Dear Krogen Enthusiast,
Last week, a friend of mine embarked upon a 1,500-mile journey from the British Virgin Islands to Annapolis aboard a new-to-his-family Hylas 56’. Their plan is to home-school their two teenage children for a year and cruise from Maine down to southern Caribbean, with a stop in Cuba on the way back. Doug said, “We realized we had a very small window of time to share our dream with our kids before they were too old to join us.” Insightful. Janet and I have many incredible memories cruising the Chesapeake Bay with our daughter on our Krogen 42’. One can only imagine what these kids will experience.
Anchor Sponsors Celebrate Kadey-Krogen’s 40th Anniversary
To celebrate our 40-year history of building world-renown yachts and to toast to the future, next month we (Kadey-Krogen Yachts) will host a very special 40th Anniversary Rendezvous in Newport, Rhode Island. To pull-off this unforgettable event, we have the help of nine industry sponsors. We especially want to thank our Anchor Co-Sponsors, Falvey Yacht Insurance and Coverage, Inc., for supporting our historic milestone in a big way, and for the level of service they provide for so many Krogen owners.
In our Headline News, find out why nearly a quarter of our current owners have adopted their Kadey-Krogen Yachts custom insurance program!
Pacific Northwest TrawlerFest
TrawlerFest-Bremerton starts today! May 18 – 20, 2017. Come and see two brand-new Kadey-Krogens (not for sale) and a fantastic brokerage opportunity at the three-day event. Continue to check our Kadey-Krogen Yachts event page on our website for all our latest show information.
Krogen 50′ Open Update #6
The Krogen 50′ Open is taking shape and blowing us away. With the latest photos from the yard, it’s easy to compare the pictures to the 3-D renderings and see the layouts coming together.
Enjoy Larry’s latest Progress Report in our Headline News.
Just as changes in life can produce a fresh perspective, a boat purchase can change your outlook, too. Need proof? Read Alexandra’s story–it has a very happy ending!
So there I was, 48 years old, divorced and oh so ready for a new chapter in my life. I decided it was time to date and I was incredibly fortunate to have met an amazing man who captured my attention and my heart. We really enjoyed each other’s company, and so after a few weeks of dating, Christopher introduced me to boating by taking me to a boat show in Boston. It was an all-day event.
Wow! We had a blast and I soon became totally intrigued by the idea of owning a boat and traveling to faraway places. As an artist, I suddenly found the possibility of seeing the world from a different perspective. We began traveling to Florida and California to check out boats for sale, and after many possible contenders, we found our Krogen 44′ AE Sweet Ride. We instantly knew she was the right one and purchased her. Not having lived together before buying the boat was a bit of a risk, but we both had a good feeling about this, so our adventure began.
While Christopher had been boating for many years, I had not. This was all new to me and I simply decided that I was not going to let anything intimidate me and jumped in blindly. I knew that I wanted to learn to drive our boat and that it was not going to be easy. Christopher was incredibly supportive and that gave me confidence. Slowly, I began to build skills to handle Sweet Ride. I started by driving her in calm, open water, then moved to taking her under bridges, and then navigating the ICW and in rough seas, and on night passages.
In the Bahamas, I sometimes drove the boat from one island anchorage to the next, 40 miles down the Exuma chain so Christopher could fish and work on other boat projects. I discovered I had a knack for finding anchorage spots and maneuvering the boat for mooring balls. It is all incredibly fun and rewarding.
The most important thing about learning for me, is that my partner trusts me and wants me to feel like I am capable. We share responsibilities. There are definitely some things that I prefer taking on, as well as some things that I like handing off. For instance, when it comes to going down the ICW, I tend to be the one at the helm about 75% of the time because I like the focused driving and I do not stress out about the depths. Christopher prefers the open ocean and night shifts. When a situation arises that I’m not comfortable with, he always steps in. He still docks the boat, but I am determined to overcome my fear of taking Sweet Ride into a slip this year.
Unfortunately, there are way too many women that do not drive their boats. I hear it all the time that women feel that they know how to do it but usually don’t. I feel that it is absolutely imperative for women on these boats to know they can get the boat to safety in any situation. Without continuous practice and confidence, it is less than ideal. My biggest suggestion to women is practice, practice, practice!
So far, we have traveled from New Hampshire to the Bahamas and back up all the way to Bar Harbor, Maine. I just love the diversity of the journey. I love seeing the small towns of the Carolinas, the delicate islands in the Bahamas, and the rugged, rocky cliffs and solid pines of New England. It’s all beautiful. I find joy in the little moments more than anything. Putting our feet up at the end of a day of travel and seeing the sun go down is fantastic!
This last trip to the Bahamas was a bit challenging with many weather fronts bringing us windy conditions, which were not ideal. But we learned that a good partnership helps overcome challenges. And, I do have one wonderful piece of news. Christopher proposed in February. I think a small wedding on the boat will be amazing.
Krogen 44′ AE Sweet Ride
Krogen 39′ PACIFIC DANCER
Krogen 48′ Whaleback FLUKE
Krogen 58′ GALAXY
Krogen 48′ Whaleback SEA QUILL
Californian 45′ NAUTI BOUYS
2016 Krogen 58′ EB BULLDOG $2,280,000 View Listing
2006 Krogen 48′ North Sea TRANQUILITY BASE $695,000 (Australia)
2000 Cabo Rico NE 400 ENCHANTMENT is now $194,000
2007 Krogen 58′ GRATITUDE is now $1,225,000
We’re actively seeking brokerage listings, and not just Kadey-Krogens.
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.
Video of the Month
Kadey-Krogen’s Director of Marketing & PR, Jennifer Burkett, extends the 40th Anniversary registration window to May 31.
Watch the video to learn more about the celebration.
TrawlerFest – Bremerton
Kadey-Krogen Yachts gear (men’s & ladies’ flip-flops, hats and belts, a boat tote, burgee, dock mat, dog accessories, a key ring and more) is available for purchase at the Kadey-Krogen Yachts Ship’s Store.
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