In January, Front Street Shipyard announced its exclusive partnership with Newport, RI-based Trefoil Marine to begin construction on a new line of 30-foot multihull, high-performance catamaran patrol boats.
To support the new semi-production boat building operation, Front Street Shipyard recently leased a 15,000-square-foot building in Bucksport, Maine, just miles from the shipyard in Belfast, Maine.
Since opening its doors three years ago, Front Street Shipyard has relied on PierVantage to help them manage and grow their service business.
“As we expanded into production boat building, PierVantage for Boat Builders was the clear choice in management software,” said JB Turner, president of Front Street Shipyard. “It appears to be the only solution on the market specifically designed for this niche. Not only does PierVantage for Boat Builders help us track every stage of the build process, but it also helps us estimate and acquire materials on time, significantly minimizing our inventory carrying costs.”
Just as the team members at the new Front Street Shipyard production arm are eager and proud to begin building the new patrol boats for Trefoil Marine, the PierVantage Team is equally excited to see the features and capabilities that were developed for boat builders be put to use.
“Front Street Shipyard is on the forefront of innovation in the shipyard business and we are thrilled to have them as a long-standing customer and now supporting their production boat building operation,” said Navroze Eduljee, founder and CEO of CorVant, creator of PierVantage. “Having Front Street Shipyard implement PierVantage into its new operation is further validation of the tremendous value that our solution has already been delivering to them for years,” said Eduljee.”
Front Street Shipyard is part of a growing list of major marine firms who have made the obvious choice and subscribed to PierVantage. They include boat builders and premier service yards such as Derecktor Shipyards, Lyman Morse Boat Building Company, Gunboat, Marshall Marine, Zimmerman Marine, Pacific Fishermen Shipyard and Electric, Wayfarer Marine and Schooner Creek Boatworks to name just a few.
The PierVantage team plans to take the product to the next level by strengthening its project management functionality by adding powerful graphical project and resource management capabilities. “The enhanced Project Management functionality that our team is currently working on will be an extremely powerful tool for both Boatyards and Boat Builders,” said Mike Frayler, Director of Operations for CorVant. “As a part of our Summer 2014 Major Release, we are working closely with our current customers to ensure that it meets their needs and many of them have volunteered to be part of the beta roll-out,” said Frayler.
ABOUT PIERVANTAGE FOR BOAT BUILDERS
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.
For more information on how PierVantage can help your business, please visit www.piervantage.com or contact Stephen Bullard at [email protected]
About CorVant, LLC
CorVant, LLC, www.corvant.com, 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.