Dear Krogen Enthusiast,
Hull number one of the new Krogen 50’ Open is on her way to Florida. Together will be her name and Janet and I are like the proverbial kids in a candy store, googling items for our new baby. An early December arrival is expected, and after a quick bath, she will be ready to host those of you interested in this engaging and open new model. Contact your salesperson to set up a preview appointment.
Being a kid in a candy store is great. You should try it.
40 Years of Ocean Voyaging
Since our 40th Anniversary Rendezvous celebration in June, we’ve continued to feel the love with a lot of fantastic media coverage of the event and our 40-year history. Pick up the December copy of SOUNDINGS magazine to read Dennis Caprio’s rendezvous recap and thoughtful words about our brand. And, we’re proud to be on the cover!
All of us at Kadey-Krogen want to thank the owners who participated in all the media interviews. Our time-honored work continues.
SUMMIT MotorYachts by Kadey-Krogen
At the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Kadey-Krogen Yachts introduced a separate, luxury performance motoryacht brand called SUMMIT MotorYachts. The inaugural planing hull design is the SUMMIT 54’ model, a collaboration between Michael Peters Yacht Design and the Kadey-Krogen design team.
The SUMMIT 54’ is the yacht for the boater who wants speed and recognizes that many of today’s motoryachts are purposely designed with ultra-trendy interiors that simply don’t pass the test of time. We introduce to the motoryacht segment what we’ve always done: Quality, performance, sophisticated style, and great service. The SUMMIT will be the peak of yachting in her own right.
Orders are now being taken for delivery in 2019. We’re happy to answer your questions. Request the SUMMIT 54′ Buyer’s Guide online at www.summitmotoryachts.com.
Open for Entertaining
John Deere’s PowerSource Marine Edition magazine sat down with Kadey-Krogen’s Larry Polster to discuss the latest developments with the Krogen 50′ Open project. Who better to speak with, than a partner in the company and the proud owner of hull number one?
Click to enjoy the article in our Headline News, and make plans to see the model that puts ease and entertaining at the center of long-range cruising before the end of the year, or at our upcoming 2018 events.
For Jon and Bonnie Bryant, their Kadey-Krogen buying experience was a recipe with all the right ingredients. In their words, it was the right company, the right boat, the right broker, and the right timing.
Our quest for a live-aboard trawler started soon after attending our first TrawlerFest event in 2007. We lived in Iowa and were visiting our adult daughter in DC, and my wife, Bonnie, thought it would be fun to attend the TrawlerFest happening that year at Solomons, MD. We fell in love with the cruising lifestyle instantly. We love the water, but the biggest boat we had ever owned was a 20’ Sea Ray Sundancer. Retirement was still four years out, so we decided to begin research in earnest. We received good advice from Claiborne Young at that first TrawlerFest to do a charter with Barb Hansen in Ft. Myers.
Fast forward to three more TrawlerFests and bare boat charters in SW Florida, Baltimore, Key West, and the British Virgin Islands. During that time, we learned more about Kadey-Krogens though Bill Harris, who we had also met at one of the Trawlerfests. Bill was full of information and no pressure as our boat love moved through just about every trawler manufacturer out there, until we settled on a Kadey-Krogen.
In the fall of 2009, Bill called to ask if we would be interested in helping a Krogen 39′ owner move his boat from the Kentucky Lakes to Stuart, Florida, to place into brokerage. We were so glad, we decided to do our boat search directly with Kadey-Krogen and with Bill–this was our best boat charter ever!
That trip solidified our desire to own a Krogen. It was a cold trip through flood stage water and fog, but we were comfortable and safe. The boat we helped deliver was sold by the time she arrived in Stuart–though not to us.
The next year, Bill called us again about the nicest 39′ available coming on the market. By that time, we knew our options and Bill had done his job. We put the boat under contract…but then I stalled…because the boat was coming before retirement. Bill called me again a few weeks later while we were in a hotel, en route to another boat charter with our daughter. Walking down the hall of the hotel, I asked my daughter what she thought her mom was thinking about the boat. Betsy calmly replied that Mom said, “put a ring on it or she was done looking at boats.” Before we checked out of the hotel, KK39 hull 47 became BON VOYAGE!
The next summer of 2011, Bonnie received news while we were cruising that a recent breast biopsy was positive. Since Bonnie became a breast cancer survivor seven years ago, we have been cruising full-time up and down the eastern seaboard and the islands.
We count our blessings every day. Our Krogen family of friends are some of our best, and full-time cruising is even more rewarding than we expected. I always thought Bill Harris’ comments about “throwing off the lines now, you don’t know about tomorrow” was a bit of a sales pitch. Being a former Krogen owner and full-time cruiser himself, Bill knew what Bonnie and I know now!
Jon and Bonnie Bryant
Ocean Alexander 50′ PRESENT MOMENT
Krogen 48′ AE MORSE CODE III
Krogen 48′ Whaleback LULABELLE
Krogen 48′ Whaleback DREAM WEAVER
Krogen 39′ DIXIE JUBILEE
Krogen 36′ Manatee PENELOPE
Monk 36′ BRIGHTER DAYS
Krogen 42′ PARTNERS
Krogen 58′ EB BULLDOG
Krogen 48′ North Sea MISS UNDERESTIMATED
2004 Krogen 44′ NUMBER ONE $725,000
2004 Krogen 48′ North Sea DUCHESS $749,000
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.
Kadey-Krogen Yachts Stuart Open House
January 18 – 20, 2018
Krogen 50′ Open, Krogen 48′ AE (likely), Krogen 44′ AE, Krogen 58′ EB and more brokerage yachts to be announced.
Seattle Boat Show
January 26 – February 3, 2018
Brokerage yachts on display to be announced.
Miami International Boat Show on Virginia Key
February 15 -19, 2018
Krogen 50′ Open, Krogen 48′ AE and Krogen 58′ EB
March 8 – 10, 2018
Krogen 50′ Open, Krogen 48′ AE, Krogen 44′ AE, Krogen 58′ EB, and possibly more yachts to be announced.
Kadey-Krogen Yachts gear is available for purchase at the Kadey-Krogen Yachts Ship’s Store.
Offices in Annapolis, Portsmouth, Seattle, and Stuart
Agents in Europe and Australia