Dear Krogen Enthusiast,
This edition of NAVAID is a perfect example of Kadey-Krogen’s popularity amongst the media. And, as we introduce the Krogen 50′ Open model to the press and public at the Yachts Miami Beach show this week, expect to read more updates and articles in the coming months.
Don’t forget, the Miami show on Collins Avenue has a new name, Yachts Miami Beach. The show that was at the convention center has moved away. We remain on Collins Avenue at approximately 50th Street, also known as “Ramp 6”.
New Boat Buyer’s Guide
Regarding the Krogen 55′ Expedition, find out why this editor says, “this boat was desigend to keep a crew comfortable, even while getting battered by big seas.”
Read all about the Krogen 55′ Expedition here.
The Right Stuff
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For Mark and Pauline Masuhr, owners of a new Krogen 48’ AE, and before that a Krogen 44’, the first 14 years of their retirement were spent at 10,000 feet, skiing the Rocky Mountains 100-plus days a year and hiking much of the rest. So, what led them to sea level and moving with the seasons in search of warmer weather?
“Shortly after retirement, we saw our first Kadey-Krogen yacht up-close and personal when we were anchored next to a Krogen 42’,” said Pauline. “We were invited aboard for cocktails and we knew then, that when we were finished sailing and skiing, our next dance would be a trawler, and a Kadey-Krogen!”
In 2013 they bought a Krogen 44’ and the Masuhrs loved her for all the reasons other 44’ owners do—seaworthiness, comfort and spaciousness, and those beautiful lines. After completing the Great Loop in November 2014 and deciding to live aboard full-time, they felt a larger boat with a second head would suit them well. Since taking delivery last fall of their Krogen 48’ AE, appropriately named NEXT DANCE, the Masuhrs have considered their future cruising plans. Without a home port (what freedom!), they’ll be dancing along the East Coast and up through the Canadian Maritimes. Other future destinations include the Florida Keys, the Bahamas and the Caribbean.
Mark admits, at first they questioned what they were doing building a boat—after all, there was nothing wrong with their Krogen 44’! “After some ideas back and forth with Tom Button, Larry Polster and Tucker West, we decided that the Krogen 48’ AE was in fact the right boat for our future cruising plans and Pauline’s (a trained chef) desire for a personally appointed galley. Tom Button made sure we got everything we wanted (a happy Pauline). Once the boat splashed, we met Gregg Gandy for commissioning, who was another fabulous experience.”
Pauline’s advice to those sitting on the sidelines is simple. “Don’t wait one moment longer. Cruising brings a wonderful sense of adventure, whether you are cruising from port to port or going offshore. It is a lifestyle of constant change and meeting friendly, interesting people with a few things in common, a love for boating and being on a trawler—traveling slowly but adventuring everywhere.”
We’re thrilled that their dance floor is a Kadey-Krogen. See NEXT DANCE at our annual Stuart Open House in March. Below is a delicious recipe straight from Pauline’s galley! Enjoy!
Grilled Garlic Cajun Shrimp Skewers
2. Combine all marinade ingredients in a small sauce pan. Bring to a simmer then remove from heat. Pour half of the mixture into a ramekin and leave remaining marinade in pan (You’ll brush on half now and brush on remaining marinade after shrimp are grilled).
3. Skewer 4 shrimp on each damp skewer without leaving spaces. Lay skewers flat on a rimmed cookie sheet. Brush one side of the skewered shrimp with sauce and refrigerate for 2 min until butter firms up. Flip shrimp over, brush second side and refrigerate 2 min until butter firms up.
4. Place skewers on the barbie and grill shrimp with the lid on about 2 minutes per side or just until cooked through and no longer transparent. Remove shrimp from grill. Don’t overcook or they will be rubbery. Brush on reserved sauce and serve.
Note: To save time, you can buy tail-on shrimp that are already peeled and deveined.
“In 10-12 foot seas, the Kadey-Krogen 55′ Expedition tracked straight as an arrow and offered nary a shake nor shudder.”
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Stuart, FL 34994