WheelHouse Staffing Updates

Hudson, MA (November 15, 2016) – In a move that reflects and reinforces the company’s continued growth and commitment to the maritime market, the WheelHouse Board announced today that Craig Parkhurst has been promoted to the position of president and Kenny Campbell has been hired as national sales manager.

 

Craig Parkhurst joined WheelHouse in 2009 as Operations Manager where he was responsible for the implementation of all yacht and commercial fleet accounts.  In 2012 Craig was promoted to General Manager and assumed day-to-day management of sales, operations, and software development.  “I’m excited to promote Craig to president, recognizing the signification contribution he has made to growing and managing the Company.  Craig has expanded our yacht solutions business as well as lead our efforts in the commercial marine sector where WheelHouse is now a major supplier to commercial and military fleets,” said Barry Kallander, Founder and Chairman of WheelHouse Technologies.  Prior to WheelHouse, Craig served as the boat manager for the University of Rhode Island and the owner of a yacht service and management company.  Earlier in his career he spent 10 years working as a dockmaster and service writer in the marina and boatyard industry.  “I’m both humbled and excited to lead the team at WheelHouse Technologies in this next phase of our journey,” said Parkhurst.

 

kenny-modKenny Campbell joined WheelHouse Technologies this month as national sales manager.  In this newly established role, Kenny will lead the Company’s rapid growth in both commercial marine and yacht markets. Kenny previously lead business development at a technical instrumentation company.  Prior to his five years in this role, Kenny worked as the port engineer for a fleet of 17 high speed passenger vessels. It was in this role that he first became acquainted with WheelHouse as a customer.  Earlier in his career, Kenny worked as a project manager as well as ship’s engineer following his service as a mechanical engineer in the British Army.  “As a vessel and port engineer I have had the opportunity to utilize several maintenance programs including WheelHouse.  My experience with WheelHouse was second to none.  I look forward to working with the WheelHouse team and our customers.”

“We are excited with Craig Parkhurst’s promotion as well as the addition of Kenny Campbell to our Team,” said Barry Kallander, Founder and Chairman of WheelHouse Technologies. “WheelHouse Fleet and Yacht Solutions, with the integration of the recently introduced Underway App has proven itself in yacht, workboat, and passenger vessel fleets across the US.  We continue to be differentiated by robust, user-friendly software and our turnkey implementation services that virtually assure the successful deployment of WheelHouse.”

 

WheelHouse Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2006 by a submarine service veteran and USCG Licensed Master with a vision to improve the availability and reliability of yachts and workboats through sound maintenance practices.   The company provides WheelHouse Yacht and Fleet Solutions, a computerized maintenance management system operating in the cloud for single vessels and fleets.  In addition, the company provides related products and services including SeaKits Brand Kits including fluid analysis & damage control kits, and system manuals.

Press Release: Staffing Update

WheelHouse Underway App has Launched

WheelHouse Technologies, Inc. Launches WheelHouse Underway™

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December 1st, 2015 – WheelHouse Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has launched WheelHouse Underway™, a tablet application for iOS™, Android™, and Windows™ devices which will be available on the App stores this week. WheelHouse Underway expands the functionality of WheelHouse, which provides: vessel specifications, documentation, maintenance recommendations, and spare parts guidelines in a cloud-based application.

      WheelHouse Underway will provide the long-awaited off-line access to WheelHouse allowing customers a convenient way to view equipment information, documents, as well as enabling users to view and complete maintenance tasks when an internet connection is unavailable. Once an internet connection becomes available, all information may be synced back to the cloud.

WheelHouse Underway takes advantage of both tablet and cloud technology and provides a user friendly application even when internet is unavailable. With internet access limited in remote areas, engineers, yacht owners and crew, will find WheelHouse Underway an indispensable tool to keep their vessels’ maintenance current.

WheelHouse Underway is available to all existing and future WheelHouse Yacht and Fleet Solutions users. Once downloaded, all critical vessel data from WheelHouse, including documents, maintenance tasks, on-board parts inventory, equipment information, and maintenance history can be synced. Users can then complete tasks off-line, and all data entered on the tablet is dynamically synced to the WheelHouse cloud when internet becomes available.

Craig Parkhurst, the Vice President & General Manager of WheelHouse Technologies said “we are excited with the performance and simplicity of this multi-platform Application. WheelHouse Underway is another step in our pursuit to deliver critical and easy to use content that helps engineers, owners, and crew maintain their vessels and/or fleets.”

      WheelHouse Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2006 by a submarine service veteran and USCG Licensed Master with a vision to improve the availability and reliability of yachts and workboats through sound maintenance practices. The company provides WheelHouse Yacht and Fleet Solutions, a computerized maintenance management system operating in the cloud for single vessels and fleets. In addition, the company provides related products and services including SeaKits Brand Kits including spare parts outfitting, fluid analysis & damage control kits, and system manuals.

For more details, contact:

Craig Parkhurst
Vice President & General Manager
282 Central Street, Unit 9
Hudson, MA 01749
978-562-5211 x2
Craig@wheelhousetech.com

Press Release:  WheelHouse Underway 12-01-15
Brochure: WheelHouse Brochure 

1,000th Parts Outfitting

Congratulations to Paul & Norma Hawran for placing the 1,000th parts outfitting order with WheelHouse Technologies! The Hawran’s are the proud owners of “Argo”, a new Outer Reef 88′ recently commissioned in Seattle, WA.  SeaKits Brand Parts Outfitting is available to all WheelHouse subscribers and provides a fast, easy, and accurate way to outfit and refit a vessel or fleet.  The entire quote, order, and fulfillment process is managed using a graphical workflow in WheelHouse. Parts are labeled, kitted, and shipped to the vessel anywhere in the world. Parts labels affixed to each part identify the part name, part number, manufacturer and the applicable equipment ID. When the order ships the WheelHouse inventory is updated automatically through the Cloud.

Following the implementation of WheelHouse and delivery of his parts order, Paul said “I can say that WheelHouse Technologies is a phenomenal resource.  In the past I would use spread sheets which more often than not, despite my best efforts, were not kept current due to the many other requirements in running a boat.  Because WheelHouse Technologies implementation service identified both the service parts and common repairs parts unique to my vessel and my type of cruising, I can focus on vessel operations and enjoy my cruising even more.”

Responding to the kitted parts he received for each system, Paul said “Having the spare parts in well-marked boxes by system ensures that I will actually be able to find the parts when needed.” Paul indicated how grateful he is that Outer Reef Yachts includes a WheelHouse subscription and implementation services in the purchase of every yacht.  Outer Reef Yachts has been a consistent and longtime partner with WheelHouse Technologies, and recognizes the value in providing its owners with a solution to manage the maintenance, safety, and reliability of the yachts they sell them.

Paul & Norma have some ambitious cruising plans starting in the Pacific Northwest and the Inside Passage; to Southern California; Costa Rica; Cape Horn and beyond.  We wish them fair skies and following seas!

Ian Morris Hired as Production Manager

WheelHouse Technologies, Inc., provider of WheelHouse computerized maintenance management system as well as SeaKits Damage Control and Spare Parts Kits, has named Ian Morris its Production Manager as of February 1st, 2013.  This newly established role will include managing the production of all Wheelhouse fleet and yacht solutions, as well as ensuring the high quality and customer service that we continue to be known for.

As a former Project Manager for a large trawler manufacturer, a mate on various sport fishing vessels and trawlers, and as the captain of his own vessel, Morris brings his skills in project management, customer support, and yacht operation to the WheelHouse Technologies organization.

Barry Kallander, WheelHouse Technologies President and Founder says “We are very excited to have Ian aboard.  He is known in the long range trawler market as knowledgeable, detail oriented, and personable. Ian will be a great asset to the WheelHouse Technologies organization.”

WheelHouse Technologies Launches Preferred Service Provider Program

May 29rd, 2012, Hudson, MA – WheelHouse Technologies, Inc. announced today a new joint marketing and distribution program that connects boat owners in need of maintenance and repair with WheelHouse-preferred repair yards and service providers using the WheelHouse Platform. Authorized partners will have the ability to resell WheelHouse Yacht and Fleet Solutions and license WheelHouse BackOffice. WheelHouse users can rest assured that Preferred Service Providers have been trained on the WheelHouse Platform and are capable of completing the planned maintenance and repair tasks defined in the users WheelHouse system.
WheelHouse is the leading turnkey vessel management software solution for yachts and workboats that enhances the safety, reliability, and regulatory compliance of vessels or fleets. WheelHouse users can communicate electronically with their fleet manager, yacht manager, repair yard or service provider to plan maintenance and order parts. As a Cloud-based application, WheelHouse can be accessed by authorized crew, fleet managers, and service partners concurrently. This allows Preferred Service Providers the ability to provide remote assistance as well as plan maintenance and stage parts before a vessel arrives for service.
Preferred Service Providers are considered the best in the business and come highly recommended by existing WheelHouse users. Each partner has the option of licensing WheelHouse BackOffice to automate the fulfillment process, including the receipt of electronic parts orders and work orders from offshore vessels, manage supplier quotes, issue purchase orders and manage both onboard and shore-side inventory. BackOffice has already been used to outfit and replenish hundreds of long range cruising yachts throughout the world.
WheelHouse Technologies has signed several leading companies to the Preferred Service Provider program and is in the evaluation/qualification stage with several others. Please check our website for the growing list of partners.

• Deltaville Boatyard, a prominent yacht yard located near the ICW in Deltaville, VA has successfully implemented WheelHouse BackOffice and is currently managing complete maintenance programs for their customers. Keith Ruse, President of Deltaville Boatyard, said “We first partnered with WheelHouse Technologies to provide yacht management to a customer’s custom 72’ expedition yacht. The WheelHouse platform alerts all maintenance required on the yacht, and allows us to plan and perform that maintenance in an orderly fashion. WheelHouse is also used to maintain the yachts onboard inventory at the optimal level no matter where she is located. We will be reselling WheelHouse as well as using BackOffice to provide parts outfitting and replenishment to our customers as they cruise the world.”

• Emek Marin is a Yachting technical service, refiter, yacht equipment distributor, and retailer in Turkey providing services to expedition yachts and super yachts in the Mediterranean. Riza Cakir, Sales Manager for Emek said “Several yachts that visit our yard are already WheelHouse users and we have seen firsthand the benefits to the owners/captains we look forward to the continued relationships with these existing customers and we will shortly be implementing WheelHouse on several charter vessels from 30-40m.”

• Outbound Yacht Services, located in Dana Point, CA, is the leading commissioning and service outfitter in southern California specializing in long range expedition yachts. Kevin Ryan, owner of Outbound Yacht Services tells us, “We are excited to offer our customers another tool to facilitate maintenance and repair on board their yacht and keep the focus where it belongs, enjoying their boat!”

Barry Kallander, president and founder of WheelHouse Technologies, said “Companies that provide maintenance and repair services are a critical part of the eco-system that keeps the best yachts and workboats on the water. Our Preferred Service Partner program allows these yards to offer a value-added maintenance service using the WheelHouse platform that creates incremental revenue opportunities in a competitive market. We look forward to expanding this program by selecting only the best yacht yards, shipyards, and service providers to join the program.”

Companies interested in the Preferred Service Provider program can contact Barry Kallander directly at the phone and email address provided below.

About WheelHouse Technologies, Inc.

WheelHouse Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2006 by a submarine service veteran and USCG Licensed Master with a vision to improve the safety and reliability of yachts and workboats through sound maintenance practices. The company provides WheelHouse Yacht Solutions and WheelHouse Fleet Solutions, a computerized maintenance management system operating in the cloud for single vessels and fleets. In addition, the company provides related products and services including SeaKits Brand Kits, Damage Control Kits, Global Parts Logistics, and Owners/Systems Manuals. WheelHouse Technologies products and services are available through leading boat builders, service providers, and company directly.

For more details contact:

Barry Kallander
President/Founder
WheelHouse Technologies, Inc.
282 Central Street, Unit 9
Hudson, MA 01749
barry@wheelhousetech.com
978-562-5211

WheelHouse Technologies, Inc. and Steve D’Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. sign Cooperative Marketing Agreement

October 4, 2011, Hudson, MA – WheelHouse Technologies, Inc. and Steve D’Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. (SDMC) announced today a new joint marketing and cooperation agreement that leverages the complementary nature of the two businesses for their customers and prospects. The two companies have been cooperating since WheelHouse founder and President Barry Kallander first met Steve D’Antonio in 2007. Since then, Barry and Steve have supported dozens of shared customers and exchanged marine systems information that have both benefitted Steve’s popular articles and been leveraged into the popular WheelHouse marine maintenance system.

With a large number of shared customers, and many more of each company that can benefit from our joint experience, the two companies are launching a new level of collaboration and cooperation, including:

  • Steve D’Antonio’s new blog, the Marine Systems Excellence Blog, will be available on the WheelHouse Technologies home page. When customers go to www.wheelhousetech.com to log into their WheelHouse, they have the opportunity to read Steve’s industry leading blog.
  • SDMC has become a WheelHouse Preferred Service Partner. As a Preferred Service Partner, Steve has full access to WheelHouse’ proprietary equipment templates, Equipment Document Library, and corrective maintenance records for use in research and articles.
  • WheelHouse Discount available to SDMC Captains Club Members. Captains Club Members and other referred customers of SDMC will receive a 20% discount on WheelHouse implementation and first year subscription services.
  • WheelHouse Technologies new PM Series Advertising Campaign will include commentary by Steve D’Antonio. The PM Series advertisements and expanded web detail highlight a common preventive maintenance task aboard yachts and workboats and link to a discussion at www.wheelhousetech.com on PM importance, tools, and techniques for the conduct of maintenance.
  • WheelHouse Technologies recommends Steve D’Antonio’s Pre-purchase, Captains Club, and industry consulting expertise to their suppliers and customers. To focus efforts on its core business delivering turn-key maintenance programs to yachts and workboats based on the award-winning WheelHouse maintenance management platform, Steve D’Antonio will be the recommended consultant to WheelHouse customers for vessel selection and technical support services.

Richard Ossoff, owner of Cronulla (Selene 60), WheelHouse and Captains Club customer said “WheelHouse is a wonderful tool for managing and tracking the extensive maintenance requirements of our trawler and Steve’s Captain’s Club provides me with unparalleled expertise and responsiveness on trouble-shooting as well as counsel on upgrades and systems enhancements. Together, they make an unbeatable combination for managing maintenance and providing skilled, on-target trouble-shooting and overall care of my boat.”

Barry Kallander, president and founder of WheelHouse Technologies, said “Our collaboration with Steve has had a positive impact on our customers through Steve’s input to our proprietary equipment templates that provide the basis for our turnkey services. Steve and our team routinely interact in an open exchange of information that ultimately benefits the customer. We look forward to our continued and expanded relationship with Steve.”

Steve D’Antonio, one of the most prolific and highly regarded technical writers and consultants in the marine industry, said “I have watched Barry and WheelHouse Technologies (formerly SeaKits, Inc.) since they first appeared on the scene in 2006. Over the years I am convinced, through mine and my customer’s experience using WheelHouse, that it is the most comprehensive maintenance solution available. What’s more, it is backed by a group of individuals I have come to know and respect. I look forward to my continued association with WheelHouse Technologies and their contribution to the safety, reliability, and value of my customer’s yachts.”

About WheelHouse Technologies, Inc.

WheelHouse Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2006 by a submarine service veteran and USCG Licensed Master with a vision to improve the availability and reliability of yachts and workboats through sound maintenance practices. The company provides WheelHouse Yacht Solutions and WheelHouse Fleet Solutions, a computerized maintenance management system operating in the cloud for single vessels and fleets. In addition, the company provides related products and services including SeaKits Brand Kits, Global Parts Logistics, and Owners/Systems Manuals. WheelHouse Technologies products and services are available through leading boat builders, service partners, and company direct.

About Steve D’Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc.

With nearly 25 years of experience as a marine mechanic, electrician, consultant, technical journalist and boatyard manager, Steve D’Antonio ranks as one of the most knowledgeable boating experts in the country. He has operated Virginia-based Steve D’Antonio Marine Consulting since 2007, advising boat buyers, owners and industry professionals.

For more details contact:

Barry Kallander
President/Founder President
WheelHouse Technologies, Inc.
282 Central Street, Unit 9
Hudson, MA 01749
barry@wheelhousetech.com
978-562-5211

Steve D’Antonio
Steve D’Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc.
PO Box 111
Wake, VA 23176
steved@stevedmarineconsulting.com
804-776-0981

WheelHouse Technologies, Inc. Launches WheelHouse Mobile

Hudson, MA – August 01, 2011,  – WheelHouse Technologies, Inc. announced today that it launched WheelHouse MobileSM providing real time maintenance alerts and maintenance update capabilities from any smart phone through the cellular network.  WheelHouse Mobile is a customer driven enhancement to WheelHouse that provides a fast and easy way to receive maintenance alerts and update maintenance using their mobile device.

WheelHouse Mobile takes advantage of smart phone technology and provides an easy to use application wherever a cellular signal is available.  With the ever expanding coverage area provided by the top tier cellular providers, owners and their captains will find WheelHouse Mobile an indispensable tool to stay up to date on maintenance alerts for their yacht.

WheelHouse Mobile is available to all current and future WheelHouse yacht and fleet users and is included at no additional cost in their WheelHouse subscription.  Users will receive maintenance alerts via a brief email message as they are triggered.  They can then update the maintenance task, identify parts used, and record other maintenance notes.  Data entered on the smart phone is dynamically uploaded to the WheelHouse cloud and is immediately available on any web-connected device.

Like WheelHouse for web, the mobile application does not require an application download to the mobile device.  Users can just click the email link in the maintenance alert email, or the shortcut icon on their phone, and start reviewing and updating maintenance.

WheelHouse Mobile is another step in our pursuit to deliver easy to use content that helps owners, captains, and engineers maintain their vessel or fleet.  For more information contact Barry Kallander at barry@wheelhousetech.com, 978-562-5211, or visit www.wheelhousetech.com.

About WheelHouse Technologies, Inc.

WheelHouse Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2006 by a submarine service veteran and USCG Licensed Master with a vision to improve the availability and reliability of yachts and workboats through sound maintenance practices.   The company provides WheelHouse Yacht Solutions and WheelHouse Fleet Solutions, a computerized maintenance management system operating in the cloud for single vessels and fleets.  In addition, the company provides related products and services including SeaKits Brand Kits, Global Parts Logistics, and Owners/Systems Manuals. WheelHouse Technologies products and services are available through leading boat builders and company direct.

For more details contact:
Barry Kallander
President/Founder
282 Central Street, Unit 9
Hudson, MA 01749
barry@wheelhousetech.com
978-562-5211

SeaKits Releases V3.0 for Fleet Maintenance Support

Includes Streamlined Inspection Program for Fire Island Ferries

Hudson, MA – January 17, 2011 – SeaKits, the developer and provider of the award-winning Marine Maintenance SystemSM (MMS), has released Version 3.0 of MMS Fleet Solutions providing expanded functionality for workboat fleets, including passenger, tow and service vessels. MMS Fleet Solutions V3.0 provides Port Engineers, Maintenance Managers, and company executives with fleet-level visibility of all planned and corrective maintenance activities including maintenance schedules/forecasts, work orders, and inventory levels. MMS Fleet Solutions leverages Cloud Computing and is available as Software-as-a-Service, requiring no local IT infrastructure or support of any kind.

SeaKits recently signed a contract to provide turnkey implementation of MMS Fleet Solutions to Fire Island Ferries (FIFI) in Bay Shore, New York. FIFI is one of an expanding number of passenger vessel fleets implementing the Coast Guard’s Streamlined Inspection Program (SIP), a cooperative program between the Coast Guard and the passenger vessel industry that provides an alternative to traditional inspection regimes. Dave Anderson, General Manager, said, “We were an early adherent to the SIP and saw in SeaKits’ Fleet Solutions a way to automate much of the paperwork associated with SIP. The SIP inspection requirements will schedule and alert along with our other planned maintenance items ensuring continuous compliance, one of the key objectives of the SIP.”

Boston’s Best Cruises (BBC), an early adopter of MMS Fleet Solutions will be using the new fleet-level work management and inventory management features of V3.0. With a fleet of 20 vessels located in Boston and Ft. Lauderdale and personnel leveraged between locations, fleet level parts and work activities provides a distinct advantage in vessel reliability. BBC’s Maintenance Manager, Kenny Campbell, remarked, “Fleet Solutions is allowing me to efficiently assign and track work and inspections across the fleet knowing that the required parts, engineering documents, and detailed maintenance requirements are available for each task. This reduces the time the maintenance workers spend looking for tools, parts, and documents.”

Commenting on SeaKits turnkey implementation approach, Tim Mooney, President of Fire Island Ferries, said, “SeaKits took the time to get on our boats and understand our operation so they could provide a fixed price proposal for the full implementation of a computerized maintenance program, including converting our paper-based Streamlined Inspection Program into an automated system. Their risk reducing approach to implementation was very compelling.”

Media Contact:

Barry Kallander
SeaKits
282 Central Street, Unit 9
Hudson, MA 01749
www.seakits.com
info@seakits.com
978.562.5211

About SeaKits

SeaKits, Inc. was founded in 2006 by a submarine service veteran 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 Outfitting and Global Logistics. For more information contact Barry Kallander at 978-562-5211, or barry@wheelhousetech.com, or visit www.wheelhousetech.com.

About Boston’s Best Cruises

Boston’s Best Cruises is owned by Water Transportation Alternatives, Inc. (WTAI), which is comprised of a group of business entities specializing in marine transportation and related maritime industries. The company, founded in 1996, now operates or owns the following: MBTA Harbor Express Water Shuttle, New England Aquarium Whale Watch, Boston Harbor Islands National Park Ferry Service, the Salem Ferry, Ft. Lauderdale Water Taxi, Charter Services, and Consulting Services. http://bostonsbestcruises.com/

About Fire Island Ferries

Fire Island Ferries is a passenger and freight ferry service on the Great South Bay, NY providing transportation to Fire Island (a barrier island due south of the south shore of Long Island). Fire Island Ferries, Inc has been providing this service to 8 communities on Fire Island since 1948, and currently operates 23 vessels in the subchapter K, T, and I classes. Additionally, Fire Island Water Taxi, LLC (a subsidiary company) provides water taxi service to Fire Island operating both across Great South Bay and lateral service between all the Fire Island communities and National Seashore properties. For more information you can visit us at www.fireislandferries.com/ and www.fireislandwatertaxi.com.