No one told me how fast or how much fun the fall boat show season would be. Not only did I meet more of the Kadey-Krogen Yachts family of owners, who I now consider friends, and their beautiful boats, but I also met fantastic boat show coordinators, industry colleagues and understand the true meaning of “comfortable shoes”. In a few pictures and words, I thought I would share with you some of the highlights from the past two and a half months.
Seattle Boats Afloat, September 10 – 14, 2014
While I wasn’t there in person, I had the thrill of hearing how nice the weather was during Seattle’s Boats Afloat show…and perhaps the sunshine is what brought the buyer by for a last minute listing we entered in the show. Looking forward to attending January’s 10-day Seattle Boat Show, January 23 – February 1!
Newport International Boat Show, September 11 – 14, 2014
Newport felt like home to me. The quaint and historic town was beyond charming and it was at our podium, right outside of PAPA WHISKEY, the Krogen 58’ we had on display, that I heard first-hand the genuine praise of our Kadey-Krogen product. I heard over and over, “That is a beautiful boat.” And explanations to spouses like, “She’s a sea-worthy, top-of-line trawler that can go around the world.” Or, “that was worth the wait!”
Additionally, it was special that our float doubled as “home-base” for Kadey-Krogen owners visiting the show. What a neat tradition. See you next year!
Krogen Cruisers 2014 Rendezvous
Two hours south of our Annapolis, Maryland office, was an event put on
by the Krogen Cruisers. If you are a “soon-to-be” Krogen owner, be sure to
connect with this bunch who will gladly welcome you into the Kadey-Krogen
cult…err…family. To say that I met a few people and learned a little bit about
cruising to distant parts of the world would be an understatement. I was
personally welcomed by dozens and was suddenly inspired to take an extended
winter vacation to cruise the Bahamas or Mexico and beyond! I’ll have to ask
Larry if he minds that I “work” remotely. :)
Annapolis Open House, October 16 – 18, 2014
Our Annapolis Open House at Port Annapolis Marina proved to be a full-access VIP event. This year we had six Kadey-Krogens (a 39’, 42’, 44’, 48’, and two 58’s) on display with their owners onboard to answer lifestyle and cruising questions. This three-day occasion brought buyers, offers, and a few docktails to celebrate!
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), October 30 – November 3, 2014
Not only was I eager to experience the LARGEST boat show in the world, but I was at the edge of my seat to meet the newest Krogen 55’ Expedition. The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show did not disappoint and OLYMPIA’s winding staircase is stunning and her galley, engine room, and twin berth guest room scream “At Home On Any Sea”. Thank you, Bunnie, for showing countless Krogen enthusiasts your brand new boat!
That concludes this year’s events! Follow this link to view upcoming 2015 shows and calendar items. And, please check back often as details may change.