head with an Air Head composting toilet and custom built shower. To starboard is the guest stateroom. With its Pullman style upper berth, this space can provide an ideal office area if guests are not embarked.

Moving forward to the master stateroom, the berth with custom mattress is to starboard, with a large hanging locker and drawers to port. Nine large drawers beneath the berth provide copious storage. Moving forward gives access to the second head. This area features a custom sink and granite countertop and shower. There is ample storage. Furthest forward is the anchor chain locker.

Back in the cockpit, a ladder provides access to the boat deck and flybridge. The flybridge is noteworthy for its raised helm platform which is 24” higher than the standard Krogen 42, providing excellent visibility all ‘round. The flybridge helm is fully equipped with upgraded electronics and a new instrument panel. The flybridge base provides the propane locker and voluminous storage areas.

Back down on deck, sidedeck ladderwells port and starboard provide access to the foredeck and pulpit. An inviting bench seat just forward of the pilothouse provides storage underneath. Ground tackle and windlass are beefy and easily accessible via the reinforced pulpit.

  • Fisher & Paykel DD24SCB6V2 Dishwasher drawer
  • Vitrifigo C110BTAC VF/U Freezer 
  • Vitrifigo C1158 NA PFT Refrigerator
  • Splendide 100627 Washer Dryer
  • Seaward Princess 3374-1000 Stove & Oven
  • Samsung Microwave/Convection oven
  • Deep SS sink


  • Raymarine E120 multi function plotter
  • Raymarine Course Computer 150
  • Raymarine Course Computer 150 Remote
  • Raymarine Digital Sonar DSM 300
  • Raymarine RAY218
  • Raymarine Raystar 125 GPS antenna
  • Raymarine RD418D Radar
  • Raymarine Seatalk HS
  • Raymarine AlS 700 w/ GPS & antenna splitter
  • Standard Horizon VHF
  • 2- Rear view cameras 


  • 2 Raymarine E80
  • Raymarine Raymic for the RAY218
  • Raymarine Seatalk HS - networks all the devices together both Pilothouse & Bridge
  • 12 V DC, 110 V AC, Dual 30A shore power connection
  • Xantrex Prosine 3.0 Inverter
  • Batteries:

    Generator start - 1 x 4D

    Main engine start - 1 each 8D

    House - 12 x Duracell Ultra 6v Deep Cycle Batteries. Two batteries are connected in series to provide 12v, the 6 pairs are connected in parallel to the Xantrex Prosine 3.O inverter. 

  • Multiple 12V power source connectors throughout
  • Multiple 110AC and USB outlets throughout 
  • 2 x reverse cycle AC units, 16k BTU each, with control panels in pilothouse and master cabin. Units are plumbed for flushing/descaling. Raw water pump is also plumbed to prime from house water system if needed.
  • 2 x Ford Lehman Model 2715 engines, 3140 hrs (stbd) 3142 hrs (port)
  • Velvet Drive 1.93 :1 transmissions
  • Dripless shaft seals
  • Generator - Universal Marine Model No. M-25, 6.5KW, 1281 hrs
  • Fuel - 700 gal
  • Water - 2 x 150 gal aluminum tanks, 300 gal total
  • Webasto diesel fired heating system
  • KVH satellite antenna 
  • Digital TV antenna
  • Anemometer
  • Shakespeare 5400 XP
  • Shakespeare VHF and AM/FM whip antennas
  • Bad Boy wifi system
  • Washdown pump
  • Anchor retrieval ball
  • Snubber for the chain
  • 250’ of rode with 8’ of chain on the secondary (Danforth)
  • 300’ of 3/8 chain on the primary anchor
  • 6 – 7/8 docklines
  • 6 – ¾  docklines
  • 3 – piling lines with rollers
  • Mooring bridle
  • Quick connect for mooring
  • Landing loop
  • 2 – docking sticks with line 


  • 3 – boat hooks
  • 3 – F7 Polyform fenders with covers
  • 3 -  LD-3 Polyform fenders
  • 2 – HTM fenders
  • 4 -  Small fenders
  • 1 – canvas bucket with line

Jul-2009      Installed new Webasto DBW 2010 diesel fired heater system

Oct-2009     Installed new Air Head composting toilet

Nov-2010    Installed new Seaward Stove/Oven

Apr-2011     Installed new Fisher & Paykel dishwasher

Apr-2011     Installed new Splendide 2100XC combo washer/dryer

May-2011    Installed new Handcraft 8.5” mattress

Jul-2011      Installed new Vitrifrigio refrigerator and freezer

Nov-2011    Installed new Cruiser HVAC unit

Aug-2012    Installed new Bad Boy WiFi system

Nov-2012    Replaced all oil hoses

Jan-2013     Replaced all copper fuel lines with hoses and installed fuel polishing system, installed engine oil change system, new fuel management/manifold system, new water tank gauge system, and washdown system

Nov-2013    Replaced all water lines with PEX

Feb-2014    Rebuilt the shower

Oct-2014     Replaced port alternator

Oct-2014     Updated charging system for house batteries from both engines. Installed Athinson Electronics MBCM-12. Once the start batteries reach 13.5V the current is directed to the house bank. This will allow both alternators to charge the house bank while underway

Jan-2015     Purchased new Magma grill

Mar-2015    Installed Marquipt boarding stairs

Nov-2015    Installed transmission oil change system

Jul-2017      Repaired aft braces and rebuilt forward braces (boat deck supports)

Jul-2017      Rebuilt both transmissions

Aug-2017    Replaced both engine start batteries

Aug-2017    Installed deck lights on mast

Aug-2017    Rebuilt boat deck hatch

Aug-2017    Installed new TV, VHF, and AM/FM antennas

Aug-2017    Hull painted by Sarasota Custom Boatworks  (Custom Cromax ChromaBase)

Aug-2017    Cabin sides painted by Sarasota Custom Boatworks (AwlGrip, Oyster White)

Aug-2017    Barrier coated and painted hull

Aug-2017    Painted foredeck

Sep-2017    Installed house water filtration system

Oct-2017     Replaced salon HVAC unit (Dometic 16k BTU)

Dec-2017    Replaced ALL exterior windows (salon and pilothouse) with new glazings and aluminum frames. (Custom install allows center pilothouse window to open)

Dec-2017    Installed hatches for flybridge storage locker

Jan-2018     Installed (2) rear view cameras

Mar-2018    Installed new pilothouse instrument panel with Faria gauges

Mar-2018    Removed all heat exchangers and oil coolers for cleaning / flush

Apr-2018     Installed new water heater (Raritan 1700 series, 12 gal)

Jun-2018     Fabricated new life sling bag

Jul-2018      Rebuilt boat deck (new core and re-glassed)

Jul-2018      Installed screens for pilothouse

Jul-2018      Tuned and balanced spare props (mounted in lazarette)

Jul-2018      Fabricated window covers

Jul-2018      Installed new smoke detectors

Aug-2018    New bimini top

Mar-2018    Installed Raymarine AIS 700 Class B

MAGIC DRAGON represents an incredible opportunity for the serious trawler buyer. She has been well cared for and upgraded by her remarkably diligent owners. They are proactive and thorough caretakers, and they are meticulous record keepers. In addition to keeping a detailed cruising log with the usual associated entries, they have kept a thoroughly detailed maintenance log that documents every action that has been taken on the vessel. At last count there were 561 documented maintenance actions taken since 2008. Each entry details what was done, when, by whom, and what parts were used. The spreadsheet contains multiple tabs outlining spares, spares locations, associated vendors and sources of supply, and digitized OEM manuals. I’ve quite simply never seen this level of detail on a recreational vessel. These records not only document past care, but the real importance and value of this is that her new owners will have a very solid baseline from which to operate. It will help to eliminate what often amounts to the ‘treasure hunt’ and ‘mystery’ challenges new owners of 30+ year old vessels commonly face.

MAGIC DRAGON is currently in the water, fully commissioned, and needs only your stores to be ready for sea. Contact the listing broker to arrange a showing.

Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

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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Chuck Newman


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