January 2018

Happy New Year,

As I write this introduction to the January NAVAID, I am on board a flight to Florida (from the chilly north), and Janet is with me. Together, our new Krogen 50’ Open, will be in our Kadey-Krogen Yachts Stuart, Florida Open House this week (Thursday – Saturday). The days after the open house, I will work from Together, as I test out the WiFi and cell connectivity in preparation for longer time aboard (the month of May) and in a less work-oriented environment (the Bahamas). We plan for a few more escapes to Florida over the coming months as trial runs.

Our sales staff tells prospective customers, “get the boat BEFORE retirement”. I am practicing what they preach. You can, too.

Fair Winds,
Larry Polster
Vice President


Topside News

Stuart Open House: This Week

Enjoy the opportunity to get aboard the Krogen 50′ Open before she makes her international debut at February’s Miami International Boat Show on Virginia Key. Don’t believe us, that she is truly different? You owe it to yourself to come and see her open and continuous layout, her modern finishes, and her incredibly spacious engine room. Plus, with a wide variety of Krogen models (brokerage and new) on display, you won’t want to miss this event.

  • New: Krogen 44′ AE, Krogen 50′ Open, Krogen 58′ EB
  • Brokerage: Krogen 48′ Whaleback, Krogen 52’s, Great Harbor 47′
  • January 18 – 20, 2018, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily
  • At the docks at 290 NW Dixie Highway, Stuart, FL 34994 (behind HMY)

Please reply to this email, noting the Stuart Open House, to RSVP for this event directly with your sales representative.

 

Seattle Boat Show

Explore Krogens and the world of boating at the Seattle Boat Show, spanning nine days at South Lake Union from January 26 through February 3, 2018. We’ll have a Krogen 48′ AE and a brokerage Krogen 39′ at the dock for you to love.

Please reply to this email, noting the Seattle Boat Show and what day you plan to attend, to set up an appointment with your sales representative.

 

Miami International Boat Show on Virginia Key

Reminder! It’s important to know that Kadey-Krogen Yachts has decided to move to the other boat show that happens in Miami every year on the exact same dates. Confusing, we know. Please find us at the Miami International Boat Show at the Miami Marine Stadium at Virginia Key, February 15 – 19, 2018.

On display, we’ll have the brand-new Krogen 50′ Open for her in-water debut, and the latest Krogen 48′ AE and Krogen 58′ EB.

Please reply to this email, noting the Miami International Boat Show, to RSVP directly with your sales representative.

 


Sheworthy

We all know all about Larry’s excitement for the latest Kadey-Krogen model (his new home on the water). Now, let’s hear from Janet, his wife, about dreaming and building hull number one of the Krogen 50′ Open!

When Larry and I decided to purchase a new Kadey-Krogen, I had many mixed emotions. Larry displayed a huge grin every time we discussed any aspect of the new boat, just like a small child with a new toy. I, on the other hand, had feelings of anxiety and uncertainty every time the subject came up. I had trouble sleeping since I would wake-up thinking about all the details surrounding the tasks which needed to be completed by deadline after deadline. As the boat was being built in Taiwan, Larry would come home in the evening with questions for me to answer. The plans would be opened on our dining room table and then… shape, depth, number of galley cabinets? Color of wood? Lighting? Size of TV? Fabrics? Sinks and fixtures? Counter tops? My head was spinning, and there were some evenings when I would avoid any discussion at all.

It wasn’t just the physical amenities that kept me awake at night. I had reservations about leaving our home and spending long amounts of time on our new boat.

We discussed the name of our boat at length. Our daughter, Hannah, named our Krogen 42′ when she was four years old. When asked about a name she blurted out “Together” since this was a place we would spend time together. Now, many years later, this will be our third “Together”.

Larry and I spent months shopping online and locally in stores for all our design options. With every decision made, I became more and more vested in the whole project. We lean toward contemporary décor and our decisions reflect our personal taste, as it should. Over the last several years, we have renovated and updated our kitchen and master bathroom in our home. We incorporated many of those features we found to be functional and visually appealing as we designed the galley and master head on our Krogen 50′ Open.

The only issue was the pressure I was feeling to make this boat more contemporary than other Krogens but still retain the Krogen identity!

When we finally saw “Together” for the first time, I just looked around at all of the results of our careful choices. It didn’t take long to feel at home. The open, clean, fresh modern feel was just what we were after. Large windows and lots of light allow wonderful visibility while underway and for docking, as well as a light, airy feeling everywhere on board.

Larry and I are looking forward to many years of adventures as we begin our travels on “Together”!

Respectfully submitted,

Janet Baer

TOGETHER

Brokerage

Under Contract

Krogen 58′ GRATITUDE

Krogen 42′ PARTNERS

Sold

Krogen 48′ AE MORSE CODE III

Krogen 48’ NS BULLDOG SALLY

Krogen 48’ NS DUCHESS

Krogen 42’ CRUCERO

Legacy 34′ WATER MUSIC

New Listings

2008 Great Harbor 47′ CURIOSITY $495,000

2013 Chaparral 31′ SIGNATURE SERIES $139,000

2007 Mainship 40′ EXPLORING THE BLUE $228,000

 

All Listings

We invite you to preview all our brokerage listings for a quality boat that can be new to you. Reply to this email with questions.

Upcoming Events

Seattle Boat Show

January 26 – February 3, 2018

Krogen 48′ AE & Krogen 39′

 

Miami International Boat Show on Virginia Key

February 15 -19, 2018

Krogen 50′ Open, Krogen 48′ AE and Krogen 58′ EB

 

TrawlerFest Stuart

March 8 – 11, 2018

Krogen 50′ Open, Krogen 48′ AE, Krogen 44′ AE, Krogen 58′ EB, and possibly more yachts to be announced.

 

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Kadey-Krogen Yachts gear is available for purchase at the Kadey-Krogen Yachts Ship’s Store.

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