Dear Krogen Enthusiast,
Here we are, less than a month away from the opening of Miami. Wow. While I usually write my introduction to be an insightful message, this month I have to share some important facts.
Despite everything you may have heard about locations and/or show names changing for Miami (February 11 – 15), all you need to know is this: We are at the same show on Collins Avenue and at the same exact location. The name may have changed to Yachts Miami Beach, but we remain on Ramp 5, at 5025 Collins Avenue.
See you there, or at Riviera Beach TrawlerFest or the Seattle Boat Show this month.
A Kadey-Krogen Classic
Flip to page 30 for the gorgeous illustration by Jim Ewing and equally well-written write-up, or click to read it online here.
For those on the East Coast this month, TrawlerFest is PassageMaker’s stand-alone series of boat shows, specifically designed for cruising under power enthusiasts. Join us January 28 – 31, 2016 in Riviera Beach, Florida, and find out which Kadey-Krogen is right for you. On display will be a Krogen 44′ AE, two Krogen 48′ AEs and the Krogen 52′.
Get all our upcoming event information, here. See you on the docks!
Kadey-Krogen Yachts Enters Scandinavia
“The trend in boat buying these days is to purchase a fuel efficient yacht, and one that is spacious and homelike,” said Per Thrane, co-investor, DBC Marine. “Less and less, people are wanting a fast-moving fuel burner. The journey is the goal, not the goal justifying the journey. For all these reasons, we are excited to represent Kadey-Krogen Yachts in our part of the world. Ocean-capable, Kadey-Krogen is the choice of professional mariners and cruisers alike.”
Learn more about our respected agent, here.
Grandparents Brian and Jackie Smilie have entertained little ones for more than five years on their Krogen 48′ North Sea, named GOTTA SMILE. From explaining the engine room to visiting historical sites and marina pools, time together has been a treat. This month, Jackie explains how she responds to criticisms she’s heard over the years about “leaving family behind”.
Comments like, “How can you move so far away from your grandkids?” and, “Aren’t you going to miss your grandkids?” were heard more than once. Please don’t let anyone shame or discourage you from living your dream. The truth is, you won’t be living your dream on your own.
Our grandkids have joined us in Florida, Puerto Rico, the Exumas, Grenada, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, and all along the East Coast of the United States. In fact, our five and nine year-old grandchildren just spent a month onboard with us. And we have introduced all four of our grandkids to destinations and experiences that they will remember for the rest of their lives, because it was something unique and FUN. Plus, we fly back to see them at least twice a year.
No matter who you leave behind, there are always opportunities for visits—visits that will enrich your travels and their lives.
I think all of our grandkids would agree that a visit to Grandma and Grandpa’s boat is a lot more fun than just coming over for cookies after school!
“The Krogen 42′ was in production until 1998, with 206 built, and fans consider her to be the ‘quintessential trawler,’ and a ‘timeless design.’ She has a cultish following, spurred on by active owner associations.”
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