Who would have thought that a doodle on a napkin by naval architect Jim Krogen, would result in the formation of Kadey-Krogen Yachts and more than 600 yachts sold in 40 years?
1) What are the features and the capabilities of your boats that make them ideal for long distance and offshore cruising? FORM
“To produce a successful design, you must make an honest determination of how the vessel ‘really’ will be used and then prioritize every design decision to favor that outcome,” was the mantra of Jim Krogen. This year, as Kadey-Krogen Yachts celebrates its 40th anniversary, we continue to live by those words. Every Kadey-Krogen is designed and built as a comfortable and capable bluewater yacht. Every Kadey-Krogen has ideal displacement-to-length ratios, a fine entry, and characteristic end-to-end symmetry, including our signature “wineglass” shaped stern. Our Pure Full Displacement® hull form results in a safe and fuel efficient ride that is truly without equal.
The fine entry of a Kadey-Krogen cuts through waves and does not pound the water. Our wineglass shaped stern sections allow following seas to lift the boat and pass without much effect on vessel direction. A Kadey-Krogen is just easier to drive.
A bluewater yacht must be safe and comfortable. From our 40 years of experience, we build our boats the way we do because we know that you both want more storage, a real kitchen, and a boat that is more like home. Plus, whether you are DIY or prefer to hire professionals, you benefit from machinery that is easily accessible in brightly lit mechanical spaces. A
Kadey-Krogen easier to maintain.
Easier to drive. More storage. More like home. Easier to maintain. A Kadey-Krogen is what you both want.
2) Any examples of owners enjoying off the beaten path adventures?
Alaska, Aruba, Australia, Barbados, Belize, Costa Rica, Denmark… Micronesia, Monaco, Morocco… Saint Lucia, Spain, Sweden… and back to the A’s again with landlocked Austria (via the Rhine-Danube canal from the North Sea to the Black Sea), KadeyKrogen’s have been there. Check out these captioned photos from owners.
“My first Black Marlin! What a beautiful fish. Photos taken, and then time for the release.”
– Brian Harward Tranquility Base
“On to Saint-Tropez! In the off-season, SaintTropez does not lose her charm and the locals seem friendlier. Although most of the boutiques are closed, there are some great sales and the restaurants are still open!”
– Beverly Walsh Zuben’Ubi
“Boating is a way to enjoy each other, share an adventure, be in magical places, meet incredible people, and be awed by amazing wildlife.”
– John and Laurie Gray Tribute