May 2016

Dear Krogen Enthusiast,

Change is good.  

Last week I stepped out of my comfort zone and had Lasik eye surgery done, after years of procrastination and weighing the pros and cons of lasering my cornea. I had worn glasses for 48 years, and to me, my glasses were like an article of clothing. That has all changed and while at first it felt very, very strange, I love it. Now I think, what was I waiting for?

What keeps you from change? Afraid of retiring or selling the house, or whatever it is keeping you from the boat of your dreams? Just remember, change is good.

Fair winds, 

Larry Polster
Vice President

Topside News

Krogen 50′ Open in
Power & Motoryacht

In the “New Boats Notebook” section of the May 2016 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine, the Krogen 50′ Open is highlighted on page 22. Also noteworthy, tooling has begun to create the molds for this new model! Production updates to come throughout the process.

Catch the coverage, here. Questions? Let’s connect

iPad App 2.0 Now Available!

The Kadey-Krogen iPad app, version 2.0, is designed to give a glimpse of what it’s like to live the crusing dream. It also includes 360-degree virtual tours of all our current production models, seaworthy and “sheworthy” stories from owners, photo galleries of dream destinations, and has more information about the rich legacy and history of Kadey-Krogen Yachts, and more.

Grab your virtual visa and download 2.0 today!

TrawlerFest – Anacortes
May 19 – 21, 2016

TrawlerFest is PassageMaker’s stand-alone series of boat shows, and their next stop is Anacortes, Washington. On loan to us by her excited new owners, we’ll have a brand new Krogen 44′ AE with a gorgeous navy hull. We’ll also be showing a great brokerage Krogen 39′she’s priced to sell!

Register online.          


Right near our Annapolis office, lives Krogen 42′ BAY WOLF and her owners, Alex and Lori Zahl. We’re happy to have them in our Kadey-Krogen family, and today they’re happy to share their journey living aboard! Read on…

When I met Alex, he was a “live-aboard”. I was a dedicated dirt dweller who was a bit nervous when a sailboat heeled, and especially so, when no land was in sight! Despite our differences, we took a leap of faith—he asked, and I said yes, and we got married. 

Fast forward a bit. 

Deciding where to live after we moved back to the United States from our time in Germany was pretty easy. My husband “reasoned” with me that we simply couldn’t kick our 18-month-old granddaughter out of “her” house that we were renting to her parents (our son and daughter-in-law), and that the logical choice, of course, was to buy a boat. A trawler. I knew the day was coming soon that I would “live aboard”. 

As we looked, we’d go to boat shows and we always found ourselves drawn to the Kadey-Krogens. Alex didn’t need to convince me about all the great qualities of a Krogen—you can tell quality when you see it, no boat experience required. We didn’t have a huge budget, so the KK42 was our target. We kept our eyes open for years. As luck would have it, our Krogen/home appeared on the market and we bought her while still living in Germany. I was thrilled to know that we would have a great place to live when we returned to the States! I reminded myself that we had sailed the ICW on our 40’ sailboat for five months and returned still married and liking each other. I figured I had some experience living aboard, and thankfully I was right! I love it.

We moved aboard BAY WOLF on November 2, 2013, just in time for a long, cold, Maryland winter! It was during those first few months, that I discovered how much I love to nest. (Because our creek freezes, we’re usually locked-in at the dock during the coldest months of the year.) Once the ice thaws, we’re able leave the slip in under 15 minutes. Last summer, we anchored-out on Friday nights, less than an hour away. So easy and so relaxing. That’s the plan again this year.

Due to the fact that we are both still working, we haven’t traveled farther south than Solomon’s Island, Maryland, but we manage to gunk hole here and there. When we cruise the Chesapeake Bay, we find a place to take the dog ashore, drop the hook and just chill.

If you’ve thought about living aboard a Kadey-Krogen when you retire, you’re losing years of fun while you wait. Do it now, you won’t regret the decision. Think of it as one big step closer to retirement, it’ll give you time to acclimate to the lifestyle in baby steps. Time to figure out what works and what doesn’t.

Respectfully Submitted,
Lori Zahl


In this Issue:

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


“Kadey-Krogen is shaking up the way long-range cruisers make use of interior space with its 50 Open, the company’s first open-concept offering.”
-Daniel Harding Jr., Power & Motoryacht

See What You Missed

Since the last issue of NAVAID, the following Kadey-Krogen listings have changed hands. Make sure the Krogen of your dreams doesn’t slip away.

Krogen 39′ “Miss K”

Krogen 39′ “Nyhavn”


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. Let’s connect and get to business.

2014 Beneteau Swift Trawler 52′, “Starlight”
NOW: $899,000

2001 Krogen 39′, “Hebe” 
NOW: 289,000
1987 Present Trawler 40′ – $79,000 – Ask for details

2011 Krogen 48′ Widebody, “Morse Code III” – $1,195,000

1999 Krogen 39′, “Bodacious” – $299,000


Video of the Month

Dropping in to help deliver a new Krogen 55′ Expedition from Florida to North Carolina proves to one Power & Motoryacht editor that slowing down is a good thing.

Click to watch a video of the delivery and read his boat test of the Kadey-Krogen model.

Owner Insights

Big Majors to Black Point, let’s catch up with Krogen 48′ North Sea, IDYLL TIME.

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

Anacortes – TrawlerFest 
Anacortes, Washington
May 19 – 21, 2016 
Krogen 44′ AE, Krogen 39′

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