Dear Krogen Enthusiast,
It’s September and that means two things – boat shows and hurricanes. Thankfully, Kadey-Krogen staff escaped Irma with only minor property damage, but our hearts go out to those less fortunate. Our staff is at the Newport and Seattle boat shows this week and look forward to meeting up with you.
Editor’s Letter: It’s About Time
Patrick Sciacca, the editor of Yachting Magazine, met many Krogen owners at the Kadey-Krogen Yachts 40th Anniversary Rendezvous this summer. When he spoke with Christopher Bruce, he knew he had a story on his hands.
“Christopher Bruce bought his Kadey-Krogen 44 with the idea that he’d work for one more year, retire and then go for a full-time life at sea. One hiccup: His boat arrived. He simply couldn’t stand the thought of looking at her in a slip and waiting a whole year to really use her. So he did what any hardcore, yacht-owning cruising enthusiast would do: He called it a day on the work thing, just one week after her delivery. A year. A week. Same difference, really.”
Read Patrick’s entire Editor’s Letter, here.
Boat Show Season is On!
This weekend, September 14 – 17, 2017, come see us in Seattle at the South Lake Union Boats Afloat Show, where we have a Krogen 48′ AE on display. Or, on the opposite coast, visit Rhode Island for the Newport International Boat Show, where we have a Krogen 48′ AE and a Krogen 52′ in the show.
TrawlerFest – Bay Bridge
Suggested Seminar: Building a New Boat: Easy as A, B, C
Kadey-Krogen Yachts Annapolis Open House
When: October 12 – 14, 2017
What: With seven boats lined up for display, nearly all our current production Krogen models (brokerage and new), you won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind event.
Lastly, to end our fall boat show season, we’ll present our newest Krogen 58′ EB and Krogen 44′ AE at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, that happens November 1 – 5, 2017.
Krogen 50′ Open Update #9
Get your Krogen 50′ Open questions answered and see her for yourself, by scheduling a private showing later this fall.
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Enjoy Larry’s 9th Progress Report.
Mary Rose proves it. Single women can gain the confidence and skills to go it alone, even when life throws you those curve balls.
In May 2017, I completed the purchase of my longtime “dream boat”, a 2006 39’ Kadey-Krogen named PACIFIC DANCER, and I’m still pinching myself! She’s beautiful and I can’t believe she’s finally mine! This dream has been a long time coming, with about as many twists and turns to divert me as life can possibly throw at one.
My boating experience started in the late 1970s when I married a boat lover. Up until that point, I had no experience with boating, but was eager to learn. Through the years of our marriage, we progressed from small ski and fishing boats to flying bridge sedans, and finally to a beautiful 48’ Chris Craft. I learned something from the handling of all these boats, but when we purchased the 48’ Chris Craft, I finally decided it was time to hire a professional training captain for a few days of training. That was one of the best decisions I ever made because it wasn’t long afterwards that that I became single again, and sadly, without a boat. That professional training was important in helping me have the courage to later move on to single boating. (Lesson number one is hire a professional captain to build your skills and confidence).
Over the next four years the dream of boating stirred within me and grew stronger every day. I missed boating, but I was a single female. Could I do it alone? I decided, “of course I could!” Why not? I had learned boating skills and had proven myself through the years, had professional boat training, attended the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary course, had decent mechanical skills from watching and helping my spouse work on boats, and had great judgement. So, if I wanted to boat, I just had to buy a boat and do it alone! Plus, I’m a licensed commercial pilot so if I could pilot planes, why couldn’t I pilot a boat? (Lesson number two is take advantage of every learning experience you can)
I took the first step- deciding I could do it! Shortly thereafter, I found the sweetest 26’ single engine Tollycraft at an auction and started my new boating life. It was just me and the beagle for four years. Then I moved up to a 40’ single engine trawler for six years, beagle approved, of course. (Lesson number three is just take the plunge and things will fall into place).
During these years, the dream to own a Kadey-Krogen took root. I recalled the first time I saw a Krogen Manatee during a visit to Florida many years prior. I was intrigued! I never forgot the roominess and seaworthy look about the boat. I began attending the Seattle Boat Shows to check out other Kadey-Krogen models. It was instant love, no matter what model I walked through. Of course, I looked at other trawler brands, but there was no comparison. I was hooked!
At one of the boat shows, I met Dennis Lawrence and requested that he keep me in mind because I WOULD have a Kadey-Krogen one day. Dennis was so encouraging and helpful through many boat shows, although I wasn’t in the financial position to own one. It took me many years of planning to finally get into the financial position to afford a 39 Kadey-Krogen, but 2017 was the year. (Lesson number four, focus, focus focus on what you want, and don’t give up! You will find a way.)
With Dennis’ help, I looked at several 39’ Kadey-Krogens over many months, but when I stepped aboard PACIFIC DANCER I knew she was the one. The boat was one foot shorter then my previous trawler, but she seemed twice as big. I’ve got to admit, I was pretty intimidated by this boat for quite a while after I purchased her, but now that I’ve had a few practice docking and anchoring sessions (with very wonderful and patient friends), and have taken her to some new places (and survived with no dings), I’m ready to cruise! This year it’ll be the San Juan Islands every weekend, next year it’ll be the Canadian Gulf Islands and Desolation Sound, and the following year you will see PACIFIC DANCER in southeast Alaska. (Lesson five is that practice and experience chases away the fears).
Within the past year I also joined the U. S. Power Squadron of Bellingham, WA to not only improve my boating skills, but to give back through encouraging other boaters to be safe boaters and to help women have the confidence to go it alone if life takes them in that direction. I am absolutely in love with my boat and I’m so glad I took the plunge. It can be done successfully if you are determined and make the decision. From there everything else will become apparent.
The next steps for me are to find a new beagle cruising buddy (my beloved beagle crossed the rainbow bridge several years ago), and maybe even a new first mate! See you on the high seas!
Mary Rose Diefenderfer, M/V PACIFIC DANCER
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Filmed at the Kadey-Krogen Yachts 40th Anniversary Rendezvous, owners of Krogens spoke candidly about their ownership experience and fulfilling their cruising dream.
Watch on YouTube.
Sept. 14 – 17, 2017
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In the August issue of NAVAID, the Sheworthy author and introduction lead paragraph were misrepresented. We want to sincerely thank Diane Leighton, M/V Acadia, for her August submission. It is corrected in our online NAVAID archive, here. We regret the error.
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