As you know from my past reports, I’m a huge fan of Mattapoisett Boat Yard. I did a lengthy report in 2017 and I have them listed at my #1 partner.
It turns out that 2017 was a big year for my favorite boatyard. Art McLean passed the reins to Dave Kaiser. Ned Kaiser fully matured as the yard boss while getting married.
On top of these major life transitions, MBY also took a number of major steps and has truly become a 21st Century operation.
The New Website
First off, you won’t recognize their new web site. As a “web guy” since the early 1990’s, I can spot a static “here’s who we are” web site from one that offers serious customer engagement from a mile away.
Needless to say the old site was just a bunch of words and pictures that they hoped you read and then picked up the phone and called. The new web site is clean and presents links to everything a customer might want as soon as you hit on it.
The New Work Barge
One of the icons of MBY has always been the red workboat…
As cool as it looked, it was a pain to drive, leaked from time to time, and fell short when it came to really heavy lifting.
One day last summer I noticed these 40′ pontoons in the MBY parking lot and asked Ned what they were for – he said the “new barge”.
It turned out to be a big project and one perfectly suited for the winter when the regular work of the boat yard ground to a halt.
The New Barge is now done. Dave and Ned test drove it last week and sent me some photos…
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