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September 2015

Dear Krogen Enthusiast,

Fall is always an exciting time of year for us at Kadey-Krogen Yachts, but this year so much more so than in years past. Not only are we sharing a new advertising campaign, but we are excited to showcase our redesigned Waypoints magazine. Please pick up a free copy at our displays at this week’s shows: Newport International Boat Show and the South Lake Union Boats Afloat Show in Seattle. Or, grab your copy at another upcoming event, such as TrawlerFest – Bay Bridge, our annual Kadey-Krogen Yachts Annapolis Open House, or the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. And, if the new Waypoints is not reason enough to get you to attend one of these shows, hopefully our increased presence at each of the fall shows will.

We look forward to seeing you on the docks!

Fair winds, 

Larry Polster
Vice President

Topside News

Rite of Passage 

In the October 2015 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine, editor Daniel Harding Jr. shares a light-hearted account of delivering Rosemarie Eccleston’s Krogen 55′ Expedition from Florida to North Carolina with a group of experienced captains and Tucker West, Kadey-Krogen Yachts partner. Harding learned slowing down isn’t always a bad thing! 

Read the coverage on page 91 of the magazine, or here!

Don’t Lose Sight of the (Brokerage) Goal

There is only one goal when it comes to yacht brokerage—to pass the command. Kadey-Krogen’s John Gear, CPYB, shares a few important points to remember whether you be buyer or seller in the latest issue of Waypoints, our signature Kadey-Krogen Yachts magazine.

Read his priceless advice, here

Boat Show Happenings This Week! 

From sea to shining sea, Kadey-Krogen Yachts has two fantastic boat show opportunities for you to enjoy this week, starting today. Don’t miss out on all the fun or our latest fine yachts on display. Click the links below to purchase tickets or for more show information.

South Lake Union Boats Afloat Show

Seattle, Washington
STARTS TODAY! September 16 – 20, 2015
Krogen 44′ (brokerage), Krogen 44′ AE & Krogen 48′ AE

Newport International Boat Show

Newport, Rhode Island
STARTS TOMORROW! September 17 – 20, 2015
Krogen 52′ & Krogen 55′ Expedition

Please stop by, or feel free to contact us for a private tour this weekend.                           


For most, it would be hard to top Dyan Warren’s unique expression of her Kadey-Krogen Yachts devotion! With tattoos that read “KKY At Home On Any Sea” on her left forearm and wrist, her boat name on her right wrist, hull numbers on her back, and others, Dyan explains how throughout the course of three Krogens each tattoo has a special meaning. And, if you are headed to the Newport International Boat Show this week, you must meet “Galactic”, the Warrens’ new Krogen 55′ Expedition! 

Yes, I’m the girl with the Kadey-Krogen tattoos! So what does that tell you about me? I love Kadey-Krogen! Not just my boat, Galactic (KK55006), but the company, staff and owners. The “Krogen family” as we call ourselves.

My boating life began about 20 years ago when I met, and later married, Mike Warren (The Captain Mike!). He had a Crealock 37 sailboat that he taught me to sail, and I supplemented my learning with a Womanship weekend hands-on class and power squadron courses. Since we were both still working at the time, our cruising was primarily on the Chesapeake Bay for a vacation or long weekend. We also had friends who had a Crealock that they kept in Maine, so we would sail with them up there as well. It is so beautiful being on the water in Maine and we always hoped that one day we could take our own boat cruising there.

We thought we were content with a sailboat until other friends bought a Krogen 42′. My first step into the saloon area, I fell in love! It was so roomy and comfortable that I felt like I was in my living room. (My At Home on Any Sea tattoo wrapped along my left wrist reflects this attribute of a Krogen.) I liked the galley-compact with plenty of counter space and storage. There wasn’t much Mike and I didn’t like, so the search began for one of our own, which we found in Texas. Moonlight Run was a bit of a fixer-upper, but that’s often the way it is with any older boat. Now, I had to learn a different kind of boat handling that didn’t involve sails, but electronics! Admittedly, I was a bit intimidated and never did learn to dock it, but I sure honed my steering, line-handling and anchoring skills. Still, cruising was confined to The Bay on a limited basis due to a nasty four-letter word, W-O-R-K!   

As retirement age began creeping ever closer, Mike began the discussion of a bigger Krogen. He had done many deliveries and liked the idea of perhaps building our own. We were thinking along the lines of  the Krogen 48′, and then Larry Polster sent us preliminary drawings for a Krogen 52′. Sold!

We originally planned to be the third 52′ hull because the build schedule would put us right on the cusp of retirement, however, a series of events had us moved to hull #52002-Suite Judy. For the first eighteen months, I continued working and spending weekends learning the boat, which consisted of even more electronics and systems than I could have ever dreamed of! Finally my retirement day arrived, November 1, 2013, and REAL cruising was in my future! (Hence, the Krogen bracelet/watch that is tattooed on my right wrist represents Krogen time all the time.) We took off the next week for Stuart, Florida. I went from Bay cruising to off-shore runs and ICW plodding in one fell swoop! Autopilot and AIS became my new friends.

Little did I know that brief time trying to learn Suite Judy would come to an abrupt halt because a Krogen 55′ was on the horizon. The Krogen 55′ Expedition has been Mike’s dream boat from the day he stepped on hull number one for the off-load.  

So today, here we are, cruising at last. This is actually the first time we’re not in delivery mode to go from place to place. We stay a few days or weeks, whatever we want. (My Live the Dream Adventure Cruise on a Kadey Krogen tattoo expresses my joy of this lifestyle.) Once again, I’m in learning mode with a new boat and all its systems, buttons and switches! I’ve had lessons in the engine room and feel confident checking the oil, setting up the Purasan waste system, and checking water and fuel levels. Gregg Gandy took me out for four hours to begin to learn how to dock the boat, pull in and out of the slip and get he general feel for the boat. So far, I’ve been spending time at the helm and even brought Galactic into busy New York Harbor! I’m eager to continue learning and living on my Krogen that we will take to Maine and beyond.

My advice to those of you who are wondering if this is for you, is not to compare yourself to other cruisers, especially those who have been cruising for years. Everyone has to begin somewhere. You will make mistakes, but learn from them. Talk about what went wrong and why,how and what you should have done. Remember too, your spouse or significant other may not be the best person to teach you! Another Krogen owner, certified captain, or training school such as Sea Sense, may be the better route. Book learning is helpful too with some things, but being an active participant in the operation of your Kadey-Krogen is much more fun!

Finally, I do have two more Kadey-Krogen tattoos that are the hull numbers of Suite Judy and Galactic, on MY hull, of course.

Enthusiastically Yours,
Dyan Warren

In this Issue:

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


“Looking back on my experience helping to deliver Olympia, I have to say, I learned a lot. I learned not just about the seaworthiness of a Kadey-Krogen but the importance of regular engine checks and log entries; I learned about navigating and course planning at night. But more importantly, I learned the value of turning your phone (and the world) off for a while and enjoying the simple
things, like a long conversation in the saloon, a midafternoon nap, or a starry night alone in the pilothouse. I guess slowing down isn’t such a bad thing after all.” 
-Daniel Harding Jr. 
Editor, Power & Motoryacht magazine

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:

2009 Krogen 44′ Widebody

1988 Hans Christian Independence 45’

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


Video of the Month


The popular Krogen 52′ will be at the Newport International Boat Show this week. Enjoy this throw-back video from a few shows ago of a tour of another gorgeous Krogen 52′.

Watch this month’s video, here.


Owner Insights


Doug and Jan Martin are cruising New England and the views and photographs taken from their Krogen 39′ Day Dreams are stunning.

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

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

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

Trawler Fest  
Bay Bridge Marina
Kent Island, Maryland
October 1 – 4, 2015
Krogen 44′ AE, Krogen 52′ & Krogen 55′ Expedition

Annapolis Open House
Port Annapolis Marina
Annapolis, Maryland
October 15 – 17, 2015
Krogen 44′ AE, Krogen 52′ & Krogen 55′ Expedition + a variety of brokerage vessels

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
November 5 – 9, 2015
Krogen 48′ 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: Kadey-Krogen Yachts Ladies’ L.L. Bean Fleece Jacket, $80 + 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