Dear Krogen Enthusiast,
This past weekend I went to my boat for the first time after our long, hard Mid-Atlantic winter. It was sunny and warm, and the atmosphere was full of the familiar smells and sounds of spring at a boatyard. I cleaned and I piddled (technical term for fixing something that isn’t broken) and had a wonderful time. Satisfied with my accomplishments, it reminded me again of the Kenneth Grahame quote from the The Wind in the Willows, “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”
Is a marina near you calling your name?
Krogen 42′ Takes on Northern Europe
Last summer we reported on the exciting Atlantic Ocean crossing by Krogen 42’ “Dauntless”. Not ones to sit still for long, Richard Bost and his wife will be on the move again this summer. Departing in late May, this time they’re up for a 4,100 nautical mile circumnavigation of both the North and Baltic Seas.
Click here to read about their plans.
The 600th Kadey-Krogen Makes Production Progress!
A Krogen 44′ AE is built in three pieces. First, the hull. Second, the decks and superstructure. And lastly, the boat deck and flybridge. With just more than a month before our 600th ships here to the States, we wanted to share her amazing progress! And, yes, behind number 600 in this photo is 601!
Head to our Facebook page to view our 600th Kadey-Krogen photo album. While you’re there, please “like” our page for weekly updates and to join the conversation.
May & June Trawler Fest Events
As we welcome the boating season, May and June have two Trawler Fest events coming up. Trawler Fest is PassageMaker magazine’s stand-alone series of boat shows, specifically designed for cruising enthusiasts–that’s you! In May we’re headed to beautiful Anacortes, Washington with two privately-owned vessels, a Krogen 44′ AE and Krogen 48′ AE, and a beautifully-kept Krogen 48′ brokerage opportunity.
Email your crew at Kadey-Krogen Yachts to let us know that you plan to attend an event and find out what will be in store at Trawler Fest Essex!
Forget speed! Having endured some pretty rough seas aboard their 37’ Sea Ray, Brian and Judy Lindsay knew they desired something more substantial in terms of sea worthiness. At the advice of a sailing friend, they attended Trawler Fest in 2011, and so began their Kadey-Krogen journey. Among our newest owners (the Lindsay’s took delivery of their brand new Krogen 48′ AE last October), we’re thrilled to give Judy the April Sheworthy spotlight.
Guess what? Not everyone meets their new “baby” with years of experience managing the helm of a trawler. That’s my sheworthy secret. My advice to anyone unsure or nervous about pursuing a larger boat (okay, I was both–believe me), is to talk to the Kadey-Krogen staff. You are not the first to be apprehensive, nor will you be the last, and once you make the first small step you will never look back.
Truth be told, I had no previous experience at the helm of a trawler and decided that the initial training by Gregg Gandy of Kadey-Krogen Yachts would be best given to my husband. I listened along very carefully!
During that initial training time though, I learned how to properly manage the lines when leaving and returning to the dock. After a day’s instruction, we were able to leave and return by ourselves safely. A huge thank you to Gregg for being patient and making this nervous lady feel confident to move forward and take the next big step…my own training to operate the boat.
Flashbacks of my husband teaching me to drive as a teenager in our native Scotland sent shivers down my spine and reminded me that I wanted our marriage to last longer than 34 years! I hired Sea Sense–the women’s sailing and power boating school–for my own personal training, and last week completed a three-day course on our boat. It included engine room checks, handling, docking, and anchoring. When I’m petrified and need to remain focused, I learn best by first listening and writing down step-by-step details, and then doing. From last week’s training, I know I can do this and I’m excited to get the most from life on board my boat.
My new notes and knowledge are invaluable. Brian has a twinkle in his eye about a transatlantic crossing to Europe and particularly Scotland, but that’s a long way off!
“This boat handles seas like a vessel twice its size. Ballast ratio is just right. The 44′ has the up-close maneuverability of the 39′, and the sea keeping and comfort of the 58′.”
-Captain Jerry Taylor, USCG 150-ton license, 30 years and 200,000 sea miles.
At this year’s Stuart Open House evening barbecue event, we announced the talented winner of the 9th annual Kadey-Krogen Yachts Waypoints photo contest! Thanks again to Jackie Jackson of Krogen 58′ IN YOUR DREAMS for her stunning photography in the Bahamas.
The top image is now featured on our website and in our latest advertisement!
Catch up with Ken & Sylvianne Roberts of “Sylken Sea”, Krogen 48′ North Sea, as they cruise the Virgin Islands. Looks like they are facing some wind. Find out how they report their Krogen’s handling!
Read their blog here.
We invite you to preview all our brokerage listings for quality boats that can be new to you. Contact us with questions!
Trawler Fest Anacortes 2015
May 14 – 17, 2015
Krogen 44′ AE & Krogen 48′ AE & Krogen 48′ NS
Trawler Fest Essex 2015
June 4 – 7, 2015