Boating Business

Kadey-Krogen Expands into Midwest

Kadey-Krogen American Tug

It is a well-kept secret, but the Great Lakes contain some of the best cruising grounds in North America. Little wonder, then, that Kadey-Krogen has added a Midwestern dealer to its roster for sales of Kadey-Krogen, Summit and American Tug, which it recently acquired.  Schwartz & Co. Yacht Sales specializes in trawlers, both new and used, and is an active member of America’s Great Loop Cruisers Association.

Schwartz & Co. Yacht Sales of Chicago, with expertise in trawlers, luxury motor yachts, and sailboats in the Great Lakes region, recently joined The Kadey-Krogen Group, builder of world-class Krogen, Summit, and American Tug brands. Schwartz will now act as a dealer for new and used models of Krogen and Summit yachts and will continue to represent American Tug, the LaConner, Washington, based cruising trawler builder acquired by The Kadey-Krogen Group in May 2023.

 Along with Schwartz, Krogen’s sales offices now include—

  • Portsmouth, R.I.
  • Annapolis, Md.
  • Seattle, Wash.
  • Stuart, Fla.

Kadey-Krogen American Tug

The American Tug 435 has a 15’10” (4.82 m) beam, displaces 29,200 lb. (13,272 kg.) dry and is powered by a single 550-hp Cummins diesel.

Kadey-Krogen’s Midwestern Connection

“This fits in perfectly with who we are and who we serve,” says Michael Schwartz, managing director of Schwartz & Co. Yacht Sales. “We are advisors in the acquisition of unique cruising and sailing vessels capable of reaching picturesque anchorages on distant shores of the Great Lakes region.

“We work closely with boaters seeking suitable vessels for America's Great Loop cruising grounds, and we also represent manufacturers whose vessels are uniquely suited for the Great Loop.”

“We have worked extensively creating community in the Great Lakes region for American Tug owners and have substantially expanded the Great Lakes fleet,” Schwartz continues. “We see Krogen and Summit as a similar mutually beneficial relationship for us to help grow sales and community in a region. 

Schwartz & Co. Yacht Sales, with offices in Chicago, Illinois, as well as Michigan offices in Saint Joseph, Holland, and Charlevoix, opened in January 2020. It has been an American Tug dealer since 2021.