Articles by Larry Polster - PassageMaker

Larry Polster

Larry Polster

Larry Polster is a life-long boater, born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. As a child he explored the Great Lakes from Mackinac Island to Montreal, and became thoroughly hooked on boating the day, at age 12, he piloted his family's 36' Pacemaker the last half of their voyage from Kingston, Ontario, to Rochester, New York, because both mom and dad were too seasick to run the boat. Larry became interested in sailing as a teen, and raced a bit during college. After graduating from Carnegie-Mellon University he went to work for a consulting firm in the DC area. His business travels took him to Florida where he purchased and lived aboard a 44' sailboat. Work eventually brought him back to DC, and Annapolis seemed the logical spot to live aboard and commute. A few years later Larry met his wife, Janet, with whom he has a daughter, Hannah. As Hannah grew, Larry and Janet realized she was not going to learn how to sail aboard a hydraulically steered center cockpit sailboat, especially motoring most of the time, so they sold the sailboat and bought a Krogen 42'-the beginning of Larry's relationship with Kadey-Krogen Yachts. In 2002, completely in love with the Krogen 42' and all it stood for, Larry volunteered to help out Kadey-Krogen at the Annapolis Boat Show. At the conclusion of the show, he was made an offer to come work for the company in Florida, an offer he graciously turned down. A seed was planted which grew into his mid-life crisis: he left his consulting job of 17 years and opened the Maryland office for Kadey-Krogen Yachts. A few years later he became a partner in the company and currently serves as vice president. Larry and his wife Janet reside in Annapolis, Maryland.x