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?

Passage Maker - - Seamanship -

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

Saint-Tropez, France

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