Kadey Krogen Rendez-Vous
Members of the marine industry and the Kadey-Krogen Yachts family of owners and staff gathered before the July 4th holiday to honor 40 years of building trawler yachts that are at home on any sea.
Thirty-Eight Kadey-Krogen yachts arrived in Newport Harbor, Newport, Rhode Island on June 29th, and filled the piers and floating docks at Fort Adams State Park to attend the Kadey-Krogen Yachts 40th Anniversary Rendezvous. Steps from the Fort Adams State park piers, and with its Newport Harbor view and waterfront lawn, the Sail Newport Public Sailing Center property was the chosen location for the tent that welcomed the celebration’s 185 attendees. Events that happened during the four-day rendezvous, included two evenings of live music and dancing, a night dedicated to Kadey-Krogen Yachts trivia and two surprise presentations of original Krogen yacht portraiture, an all-day Explore Newport Dinghy Scavenger Hunt, a traditional New England-style clambake, a parade of Kadey-Krogens through Newport Harbor, and excursions to do America’s Cup 12-meter sailing, a private Newport Winery tour and tasting, and tours of the Gilded Age Newport mansions. Honored rendezvous guests were members of the marine media; nine marine industry sponsors who helped make the party possible; and from Asia Harbor Yacht Builders in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, the Lin family, who own and operate the yard dedicated to building Kadey-Krogens.
“Whether it’s the number of candles on your cake, years of wedded bliss, or pounds lost, achievements with the increment of 40 associated with them should be celebrated,” said Jennifer Burkett, director of marketing and public relations for Kadey-Krogen Yachts. “And to be a part of this company and to announce its 40th year in business to our industry peers, the marine media, and our family of enthusiasts and owners, is a gift. The response and support we’ve received since we announced our 40th anniversary has been amazing.”