WheelHouse provides an easy-to-use interface to manage maintenance related activities on a single vessel or fleet. This powerful vessel maintenance system enables the owner/operator; captain; crew; or engineer to maintain the material condition of their vessel(s) using comprehensive Planned Maintenance (PMs) Tasks and Onetime Maintenance (OMs) Tasks that link documents, special tools, and required parts to the task. WheelHouse is a Software as a Service (Saas) application on cloud technology with off-line syncing operation through WheelHouse Underway. The recent addition of vessel monitoring now allows user to integrate real-time monitoring and switching control over their vessels.
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Hudson, MA – July 29, 2009 – SeaKits recently signed a Fleet Solutions agreement with Sea Spirit Yachts after the luxury yacht builder approached SeaKits for a comprehensive management solution for the yachts they produce. The new partnership will make the SeaKits Marine Maintenance Systemsm (MMS) standard on each of the yachts built by Sea Spirit which are designed by Sparkman & Stephens. Sea Spirit Yachts feature sophisticated engineering that contributes to their reputation as being strong and tough yet refined and graceful. The SeaKits MMS is an ideal complement to the engineering design of the yachts. The SeaKits team will work closely with the management team and builders at Sea Spirit to evaluate the maintenance and spare parts requirements for each piece of equipment on board and deliver a turnkey MMS for each yacht.
By including the Marine Maintenance System as a new standard feature on all Sea Spirit yachts, the builders enhance the value of the yacht to their customers who will be given a complete system walk through by SeaKits at the time of yacht delivery. Ed Koethe, owner of Dauntless, recently completed a 12,000 nautical mile three-quarter circumnavigation of North America and chose to include MMS on his Sea Spirit Passagemaker 60. The process of completing the MMS for Dauntless means that the SeaKits team is already familiar with the machinery and components of Sea Spirit Yachts. This new partnership will allow them to seamlessly expand into the 75 and 88-foot sisterships that Sea Spirit builds.
Barry Kallander, president and founder of SeaKits says, “We are excited to be associated with Sea Spirit Yachts and the prestigious design firm of Sparkman & Stephens. We look forward to working with Capt. Andrea Gaines and the rest of the Sea Spirit team.”
Owners of Sea Spirit Yachts can now enjoy the following significant benefits:
- Improved vessel reliability through proper maintenance
- Voyage continuity with on board spare parts
- Enhanced maintenance planning and management
- Simplified warranty claims
- Efficient outfitting for cruising
- Higher retained value
“Sea Spirit Yachts has chosen to partner with SeaKits in order to provide its customers with an added dimension of service quality solutions for maintenance of our Passagemaker series,” said Andrea Gaines, Sea Spirit’s Captain and Director of Operations. “We believe the SeaKit program fits beautifully with our desire to make proper maintenance easy and it complements our other programs perfectly.”
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 System and related products and services, including Outfitting and Global Logistics. For more information contact Barry Kallander at 978-779-5211, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.wheelhousetech.com.
With production facilities in Canada and China, Sea Spirit Yachts offers a range of long-range displacement cruisers from 51 to 88 feet in length. The company’s mission is to provide exceptional quality, performance, service, and comfort by harnessing the capabilities of world-leading designers, shipyards, and technical resources. While leveraging the efficiencies of series production, Sea Spirit Yachts also offer their owners a variety of custom options, in arrangement, equipment, styling details, and finish materials.