Dear Krogen Enthusiast,
What’s in a boat name? Some boat names draw from work life such as a pain management doctor naming a boat Pain Killer. Others, like many Krogen Whaleback owners, draw from physical appearance such as Whale Song or Fluke. Still, others, have some story behind the name like Together, which was named by my then four year-old daughter. Why Together? We asked her the same question when she told us that was the name she would choose. “Because mommy and daddy would be together with me on the boat,” she said. When we stopped crying and hugging her, it was a done deal.
You provide the name. We’ll find you the right boat.
Soaking Up Life From the Water
Doing just that, Krogen 48′ North Sea owner Betty Robinson explains her life at sea and her next adventure aboard LILI, in the Winter 2015 issue of Marina Life magazine.
Pick up a copy today or read Betty’s coverage, here!
Picture Perfect in Power & Motoryacht
Chuck and Barb Shipley are no strangers to beautiful waterfront vistas; they’ve been cruising the Caribbean since 2005 when they sold their land-based possessions and moved aboard their 2001 Kadey-Krogen 48′ North Sea trawler, Tusen Takk II. Where will a Kadey-Krogen take you?
Click to read about their experience in Venezuela in the January 2015 issue of Power & Motoryacht, here.
2015 Winter Boat Shows Begin Next Week
Trawler Fest Riviera Beach, happening January 22 – 25, is almost here! Trawler Fest is PassageMaker’s stand-alone series of boat shows, specifically designed for cruising enthusiasts. We have a fantastic show planned for Riviera Beach: Two brand-new boats, including a Krogen 55′ Expedition and a Krogen 48′ AE.
The Seattle Boat Show, January 23 – February 1, is the West Coast’s largest boat show and Kadey-Krogen Yachts is ready for the 10-day event. Come and see us and two brand-new boats. A Krogen 44′ AE and a Krogen 48′ AE will be on display.
The 2015 Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show, not to be confused with the Miami International Boat Show, will happen February 12 – 16. You won’t want to miss us on RAMP 5 as we present three new yachts, a Krogen 48’ AE, a Krogen 52’, and a Krogen 55’ Expedition.
Our annual spring Stuart Open House, March 13 – 14, is always a great time to connect with current boat owners and lots of Krogens. Email your representative today for a private appointment to board a Krogen 48′ AE, Krogen 55′ Expedition, and Krogen 52′.
This month, kicking off 2015 with an adventurous spirit, we’re honored to introduce you to Pauline Masuhr, owner of Krogen 44′ NEXT DANCE. By the end of this inspiring installment of Sheworthy, we hope you are ready to follow through with your resolution to throw off the bowlines! Take it away, Pauline.
When my husband, Mark, and I began The Great Loop on our sailboat in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, we made it as far as St. Petersburg, FL. We completed half of the Loop. During that trip, we were introduced to a Kadey-Krogen and knew then that our next boat would be a trawler.
In 2013, we purchased our Krogen 44’, NEXT DANCE, with no plan to finish the Loop, however, while cruising from Norfolk, VA to the Erie Canal in New York, at one point we decided to make a left turn instead of a right and chose to fulfill Mark’s dream of completing The Great Loop. This is the beauty of cruising; you can change your plan at any time!
To many women, The Great Loop may seem intimidating. Many locks, crossing the Great Lakes, sharing the inland rivers with commercial traffic, the overnight passage across the Gulf of Mexico, strong river currents and the general unknown. But these are false “boogeymen”. The actual cruise is a wonderful, broadening experience. Every year more than a hundred women, “the admirals,” complete The Loop—most much newer to boating than the average Krogen Cruisers’ shipmate, and most on boats that are nowhere near as capable as a Kadey-Krogen.
Trust me, after your first half-dozen locks or so, they become rather routine, and the waters are for the most part very sheltered. The scenery is spectacular, especially the Trent Severn Waterway, the North Channel of Lake Huron, the southern inland rivers, and the clear blue waters of coastal Florida.
But without doubt, the best part of the experience is meeting fellow “Loopers” along the way and the lasting friendships that you will form.
So, if you are on the fence about the trawler life, I leave you with the following quote. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Cruising on a Kadey-Krogen is the best way ever to do it! Enjoy.
“The liveability of these boats and the integrity of the company are second to none,” said Mike Warren, Kadey-Krogen 55′ Expedition owner, in the January 2015 issue of Yachting.
Video of the Month
Enjoy a relaxing photo montage of the Kadey-Krogen lifestyle as seen through the eyes of owners.
We hope you appreciate the video and all the sunsets, sunrises, pets and destinations!
The circumnavigation of Eastern North America by water is known as The Great Loop. The Masuhrs began the route on their sailboat in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and completed half of the journey. On that voyage, they discovered Kadey-Krogen yachts and the brilliant trawler lifestyle.
Now on their very own Krogen 44′, they are completing The Great Loop and fulfilling a dream!
Follow along Mark and Pauline’s adventure through 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 Riviera Beach 2015
Riviera Beach, Florida
Jan 22 – 25, 2015
Krogen 48′ AE & Krogen 55′ Expedition
Seattle Boat Show
Jan. 23 – Feb. 1, 2015
Krogen 44′ AE & Krogen 48′ AE
Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show
Feb 12 – 16, 2015
Krogen 48′ AE, Krogen 52′ & Krogen 55′ Expedition
Kadey-Krogen Yachts Stuart Open House
March 13 – 14, 2015
Krogen 48′ AE, Krogen 52′ & Krogen 55′ Expedition