Welcome to the Krogen Cruisers Website
Krogen Cruisers has but one purpose and that is to provide a forum for Krogen enthusiasts to share their experiences and love for cruising.
This site is a resource to our members and offers:
an integrated forum for questions and dialogue
cruising advice and information
access to classified items for sale
newsletters and member blogs
ability to register for events like the annual Rendezvous
fleet and member information
Just about anything that you might care to know from a fellow cruiser is available to you through Krogen Cruisers.
Membership fee is $30/year
Krogen Cruisers, Inc. is a group of owners and ‘want-to-be’ owners of Kadey-Krogen trawlers. Founded as an informal organization, members share a common interest in cruising and love for their Krogen vessels. Although we are not officially associated with Kadey-Krogen Yachts, we enjoy a strong relationship with our parent company and consider all to be members of the Krogen Family.
In the summer of 1989 at the initiation of Grant and Astaar Breining, the group took form. The Breinings living aboard their Krogen 42, Carinya, moored in Annapolis, noticed a handful of other Krogen boats in the harbor. One evening they decided to meet these fellow Krogen 42 owners and invite them to a gathering. The seven owners and their boats constituted the origin of the Krogen Cruisers and began the tradition of the Krogen Rendezvous.
In those early days the focus was strictly social and the membership grew through word of mouth. At that time, the only bylaw 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 Chesapeake and broadened to include Krogen vessels of every size and design. Although the majority of our members today reside coast to coast in North America we have owners in Europe, South America and the Far East. “At Home on Any Sea” you can expect to find one of the more than 250 members of the Krogen Cruiser fleet just about anywhere you travel. Thanks to our group of Founders, you will easily recognize a fellow member of the Krogen Cruisers by our colorful burgee displaying a Krogen 42 cruising in front of the setting sun.
Over the years, the group obtained 501C(7) status, created Bylaws, and elected a Board of Directors. 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 in New England. Even when winter dry-docks some of us, the original “Hard Aground” parties have made way for the traditions of the Krogen Super Bowl parties and the weekly Krogen breakfast in Stuart, FL and The Keys. We now have Harbor Hosts in many ports, members with local knowledge to assist cruisers. To be sure, you are never far from a Krogen gathering and often a simple word-of-mouth or email invitation creates a spontaneous rendezvous.
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 lose 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 by 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, Treasurer and Secretary. 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.