February 2017

Dear Krogen Enthusiast,

I hope many of you reading NAVAID right now are en-route to Miami to see us at the Yachts Miami Beach boat show this week on Collins Avenue! Please do not be confused about the two shows happening at the same time in Miami. Yachts Miami Beach is not the Miami International Boat Show, which has indoor displays and lots of small boats. Collins Avenue is the place to be this year to see us and other cruising boats.

Fair Winds,

Larry Polster
Vice President

Topside News

Meet Warren Sweet

After growing up on the shore of Lake Erie in Erie, Pennsylvania, Warren Sweet found his way to Florida in 1996 after attending Penn State University and the Landing School of Boat Design. Warren recently joined Kadey-Krogen Yachts in Stuart after 15-plus years with Island Packet Yachts working in design, service and procurement. In his new role as project manager, he will share duties with Gregg Gandy to oversee the commissioning of Kadey-Krogen yachts and post-sales support. When not on or around the water, Warren enjoys golf and spending time in the mountains. Welcome, Warren! 

Winter 2017 Boat Shows 

Starting Tomorrow: Yachts Miami Beach will transform Collins Avenue into a dynamic presentation of yachts from the world’s foremost custom boat builders, including Kadey-Krogen Yachts. Driving directions and parking options are linked above. Please go to our Events page to find our display information. Reply to this email to schedule an appointment.

March 2 – 4, 2017: TrawlerFest-Stuart is a great opportunity to board lots of Krogens, new and brokerage, in one place. There is not  a better way to see what sets both new and pre-owned Kadey-Krogens apart from other vessels. See you on the dock! Reply to this email for a flyer for a special VIP Happy Hour event we are hosting at the Florida Oceanographic Society. 

40th Anniversary Edition of Waypoints Magazine

John Woodridge is the former editor of both Yachting and PassageMaker magazines. Now semi-retired, he had the opportunity to write a special 40th Anniversary cover story for our 2017 issue of Waypoints, the magazine of Kadey-Krogen Yachts. What an honor! Also in this issue, there are stories from cruisers around the globe, some lessons learned, beautiful photography and artwork, and of course, friendship and family. Reply to this email to request your mailed copy. Or, read it online, here .

Krogen 50′ Open Update

Larry wanted “fire engine red” counter tops for an interior that would make an impression for all who boarded his Krogen 50′ Open. Janet, his wife, wanted the exact same thing…only for people to leave with a positive one! Enjoy his update this month, as they go from design ideas to design decisions, in Headline News. .


Consider yourself the newest of new to trawlers? Boating? Living aboard? Deb Friedman once claimed that title, but today, with the help of a few Krogen mentors, an encouraging spouse and great training, she’s a confident cruiser. Here’s her story. 

Almost seven years ago, my husband Larry and I decided to move on from lake boating and experience the ‘slower’ boating lifestyle aboard a trawler. Many boat shows, TrawlerFests, and vessel showings later, we decided on a Kadey-Krogen. At first, we looked at 44’s and 48’s but after we acquired a 35-foot RV and traveled to Florida and back a few times, we decided to explore a 39.  Finally, in the fall of 2012, we took ownership of KK3903, originally commissioned as Finally and which we christened Debadoo, a nickname my late father had for me.

Talk about newbies, I was the newest of the new! I had absolutely no knowledge about this new adventure we were about to embark upon. Larry had many years of boating experience and took quickly to the handling and operation of Debadoo with some coaching from an old friend who helped pilot Debadoo’s first trip down the ICW with Larry. Lake boating is one thing, 1,100 miles down a waterway, across sounds and through canals is a whole different ballgame. I was terrified.

We spent our first New Year’s Eve with our boat at the Krogen Cruisers New Year’s Eve raft-up in Stuart. We met so many great folks who welcomed us with open arms, and a few gals who would become my mentors—little did they know! That New Year’s morning we attempted to raise our dingy for the first time. Not only had it taken on water in the double hull, but it was extremely cumbersome and difficult to raise. Lo and behold, our new friends jumped in and helped us resolve our predicament and we were extremely grateful! Did I mention it was also pouring rain at the time?

Little by little, I learned. A patient spouse works wonders, especially one who truly wants to teach and share the boating experience. Baby steps and a good attitude and a willingness to learn helped me tremendously. I also gained a great deal of knowledge and information from attending the previous three Krogen Cruisers Rendevous at Solomons Island, MD. But the best part was networking with all the other Krogen Cruisers there, especially the ones that owned other 39’s.  I also spent time with Sea-Sense there, the ‘for women only’ boating course. Sea Sense is based in Florida, but they came to the Rendezvous and conducted some group classes with women who signed up. The training helps instill confidence, because if you are a cruising couple, both of you need to be able to operate the boat. 

I am no expert now, but when I look back at myself four years ago, compared to today, my knowledge has soared, along with my self-confidence. From piloting the boat down the Mississippi River, locking, line-handling and working the windlass, I have come far. As we are still working, we have not had a chance to explore in depth each port or city that we visit, but we hope to do that this summer as we head to the Kadey-Krogen 40th Anniversary Rendezvous, and then northward to Maine.

Our boat and its lifestyle have opened a whole new world for us. Don’t be afraid to get your feet wet and jump right into the Krogen world!  

Respectfully Submitted,

Deb Friedman


Under Contract 

2007 Krogen 44′ Widebody LA REVE
1985 Krogen 42′ COMPASS ROSE 


2001 Krogen 48′ North Sea Walkaround GOTTA SMILE

New Listings

We’re actively seeking brokerage listings, and not just Kadey-Krogens. 

2002 Krogen 39′ SOFKIN II
$349,000 View Listing
2012 Krogen 48’AE SHARON ANN $1,150,000 View Listing 
2006 Ocean Alexander 50′ PRESENT MOMENT
$495,000 Request information

All Listings

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. 

Video of the Month


A two-time Krogen owner explains Kadey-Krogen commissioning.
Watch the video .

Upcoming Events

Yachts Miami Beach on Collins Ave.

Miami, Florida

February 16 – 20, 2017
Krogen 44′ AE

Krogen 48′ AE
TrawlerFest – Stuart
Stuart, Florida
March 2 – 4, 2017
Krogen 44′ AE
Krogen 48′ AE
Krogen 52′
Brokerage – Krogen 48′ Widebody, Krogen 48′ Whaleback, Krogen 48′ Walkaround 

Kadey-Krogen Yachts
40th Anniversary Rendezvous

This summer, owners and former owners of Kadey-Krogens will make their way to Newport, Rhode Island, to celebrate our 40th anniversary at a four-day, unforgettable celebration beginning Thursday, June 29, 2017. Request registration information!

Ship’s Store

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

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Offices in Annapolis, Portsmouth, Seattle, and Stuart
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