Just as momentous as the accomplishment of Ken and Patty Sebby who arrived in Sydney Australia last week, I'm pleased to inform that the Richard Bost has arrived in Castletownbere, County of Cork, Ireland aboard his 1989 Krogen 42' "Dauntless". Richard and his wife Julie left Providence, Rhode Island on July 20, 2014 and after a brief fuel stop in Shelbourne, Nova Scotia, they arrived in the Azores on August 5, 2014. After... MORE >>
Krogen 42 Crosses Pacific Ocean!
August 28, 2014 Congratulations to Ken and Patty Sebby who have arrived in Sydney Australia in their 1991 Krogen 42' "Oogachakka". Their arrival in Sydney is the culmination of a multi-year year 10,000+ mile journey that began on the Columbia River (border of Washington and Oregon) in 2011. They traveled north to Alaska for the summer of 2012 and in October 2012 made a 6.5 day offshore passage south from Washington to San Diego.... MORE >>
Welcome Kadey-Krogen's Director of Marketing and Public Relations
May 1, 2014 Jennifer Burkett has joined the crew in the Annapolis, Maryland, office of Kadey-Krogen Yachts as director of marketing and public relations. Jennifer, who also welcomes being called "Jenny," made her way to Annapolis in 2011 by way of Chicago, to escape the bone-chilling winter temperatures of the Midwest and to introduce her border collie-mix, Addie, to the water.... MORE >>
Krogen 42' Arrives in French Polynesia
After 19 days and 8 hours at sea traversing 2,749nm, the Krogen 42' Oogachaka has reached her destination! Ken and Patty Sebby arrived in Nuku Hiva, the largest of the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia. They departed Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on March 20th and crossed the Pacific Ocean unaccompanied. The Sebbys sent a daily message via SailMail to a long email list, keeping friends and family in the loop of their amazing adventure.... MORE >>
Krogen 58' Wins Lake Park Trawler Fest People's Choice Award
The Krogen 58' is now part of the elite fleet of vessels to win the prestigious PassageMaker Magazine People's Choice Award! Perhaps even more exciting is that Kadey-Krogen Yachts has been honored with this award 12 times now - more than any other company - and now every current production Kadey-Krogen model has won the award at least once. The award was presented at the end of the three-day Trawler Fest at the Lake Park Harbor Marina at the dockside cocktail hour.... MORE >>
Kadey-Krogen Yachts Splashes Twentieth Krogen 58'!
December 3, 2013 Stuart, FL: Kadey-Krogen Yachts Splashes Twentieth Krogen 58' - Embarks on enhanced offering of semi-custom designs All customers have individual needs, and in keeping with the goal of continuing to be one of the most customer-responsive companies in yacht building, Kadey-Krogen Yachts announces the splash of a very singular Krogen 58'.... MORE >>
What is Cruising?
Cruising. A word these days that seems to have so many different meanings, like the word "trawler". Yes, I know, it's confusing and the marketing firms for many boat builders like it that way. On the other hand, there are those of us that believe that what is important is that you take action and go boating. Where you go is not as important as the fact that you purchase a boat, use it and enjoy your time aboard.... MORE >>
Kadey-Krogen's Activity Near Pre-Recession Levels
Vice President Tom Button makes frequent trips to the yard in Kaohsiung, Taiwan where Kadey-Krogen yachts have been built for more than 20 years of the 36 years the company's been in production. During his trips his main objective is to check on the status of each semi-custom Kadey-Krogen. He snaps photos throughout the process not only for Kadey-Krogen's records, but also to send along to the eager new owners so they can follow the progress.... MORE >>
Industry Icon Bob Peterson Joins Kadey-Krogen Yachts
March 14, 2013 STUART, FL: Kadey-Krogen Yachts announces the appointment of industry legend Bob Peterson as sales executive, along with wife Jeni Peterson, based out of the company's corporate office in Stuart, Florida.... MORE >>
Krogen 52' Wins Third People's Choice Award; Kadey-Krogen's Eleventh Overall
The Krogen 52' is not only a multi-time winner of the prestigious PassageMaker Magazine People's Choice Award, it has now won the past three Trawler Fests it's been displayed in since its debut last January. That is a People's Choice Award record in and of itself, but perhaps even more exciting is that Kadey-Krogen Yachts has been honored with this award 11 times now - more than any other company!... MORE >>
A Sneak Peak at the New Krogen 44' AE
The first Krogen 44' AE, the latest model in our Advanced Ergonomics (AE) series, is nearly complete. Building on and inspired by the success of the Krogen 48' AE which was introduced last year, the Krogen 44' AE has more than 50 ergonomic and technical changes highlighted by a new galley layout and a new flybridge redesigned with both entertaining and piloting in mind. Check out the following construction photos of the new 44' AE taken just a few weeks prior to completion. &n... MORE >>
The Year in Review
December 17, 2012 2012 was quite a year within the Kadey-Krogen family at both a personal and professional level. At the personal level I felt like a proud papa at Shannon's wedding. In many of her Krogen musings she has referred to me as her "work dad" and I must admit that I did shed a tear as she and Dave shared their wedding vows. I can only imagine what I will be like should my "real" daughter decide to head down the aisle at some point. On... MORE >>
Krogen 52' Wins Best Passage Maker Award
Kadey-Krogen Yachts is proud to announce the Krogen 52' was voted the Active Interest Media Marine Group Editor's Choice for the Best PassageMaker in the 50 to 60 foot range. The Krogen 52' previously won the People's Choice Award at the Ft. Lauderdale and Anacortes Trawler Fests earlier this year. The Krogen 52' is built on Kadey-Krogen's legendary Pure Full Displacement hull form.... MORE >>
More Than Semantics
Are we in the boat building business or are we a business that builds boats? Is there a difference? Yes, there definitely is a difference. Kadey-Krogen Yachts is in the boat building business and our success is, at its purest level, gauged by the number of boats we build and the equal number of happy owners. Can we be so foolish as not to measure success based upon profit?... MORE >>
Krogen 52' Graces the Cover of PassageMaker Magazine
July 2012 A two time award winner of the Peoples' Choice Award at Trawler Fest, the Krogen 52' is now on the cover of the Bluewater Issue of PassageMaker Magazine for all to see. Inside this issue you will find the fourth in a series of articles written by John Wooldridge, PMM's Editor-in-Chief. Please click here to read the article: http://www.kadeykrogen.com/articles/pages/52-passagemaker_magazine-236.pdf Please... MORE >>
Krogen 52' Wins People's Choice Award at its Second Consecutive Trawler Fest
Continuing in the tradition of the Krogen 48' AE and the Krogen 55' Expedition, the new Krogen 52' is now a multi-time winner of the prestigious PassageMaker Magazine People's Choice Award. Not only did the Krogen 52' win the award at her first Trawler Fest but she also had a landslide victory this past weekend at Trawler Fest in Anacortes, WA. Two Trawler Fests and two Peoples' Choice Awards for a new model that has only been stateside for a few months - that says "winner"!... MORE >>
Introducing the Kadey-Krogen 44' AE (Advanced Ergonomics)
Kadey-Krogen Yachts Introduces New Krogen 44' AE Expanding the Advanced Ergonomics Series For Immediate Release April 10, 2012 Stuart, FL - Kadey-Krogen Yachts proudly announces a new model in the company's Advanced Ergonomics (AE) series, the Krogen 44' AE.... MORE >>
Krogen 52' Wins People's Choice Award!
February 7, 2012 Continuing in the tradition of the Krogen 48' AE and the Krogen 55', the new Krogen 52' won the prestigious PassageMaker Magazine People's Choice Award at the 2012 Trawler Fest in Fort Lauderdale. This is the ninth time a Kadey-Krogen has been honored at a Trawler Fest with this award.... MORE >>
A Lot of Doing to Do
January 18, 2012 I'm becoming one of you - a Baby Boomer. Yes I know, you can't just become a Baby Boomer, we were born that way, but until one day late last fall, Baby Boomers were someone else. They were people older than me. I was not one of them. Then it hit me. My only child would graduate high school in just eighteen months. I really am a Baby Boomer. Where did the time go?... MORE >>
First Krogen 52' Arrives on East Coast
January 5, 2012 I can't think of a better way for someone to start the new year than with the arrival of their new Kadey-Krogen. That was the case for Mike and Dyan Warren as their new Krogen 52' arrived in Savannah, GA on New Year's Eve. Unfortunately for the Warrens, offloading of their new Kadey-Krogen, Suite Judy, would have to wait a few days as the port was closed for the holiday until January 2nd. Bright... MORE >>
Possibly the Most Capable Trawler in the World
That certainly is a bold statement. One you would expect to be followed with words like "Meet 'Bruiser', a 150' Expedition Yacht". Instead I'm talking about the Krogen 44', one of the smaller yachts we build. How can that be? One definition of capability is "the ability to achieve efficiently whatever one has to do; competent". Based upon that definition it is logical to assume that the most capable trawler in the world must be able to cross oceans.... MORE >>
Northern Lights Generator Factory Class
2012 Northern Lights/Lugger factory Captains' Class and Hands On Diesel Engine class Northern Lights, Inc. invites all Northern Lights and Lugger owners to attend the annual one-day Captains' Class held at the factory training center in Seattle, Washington.... MORE >>
Kadey-Krogen Yachts Wins Eighth Peoples' Choice Award
October 9, 2011 Kadey-Krogen Yachts was presented with PassageMaker Magazine's People's Choice Award for our Krogen 55' Expedition at the recent Trawler Fest in Baltimore, MD. This is the eighth time in the past three years that a Kadey-Krogen yacht has been honored at a TrawlerFest with this award and the third time for the Krogen 55' Expedition.... MORE >>
Annapolis and Seattle Open Houses
Each year we host a seasonal Open House at our three office locations - Annapolis, Seattle and Stuart. This year, the Annapolis Open House will come on the heels of the U.S. Powerboat Show in Annapolis and will be on October 22. The Seattle Open House will be November 5. These Open Houses are ideal events for those who can't make the boat show, or those from the show who simply need more time on board, to visit our docks and tour our boats at their leisure.... MORE >>
Krogen 52' Makes International Debut
September 28, 2011 The new Krogen 52' made her international debut last week at the Boats Afloat Show in Seattle, Washington. Visitors to our exhibit needed only a few words to describe the Krogen 52'. Depending on the generation, those words were "spectacular", "amazing", "totally awesome" or just plain "wow!". There were also those caught speaking to a higher authority, as "oh my God" was heard over and over again. And why not?... MORE >>
Cruising with Confidence
Written by Jeanne Bateman KK44 Sea Dweller It's all Larry Polster's fault. At the Krogen Cruisers Fall 2010 Rendezvous, Larry spoke to the assembled group, as he has done every year. But this time he didn't provide a Kadey-Krogen update. Instead he broached the idea of offshore cruising.... MORE >>
Kadey-Krogen 52' Hull Number One Scheduled for World Debut
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 31, 2011 - Hull number one of the new Krogen 52' departed Asia Harbor Yacht Builders in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on August 22 and is set to make its international debut in the Seattle Boats Afloat Show on Lake Union from September 14-18. The premiere comes just 18 months after the announcement of the new model. Testimony... MORE >>
The Krogen 48' AE Fishing Machine!
August 11, 2011 Most people don't associate the sport fishing nomenclature "battlewagon" with a Kadey-Krogen, but the term was apropos this past week when the latest Krogen 48' AE "Morse Code III" spent 1.5 hours fighting an 8 foot Blue Marlin in the middle of the gulfstream approximately 100 miles east of Jacksonville, Florida.... MORE >>
What's Under the Covers?
June 4, 2011 Most boat builders are quick to show you visible features of their vessels, both inside and out - features such as their granite countertops or barbeque. What they rarely show is anything to back up their claims of seaworthiness and strength as well as maintainability. But we are different.... MORE >>
Rapid Progress Continues on the New Krogen 52'
April 20, 2011 Things are abuzz at Asia Harbor Yacht Builders in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, the exclusive builder of each and every Kadey-Krogen yacht. While many yards in Taiwan lie dormant and others operate at drastically reduced production, Asia Harbor is expanding its workforce to accommodate our sales of the new Krogen 52' and Krogen 48' AE as well as the existing models in the Kadey-Krogen line. No... MORE >>
First Krogen 52' is Released from the Mold
March 15, 2011 The construction of each and every Kadey-Krogen yacht is an intricate and precise process. From the very beginning as each vessel begins to form, master craftsmen tend to the minutest of details as they work towards each and every milestone. Yesterday, we reached the first milestone in the actual construction of hull number one of the new Krogen 52' series - the release of the hull from the mold.... MORE >>
Krogen 55' Expedition Wins Motor Boating's 2010 Best Long-Distance Cruiser
Each year Motor Boating magazine honors the "Best of" in different design categories and we are honored to have the Krogen 55' Expedition selected as the 2010 Best Long-Distance Cruising Vessel. In the editor's words, "... the 55' Expedition was heralded as the quintessential long-range cruiser with a proven full-displacement, globetrotting hull and a user-friendly interior."... MORE >>
New Krogen 48' AE wins People's Choice Award - Again!
This past weekend the newest model in the Kadey-Krogen fleet, the Krogen 48' AE (Advanced Ergonomics) debuted at the Fort Lauderdale Trawler Fest and won the PassageMaker Magazine People's Choice Award. This is the third consecutive Trawler Fest that Kadey-Krogen has won this prestigious award. The Krogen 48' North Sea won this past summer in Warwick, Rhode Island and the Krogen 55' Expedition won this past fall in Baltimore, Maryland.... MORE >>
Waypoints Goes Green
Starting with our Winter 2011 issue, Waypoints will now be delivered electronically. We hope you find the new delivery method enjoyable, easy to read, and easy to archive so you can read it again and again. Waypoints is now an interactive piece so we invite you to click on the links throughout the newsletter to receive more detailed information on our boats, read more blog entries and explore different sections of our website.... MORE >>
Introducing the Kadey-Krogen 48' AE (Advanced Ergonomics)
January 6, 2011 We are proud to announce the introduction of the Krogen 48' AE to our fleet of Pure Full Displacement Trawler Yachts, once again setting a new standard for capability and liveability in the trawler market. In deciding what to name the successor to the venerable Krogen 48' North Sea, we chose the AE designation as an abbreviation for Advanced Ergonomics, the underlying theme in this new offering.... MORE >>
Carbs and Krogens
Yesterday, December 29, 2010 a friend of mine made a New Year's resolution to not eat so many carbohydrates. I said that was a great resolution for 2011, but she said "No, I mean for 2010". Yes, with just three days left in 2010 she made the resolution. As the saying goes, better late than never. So what does her resolution have to do with Kadey-Krogen Yachts?... MORE >>
Construction Begins on First Krogen 52'
December 27, 2010 What a great way to end the year. After more than a year of design, engineering and then skilled craftsman creating the hull mold, construction on hull number one of the new Krogen 52' has officially begun! In the series of photos to the right, you can see the gelcoat being sprayed into the bow area of the Krogen 52' mold under the watchful eye of Jeff Lin.... MORE >>
Krogen 52' Progress Update #3 - December 8, 2010
I must admit, I have been a little remiss in reporting progress on the tooling of the new Krogen 52'. In the five weeks since I made the last report, the construction of the stiffening frame around the hull mold was completed and the two halves of the mold were pulled from the wooded plug. The crew has bolted the two halves together but before lamination of the first hull can begin, they must cut in and create plugs for the port holes and bow thruster.... MORE >>
Krogen Owners Organize Second Annual Music Festival in Marathon, Florida
In light of the rousing response in January 2010, the Florida Keys Traditional Music Festival is returning to Marathon for a second year. The Festival also doubles as a Kadey-Krogen southern rendezvous. Krogen cruisers from 58's "Solveig IV" and "Tapestry", 42's "Snow Goose" and "Molly Blossom", and 39' "Sweet Time" formed the nucleus of last year's organizing committee.... MORE >>
Krogen 52' Progress Update #2 - October 29, 2010
The tooling for the new Krogen 52' continues at a vibrant pace. It seems like it was just yesterday that Tom and I were in Taiwan watching the foam stiffeners for the mold being glassed into place and "poof!" the last pieces of the steel frame supporting the shiny new mold are being added. These stiffeners and the steel structure work together to ensure the mold will maintain its perfect shape through the lamination of each hull.... MORE >>
Krogen 55' Expedition Wins People's Choice Award for Second Time
At the recent Trawler Fest event in Baltimore, MD, Kadey-Krogen Yachts was presented with PassageMaker Magazine's People's Choice Award for their Krogen 55' Expedition. This is the second time the Krogen 55' Expedition has been given this award. John Gear and Larry Polster, president and vice president, accepted the award.... MORE >>
Krogen 48' North Sea: A Fan Favorite
Question: What has graced the cover of a boating magazine once in each of the last three decades? Answer: The Krogen 48' North Sea. Question: What boat has won the coveted People's Choice Award at TrawlerFest on three different occasions? Answer: The Krogen 48' North Sea. For the basketball fans out there, that's our version of a "double-triple".... MORE >>
Krogen 48' North Sea Wins People's Choice Award
The newest Krogen 48' North Sea was recently awarded high honors when she won the People's Choice Award at the Warwick Trawler Fest. Gratitude is the fifth Kadey-Krogen to win this award. People who attend the show are encouraged to fill out a ballot and name the boat they find to be their favorite. Gratitude proved to be the winner. Roberto and Maria Rosa took delivery of their boat only three weeks prior to the show.... MORE >>
Krogen 52' Progress Update #1
In January we announced the addition of the Krogen 52' to our line of Pure Full Displacement trawler yachts and today I am pleased to share with you the first of what will be a series of regular updates on this already popular new model. To some, "already popular" means that there is a lot of interest. To Kadey-Krogen Yachts, it means four confirmed orders! One... MORE >>
Krogen 44' Across the Pond
Long time fans of Kadey-Krogen Yachts know that Kadey-Krogen owners have been plying the oceans of the world for decades with little fanfare. Case and point is the article by Sally Bee Brown in the July/August issue of PassageMaker Magazine highlighting the unaccompanied trip across the Atlantic of the Krogen 44' "Le Reve".... MORE >>
Keys to Comfortable and Liveable Cruising
Krogen 58' owners Karyn and Ron Rothstein are no novices when it comes to boating. Over the last ten years, they worked their way up from an 18-foot runabout to the Equinox, the Krogen 58' which is now their home. They stress the importance of seaworthiness, liveability and ability to handle their boat by themselves, as a team. They have started preparing for a circumnavigation by taking 3-5 day offshore trips to Bermuda and the Bahamas - just the two of them.... MORE >>
Introducing the Krogen 52' with Total Architectural Integrity
Kadey-Krogen Yachts announces the addition of a completely new model to its fleet of Pure Full DisplacementTM trawler yachts--the Krogen 52'--yet another step in setting the standard for capability and liveability in the trawler yacht market. Building on the ten-year success of the Krogen 58', the Krogen 52' offers many of the same design elements with its raised pilothouse and spacious living areas.... MORE >>
Reinvented: The Krogen 48' North Sea
Kadey-Krogen Yachts has been building the Krogen 48' North Sea since 1996 and over the years, like all the models, it has evolved and changed as a result of owner feedback and advancements in technology. The Krogen 48' remains one of the most popular models and today's new Krogen 48' is the embodiment of the company's core competencies of Capability, Liveability, Family, and Value. Owner... MORE >>
Small Ship Status
Trying to put boats in specific categories can sometimes be an impossible exercise, but Nor'Westing had no trouble classifying the Krogen 58' as a "small ship" and with good reason. After examining the boat's construction, layout, and twin screw design, the editor came to the conclusion that the 58' is a seaworthy and stout yacht and he identified the many ways we focus our attention on building boats that impress as seagoing and liveaboard yachts.... MORE >>
Defining Kadey-Krogen Yachts
Tom Tripp is the editor of OceanLines, an online news source that focuses on the latest passagemaking news. He has recently started an article series interviewing the top companies in trawler production and in our interview with him we had the chance to define Kadey-Krogen Yachts the company as well as Kadey-Krogen yachts.... MORE >>
Winners of Fourth Annual Photo Contest Announced
Congratulations to the winners of the 4th annual Kadey-Krogen Yachts Photo Contest! First place goes to Chuck and Barb Shipley aboard the Krogen 48 North Sea Tusen Takk II for the breath-taking photograph taken in White Bay, Barbuda. This shot captures an amazing blue skyline blending with the white billowing clouds and Tusen Takk II laying ever so peacefully amidst the aqua blue carribean waters. A pure daydream for us all.... MORE >>
What Is Architectural Integrity and Why Is It Important?
When I was a kid going to my first prom, my buddies and I rented a "Stretch" limo for the evening. Especially back then, to make a Stretch you just cut a Cadillac in two and inserted a section in the middle and then welded them together. We were of course really impressed and told the driver what a really cool car it was and what a great job he had. His response was, "Well kid, that's because you don't have to drive it." Hold that thought. For... MORE >>
Kadey-Krogen Yachts Wins Award
Waypoints Wins! Each year at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show the Marine Marketers of America (MMA) recognizes marine industry companies with outstanding marketing campaigns in a variety of categories. This year, we are thrilled that our own print newsletter, Waypoints, won the category of "Best Print Newsletter".... MORE >>
Krogens Celebrate in Friday Harbor, WA
Friday Harbor 2009 Krog-In By Pat Wade, 48' Whaleback "Another Dance" Sleepy and secluded Friday Harbor, the gateway to San Juan Island in the Pacific Northwest, is a tiny town with big personality and rich history. Small enough to walk from one end to the other, the coastal fishing village is dotted with picturesque turn of the century wood frame houses and historic storefronts.... MORE >>
New Photos of Krogen 55' Expedition
As the first and second hulls of the Krogen 55' Expedition make their way through the fall and winter show circuit, more and more people have been able to personally see what all the hype is about. For those of you that have not yet been able to make it aboard this fine yacht, here are some pictures from the second Krogen 55' Expedition which is currently finishing up her commissioning in Seattle.
Kadey-Krogen Yachts Demo Days?????
No, Kadey-Krogen Yachts has not turned to building and selling automobiles or runabouts! Demo Days is a limited time opportunity to purchase a Kadey-Krogen that has been used this year as a "factory demo." While in the past we have relied upon owners' boats for exhibit, for the 2008-2009 boat show calendar we increased our show presence and supplemented our exhibits with a Krogen 44' and a Krogen 58' under our own flag.... MORE >>
Kadey-Krogen Lands Two More Magazine Covers!
The Krogen 48' North Sea "Alizann" graces the cover of September issue of Lakeland Boating. Lakeland Boating? Yes, Lakeland Boating. Follow the link below to read why the Krogen 48' North Sea is perfect for the the vast and often unpredictable waters of the Great Lakes, and why the owners purchased Alizann now, prior to retirement. http://kadeykrogen.com/articles/pages/48-lakeland_boating-139.pdf As... MORE >>
Krogen 55' Expedition Arrives in Seattle!
For those of you on the west coast, it may seem like an eternity since the Krogen 55' Expedition debuted on the east coast and I am sure many of you saw her on the cover of Motor Boating, PassageMaker and Nor'westing magazines. You may also have read the glowing reports from online resources such as Madmariner.com and Oceanlines.biz. Well now you have the opportunity to see her in person as the first Krogen 55' Expedition to be seen on the west coast arrived at the Port of Seattle yesterday.... MORE >>
Kadey-Krogen Yachts Seattle Open House Oct 3-4
Kadey-Krogen Yachts will host their annual West Coast Open House October 3-4, 2009, at their new Seattle office location at the Salmon Bay Marine Center, 2288 West Commodore Way, Suite 220, Seattle, WA. The Open House is for those who are looking to start their search for a cruising powerboat as well as cruisers who are interested in becoming more familiar with the Pure Full Displacement trawlers that Kadey-Krogen builds.... MORE >>
John Deere and Northern Lights Training Seminar
From: Kadey Krogen Service We are putting together a John Deere & Northern Lights training seminar that will be held at the Cascade Engine facility in Tukwila, WA on October 2-3, 2009. This is the same weekend we will be holding our Seattle office Open House October 3-4, 2009, introducing the Kadey Krogen 55 to the west coast and our new office location at the Salmon Bay Marine Center. The seminar will be headed by Bob Senter, Greg Light and the staff at Cascade Engine.... MORE >>
Sales Representative Jim Roos Joins Kadey-Krogen Yachts
Experienced and Enthusiastic Sales Representative Jim Roos Joins the Annapolis Office The Kadey-Krogen Yachts sales staff in their Stuart, Annapolis, and Seattle offices are well versed in the process of buying and selling boats as well as the experience of going cruising.... MORE >>
Annapolis Open House 2009- The Full Line
June 12-14, 2009, the Annapolis office of Kadey-Krogen Yachts held its annual Open House and, for the first time ever, the full fleet of Krogens lined the Port Annapolis docks. The event kicked off Friday morning with a media breakfast, a new element to the Open House, in which local media met for coffee, bagels, and an introduction to the Kadey-Krogen line as well as the turnkey Marine Maintenance System (MMS) by SeaKits that is standard on all new boats.... MORE >>
Krogen 48' North Sea Available for Charter
Try The Trawler Lifestyle New Trawler Training Charter Opens on Chesapeake Bay For Immediate Release June 18, 2009 Annapolis, MDoThe Annapolis School of Seamanship has been dedicated to educating and empowering mariners with the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed, safe decisions when operating and maintaining a vessel since 2002.... MORE >>
John Gear Presents at Greenport Trawler Fest
Learn "Why" and "How" to Buy At Trawler Fest with Kadey-Krogen's John Gear April 14, 2009 Stuart, FLoBoat buying is a daunting but exciting experience and can be easily overwhelming if a buyer has not fully thought through why theyire buying in addition to how they will buy their boat.... MORE >>
Kadey-Krogen Yachts Expands Expedition Series
Introducing the New 64'Expedition Trawler Yacht For Immediate Release April 23, 2009 Stuart, FLoIn 2007, Kadey-Krogen Yachts shared drawings for the 55i Expedition which debuted this past winter and received the Peopleis Choice award at Trawler Fest in Stuart, Florida.... MORE >>
A New Meaning to Double Coverage
Invictus, hull number one of the new Krogen 55i Expedition, was launched just four short months ago, but she has taken the media by storm. New yachts typically receive mention in boating magazines in the form of a one or two page review. Some make it to the cover. But the Krogen 55i Expedition has made the cover of two premier magazines in the same month - both PassageMaker and MotorBoating!... MORE >>
44 Feet of Grace...A Kadey-Krogen Story
Last Summer, after 26 days and 3,885 miles at sea the crew of Krogen 44' Le Reve, made landfall in Holland. In the April issue of SEA magazine, Christine Bynum-Degen tells the story of the impressive expedition of Bill van Lenthe and his crew from Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey to Ijmuiden, Holland.... MORE >>
Blue Water Sailing Magazine reviews the Krogen 55' Expedition
Blue Water Sailing Magazine reviews the Krogen 55' Expedition after boarding her at the Miami Boat Show Debut. To read more click here: http://www.kadeykrogen.com/articles/pages/-blue_water_sailing-97.pdf Blue Water Sailing has also added the Krogen 55' Expedition to their website as the Boat of the Month. To see the review click here http://www.bwsailing.com/Boat_Reviews/Archives/Boat_ReviewsArchivesBWS_kadeykrogen55_apr09.html
Purging Personal Paralysis
The following article entitled iPurging Personal Paralysisi was written by Eileen Nonemaker, a Regional Director for Paradigm Associates. Paradigm is a firm that specializes in strategic and executive development for professionals. The Kadey-Krogen Yachts management team has benefited both personally and professionally from working with Eileen and we thought this article in Paradigmis monthly newsletter might benefit those contemplating an expenditure as significant as a Kadey-Krogen.... MORE >>
Chesapeake Bay Magazine Reviews the Krogen 58'
John Martino from Chesapeake Bay Magazine reviews the Krogen 58' after completing the delivery himself, along with a crew of four, from the Annapolis Boat Show to the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. To read more click here: http://www.kadeykrogen.com/articles/pages/-chesapeake_bay_magazine-85.pdf
People's Choice Award Presented to New Krogen 55' Expedition
For Immediate Release January 28, 2009 Stuart, FL--For an unprecedented fourth time, a Kadey-Krogen Yacht has been honored with the PassageMaker Magazine People's Choice Award. The award presented at Trawler Fest last week in Stuart, Florida, was given to Invictus, hull number one of the new Krogen 55' Expedition Trawler Yacht. Proud owners Bill and Lisa Roberts from Dallas, Texas, were in attendance to accept the award.... MORE >>
Ketchup and the Krogen 55' Expedition: The Final Chapter
It seems like it was just yesterday when I walked the deck plug for the new Krogen 55i Expedition and then on this website compared a bottle of Heinz ketchup and the first in our new Expedition Series. It went as follows: iYou all know that famous 70's ketchup commercial. The one where the camera is focused on someone just waiting for that 'goodness' to come out of the bottle with Carly Simon's 'Anticipation' playing while we all sat glued to our TVs and watched and waited also.... MORE >>
LiLi and Yolo
LiLi and Yolo. No itis not the name of a new childrenis book. LiLi and Yolo are two of the most aptly named boats for these times. What am I talking about and how did I come to this startling revelation? Itis actually all Sashais fault. LiLi, Yolo, Sasha? I know what youire thinking. Larry must have spent too much time around curing epoxy resin! So what are these names? Letis start with the easy one, Sasha.... MORE >>
The Dock, by Fred Pflaum
A Kadey-Krogen is a different kind of boat. So, more than in communities of other boat owners, you find a wider range of unique talents and fascinating characters, and gentle, adventurous souls who live life with great gusto and few regrets. So maybe you'll get to know a banjo-pickini former Under Secretary of State. Or a seventy-something who spent the summer cross country cycling for cancer research. Or one who writes so much in so few words.... MORE >>
Krogen 39' Joins Regatta del Sol
This past spring, Jack and Jo Brinkerhoff, and their Krogen 39 "Bodacious" were part of the 40th annual Regatta del Sol al Sol, a sailboat race from St. Petersburg, FL to Isla Mujeres, Mexico. What was a Krogen 39' doing in a sailboat regatta? Click here http://www.kadeykrogen.com/articles/pages/waypoints-79.pdf to find out.
Fall is Rendezvous Time!
What a way to start the Fall n back to back rendezvousi n first Sept 26-28 in Gig Harbor, WA and then October 2-5 at Calvert Marina in Solomons Island, Maryland. One of the highlights of the Northwest Krogen Owners Rendezvous, where more than 30 owners gathered, was a lengthy Q&A session with Tom Button, Kadey-Krogen Yachtsi Vice President of Operations. Tom fielded questions ranging from iwhere do I find a Oe for my 1985 Krogen 42?i... MORE >>
Hemispheres Magazine covers the Trawler Lifestyle
United Airlines magazine, Hemispheres, highlighted "the increasing number of people living the trawler lifestyle" including many of which own a Kadey-Krogen Yacht. To read more on this article click here http://www.kadeykrogen.com/articles/pages/-hemispheres_magazine-68.pdf
Krogen 58' Demo at Fall Boat Shows
Beginning this weekend at Solomons Trawler Fest, Kadey-Krogen Yachts will have a demonstrator available for your detailed inspection. You've probably read that she is "BUILT LIKE A BATTLESHIP (BUT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE ONE)', but don't take our word for it. Spend time with us aboard to learn about our engineering and construction techniques not utilized by any other builder. Techniques to ensure both strength AND fuel efficiency, capability AND liveability.... MORE >>
Power Cruising Magazine Covers Krogen 44 Atlantic Crossinig
"After getting to know her and making a few additions to her systems, Bill and his crew made the trip 'across the pond'". To read more on the Krogen 44 crossing click here http://www.kadeykrogen.com/articles/pages/-power_cruising-66.pdf
Fortune Small Business Magazine- First Mate to the Client
How three partners are building their yacht business by revving up service. By Ian Mount To read more click here http://www.kadeykrogen.com/articles/pages/-fortune_small_business_magazine-65.pdf
New Ice Skating Rink?
Boy, it sure resembles an ice rink doesn't it? What you are really looking at is part of the sole of the new Krogen 55' Expedition. Yes, just part. The photo was taken from where the door to the master stateroom will be. As you can see, construction of the new Krogen 55' Expedition continues to move forward at a sure and steady pace with Hull #1 scheduled to arrive by year end.... MORE >>
Le reve Completes Atlantic Crossing & Arrives in Holland!
After a total of 26 days at sea and 3885 miles of open ocean, the Krogen 44' Le reve and her crew have arrived in IJmuiden, Holland. The crossing from Atlantic Highlands, NJ to IJmuiden, Holland was done in three legs: Atlantic Highlands, NJ to Horta in the Azores; Horta to Plymouth, England; and Plymouth to IJmuiden, Holland. So how did this all come about?... MORE >>
Northeast Boating Magazine-Sweet Voyager Krogen 39
"Designed with long, comfortable cruises in mind, the Kadey-Krogen 39 is a full-displacement trawler that makes no compromises." To read more about the Krogen 39 click here: http://www.kadeykrogen.com/articles/pages/39-Northeast_Boating-01.pdf
PassageMaker Magazine- Kruisin for a Kause Brightens Moods
"But whether the Sypretts are out crusing for a month, a weekend, or a single day, they always leave a second anchor down for what's important to them." To read more about PassageMaker Magazine's Kruisin for a Kause please click here http://www.kadeykrogen.com/articles/pages/58-passagemaker-29.pdf
Krogen 44 Arrives in Azores!
Congratulations to the crew of the Krogen 44 'Le R've' on their crossing of the Atlantic Ocean to Horta in the Azores. The crew of five, not part of any rally or organized flotilla, left from Sandy Hook, New Jersey and arrived in Horta 16 days later.... MORE >>
First Report from Seattle by Dennis Lawrence
Seattle, home to Microsoft, Boeing Aircraft, Starbucks Coffee, Google, just to name a few. Seattle is also home to some of the most spectacular cruising grounds in the entire world! Here in the Pacific Northwest, with British Columbia and the Inside Passage, one could spend many years voyaging and never go to the same anchorage or place twice! The "gateway" to Alaska! Seattle is also now my home as I open the doors of Kadey-Krogen Yachts new West Coast office.... MORE >>
Gypsies in the Palace! by Greg Sapp
The first time I ever pulled my own boat into the famous Bahia Mar Marina in downtown Ft. Lauderdale, FL was many years ago on my very first trip south to the Caribbean on my own boat. Being a life-long fan of Travis McGee, I was eager to spend some time in the setting of my favorite novel series. (If you have never read the John D. McDonald series following the adventures of Travis McGee, you have missed an important piece of American literature!) As... MORE >>
Kadey-Krogen Names Dennis Lawrence Director of West Coast Sales
STUART, FL: Kadey-Krogen Yachts President John Gear announces that Dennis Lawrence is appointed director of West Coast sales for the company, effective immediately. 'Dennis brings 25 years experience in yacht sales, an enormous depth of knowledge about trawler yachts and the trawler lifestyle, plus an unsurpassed enthusiasm for Kadey-Krogen Yachts and our customers,' says Gear. 'We are pleased to have him aboard, and look forward to serving our West Coast family with great passion.... MORE >>
Beware What You Ask at a KKY Rendezvous! by Phillip Mousley
Remember that great Kadey-Krogen Rendezvous last October? How could those that attended forget, old friends, new friends, great company, interesting speakers, fantastic food, entertainment, & the weather chipped in too. Many new cruising plans were formed, interesting gadgets made or ordered, pacts formed to meet up again sometime somewhere & some of us ended up with a little more than we bargained for. Why... MORE >>
Ketchup and the Krogen 55' Expedition - Part 2
We've made it to the store and we now have that proverbial bottle of goodness in hand, but still we must wait, as you just can't make it pour quickly. What on earth am I talking about? Those of you that read my News item in December know n it's the new Krogen 55 Expedition. Now that I have your undivided attention and metaphors and analogies aside, I am pleased to report that we have begun the lamination of hull number one of the new Krogen 55' Expedition.... MORE >>
An Open Letter to all Krogen Owners
Dear Krogen Owners: Kadey-Krogen Yachts would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you to the many of you who were present at the recent Miami Boat Show. As a small company we are quite lucky to have owners like you who enjoy attending these shows and helping to show off the boats that we are all so proud of. The family value certainly is something that we at Kadey-Krogen emphasize and at this years show it was evident that it is working.... MORE >>
Krogen Wins People's Choice Award Again!
For an unprecedented third time, a Kadey-Krogen has won the coveted People's Choice Award at Trawler Fest. Gary Hitch and Rose Mary Klein's 'Happy Feet', a Krogen 48' North Sea, won the award which is given at each Trawler Fest and is chosen by the nearly 1500 attendees from amongst the 40 trawlers at the event. So what is it about the 48' North Sea that caused Gary and Rose Mary to trade their Krogen 39' for 'Happy Feet'?... MORE >>
2008 Winter Waypoints Reveals 2nd Annual Photo Contest Winners!
The winter 2008 Waypoints is here and this issue is one not to be missed. It is complete with the introduction of the new Krogen 55' Expedeition, colorful photos from the 30th Anniversary Party and Krogen Rendezvous, and the winners of the second annual photo contest. Yet again the entries were, without a doubt, jaw-dropping and inspirational. It truly is amazing to see the beauty of the travels these Krogenites encounter.... MORE >>
Thirty Years - Where Did The Time Go?
Thirty years ago, a naval architect named Jim Krogen and a yacht broker named Art Kadey drew the first sketches of what would become the Krogen 42'. By today's standards it was very, very simple. As it turned out, simplicity had appeal to the knowledgeable yachtsman. It still does today. While we can all remember events from 30 years ago, it takes a moment to truly place yourself there. Let's give it a try. You cooked dinner on a real stove, no microwaves.... MORE >>
What do ketchup and the Krogen 55' Expedition have in common?
You all know that famous 70's ketchup commercial. The one where the camera is focused on someone just waiting for that 'goodness' to come out of the bottle with Carly Simon's 'Anticipation' playing while we all sat glued to our TVs and watched and waited also. Many a ketchup lover also went through the same routine. We knew once it was out, it would be wonderful, but in the meantime, we were forced to wait and salivate.... MORE >>
New Krogen 55' Expedition Trawler Yacht
Kadey-Krogen Yachts Celebrates 30 Years; Introduces Krogen 55' Expedition Trawler Yacht Featuring 3000-Plus-Mile Range, All New Interior Layout and Styling Specifications Length... MORE >>
A Professional View
August 8, 2007 John, Here we are in Annapolis having made our way, mostly offshore, from the west coast of Florida. The Parry's are great owners, and just may love the Krogen 44' more than us. What a great boat! Kadey-Krogen Yachts has hit a home run with the 44 in our humble opinion. This boat handles seas like a vessel twice its size. Ballast ratio is just right.... MORE >>
Happy Feet at Mystic
The historic steamboat 'Sabino', built in 1908 glides by packed with enthralled tourists taking in the tranquil beauty of Connecticut's rocky shoreline. It meanders its way past the historic Mystic Seaport Museum lined with this year's trawlers on display for the 2007 PassageMaker Magazine Mystic Trawler Fest. Over 1000 participants took in the quaint town of Mystic, the Seaport, and boats of all kinds- sail, steam, tug, and, of course, trawlers. And,... MORE >>
Treasure the Chesapeake Flotilla
To have the opportunity to explore the Chesapeake Bay in all its beauty with several friendly and good-natured owners for five days while learning and soaking in the sun is what I call a tough job. It was called Treasure the Chesapeake and it took place from Solomon's, MD to St.Michael's, MD n five days of sunshine, smiles, and exploration.... MORE >>
Li Li Arrives in Annapolis!
Betty Robinson and Li Li have arrived in Annapolis, Maryland after leaving Stuart, Florida some two weeks before. "Li Li" is short for "Living Life" and that is exactly what she and Betty have been doing, for some time now. The trip was 11 days and 1,000 miles, but actually began many years ago....... How do you describe or even measure an experience that you have, in some form or another, been preparing for 1/2 of your adult life?... MORE >>
"When Quality Inspires Loyalty" Marine PowerSource
Check out the article written in Marine PowerSource, A Publication of John Deere Power Systems, titled When Quality Inspires Loyalty: http://www.kadeykrogen.com/articles/pages/misc-marine_powersource-16.pdf The article highlights the loyalty in ownership history and the reliability of the John Deer engine to the Kadey-Krogen Yachts.... MORE >>
Maryland Office Moves to Port Annapolis Marina
In an effort to provide greater convenience and closer proximity to air transportation via BWI for owners and customers along the north and mid-Atlantic Coast and Chesapeake Bay, Kadey-Krogen Yachts will move its Maryland sales facility to Port Annapolis Marina effective Monday, March 12, 2007. Kadey-Krogen will occupy interim office space at Port Annapolis until the company's new building is completed there in the fall of 2007.... MORE >>
WOMEN ABOARD AND MORE
While most people flock to Florida in the winter for warm and sunny weather, opening day of Trawler Fest in Stuart, Florida brought temperatures in the 50's and driving rain. Fortunately, for visitors to the Kadey-Krogen Yachts the fully covered aft deck or 'back porch', allowed them to board quickly, shake off the rain, and immediately be comfortable from the elements n just one of many innovative qualities that set these trawlers apart from the others.... MORE >>
Kadey-Krogen Yachts Celebrates 30th Anniversary in 2007
This year marks the 30th anniversary of trawler yacht builder Kadey-Krogen Yachts, with 550 vessels launched since 1977. 'The tradition continues, and the celebration begins,' announces John Gear, Kadey-Krogen president. 'During 2007, we aim to showcase our legacy of capability, liveability, family and value, and to further our mission of building the finest full displacement production trawler yachts in the world.... MORE >>
First Annual Photo Contest Winners!
The results are in and we couldn't be more pleased. The first annual Krogen Photo Contest generated quite a response from Krogen owners. The contest, which was announced in the summer 2006 issue of Waypoints, consisted of photographs of Krogen trawler yachts in their captivating moments of travel. Participants were asked to send in their entries for review. So began the influx of images including breathtaking sunsets, wonderous landscapes and inspiring destinations.... MORE >>
Kadey-Krogen family extends beyond new yachts
Here at Kadey-Krogen we work hard to maintain a strong relationship with our owners, whether the boat is new or new to you. We thought Krogen enthusiasts would be interested in the following email sent to us by Randy Thompson, the proud owner of "Soul Tender", a Krogen 39'. November 11, 2006 Hi Tom, My apologies for taking so long to get back to you. Time flies... ... MORE >>
Life is Good on the Krogen 44!
"Life is Good on the Krogen 44', that's what Bill Parlatore has to say about the Krogen 44' Classic. We've just added that article from Passagemaker Magazine to the magazine articles section of the website which contains dozens of articles on Kadey-Krogen models, both past and present.... MORE >>
Krogen 44' Wins Best in Show!
Kadey-Krogen Yachts is pleased to announce that the Krogen 44' has been honored with the Soundings Magazine Best in Show Award at Trawler Fest in Mystic, CT. To see what makes the Krogen 44' such a special yacht, please visit us at the Solomons, MD Trawler Fest September 28-30 & at the Annapolis Boat Show October 12-15, 2006.
Becoming Cruisers, Step by Step
For some, taking the plunge to go cruising can seem like a daunting process, but full-time liveaboards Chuck and Barb Shipley will be quick to tell you it can be a rewarding adventure beyond your dreams. Recently they took time aboard their Krogen 48' North Sea Tusen Takk II ('a thousand thanks' in Norwegian') to write an article for Waypoints, the newsletter of Kadey-Krogen Yachts. Click here, http://www.kadeykrogen.com/insights/voyages/tusentakkii/01... MORE >>
58 Yachts Represented at Krogen Rendezvous
Gentle breezes and warm sunshine greeted 160 owners and guests at the recent Krogen Owners Rendezvous held at the Stuart Florida home of Kadey-Krogen Yachts. The marina was filled to capacity with Krogens and 20 couples drove or flew in for the event from as far away as Colorado. Throughout the weekend old friendships were rekindled and new ones made as owners exchanged ideas and cruising plans.... MORE >>
New Model: The Krogen 39' Rescue Trawler!
The Little Boat That Can by Captain Greg Sapp This is the story of a nasty storm, a daring at-sea rescue, 10,000 conchs, hot coffee, and a Kadey-Krogen 39' named Bodacious. Mostly it is a fantastic cruising story that we shared with our friends, Jack and Jo Brinkerhoff, and the Krogen that they now refer to as 'the little trawler that could." My... MORE >>
Post Holiday Thoughts Aboard a Krogen 48' North Sea
What is it about being on the water that makes a holiday seem so special? We know folks who lament the relative isolation, but we do not. Those aspects of a traditional holiday that are successfully carried over to the experience afloat seem to take on additional meaning, and the non-traditional aspects seem to add a heightened sense of adventure.... MORE >>
A Personal Holiday Greeting
As I write this, most of you are in some way preparing for Phase II of the Holiday Season. Beginning just before Thanksgiving, small talk around offices and coffee shops seemed to center around where everybody was going for the holidays, how they would get there, and how many people would be gathered for dinner. Sadly, in many instances, the talk was almost one of regret over a familial obligation.... MORE >>
"Kadey-Krogen 44' Classic" Sept/Oct 2005 Power Cruising
Check out Power Cruising Magazine's article of the Krogen 44' titled Kadey-Krogen 44' Classic by Pierce Hoover: http://www.kadeykrogen.com/articles/pages/44-power_cruising-10.pdf Also, if you click the "magazine articles" link at the bottom of the page you can read more about the Krogen 44' and other Krogen Yachts.
Record Attendance at Fall Rendezvous!
On September 21st, 2005, the normally quiet Port Ludlow Marina came alive with visitors from many ports of call. With 31 boats, the 17th annual Northwest KrogIn was a record setting event. It was a wonderful sight and many in the local community commented on the impressive view of the Krogen "fleet" all at one location. Friday and Saturday found everyone busy attending seminars including a session for those future Alaska-bound vessels.... MORE >>
"Krogen 44" Sea Trial - August 2005 Sea Magazine
Check out Sea Magazine's article of the Krogen 44' titled Krogen 44' - You can't go wrong with a 5,000 mile range by Matt Gurnsey: http://www.kadeykrogen.com/articles/pages/44-sea_magazine-09.pdf Also, if you click the "magazine articles" link at the bottom of the page you can read more about the Krogen 44' and other Krogen Yachts.
"The Cruising Life" Yachting June 2005 Krogen 44'
Check out Yachting Magazine's article of the Krogen 44' titled The Cruising Life by Jay Coyle: http://www.kadeykrogen.com/articles/pages/44-yachting-02.pdf
West Marine's Q&A "Cruising In Style" Krogen 44'
Check out West Marine's article of the Krogen 44': http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ArticleDisplayView?storeId=10001&langId=-1&catalogId=10001&article=nws_power181.inc
"The Return of the King" Yachting February 2005 Krogen 44'
Check out Yachting Magazine's boat review article of the Krogen 44' at: http://www.kadeykrogen.com/articles/pages/44-yachting-01.pdf