WheelHouse Exhibiting at International WorkBoat Show – Nov 29-Dec 1

WheelHouse is exhibiting at Booth # 2353 in partnership with GPLink creating a comprehensive perspective on vessel upkeep through seamless integration to the WheelHouse marine maintenance system. Commercial vessel and fleet owners can now enjoy the benefits of real-time vessel monitoring, tracking and support, from GPLink along with a simple and easy-to-use interface; charting the course to proper vessel maintenance, spare parts management, and document tracking.

A Maritime Industry Tradition

Held every year in New Orleans, the show attracts 15,000 members of the commercial marine industry, who come together from around the world to network, learn, spot new industry trends, and uncover innovative products and solutions.

As attendees have been quoted saying, “everyone in the marine industry is here.”

That includes its most innovative suppliers and vendors, who for three days transform the Morial Convention Center exhibition hall into a small city of diverse trade show booths, exhibits, and product demonstrations.

This year dive deeper with the re-envisioned conference program, featuring high level education and networking opportunities custom designed to focus on three sectors of the WorkBoat industry: ShipyardOffshore, and Inland/Passenger Vessel.

Also this year, attendees are invited to take part in Maintenance & Repair Day, the all new, re-envisioned version of WorkBoat Maintenance & Repair! This extensive one-day program will offer a myriad of key learnings from case study presentations and panel discussions, to roundtable talks and a networking happy hour all within The International WorkBoat Show.

Come prepared to experience many new and exciting additions to this year’s show. From the all new Collaboration Zone, “Back Deck Bar” and “Wheelhouse Tavern”, to the cutting edge “Supplier Solutions” and major upgrades within the WorkBoat Annual Conference, we promise you’ll find everything you need to give your business an edge in 2017 and beyond.

Don’t forget about after hours, that’s when attendees take to the famous restaurants, tap houses and music venues of New Orleans to experience the soulful, warm, and welcoming brand of Southern charm unique to the Crescent City.

It’s your annual chance to network, shop, connect, and get in the know among the best in the business. It’s a maritime industry tradition. And through good times and bad, this is the marine industry’s show.

Automatic Engine Hour Updates Now Available

Have you ever wondered how you can integrate an on-board monitoring program with your preventative maintenance program.  This is now possible with the partnership between WheelHouse and GPLink.  WheelHouse provides an easy-to-use comprehensive program for managing the maintenance, documentation, and spare parts for a vessel or fleet.   GP Link  provides remote monitoring of the most critical parameters of your engines as well as auxiliary systems.  These remote capabilities allow you to monitor your assets from anywhere in the world.  Integration between GP Link and WheelHouse thought the Internet of Things (IoT) allows our yacht and fleet customers the ability to have engine hours automatically fed into WheelHouse, eliminating the need for data entry and ensuring maintenance is up to date.  This automation tool can be especially useful with vessels in remote locations and large fleets.  Contact us to learn the benefits of these programs and how they can assist you in ensuring the safety, reliability, and value of your vessel or fleet.

WheelHouse Team Member Supporting Recovery Work in Puerto Rico

WheelHouse Program Manager Daniel Adamski took a leave of absence to support the recovery effort after Hurricane: Irma; Harvey; and Maria aboard the Mass Maritime Training ship Kennedy as she was activated with MARAD. Below is a recap of his recent logs regarding the trip. As internet communication is very limited, we remain delayed on some of the updates but appreciate his support on this mission and the information and photographs.  

 

 

 

28 September 2017
Spent 3 hours loading Communications equipment for the Secret Service and White House Advance Team. POTUS to visit the Island on Tuesday.

More FEMA Employees showed up.

27 September 2017
Pilots ETA 0700 and Tugs at 0730. All Secured by 0900. Damage on the way in is tremendous. Off the STBD side there is trees with No Leaves. The landscape is brown. Over 80% of the Island is without power. Power Lines and Poles are down everywhere.

We had 57 government officials show up. A mix of Secret Service and White House Advance team members. As well as 120 FEMA Employees.

26 September 2017
In a holding pattern off Puerto Rico awaiting orders from the Pilot.

23 September 2017
1000 Finished with Engines. 1242 Fuel Barge Alongside. 1420 Start Fueling. 1930 Secured from Fueling. 2000 for 2030 All Hands. 2130 Last Line. Underway Making Way bound for St. Thomas.
While in Miami we took on an additional 5,500 bbls (approx 231,000 gallons) of Bunkers and gained a few more FEMA employees. 55 People on board.

24 September 2017
TS Kennedy off of the North Side of Cuba steaming towards St. Thomas.

21 September 2017
The Captain and Chief Engineer re-evaluated our fuel on hand and our current burn rate. They calculated that once on Station in either PR or the Islands we would only be able to stay approx. 15 days before we would have to either get underway, as Fuel Barges are not available in the Virgin Islands. Even though we could get a fuel barge in Puerto Rico, the decision was made to make a stop in Miami, FL for Bunkers, as we did not know what state Puerto Rico would be in.

20 September 2017
We have been secured at Ingleside, TX for 4 days now and have loaded 18 more pallets of bottled water and 11 pallets of MRE’s (Meal Ready to Eat, approx 12,000 meals). We prepared to get underway, as we were ordered to leave TX and proceed to Puerto Rico/ Virgin Islands as the people there were/ are in dire need of assistance.

At this point we were getting low on Bunker Fuel, but could make it to PR/ Virgin Islands with plenty in reserve. We tried to take on Bunkers in Corpus Christi, TX (Tanker Port and next to Ingleside) but they could not provide the proper blend of fuel that we need. So the decision was made to get underway.

1318 Last Line
Underway outbound for sea, 42 Crew members and 7 FEMA members aboard. Steaming towards the Islands.

TrawlerFest 9/28 – 9/30 – Bay Bridge MD

TrawlerFest is PassageMaker’s stand-alone series of boat shows, specifically designed for cruising-under-power enthusiasts.

Strategically located in key cruising regions nationwide, TrawlerFest showcase the nation’s best in-water display of new & pre-owned cruising powerboats, first class boating courses and demos, the latest marine products & services, and rendezvous-style parties!

TrawlerFest is more than a boat show; it’s where industry, education, and community come together in a fun, relaxed, rendezvous-type atmosphere. TrawlerFest is an experience you simply won’t want to miss!

WheelHouse Team Member Aids in Hurricane Recovery

Photo by Mass Maritime

Photo by Dan Adamski

Photo by Dan Adamski

WheelHouse Program Manager, Dan Adamski had been employed as an officer for the Mass Maritime Training ship until he started working for WheelHouse in the summer of 2016.  Since then he still takes a couple weeks a year to go to sea.  Below are some excerpts on his recent trip with more to come.  

I recently boarded the USTS Kennedy, on a Orientation Mini Cruise for the incoming freshman class.   While in New York Harbor the training ship loaded 9,300 bbls of RME 180 Bunker C fuel oil, approx. 390,600 gallons, at this point their was significant talk about the Training Ship being activated for Disaster Relief efforts.  As we returned to the Academy the MARAD asked the school to keep the "Fires" in the boilers.

As of September first, MARAD took back the control of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy's training ship, the USTS Kennedy.  I was then approached by Captain Mike Campbell, Master USTS Kennedy, and Jeff Brown, MARAD Representative North East Region, where they requested that I stay aboard the ship as the 3rd Mate.  As we have all seen the coverage of the devastation from the recent hurricanes, relief efforts have been in the works through the Maritime Administration.  I accepted the temporary position since the people of this Great Nation need our help.   This activation will be for 1 Month, but they have the option of extending it by 1 month. 

We departed on Wednesday 06 September 2017 at the 1036 Slack High Water in Buzzards Bay, MA and begin our journey down to Texas, while Steaming South we felt effects of Hurricane IRMA..   During this trip we will be providing support for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) while they work on relief efforts.  The ship will house the FEMA employees and we will provide hot meals and berthing for them, as well as medical care.  

I do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but I feel that this is the right thing to do as the people need a tremendous amount of help and I appreciate the opportunity you have given me. Please note that we have now leaking Texas after a short stint and are preparing to head to Puerto Rico, St Thomas, or St. Croix and will be sure to update you along the way with stories and pictures from the trip.  

Thank You all and wish me well.  Bon Voyage

Dan

Help Wanted – Director of Sales and Marketing

WheelHouse Technologies comprehensive solution, WheelHouse, is used to manage all aspects of vessel maintenance, inspection, and repair in a single vessel or across a fleet.  WheelHouse includes planned and corrective maintenance management, maintenance history, inventory control, work order management, warranty tracking, electronic documentation, and many other features essential to maintaining the safety, reliability, and value of our customer’s vessels.

WheelHouse is looking for a Director of Sales and Marketing whom will be responsible for planning and implementing sales and marketing programs, both short and long range, targeted toward existing and new market segments.  If you are interested in growing in the marine industry; have a passion for sales and marketing; enjoy developing business relationship; continually learning new skills; and earning recognition for your contributions; you should consider WheelHouse Technologies.

Key Functions:

  1. Develop, negotiate, and close sales through: direct sales calls; lead follow-up; trade shows; direct mail; industry events; and telemarketing.
  2. Make 15-20 sales calls each week and qualify new opportunities to schedule subsequent calls and on-site meetings. Maintain regular communication with new and existing customers throughout the implementation process to ensure we are meeting all expectations.
  3. Prepare sales proposals and correspondence to clients in a timely and accurate manor. Negotiate pricing and terms within the established goals of the company.  Maintain documentation of all proposals, correspondence, and contracts related to prospective sales within Salesforce CRM.
  4. Prepare and implement annual sales and marketing plan and budget along with quarterly sales and revenue pipeline and update month end with actual figures, company tracking, and variance reports.
  5. Analyze and control expenditures to conform to budgetary requirements.
  6. Prepare periodic sales reports showing sales volume, potential sales, and areas of proposed expansion.
  7. Review and analyze sales performance against trade shows, quotes, and other incentives to determine effectiveness.
  8. Consult and maintain close communication with production manager and implementation team to ensure all contractual obligations are being met and customers are completely satisfied.
  9. Plan and oversee advertising and promotional activities including print; online, electronic media, trade shows and industry events.

 

Compensation:

Base Salary w/ Generous Sales Commission
Stock Options
Mileage allowance
Computer and cell phone

Benefits:

401K plan with Company Match
Paid Holidays (7)
Paid Vacation (10 increasing to 15)
Training and development opportunities

 

Requirements:

Commercial Marine Industry knowledge required.
2+ years outside sales experience required.
Successful track record in sales required
Must be a self-motivated driven professional
Ability and willingness to work independently
Competent in organizational and time management skills
Strong presentation and negotiation skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Computer literate:  Microsoft Office, Salesforce, Constant Contact, WordPress, AdWords, etc.

 

This is an East Coast position with option to work remotely
Ability to travel up to 20 – 35% domestic & international (passport required)

Clean background for TWIC / CAC card

Submit Cover Letter with Resume/CV electronically to:

Craig Parkhurst

craig@wheelhousetech.com

Resumes will be accepted until 9/30 an review will begin on 10/1/17

 

 

Newport Charter Show – June 19-23

WheelHouse Technologies Exhibiting at the Newport Charter Show - June 19-23

Celebrating 35 years in existence, the Newport Charter Yacht Show is a showcase of luxury charter yachts alongside a display of ancillary goods and services for the charter industry. This four-day event is dedicated exclusively to yacht charter professionals; agents, owners, brokers and captains in the dynamic, picturesque setting of Newport, Rhode Island.  The show will showcase 25 large and luxurious charter yachts at the docks of Newport Shipyard.  While the public is invited to peek from shore at these beauties and interact with sponsors and vendors showing and selling their wares under dockside tents, the show really is about sharing with charter brokers from across the country and the world which yachts are available for on-water vacations in New England for summer and fall. Brokers come to the show to learn about the different amenities each yacht offers (deck layout, interior living spaces, furnishings, water toys and the like) as well as the personality and special talents of its captain and crew, which goes a long way in creating perfect matches for discriminating clients.

Newport Shipyard - Eli Dana

Nordhavn Atlantic Passage 2017

We have been pleased to be involved with the NAP 2017, the vessels on this trip include: "Aleoli" N52-75; "Angela" N55-34; "Moxie" N55-09; and "Relish N60-52.  WheelHouse has been used to manage the maintenance and spare parts outfitting on all of the vessels on their way across the Atlantic to Gibraltar.    In addition, we has sponsored Commanders Weather to ensure a smooth passage.  The vessels recently arrived in Hora, Azores for some much needed rest and then will be on to Gibraltar.  Check out their blog for full details on the adventure.      

 

 

WheelHouse Customer Vessels For Sale

WheelHouse is excited to introduce our WheelHouse Customer Vessels For Sale Page.  This page allows WheelHouse Yacht and Fleet Solutions customers and partners the ability to list vessels for sale. It is a free service for any active WheelHouse customer vessel.  We always encourage customers who are selling their boat to proudly advertise the fact that WheelHouse is on-board.  Having WheelHouse on-board adds significant value to the sales process by providing a detailed and concise vessel maintenance history, spare parts inventory and document tracking.  It also provides the new buyer with a simple and easy-to-use interface that charts the course to  maintenance success.  For those buyers interested in a vessel on this page, please reach out to the listing broker directly or through your buyers agent.

Meet us at the Inland Marine Expo May 22-24th

Meet the WheelHouse staff at booth 646 pf the Inland Marine Expo being held in The Dome at America’ s Center, St. Louis, Missouri May 22-24th.   IMX is the annual trade show for the inland and intracoastal marine transportation industry. At the show, you will find equipment and services that are critical in the transportation of goods along U.S. inland and intracoastal waterways.  The inland marine transportation industry is composed of more than 25,000 barges, 3,700 towboats and tugs, and 12,000 miles of waterways with docks, fleets and repair facilities. It is the largest (by vessel), most active (by number of vessels built) and most diverse sector of the U.S. commercial marine industry.