Member News: USWatercraft Selects PierVantage for Boat Builders

Rhode Island based designer and boat builder, USWatercraft, LLC (USW) recently selected PierVantage for Boat Builders to help them manage their growing business. USW plans to leverage PierVantage for its various brands including Alerion Yachts, C&C Yachts, True North Yachts, and Waterline Systems.

USW joins other highly respected boat builders such as GUNBOAT, Lyman Morse Boat Building Company, Front Street Shipyard, Schooner Creek Boat Works and Derecktor Shipyards in their choice to use PierVantage to help overcome key business challenges like accurately tracking true costs associated with each boat build and managing their Just-In-Time inventory purchasing process.
“There is strong demand right now for both our sail and power boat lines,” said Randy Borges, President of USW. “As our company continues to grow at a rapid pace, it is important for us to invest in a more modern technology platform built specifically for building and servicing boats. PierVantage for Boat Builders is the only modern technology solution on the market, so the choice was easy for us,” said Borges.

Up until this point, Boat Builders have relied on a handful of non-integrated non-marine specific software products such as Microsoft Project, Microsoft Excel, Quickbooks, and others. PierVantage for Boat Builders is a fresh new option for owners, project managers, purchasing managers, and controllers to turn to for a comprehensive integrated business management solution.
“The PierVantage team is excited to be working with USW, one of New England’s fastest growing boat builders,” said Navroze Eduljee, founder and CEO of CorVant, creators of PierVantage. Recent enhancement to our solution including, the ability to stage materials during the creation of the build plan, the automatic generation of timed purchase requests and integrated project management capabilities are greatly improving efficiency for our boat building customers,” said Eduljee.

As the marine industry gains momentum, the PierVantage team continues to see a growing demand for a business management solution that is easy to implement and easy to use, backed by a team that delivers on its promises.

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.