What’s the next best thing to making passage aboard a Kadey-Krogen trawler yacht? Now you can get a visual taste of the Kadey-Krogen lifestyle by scrolling through the travelogues, scenic photographs and glimpses of the adventures of Krogen owners to be found in the new, free iPad application available through the company’s website or via the Apple Store. Here’s a fun-to-use (and useful) lifestyle app that is “At Home on Any Sea.”
“There’s just something about swiping through pages in a dream ‘book’ like this iPad experience that sends the cruising spirit soaring, and is perfect for learning about and exploring living the Kadey-Krogen dream,” says Larry Polster, vice president of Kadey-Krogen Yachts. “We’ve captured many of the best stories by Krogen owners, their exotic destinations and chronicles in boating magazines, and put these together with the story of our history and how we build our trawlers. The app is created to tell these stories onshore, offshore or at 35,000 feet, with or without Internet connectivity. You can sit quietly wherever you are and absorb a lot of feeling, flavor and facts about Kadey-Krogens. This should really whet your cruising appetite!”
The app is viewed through a combination of topical sections found along the bottom of the tablet page and vertical “chapters” seen along the side. Tapping a chapter photo and then swiping pages in each chapter reveals a new vista, captures a moment, or explains a precept of design and engineering. Included also is the storybook tale of the company’s founding and photographs of many world class, breakthrough yacht designs Kadey-Krogen has created in its 35-year history. There are excerpts from the company’s magazine, Waypoints, and chapters detailing engineering philosophy that have captions in windows that expand and close at the tap of a finger. There are also technical explanations about the building process, specifications for and photographs of the current boat models, and links to more data at the company website.
The iPad app can be downloaded directly to your iPad either from www.kadeykrogen.com, or at the Apple Store searching Kadey-Krogen Yachts. It can also be downloaded to any computer with iTunes installed that you will later use to synch your iTunes downloads to your iPad for actual use. Depending on your local bandwidth, the application takes from two to five minutes to download.