Dear Owners & Enthusiasts,
I write this introduction sitting in the pilothouse of TOGETHER after two weeks cruising in the Bahamas. Yes, you can work and cruise! What I have found most interesting about this experiment is that easily 30 to 50 percent of the boats we have encountered have one person on board who is working at least 20 hours per week. Each person has found a schedule that works for them which I will detail in a later TOGETHER news post. In the meantime, get out there yourself!
Successful Sea Trial
In the June 2018 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine, a sea trial and design review of the first Krogen 50′ Open begins on page 68. Writer John Wooldridge begins his feature with, “The new Krogen 50′ Open blends contemporary comforts with the features of a well-designed bluewater trawler.” You’ll want to read the rest!
Pick up a copy and catch our coverage here.
Introducing Sandra Winslow
Sandra Winslow recently joined the Kadey-Krogen team in the Stuart, Florida office as our new office coordinator. After growing up in Florida, she left what many consider paradise for another paradise—a small town in Upstate New York’s beautiful Adirondack Mountains! Her recent return to the Sunshine State brought an opportunity for a new career path. With 25 years of bookkeeping experience and roles in office administration (combined with a love for the sea), she is a perfect fit for Kadey-Krogen Yachts. She’s excited to learn more about the marine industry and to get to know the ever-growing family of Kadey-Krogen owners.
Krogen 50′ Open East Coast Summer Tour
If you’ve been following Larry & Janet’s Bahamian adventure posts (you can view them here), you know they’ve been enjoying a wonderful shake-down cruise aboard their new Krogen 50′ Open “TOGETHER”. Soon, she’ll be back in U.S. waters, and will make three stops up the East Coast as she heads to New England for the start of the fall boat show season.
Don’t miss your chance to walk-through and experience hull number one of the Krogen 50′ Open this summer. View our East Coast Summer Tour itinerary, and register to come aboard in Charleston, Annapolis or Newport!
Jeff and Ellen Hall left the workforce early after many years of planning their next phase of life. Eager to cruise, they sold their home in 2015 and moved aboard SEA DWELLER, their Krogen 44’. The idea was to explore the world from an entirely new perspective, and for the last few years, they have been doing just that—navigating the East Coast of North America and the Bahamas! Here’s what they love about trawler life.
Our friends are always asking, “How do you fill your days?” And my answer is always, “We are in constant motion.” We continually manage day-to-day maintenance, so SEA DWELLER continues to thrive, and we have no vehicle, so we walk and bike to all our provisioning locations. Because of Ellen’s love for cooking and baking, we have five-star dining on SEA DWELLER! We snorkel, swim and fish in the Bahamas. We hike and bike in Maine. We celebrate birthdays and dance the night away. While aboard and underway, we travel from east to west and north to south, discovering exotic (to us) locations. Living aboard is an active lifestyle that keeps you young at heart.
Two years ago, we spent a glorious winter in the Bahamas with fellow cruising buddies. In 2017, on a return voyage, we led three more Krogens to the beautiful islands as well. What draws so many cruisers to this part of the world is the exceptionally clear water. In fact, at times, looking down you almost feel as if your vessel is being suspended in air! Plus, access is easy from the United States, and Customs & Immigration in the Bahamas are very accommodating to cruisers. Once there, the choices for docking, anchoring or mooring are abundant, and the history of the Bahamas is as interesting as the water is clear.
SEA DWELLER traveled to Maine for the first time in 2016. Cool, quiet, and beautiful. Yes, there were lobster pots and some occasional fog, but don’t let that discourage you. One of the highlights of the trip was Arcadia National Park. That year, Northeast Harbor was our home for five weeks. When the weather cooperated, we spent time hiking and biking the many carriage and walking trails. On a foggy day, we performed boat projects. As you navigate Arcadia, the blueberries are everywhere. You also can’t help but be intoxicated by the scent of honeysuckle and pine throughout the state. There are many other wonderful places in Maine beyond Mount Desert Island. You can go remote, like Jewel Island, or you can go urban, in places like Rockland or even Booth Bay Harbor. Maine has it all. If you’re a fan of lighthouses, you’re headed to the right place. And, if you’re going to be dodging the pots, you might as well dine on a lobster or two! Lobster bisque, lobster rolls, lobster salad, lobster…. you get my drift (think Forrest Gump).
Friendships & Kindness of Boaters
While underway, we’ve been pleasantly surprised by the generosity and kindness of others. Examples include delivery of fresh-picked blueberries from a nearby live-aboard at Arcadia National Park, while we were at-anchor in Northeast Harbor, Maine; or the lending of a vehicle for provisioning for our next journey from a local resident on the East River, Mobjack Bay, in the southern part of the Chesapeake Bay. And with our fellow Kadey-Krogen owners, we have quickly developed cruising partnerships that have developed into close friendships. We really felt a part of something special at the Kadey-Krogen 40th Anniversary Rendezvous.
Jeff & Ellen Hall
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