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John Gear Presents at Greenport Trawler Fest

Learn "Why" and "How" to Buy At Trawler Fest with Kadey-Krogen's John Gear

April 14, 2009

Stuart, FLoBoat buying is a daunting but exciting experience and can be easily overwhelming if a buyer has not fully thought through why theyire buying in addition to how they will buy their boat. At this summeris northeast Trawler Fest in Greenport, New York, June 26-28th Kadey-Krogen Yachts partner John Gear, will present a seminar on boat buying basics to an audience of well-qualified consumers as they go through the process of entering the cruising-under-power market.

John Gear grew up on and around the Great Lakes. His interest in boats started at an early age with homemade rafts, row boats, ski boats, and sailboats. He continued to pursue his interest in boats after college and jumped at any and all opportunities to get on the water. A series of fortuitous events led him to purchase the Edward B. Freeman Yacht Brokerage in Stuart, Florida, in 1976. In the early 1980s, other business opportunities presented themselves and he changed course for the next 12 years, but he was always close to the water. After successfully selling those businesses John imessed around in boatsi for a year before deciding to re-enter the brokerage business. Having owned a Krogen (his only power boat among numerous sailboats), he welcomed the opportunity to join Kadey-Krogen Yachts in 2002, concentrating on brokerage sales. He is primarily responsible for the brokerage operations and has earned the Certified Professional Yacht Broker designation.

John Gearis seminar, Boat Buying Basics is Friday, June 26 from 10:30a.m.-12p.m. and is targeted toward consumers interested in buying both new and used boats and will guide them through the critical questions to ask and steps to follow in the often complex buying process. From the beginning of the search to ownership of a new boat, John will cover the details on the purchase process including negotiating, surveys, paperwork, team members, and pitfalls. While many of the details of the seminar will cover ihow to buy a boat,i John looks forward to connecting with seminar attendees and discussing iwhy to buy a boat.i He believes that ithe boat is just one piece of the puzzle and not the end of the process.i His seminar will reinforce to attendees how important it is to first understand iwhyi and then lead them through ihowi to buy.

In competitive and challenging economic times, educating the consumer benefits everyone in the industry. Buyers will be prepared to ask in depth questions and they will be seeking detailed information from experts in the industry which is an opportunity to build a relationship with the buying public. By presenting his 30-plus years of experience to the targeted audience of Trawler Fest, John Gear is able to share his knowledge with enthusiastic buyers because they are ones who seek information to make smart buying decisions. Both Kadey-Krogen Yachts as well as Trawler Fest attendees exemplify Ben Franklinis statement that ian investment in knowledge pays the best interest.i

Kadey-Krogen Yachts Media Contact:
Larry Polster
815 Colorado Ave., #101
Stuart, Florida 34994
800.247.1230
www.kadeykrogen.com