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Dear Krogen Enthusiast,
The sale of brokerage vessels continues at a very active pace. So active, that by the time many interested parties find out about a yacht being for sale, the boat is already under contract. We don’t want to inundate your mailbox with an email every time we receive a new listing, so we’ve decided to add a new section to NAVAID that will highlight any new listing(s) since the previous newsletter. This new section can be found immediately under the “Quotable” section and before the “Video of the Month”. And speaking of videos, be sure to check out the new video from the owners of Krogen 58’ Fat Bottom Girl, which is available for charter.
Most Epic Adventure
Kadey-Krogen’s 600th Making Waves!
“Maria”, as she will be named, will make her boat show debut this fall at Trawler Fest and at the Kadey-Krogen Yachts Annapolis Open House, happening October 15 – 17, 2015. Photos of the unique over-under guest berth arrangement will surface in the coming months.
Check out more photos in our Latest News online.
All of us at Kadey-Krogen Yachts congratulate Krogen 55’ Expedition “Choisi” as she nears the completion of her year-long journey from Alaska to Maine via the Panama Canal. Her owners recorded their fantastic voyage while “home” schooling their two daughters onboard. What an educational experience for those young ladies! And, speaking of the Canal, Krogen 54’ “Oasis”, Krogen 48’ North Sea “Adventurous Ohana” and Krogen 58’ “Reel Dreams” all made their way westward through the Panama Canal (which actually runs North and South) this year as well. Look for updates on these adventures later this year in our Latest News online and in the 2016 winter issue of our Waypoints magazine.
Karen Evenden, cookbook author, long-time sailor, and now Kadey-Krogen cruiser, writes perhaps one of our most eloquent Sheworthy submissions to-date. The galley of her boat is more than a cooking space, it is her sanctuary. She enjoys nothing more than preparing decadent meals for her family and friends. Cheers to many more soups simmering on the stove and Syrahs sipped!
Thanks to our many boats, I have logged thousands of hours in spaces that were generously described as galleys…begging alcohol stoves to stay lit, fighting with sheets and pillows to access an ice box (yes, a real ice box that used real ice), and doing full body dives in an attempt to rescue a bunch of grapes or a random chunk of cheese lodged in the bottom of a very deep, chest-type refrigerator. And then I saw that Kadey-Krogen galley, complete with an upright refrigerator and a deluxe 4-burner stove. This former kitchen store and cooking school owner and cookbook author was awestruck.
My mind jumped ahead and I began to imagine us on a slightly-stormy afternoon, anchored in a quiet cove surrounded by lush green hillsides, and a pot of soup simmering on the stove. And the air filled with the aroma of fresh-baked bread and a fine bottle of Syrah open and airing on the counter, just waiting to be sipped! Now, just two years later, I am happy to report that we have experienced this magical scene repeatedly on our own Kadey-Krogen 48′ AE, fittingly named Kohea (a Hawaiian word that means warm, calm, serene weather).
When we took delivery last July, we went out to acquaint ourselves with the complexities of power boating, and to reacquaint ourselves with the waters of the San Juan and Gulf Islands. In May, Captain Bill departed north from Seattle to Haines, Alaska with our son and grandson as crew.
Provisioning for lengthy voyages is always challenging, and when the chief shopper, stower-awayer and cook is not onboard for the cruise, that’s the making for some major glitches in the galley. So, I surveyed the crew, made note of their likes and dislikes, developed menus and made lists of ingredients and where they are stowed. The storage options on this Kadey-Krogen borderlines on infinite, so I was betting that without those detailed lists that not one crew member would ever – left to their own devices – guess that those extra cans of tuna were stored under the stairs adjacent to the guest cabin.
For me, my summer cruising began at the end of June when I flew into Sitka. We’re now cruising the northern, nature-filled Alaskan waters with several sets of friends and family on board. Days, weeks and months go by and I happily prepare meals in my favorite space … and whether we call it a galley or a kitchen, we’ll continue to raise our glasses and say “bon appétit.”
“We realized, with boats, most of the stressful things happen close to shore. Our joke was that once we actually arrived in the Azores, the hardest part of the entire trip was docking in this tiny marina. Getting across the Atlantic? It was relatively easy.”
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