Kadey-Krogen Yachts marks sale of 600th boat

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Kadey-Krogen is building a Krogen 44 AE, which will be its 600th new boat.

Kadey-Krogen workers manufacture a Krogen 44 AE, which will be the company's 600th build.

Kadey-Krogen Yachts is celebrating its 600th new-boat sale, a Krogen 44 AE, to two new Kadey-Krogen owners.

“Who would have thought that when the late naval architect and designer James S. Krogen doodled the first version of a Krogen 42 on a napkin for Art Kadey it would result in Kadey-Krogen Yachts that would sell 600 yachts?” Kadey-Krogen Yachts partner Larry Polster said in a statement.

“While 600 is just a number, this achievement is perhaps a timely reminder for us during this holiday season to be thankful for the founding partnership and Jim’s timeless design,” he said. “Jim was a master of merging the tried and true with fresh, innovative concepts, creature comforts and convenience, and we continue to maintain his values.”

The company congratulated sales executive Greg Kaufman for closing the deal.

“How appropriate it is that the 600th new Kadey-Krogen to be built is a Krogen 44 AE,” Kaufman said. “It goes to show just how right Art and Jim’s original 42 design was, that after nearly 40 years, it still resonates well with cruisers.”

Production will begin next month at Asia Harbor Yacht Builders in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and delivery is slated for fall 2015.

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