SeaKits Announces the Marine Maintenance System

The first spare parts and maintenance solution for passage making yachts!

Bolton, MA – November 1, 2006 – SeaKits, Inc. today the launch of its Marine Maintenance System  the first comprehensive spare parts and maintenance management solution specifically developed for passage making and offshore yachts in the 40 to 100 range. MMS is designed for self-reliant owners and operators who want to optimize the safety, reliability, performance, and value of their yacht. MMS users enjoy the following significant benefits:

  • Improved vessel reliability through proper maintenance
  • Voyage continuity with onboard spare parts
  • Enhanced maintenance planning and management
  • Simplified warranty claims
  • Efficient outfitting for cruising
  • Higher retained value

MMS includes support for all marine systems and equipment by make, model, S/N, and warranty status; spare parts recommendations for coastal and offshore cruising, including part name, make, and part number; maintenance recommendations including task description, schedule, procedure, special tools, and required parts; maintenance and work planning and scheduling; and electronic documentation.

SeaKits has also introduced the Powered by SeaKits program for boat builders, dealers, architects, designers and yacht management companies. Chuck Wistar, President of Selene Annapolis Yachts and SeaKits customer, said A yacht builders reputation is based on the quality, performance, and resale value of their fleet. We have decided to include the SeaKits Marine Maintenance System as a standard feature on all yachts delivered by Selene Annapolis. The Powered by SeaKits program includes turnkey MMS development for specific yachts, co-branding, Builders Portal, and customized demonstration system.

Joe Johnson, President of expedition yacht builder Real Ships sees MMS as a natural fit to the purpose of their yachts. Our expedition yachts are designed to be cruised where spare parts and services are few and far between. MMS provides the platform for properly outfitting a yacht for cruising, as well as maintaining her according to the manufacturers recommendations.

Another MMS customer, Ken Williams, an experienced ocean cruiser whose Nordhavn 62 was one of two escort vessels during Nordhavn’s 2004 Atlantic Rally, figures the system to be a major component in the brand new boat he is preparing to take delivery of this spring. “MMS will be key to maintaining our new Nordhavn 68 to the highest standards.” Williams said. “Since Sans Souci will be maintained and operated by my wife and me, we wanted a maintenance solution specific to our yacht – not a generic set of recommendations. MMS provides all the important equipment, parts, and maintenance information at our fingertips.”

Aside from offering an all-encompassing maintenance program, SeaKits also provides complete spare parts outfitting and kitting service through a single point of contact. Barry Kallander, SeaKits” founder, said adding a comprehensive supply capability for parts outfitting was a natural extension to the Marine Maintenance System. “We represent hundreds of marine suppliers and can cost-effectively source everything from engine parts to marine systems. We label every part and “kit” them into water resistant boxes for onboard storage.” SeaKits is also offering global logistics to deliver parts to its customers wherever they may be.

For Peter Sheppard, an Australia-based Nordhavn 55 owner, choosing SeaKits to completely outfit his yacht for cruising was an ideal answer. “SeaKits provides a single source of competitive spare parts compared to literally dozens of suppliers I would have had to contact to outfit my boat,” said Sheppard, who also obtained the MMS system for his yacht. “I really like that my parts will be organized in kits and include labels identifying every part and its application.”

About SeaKits

SeaKits, Inc. was founded in 2006 by Barry Kallander, a former submariner and USCG Licensed Master who wanted a better way to outfit and maintain his own trawler yacht for extended cruising. SeaKits provides the Marine Maintenance SystemSM and related products and services, including Spare Parts Kits, Spare Parts Outfitting, and Global Logistics. SeaKits products and services are available through leading boat builders and direct from SeaKits. Ask your marine architect or boat builder about the Marine Maintenance System, or contact Barry directly at 978-779-5211, or

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