February 2016

Dear Krogen Enthusiast,

This edition of NAVAID is a perfect example of Kadey-Krogen’s popularity amongst the media. And, as we introduce the Krogen 50′ Open model to the press and public at the Yachts Miami Beach show this week, expect to read more updates and articles in the coming months.

Don’t forget, the Miami show on Collins Avenue has a new name, Yachts Miami Beach. The show that was at the convention center has moved away. We remain on Collins Avenue at approximately 50th Street, also known as “Ramp 6”.  

Fair winds, 

Larry Polster
Vice President

Topside News

New Boat Buyer’s Guide
In this year’s New Boat Buyer’s Guide, published by Yachts International, our Krogen 55′ Expedition was named a “Proven Passagemaker”. Buying a boat in the near future? Then this special issue is written for you. We also hope to show you more of our current production models at this year’s boat shows and events.

Regarding the Krogen 55′ Expedition, find out why this editor says, “this boat was desigend to keep a crew comfortable, even while getting battered by big seas.” 

Read all about the Krogen 55′ Expedition here.

The Right Stuff 
Equipping your cruiser doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. Steve Zimmerman, PassageMaker magazine contributor and author of the regular feature “The Right Stuff”, shares in this month’s installment the simple solutions one Krogen 52′ owner did to make their engine room…”simple, clean, the right stuff”. 

Share this article with a fellow cruiser. Get the scoop, here.  

Southern Boating’s
Miami Preview 

We’re Miami-bound this week and we hope you are, too. At Yachts Miami Beach on Collins Avenue, happening February 11 – 15, we are showcasing our latest Krogen 52′ and Krogen 44′ AE (also our 600th yacht built!), and our first Krogen 58′ EB (Extended Bridge).

Southern Boating says the Krogen 58′ EB is a must-see model! Jeanne Craig’s “Miami Boat Shows Preview” feature story can be found on our website, here.       


For Mark and Pauline Masuhr, owners of a new Krogen 48’ AE, and before that a Krogen 44’, the first 14 years of their retirement were spent at 10,000 feet, skiing the Rocky Mountains 100-plus days a year and hiking much of the rest. So, what led them to sea level and moving with the seasons in search of warmer weather? 

“Shortly after retirement, we saw our first Kadey-Krogen yacht up-close and personal when we were anchored next to a Krogen 42’,” said Pauline. “We were invited aboard for cocktails and we knew then, that when we were finished sailing and skiing, our next dance would be a trawler, and a Kadey-Krogen!”

In 2013 they bought a Krogen 44’ and the Masuhrs loved her for all the reasons other 44’ owners do—seaworthiness, comfort and spaciousness, and those beautiful lines. After completing the Great Loop in November 2014 and deciding to live aboard full-time, they felt a larger boat with a second head would suit them well. Since taking delivery last fall of their Krogen 48’ AE, appropriately named NEXT DANCE, the Masuhrs have considered their future cruising plans. Without a home port (what freedom!), they’ll be dancing along the East Coast and up through the Canadian Maritimes. Other future destinations include the Florida Keys, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. 

Mark admits, at first they questioned what they were doing building a boat—after all, there was nothing wrong with their Krogen 44’! “After some ideas back and forth with Tom Button, Larry Polster and Tucker West, we decided that the Krogen 48’ AE was in fact the right boat for our future cruising plans and Pauline’s (a trained chef) desire for a personally appointed galley. Tom Button made sure we got everything we wanted (a happy Pauline). Once the boat splashed, we met Gregg Gandy for commissioning, who was another fabulous experience.” 

Pauline’s advice to those sitting on the sidelines is simple. “Don’t wait one moment longer. Cruising brings a wonderful sense of adventure, whether you are cruising from port to port or going offshore. It is a lifestyle of constant change and meeting friendly, interesting people with a few things in common, a love for boating and being on a trawler—traveling slowly but adventuring everywhere.”

We’re thrilled that their dance floor is a Kadey-Krogen. See NEXT DANCE at our annual Stuart Open House in March. Below is a delicious recipe straight from Pauline’s galley! Enjoy!

Grilled Garlic Cajun Shrimp Skewers
Serving: 12 skewers (serves 4-6)

½ cup unsalted butter  
4 cloves of garlic, pressed or minced
1 Tbsp cajun spice (provides light heat; it’s not too spicy)
½ tsp salt (omit if using salted butter)
1 Tbsp lemon juice (from ½ medium lemon)
2 lbs large shrimp (21-25 count), peeled and deveined
12 medium wooden skewers

1.  Soak wooden skewers in water approximately 30 minutes (this reduces burning of the sticks. Preheat grill to med/high (400 degrees F)

2.  Combine all marinade ingredients in a small sauce pan. Bring to a simmer then remove from heat. Pour half of the mixture into a ramekin and leave remaining marinade in pan (You’ll brush on half now and brush on remaining marinade after shrimp are grilled).

3.  Skewer 4 shrimp on each damp skewer without leaving spaces. Lay skewers flat on a rimmed cookie sheet. Brush one side of the skewered shrimp with sauce and refrigerate for 2 min until butter firms up. Flip shrimp over, brush second side and refrigerate 2 min until butter firms up.

4.  Place skewers on the barbie and grill shrimp with the lid on about 2 minutes per side or just until cooked through and no longer transparent. Remove shrimp from grill. Don’t overcook or they will be rubbery. Brush on reserved sauce and serve.

Note:  To save time, you can buy tail-on shrimp that are already peeled and deveined. 


In this Issue:

Topside News
See What You Missed
New Listings
Video of the Month
Owner Insights
Brokerage Listings
Upcoming Events
Ship’s Store


“In 10-12 foot seas, the Kadey-Krogen 55′ Expedition tracked straight as an arrow and offered nary a shake nor shudder.”
-Daniel Harding, Jr.
Managing Editor Power & Motoryacht

See What You Missed

The following Kadey-Krogen listings have changed hands since the last issue of NAVAID.

1996 42 Ocean Alexander 

1984 Krogen Manatee “Oop-Sea-Daisy”

2014 Grand Banks 54EU

2013 Krogen 44′ AE Widebody “Sea Wolf” (Under Contract)

1984 Krogen Manatee “Raz Ma Taz” (Under Contract)


New Listings

Kadey-Krogen Yachts now has one West Coast and three East Coast locations to better serve you. We’re actively seeking brokerage listings, and not just Kadey-Krogens.

Updates on our latest listings:

2001 Krogen 48′ Walkaround “Midnight Sun”, now $595,000

2014 Beneteau Swift Trawler 52′, “Starlight”, now $949,000
1987 Krogen 42′ “Sally Ann IV”, ask for details

Let’s connect. We look forward to the opportunity to list and sell your quality yacht. 


Video of the Month

Catch this brief video of a Krogen 52′ and Krogen 55′ Expedition as they pass the Statue of Liberty!

As always, a big thank you to our family of Krogen owners for sending in fantastic cruising updates. (jennifer@kadeykrogen.com)


Owner Insights

More from Mark and Pauline Masuhr! Read their own personal blog to learn how their Krogen 48′ AE, NEXT DANCE, has become their full-time home. 

Follow their blog, here.            

Brokerage Listings

We invite you to preview all our brokerage listings for quality boats that can be new to you. Contact us with questions! 

Upcoming Events

Yachts Miami Beach
Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida
February 11 – 15, 2016
Krogen 44′ AE, Krogen 52′ & Krogen 58′ EB

Kadey-Krogen Yachts Open House
Stuart, Florida
March 18 – 19, 2016
Krogen 48′ AE, Krogen 52′, Krogen 58′ EB & brokerage boats TBD

Kadey-Krogen Yachts
40th Anniversary Rendezvous
June 29 – July 2, 2017
Ask for details!

Ship’s Store

NEW Kadey-Krogen Yachts gear (men’s & ladies’ flip-flops and belts, a boat tote, dog accessories, a key ring and more) is now available at the Kadey-Krogen Yachts Ship’s Store.

Browse & shop now!

Offices in Annapolis, Portsmouth, Seattle, and Stuart

Main Office:
Kadey-Krogen Yachts
610 NW Dixie Hwy
Stuart, FL 34994