About Krogen Cruisers
Krogen Cruisers, Inc. is a group of owners and ‘want-to-be’ owners of Kadey-Krogen trawlers. As a group, the Cruisers were founded as an informal organization that share a common interest in cruising and love for their Krogen vessels. Although we are not officially associated with Kadey-Krogen Yachts in any way, we enjoy a strong relationship with our parent company and consider all to be members of the Krogen Family.
The group began in the summer of 1989 at the initiation of Grant and Astaar Breining. The Breinings living aboard their Krogen 42, Carinya, moored in
In those early days the focus was strictly social and the membership grew through word of mouth. The only bylaw in existence was “There shall be no Bylaws”. From the start the Cruisers had much to share and along with the annual rendezvous, they initiated a newsletter. Much as we do today they enjoyed both the informal camaraderie of other owners along with the valuable sharing of experience.
As interest in the group increased, the membership expanded beyond boaters in the
Our traditions have grown along with our membership. While the Chesapeake Rendezvous has been going strong for 20 years, similar get togethers take place on the West Coast of Florida, the Pacific Northwest and for the first time ever in
The benefits of Krogen Cruiser membership are many.
>Join a ready-made community of Krogen boat owners with similar interests, needs and experiences. Whether you are a seasoned cruiser or new to the lifestyle, you will find friendship and assistance among your fellow Krogen Cruisers.
>Receive timely advice and information to help make your cruising plans flow more smoothly. Through online dialogue or our published newsletter articles you will benefit from the experience of others.
>Reach out to fellow cruisers as you travel. Although we choose to keep our membership roster private, members will have convenient access to it online.
>Learn about social gatherings and the annual rendezvous. Time spent with friends is precious and our organized gatherings make sure you don’t loose touch with old friends. You will surely find new ones as well.
>If you have a special talent, be it in the galley, in the bilge, or at the helm you can contribute to someone else’s knowledge by being a speaker at a rendezvous or writing an article.
>We have tried to limit the formality of the organization but in the interest of effectiveness we have established a small Board of Directors. Those positions are President, Vice-President and Secretary/Treasurer. If volunteering your business acumen is your ‘thing’, we have need for such talents and welcome you to participate in the administrative side of the organization.
Most of all, to whatever extent you enjoy the cruising lifestyle, your fellow Krogen owners are there to support you and your dream. If you are a Krogen owner or aspire to have a Krogen vessel in the future, feel free to join us.