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Baxter Marine Group acquires WheelHouse Technologies Inc., Vessel Vanguard and SeaKits

by WheelHouse Technologies 26 Feb 09:03 PST
Baxter Marine Group acquires WheelHouse Technologies Inc., Vessel Vanguard and SeaKits © Baxter Marine Group

Baxter Marine Group announces the acquisition of Wheelhouse Technologies™, VesselVanguard™ and SeaKits Brand™ creating the largest most advanced maintenance management and software company in the marine industry.

The combined Companies support over 3,000 commercial, military, charter and recreational watercraft worldwide. Intuitive user tools, mobile applications, work orders, inventory and advanced telematics give owners and operators complete command of their vessel's operations.

Rick Heine, Baxter Marine Group Chairman said, "Our goal is to provide the marine industry with the most advanced and intuitive systems to improve vessel reliability, safety, and reduce operational costs significantly."

Donald Hyde, founder of Vessel Vanguard, agreed and added, "We created this application space ten years ago and it has evolved into an indispensable tool to reduce warranty claims and elevate customer satisfaction. This transaction infuses financial resources and technical expertise driving an innovative customer experience that will be unique in the industry."

Barry Kallander, founder of Wheelhouse Technologies, Inc. and SeaKits Brand, believes this partnership is a significant next step in the evolution of computerized maintenance management.

He commented, "When I founded WheelHouse, our vision was to provide an innovative solution that simplified the management of vessel maintenance, spare parts and documents. As the industry continues to get more complex, I see this acquisition as a way to continue to build on the promise we made to our customers."

Baxter CEO April Stercula stated, "with the collective experience of the executive team coupled with the industry capability and expertise of Vessel Vanguard and Wheelhouse personnel, I am confident we will revolutionize the way boats and commercial vessels are maintained and supported."

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