SeaKits Announces Fluids Analysis Program for the Marine Industry

The first oil and coolant testing program specifically developed for the yacht and workboat owner/operator.

Oil Analysis Starter Kit SK1102

Bolton, MA – January 15, 2008 – SeaKits, Inc. today announced the launch of its Oil and Coolant Analysis Program specifically developed for yachts and workboats. Yacht and workboat owners and captains who want to implement a fluids testing program recognize that the large laboratories are not geared towards servicing the small operator who takes a few oil and coolant samples a year. The SeaKits program has addressed this by offering starter and individual test kits that are easy to purchase, easy to use, and that provide analysis results quickly to owner/operators via email and online.

SeaKits has partnered with POLARIS Laboratories to provide laboratory testing and technical support while SeaKits provides convenient packaging, customer service, and integration with its award winning Marine Maintenance SystemSM. POLARIS is the leader in complete testing and analysis for oils, fuels, and coolants in industries including transportation, industrial, and power generation.

“Progressive yacht and workboat owners know the value of periodically monitoring the condition of their fluid systems,” said Mark Minges, POLARIS Laboratories’ Chief Operating Officer. “With SeaKits’ front end to the marine market supported by POLARIS Laboratories’ standards for quality testing and analysis, SeaKits customers get the best of both worlds.”

Steve D’Antonio, a leading author, seminar leader, and consultant in the marine industry recently wrote a feature article in the December issue of Passagemaker. “Yacht owners in my seminars and consulting engagements routinely ask me if they should be performing oil and coolant analysis and I say ‘absolutely!’ The SeaKits/POLARIS partnership provides the service level and ease of use that owner/operators and small fleets require.”

SeaKits test kits are available for engine oil, gear oil, hydraulic oil, engine coolant, and fuel. For customers wanting to get started in fluids testing, SeaKits offers a Starter Kit consisting of three oil analysis test packages, a reusable vacuum pump for drawing samples, sample jars and mailers, tubing, and prepaid return postage to the lab all in a convenient water resistant storage box. Customers also have the option of purchasing single test kits and three packs that include everything except the vacuum pump which is available separately. These include the test package, sample bottle, mailer, and prepaid postage. SeaKits will introduce its Test Kits at PassageMaker’s Trawler Fest in Stuart, FL on January 24-26, 2008.

For SeaKits Marine Maintenance SystemSM users, fluids analysis can be planned, scheduled, and the results linked to the equipment’s maintenance history all within MMS. MMS users also have the option of purchasing replacement kits in MMS, while non-MMS users can go to to purchase test kits.

“As a yacht owner who has used oil and coolant analysis on my own vessels, I am thrilled to offer the marine industry an easy to use program for low volume fluids testing”, said SeaKits founder Barry Kallander. “We think fluid testing is a key component to good maintenance and is recommended by all the marine engine manufacturers”.

About SeaKits

SeaKits, Inc. was founded in 2006 by 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 Fluid Testing Services. Visit SeaKits on the web at, or contact them at 978-779-5211, or

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