Someone once said, “Fail to plan, then you plan to fail.” Those are good words to live by, especially when it comes to maintaining your yacht in good operating condition. A modern motor yacht is a complex machine, whose electronics and systems rival any aircraft. With the safety and comfort of you and your guests on the line each time she leaves the dock, the importance of preemptive maintenance cannot be overstated.
With that said, developing a scheduled maintenance strategy is no simple task.
You need a system that takes into account the complex interactions of the manufactures required maintenance schedules for each system on board, along with parts inventory and availability, the labor hours required, and much more. Beyond that, you want a transparent system that can generate all reports, and fully account for all work done, to the captain, and the owner.
This is where a yacht management company that uses maintenance software can play a vital role. Ultimately, a good scheduled maintenance software program will save the yacht owner time, money and avoid breakdowns and more costly repairs – or worse yet – trouble at sea!
The On Demand Solution
Florida Yacht Management’s proprietary On Demand software not only will track and maintain your boats proper weekly and monthly maintenance schedules, it allows you to monitor all of the service work being done on your boat in real time. That means at any time, you can approve or decline any service work. You have the ability to monitor all systems checks weekly or monthly, and can see when they were completed and by whom.
Through our engineers and industry-wide contacts, our On Demand software will:
- Implement and maintain the right planned maintenance set-up for your yacht
- Continuously assess performance and operations, taking any remedial actions as needed between scheduled maintenance
- Arrange for spare parts, repairs, refits as needed
- Track, monitor and report on all electrical, mechanical and physical repairs
- Maintain inventories on all stores, provisions and spare parts
- Allow you to “virtually” inspect and monitor our performance, and your boat’s condition – anytime
Beyond maintenance, with the On Demand system you can schedule your trips online in advance, build itineraries online, or select your crew and so much more.
Ship Shape and Beyond
Entrusting the care and maintenance of your yacht with a yacht management company is not an easy decision. We manage over 30 yachts, and understand that no two vessels, nor owners are alike.
We specifically tailor our planned maintenance and all of our yacht management services specifically to meet your particular needs.
At Florida Yacht Management, when it comes to maintaining your vessel, our goal is to guarantee the safe, efficient and economical operation of your yacht in our care, as well as to reduce your yearly costs.
Avoiding mistakes when setting up a planned maintenance schedule for your yacht can be challenging. If you would like to benefit from our expertise in these areas, or if you have any questions or comments about this blog post, do not hesitate to contact our Yacht Management specialists, or call us at (855) 318-6328.