A prominent person in the industry, Bob Peterson, was recently appointed as a sales executive in Kadey-Krogen Yachts, accompanied by his wife Jeni Peterson. They have announced that they will be working at the company’s corporate office over at Stuart, Florida.
The President of the company, John Gear, commented by saying “What can you say about a husband and wife team who’ve done it all–the lifestyle, the cruises, the seamanship, the nitty-gritty detail, a man and woman who have an unsurpassed love of cruising vessels, an incredibly personable team who brings an unmatchable level of honesty, experience and depth of knowledge to the joy of buying your own dreamboat?”
“We are pleased to have the Petersons aboard, and look forward to this team serving our owners with the great passion and love of passagemaking that sets them apart and sets Kadey-Krogen apart from any others in the new and brokerage yacht business,” Gear continued. “We are confident that Bob and Jeni will be a welcome resource for many happy new owners of Kadey-Krogen trawler yachts.”
“Want an experienced hand to assist you with everything you need to know about the bluewater cruising life?” asks Larry Polster, vice president of sales and marketing for Kadey-Krogen. “Just ask Bob and Jeni.”
Bob Peterson began cruising in the Pacific Northwest from his home state of Oregon to Canada and the Inside Passage. After moving to California, Bob and Jeni took their two young children on a year’s trip to Mexico on a motoryacht.
In 1974 the couple built a 94′ brigantine and with ten teenagers aboard sailed from San Diego to Acapulco, Mexico, across the Pacific to the Marquesas and Society islands and back to San Diego, where they continued their yacht brokerage business. In 1978 the Peterson family and crew passaged aboard their U.S. Army-built 148′ cargo vessel around the coasts of Mexico and Central America to the Caribbean through the Panama Canal.
By 1996 Bob and Jeni headed up the Micronesian Maritime and Fisheries Academy. They taught 40 students two full semesters a year. Curricula included diesel engine maintenance and repair, boat handling, navigation, welding, electrical, fishing and more. Asks Tom Button, vice president of operations at Kadey-Krogen, “Are maintenance, engineering, navigation or boat handling concerns keeping you from embracing the cruising lifestyle? Rely on Bob or Jeni for a wealth of knowledge and assurance.”
“The Kadey-Krogen group provides the pinnacle of the trawler yacht lifestyle,” say the Petersons. “We are excited about this opportunity and look forward to an energetic, positive experience in delivering the company’s core values of capability, liveability, family and genuine value to each and every prospective Kadey-Krogen owner.”
Kadey-Krogen Yachts currently builds full displacement trawler yachts in lengths of 39′, 44′, 48′, 52′, 55′, 58′, 64′ and 77′. The company is headquartered in Stuart, Florida, and has sales offices in Annapolis and Seattle. The company is celebrating 36 years in business.