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.
1982 3142 HRS 120 HP
Num of Engines
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.
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.
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.