January 2016

Dear Krogen Enthusiast,

Here we are, less than a month away from the opening of Miami. Wow. While I usually write my introduction to be an insightful message, this month I have to share some important facts.

Despite everything you may have heard about locations and/or show names changing for Miami (February 11 – 15), all you need to know is this: We are at the same show on Collins Avenue and at the same exact location. The name may have changed to Yachts Miami Beach, but we remain on Ramp 5, at 5025 Collins Avenue.  

See you there, or at Riviera Beach TrawlerFest or the Seattle Boat Show this month.

Fair winds, 

Larry Polster
Vice President

Topside News

A Kadey-Krogen Classic
Month to month, readers of Soundings magazine look forward to perusing all sorts of interesting articles. One column that catches our eye each issue is the CLASSICS spread that covers timeless and unforgettable yachts and their talented designers. February features the legendary Krogen 42′, which set the stage for today’s Kadey-Krogen passagemakers. She’s indeed a classic. 

Flip to page 30 for the gorgeous illustration by Jim Ewing and equally well-written write-up, or click to read it online here.

January Boat Shows 
The West Coast’s largest boat show, the Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat, kicks off January 29 and runs through February 6, 2016. Kadey-Krogen Yachts will have a premier in-water exhibit at South Lake Union with two brokerage yachts (a Krogen 44′ Widebody and Krogen 48′ North Sea) on display, plus exciting information on the latest Krogen models.

For those on the East Coast this month, TrawlerFest is PassageMaker’s stand-alone series of boat shows, specifically designed for cruising under power enthusiasts. Join us January 28 – 31, 2016 in Riviera Beach, Florida, and find out which Kadey-Krogen is right for you. On display will be a Krogen 44′ AE, two Krogen 48′ AEs and the Krogen 52′.

Get all our upcoming event information, here. See you on the docks!

Kadey-Krogen Yachts Enters Scandinavia
With our sights set on steadily increasing our presence throughout Northern Europe, we have established representation in Scandinavia through Denmark-based sales agent DBC Marine. 

“The trend in boat buying these days is to purchase a fuel efficient yacht, and one that is spacious and homelike,” said Per Thrane, co-investor, DBC Marine. “Less and less, people are wanting a fast-moving fuel burner. The journey is the goal, not the goal justifying the journey. For all these reasons, we are excited to represent Kadey-Krogen Yachts in our part of the world. Ocean-capable, Kadey-Krogen is the choice of professional mariners and cruisers alike.” 

Learn more about our respected agent, here.

Pass the Command in 2016
Let us count down the reasons why listing your quality boat with Kadey-Krogen Yachts is the best decision. Click here for a Top Ten List crafted by your Krogen crew.


Grandparents Brian and Jackie Smilie have entertained little ones for more than five years on their Krogen 48′ North Sea, named GOTTA SMILE. From explaining the engine room to visiting historical sites and marina pools, time together has been a treat. This month, Jackie explains how she responds to criticisms she’s heard over the years about “leaving family behind”.  

When we moved on board Gotta Smile five years ago, we sold our house and set off for unknown destinations. Our children were very supportive, but some of our friends and acquaintances were quick to let us know that they thought we shouldn’t leave our grandchildren behind. 

Comments like, “How can you move so far away from your grandkids?” and, “Aren’t you going to miss your grandkids?” were heard more than once. Please don’t let anyone shame or discourage you from living your dream. The truth is, you won’t be living your dream on your own.  

Our grandkids have joined us in Florida, Puerto Rico, the Exumas, Grenada, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, and all along the East Coast of the United States. In fact, our five and nine year-old grandchildren just spent a month onboard with us. And we have introduced all four of our grandkids to destinations and experiences that they will remember for the rest of their lives, because it was something unique and FUN. Plus, we fly back to see them at least twice a year. 

No matter who you leave behind, there are always opportunities for visits—visits that will enrich your travels and their lives. 

I think all of our grandkids would agree that a visit to Grandma and Grandpa’s boat is a lot more fun than just coming over for cookies after school!

-Jackie Smilie

In this Issue:

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


“The Krogen 42′ was in production until 1998, with 206 built, and fans consider her to be the ‘quintessential trawler,’ and a ‘timeless design.’ She has a cultish following, spurred on by active owner associations.”
-Steve Knauth
Soundings magazine

See What You Missed

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

1989 Little Harbor 54′ Sailboat – “CHASSEUR” 

1999 Krogen 48′ Whaleback –

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.

Below are our latest new listings:

2014 Beneteau Swift Trawler 52′ – “STARLIGHT”

The following listings have price changes:

2014 Krogen 58′ – “DESTINY” 

2001 Krogen 48′ Walkaround – “MIDNIGHT SUN”

2010 Krogen 44′ Widebody – “MARIA ELENA”

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


Owner Insights

More from Brian & Jackie Smilie on why living aboard their Kadey-Krogen means lots of fun and lots of friends.

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

Seattle Boat Show
Seattle, Washington
January 29 – February 6, 2016
Brokerage: 2010 Krogen 44′ Widebody & 2006 Krogen 48′ North Sea

Trawler Fest – Riviera Beach
Riviera Beach, Florida
January 28 – 31, 2016
Krogen 48′ AE & Krogen 52′
Brokerage: 2013 Krogen 44′ AE, 2011 Krogen 48′ AE

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: TBA

Kadey-Krogen Yachts 40th Anniversary Rendezvous
Newport, Rhode Island
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 our Ship’s Store now.


Offices in Annapolis, Portsmouth, Seattle, and Stuart

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