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August 2015
 

Dear Krogen Enthusiast,

Already, our kids and grandkids are headed back to school. Where did summer go? Mid-August also indicates boat show season is right around the corner. While some of you may still be enjoying summer cruising and vacations, at Kadey-Krogen Yachts, we are busy preparing for the upcoming fantastic shows. Two new yachts at Newport and Seattle, three new yachts at Trawler Fest, six or more at our Annapolis Open House, and two new yachts at Fort Lauderdale mean, that over the next two-month period, there really is no good excuse for not catching up with us.

Since we do experience waiting lines during some parts of the shows, why not contact your Kadey-Krogen representative today to set up a boat show appointment?   

Fair winds, 

Larry Polster
Vice President


Topside News

The Right Stuff 

In the September 2015 issue of PassageMaker Magazine, contributor Steve Zimmerman points out five examples of The Right Stuff found in the engine room of a Kadey-Krogen. 

Read the coverage on page 112 of the magazine, or here!

Launched 

“The extended flybridge has become a popular feature on motoryachts and large express cruisers as boaters spend more time together in this open area. Trawler builder Kadey-Krogen Yachts has been upsizing its flybridges to create what the company vice president Larry Polster calls ‘social zones’–first with the Krogen 44′ AE, and Krogen 48′ AE and now the 58′ Extended Bridge.”

Check out more of this month’s editorial buzz about our newly introduced Krogen 58′ EB (Extended Bridge) in Soundings’ LAUNCHED coverage, here.


Production Update: Krogen 58′ EB

The first Krogen 58’ EB (Extended Bridge) is under construction and making progress towards her year-end completion!

Check out her latest photos in our Latest News section online here.
              


Sheworthy

Despite her husband’s enthusiasm, Lavinia Maggs had doubts about spending her retirement cruising the Caribbean. But as she researched the lifestyle, destinations, and how to make friends living aboard, she couldn’t wait to get started! Read Lavinia’s honest revelation and how she enjoys her Krogen 42′, her home on any sea. 

When my husband, Richard, first suggested we spend our retirement aboard a boat cruising the Caribbean, I wasn’t as sure as he was. What would happen to our home, family, and friends? How safe would we be? What type of boat would we get? What about rough seas, squalls and hurricanes? Would I get seasick? I had a lot of questions.

But all my fears dissipated when we started looking at Kadey-Krogens. Instead, I started to get excited at the thought of owning and living aboard a trawler. I couldn’t wait to own one and begin cruising!

It’s now been four years since that happy day when we purchased our 1985 Kadey-Krogen 42’ “Partners”. Three of those years have been spent cruising the Caribbean and I love it! I have found that I don’t get seasick, partly because she has Naiad hydraulic stabilizers, making her very seaworthy in rough conditions. I trust that our boat can handle any sea, and with boating safety courses through our local Coast Guard Auxiliary under my belt, I can too!

Squalls and hurricanes are safely avoided with the excellent weather forecasting that is available, as well as help from our Furuno radar and Automatic Identification System (AIS). Understanding weather forecasting and never having a strict cruising schedule is, for us, paramount. Being cautious by spending hurricane season in the lower latitudes has become our mantra.

For our first year of ownership, we lived aboard in Longboat Key, Florida, while we divested ourselves of our home and cars, and most of our worldly possessions. Less is more! I got to know the boat and her systems and came to appreciate her spaciousness, her awesome galley, and her extensive storage capabilities. I learned that entertaining friends aboard was easy and more fun than a home, because we were on the water with beautiful vistas and gentle cool breezes–but with all the comforts of home. Our saloon is roomy and bright with large opening windows, port and starboard. I love that our second stateroom also doubles as an office. I use the large bookshelf down there as a pantry, a clever idea passed on by the previous owners.

Early on, I was worried living closely together 24/7 would be difficult at times, but on our Krogen there are a myriad of places to have some alone time. There’s a comfortable pilothouse bench seat I go to read or do small projects. We have a bow seat where I catch the tropical trade wind breeze or lay out my yoga mat for stretching. The flying bridge offers a great view of the anchorage as well sun protection under the Bimini top—and at night the stars are, well, amazing! And, of course, there’s the famous Kadey-Krogen “back porch”, also known as the aft deck, where I can serve up cocktail “sundowners” or have an intimate candlelit dinner. And, the swim platform and swim ladder make it easy to take a cool dip or snorkel around the anchorage.

When invited aboard ‘Partners’, sailboat friends are amazed with the space and design. Most are a bit jealous of the enclosed pilothouse that their boats lack, as well as our wonderful washer and dryer and, oh yes, our ice maker!

In preparation for cruising, I read blog after blog and many boating websites to understand what to expect from more “seasoned” cruisers, and to learn how to provision and know what to wear for cruising offshore. Plus, I read about cruiser get-togethers, having sundowners on each other’s boats and planning pot lucks in the anchorage or marinas. I was ready for it all. I read the way to meet people and remember them was to swap “boat cards”. Like a business card, but with all your boat info and how to get in touch with you. We printed dozens. I was excited to start this new cruising lifestyle and make new friends who all shared a similar interest!

And it didn’t take long. We have been fortunate to have met and made lasting friendships with people from all over the world—some who are still working, as well as those, like us, who have retired. We’ve also met some notably “famous” people–writers of boating magazines, cruising guides, cruising books and cookbooks, as well as producers and stars of cruising television shows! In actuality, the cruising community is relatively small, but the camaraderie is very strong. That’s what makes it so good. We all have a common bond—a love of the sea and the lifestyle. 

So, if you’re standing on the sidelines, hemming and hawing, ladies, do not fear! You too can have this rewarding and fulfilling lifestyle! A Kadey- Krogen is such an easy boat to live on. You don’t have to give anything up—you just add more! More friends, more fun, and more adventure! It’s a wonderful time and these days one can still remain connected with family and friends long distance through cellphones, Skype, email, Facebook, and regular visitors to your new home! You will find you will have lots of opportunities to share your cruising with family and friends.

I love this lifestyle and am so glad my husband had cruising in mind for our retirement. I can absolutely recommend it to you all. It’s so true that with a Kadey-Krogen, you’ll be “At Home on any Sea”!

-Lavinia Maggs



In this Issue:

Topside News
Quotable
New Listings
Video of the Month
Owner Insights
Sheworthy
Brokerage Listings
Upcoming Events
Ship’s Store

Quotable

“Pauline and I don’t know what we will do without the regular emails and phone calls from you. We could possibly go into withdrawal! Seriously, we really enjoyed working with you over the last seven months on the design and construction of Next Dance. The process could not have been more helpful, responsive or enjoyable.” 
 
Mark and Pauline Masuhr
Next Dance, Krogen 48’ AE #48057

New Listings

Kadey-Krogen Yachts now has one West Coast and three East Coast locations to better serve you. We’re actively seeking brokerage listings, and not just Kadey-Krogens.

Let’s connect. We look forward to the opportunity to list and sell your quality yacht. 

Video of the Month

See a Krogen 48′ North Sea underway as viewed by a drone!

Enjoy this month’s video, here!

Owner Insights


For the Smilies, life has been grand this summer with the grandkids onboard their Krogen 48′ North Sea. Spending four weeks cruising with their little ones has been one learning experience after another. From explaining the engine room to visiting historical sites and the pool, time together has been a treat.  

Follow the cuteness, here          



 
Brokerage Listings

We invite you to preview all our brokerage listings for quality boats that can be new to you. Contact us with questions! 

Upcoming Events

South Lake Union Boats Afloat Show
South Lake Union – Seattle, Washington
September 16 – 20, 2015
Krogen 44′ (brokerage), Krogen 44′ AE & Krogen 48′ AE

Newport International Boat Show
Newport, Rhode Island
September 17 – 20, 2015
Krogen 52′ & Krogen 55′ Expedition

Trawler Fest  
Bay Bridge Marina
Kent Island, Maryland
October 1 – 4, 2015
Krogen 44′ AE, Krogen 52′ & Krogen 55′ Expedition

Annapolis Open House
Port Annapolis Marina
October 15 – 17, 2015
Krogen 44′ AE, Krogen 52′ & Krogen 55′ Expedition + a variety of brokerage vessels

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
November 5 – 9, 2015
Krogen 48′ AE & Krogen 55′ Expedition

Ship’s Store

NEW Kadey-Krogen Yachts gear (men’s & ladies’ flip-flops, jackets and belts, a boat tote, dog accessories, a key ring and more) is now available at the Kadey-Krogen Yachts Ship’s Store.

Pictured: Kadey-Krogen Yachts dog collar, $25 + tax and shipping

Shop our Ship’s Store now!

 

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