Member News: Eastern Boats Selects PierVantage for Boat Builders

Eastern Boats, a 30 year old New England boat building company implemented PierVantage for Boat Builders this week. Eastern Boats is known for building high-quality, rugged, and fuel-efficient Downeast-style boats.

Eastern Boats joins other highly respected boat builders such as Derecktor Shipyards, GUNBOAT, US Watercraft , Lyman Morse Boat Building Company, Front Street Shipyard, and Philbrook’s Boat Yard in their choice to use PierVantage for Boat Builders, the only industry specific boat building platform on the market.

“We have grown quickly over the past few years,” said Bob Bourdeau, owner of Eastern Boats. “In order to keep up with our growth, we felt the need to fine tune our operations by purchasing a boat building platform. We looked around and interviewed a number of companies and quickly realized PierVantage for Boat Builders was the only solution on the market specifically designed for our business. With PierVantage, we can effectively track lay-up, assembly, glass, gel coat, rigging, and cleaning by model. Inventory management and reporting are also key capabilities we are looking to leverage fully,” said Bourdeau.
“We are seeing strong growth in the semi-production boat building segment and are excited Bob and his team at Eastern Boats put their confidence in us,” said Navroze Eduljee, founder and CEO of CorVant, creators of PierVantage.

PierVantageTM is the leading cloud based business management solution designed specifically for the marine industry. Boat builders use PierVantage to improve the efficiency of their custom, semi-production or production boat building operations by leveraging its all-in-one integrated solution that systematically organizes and tracks every stage of your build process. The build template gives project managers the tools they need to organize labor and material for the jobs required for each new build. Sophisticated procurement capabilities allow you to acquire materials just in time, significantly minimizing inventory carrying costs. Detailed operational and financial analytics provide visibility into every stage of the build process, allowing you to maximize profitability.

PierVantage for Boat Builders gives you the features and functionality you need to do what you do best – build quality boats.

About CorVant, LLC
CorVant, LLC,, is working with small service businesses and suppliers to develop comprehensive business management solutions that lower costs and improve customer service and satisfaction. The company’s team of information technology experts developed PierVantage™, the first and only integrated boatyard management solution available as a SaaS offering, and FulVantage™, a cutting edge web-based e-business solution for wholesalers and distributors.

About American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA)

Founded in 1943, ABBRA is a national marine trade organization that represents, is dedicated to, and seeks to strengthen and encourage professionalism in the boat building, marine service, and boat repair industry.