Yesterday I had the pleasure of having lunch with owners of a 2007 Krogen 44’ who were in town to have a 3000 hour service performed on their John Deere 6068TFM. Listening to them wax poetic about their travels from the past five years made me think about an article that appeared in the Winter 2008 issue of the Kadey-Krogen Yachts magazine Waypoints. The article was titled “The Absolute and Complete Definition of That Which Cannot Be Defined: Cruising”. The couple is living proof that the title is so absolute in its truth.
Why? More than 25 years ago this couple trailered a 21 foot “bow rider” from Wisconsin to Florida. They proceeded to launch her, cross the Gulf Stream, and spent 10 days cruising the Bahamas with two other couples in similar boats. At the most fundamental level, they are now doing the same thing today they did back then. Cruising. Albeit in much more comfort.
Many people wait to go cruising until everything is just right, but why? There will always be uncertainly, whether financial, health of loved ones, or your own personal health. The only thing for certain is that none of us are getting any younger. If a new Kadey-Krogen doesn’t fit the budget, there are previously enjoyed Kadey-Krogens to choose from. If a pre-owned Kadey-Krogen does not fit the budget, as the couple with the “bow rider” can attest, there are still ways to get out there. Whatever your definition is of ‘cruising’ - just go.
Larry Polster, Vice President
p.s. To read the article referenced above, click here and then scroll to page 14.