Sport Fisher

Ocean Yachts, 62, Sport Fisher
Sea Ray, 42

I want to take a moment to let you know how valuable a tool Vessel Vanguard has been to me and how I use it.

I am in the unique situation of having a boat in Hawaii and a boat in Florida. I don’t need to tell you how difficult it is to keep track of the maintenance on one boat but it seems four times harder to track when you have two. If you rely on memory or random notes it’s easy to get confused, but this is simply the best solution for any boat-owner.

  • For example:
    I bought new flares and I put them in the starboard side cabinet but, was it on the Reel Addiction III (Hawaii boat) or was in on the Amazing Grace (Florida boat)?
  • When I am getting ready to make a trip to one place or the other I used to keep the maintenance logs on each boat that included part numbers etc. I would want to order something so that I could perform a maintenance task and I would not have the part number. With Vessel Vanguard I grab my phone and look it up right on the spot.
  • Invariably you will need part numbers usually when you are at West Marine or elsewhere looking for parts. I keep pictures of each one of the motors generators etc. on my profile so that when I am getting parts somewhere I can easily reference the model numbers etc. on my phone.
  • Very Important! It tells me at a glance if my flares are current and legal and will even remind me when they need to be replaced. Are my fire extinguishers full and is it time for recharge?
  • When I am going to make a long trip I have to try to remember when was the last time my bottom cleaner (poor choice of words) cleaned the bottom?
  • I like being able to create my own Custom Schedules.
  • You can set maintenance in advance and you have all your vendor information right at your fingertips.
  • If you have a maintenance issue you can access all your manuals in one spot by phone or computer.

I can’t tell you how convenient it is to be able to manage all of this from one spot. I give this service two thumbs-up and recommend it to any boater.


Michael Murray - Aiea, Hawaii