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June 2015

Dear Krogen Enthusiast,

Have you ever heard the saying, Women…can’t live with ’em…can’t shoot ’em…? Believe it or not, it was penned by 19th century Russian novelist, Ivan Turngenev, but its origin is not my point. My point is that modern men have this same sentiment about their better half when it comes to spending extended periods of time aboard a boat together. Guys want their spouses to enjoy the lifestyle, but they can’t seem to make it work. I’ve heard this topic of conversation come up between prospective customers and owners of Kadey-Krogens, and Krogen owners time and again explain the Kadey-Krogen difference. The prospective customer does not have a Sheworthy vessel.  

Sheworthy, you ask? Read on.

Fair winds, 

Larry Polster
Vice President

Topside News

The Definitive Guide to Becoming The Retiree Next Door

Betty Robinson went without when she was working so she could retire on a yacht. Interviewed by this spring, read about Betty’s inspiring ability to save in order to achieve the cruising lifestyle and build her Krogen 48′ North Sea in MoneyTip’s latest eBook.

Click here.

Latest from Waypoints 

Do you dream of crossing the Atlantic Ocean? Want to know how to cruise into the sunset of retirement? These are just two of many topics covered in our latest Waypoints magazine which was distributed at recent boat shows.

Didn’t manage to get your hands on a copy? Click here to download and enjoy reading at a leisurely pace.

Krogen 52′ in Tacoma Daffodil Marine Festival

Decorated with signal flags and nearly 1,000 daffodils, Krogen 52′, “LivLife”, was the Salute Boat in the April festival for Seattle Yacht Club. She carried the SYC Commodores, Seattle’s Opening Day Trio, and members of the Board.

Pictured, Gary St. Arnaud (owner) at the helm while Ginger Marshall (owner), on the top deck, salutes the judges. What a beautiful day aboard a beautiful boat!

“Like” our official Facebook page to read more fun updates from active Krogen owners. Join the conversation! 


Tricia Evangelista had a long list of expectations for her next boat,  and she certainly didn’t expect to find everything she and her husband were looking for in the three-stateroom (a requirement) Krogen 48′ that came on the market. But, she did. Tricia’s story is one with an important message.  

Years ago, my husband David and I made a bucket list of things we hoped to do together. Happily, I can tell you, we have been fortunate to do most of them over the years. However, one of the last remaining items on the list is to cruise the Intracoastal Waterway on our boat. In 2009, Greg Kaufman, not yet working for Kadey-Krogen Yachts, sold us what we thought was our “perfect” boat, a Down East flybridge cruiser. We loved the boat, but over the years, David kept saying that she may not be well-suited for living aboard for extended periods of time. When Greg began working at Kadey-Krogen Yachts, we always stopped by their display at boat shows to say hello. Walking through the Krogens, we thought the boats were beautiful but more boat than we would ever need. And, we couldn’t see the stern from the pilot house! We thought we could never operate a boat that big. 

However, each year as we continued to walk through the boats, we started to see that they had all of the things that our boat was missing–comfortable living quarters, room to entertain and have guests aboard, fuel economy, and so quiet while underway. Plus, each year we met Kadey-Krogen owners who could not say enough about how much they loved their boats. Ultimately, we attended Trawler Fest to look at other trawlers but still wound back up at Kadey-Krogen. 

Having owned a number of boats over the years, we had a pretty long list of requirements, including three staterooms which are rare on a Kadey-Krogen 48′. We handed our list to Greg and told him to call if a boat became available.

Last May, while in the middle of negotiating the sale of our business, we received the call. Our truly perfect boat was coming on the market. But we were nowhere ready for this yet! We still had a business to sell and David had two or three more years of work before retirement. But this was the boat we had been looking for. We made an offer sight unseen. We closed on the boat one week after closing on the sale of our business. And we are so happy we did. “Lauryl Anne” is exactly what we were looking for and she is more comfortable than we could have imagined. A few examples come to mind… We entertain family and friends inside and outside, and our adult kids and their friends have plenty of room to stay with us. Now, reading and talking while underway is something we can do. In inclement weather we are happy and warm in the pilothouse, and during our offshore overnight deliver from Florida to Rhode Island, we felt safe and secure. 

When we first walked up to the boat in Florida, for a fleeting moment, I still thought we could never handle this boat by ourselves. Everything is bigger and more complex than we were used to–the systems, the lines, the fenders, everything! While we thought it was too soon to buy this boat, we realize now that we needed this extra time to get comfortable with the boat and her systems before moving aboard. Since buying the boat, we have attended numerous seminars at events such as Trawler Fest and the Krogen Cruisers Rendezvous for advice on systems, boat handling and safety. We now know that we can easily handle the boat. 

My advice to anyone who is considering a Kadey-Krogen is not to wait until you are ready to throw off the lines and cruise full-time. If the right boat comes along, make the move. You won’t regret it.

-Tricia Evangelista

In this Issue:

Topside News
Video of the Month
Owner Insights
Brokerage Listings
Upcoming Events
Ship’s Store


“There are countless ways to accurately describe our current and past Krogens (there have been three). To sum it up, she’s not just seaworthy, but sheworthy!” 

-Dyan Warren, Krogen 55′ Expedition owner

Video of the Month

Sunbrella is the top name in marine fabric. In a promotional video the company produced on a Krogen 42′, hear from the happy owners who made their boat a home with beautiful and comfortable Sunbrella decor.

Enjoy this month’s video!

Owner Insights

Read and browse through the vibrant photos and updates from the travels of Ron and Lanette on “Cabernet”, a Krogen 48′ North Sea. 

“I am a work-a-holic, so I didn’t think I would ever retire. Now, I do. Living and cruising on our boat is a full time job! Our goal is long range…Mexico, the Caribbean and South America are in our future.” -Ron

Follow along with the couple, 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

South Lake Union Boats Afloat Show
South Lake Union – Seattle, Washington
September 16 – 20, 2015
Krogen 44′ AE & Krogen 48′ AE

Newport International Boat Show
Newport, Rhode Island
September 17 – 20, 2015
Krogen 52′ & Krogen 55′ Expedition

Trawler Fest – Baltimore 
Baltimore Marine Center at HarborView (Inner Harbor)
October 1 – 4, 2015
Krogen 44′ AE, Krogen 52′ & Krogen 55′ Expedition

Annapolis Open House
Port Annapolis Marina
October 15 – 17, 2015
Krogen 44′ AE, Krogen 52′ & Krogen 55′ Expedition

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
November 5 – 9, 2015
Krogen 44′ AE & Krogen 55′ Expedition

Ship’s Store

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


Pictured: Men’s Flip Flops, $48 + tax and shipping

Shop our Ship’s Store now!


Offices in Annapolis, Portsmouth, Seattle, and Stuart

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