ABBRA – American Boat Builders & Repairers Association

Member News: Gamage Shipyard Selects PierVantage For Boat Yards

PierVantage continues to add new customers as boatyards realize turning to modern technology gives them quick access to information and a competitive advantage. Gamage Shipyard, a full service boatyard in South Bristol, Maine, recently decided to put QuickBooksTM back on the shelf and move to “The Cloud” with PierVantage for Boat Yards.

Steve Morris, General Manager of Gamage Shipyard wanted a solution that would give him access to the information he needed to run a more efficient, growing boat yard.

“We have been thinking about moving to a better platform for a few years now and after meeting with the PierVantage Team, we gained comfort with the implementation/conversion process, which seemed to be holding us back from taking the plunge. We implemented PierVantage in April and we are already seeing significant value in PierVantage from an operational control perspective. When our technicians enter their hours, notes, and materials they use on projects throughout the day directly into the system, it is pretty powerful to monitor and track job costs ~real-time.”
Gamage Shipyard is spread out, so having an integrated solution in the cloud made a lot of sense to keep the operational and financial data flowing quickly.

“Gamage Shipyard is one of the oldest and most respected yards on the Maine Coast,” said Navroze Eduljee, founder and CEO of CorVant, creators of PierVantage. “The Gamage team is very methodical in their approach to servicing boats for their customers that come back year after year. Rory Cowan (Owner), Steve Morris (General Manager) and Larry Kelsey (Office Manager) wanted to improve their inventory control, track job costs with much more precision, and service their customers better by having quick access to information when they called or stopped by the yard to check on the progress of their boat. The PierVantage team is excited to be supporting Gamage Shipyard as they position their business for continued growth,” said Eduljee.

The PierVantage team just rolled out new integrated Project Management and Workforce Scheduling functionality. To view brief videos on this, click on the following link

PierVantage is the leading cloud based business management solution designed specifically for the marine industry. Boat Yards use PierVantage to simplify job estimation, work management and invoicing, reduce their inventory carrying costs and increase the efficiency and profitability of their operation. Cloud based means the solution is easy to implement, offers tremendous reliability and security compared to on-premise systems and future upgrades are FREE and require no effort on your part. The solution is backed by a highly responsive and knowledgeable support team. Embrace change by upgrading to PierVantage and enjoy the freedom and convenience of accessing your business anywhere, anytime.
PierVantage for Boatyards gives you the features and functionality you need to do what you do best – make boats work
For more information on how PierVantage can help your business, please visit us at or call 877.267.7172.

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.

Posted in Member News, News on August 19, 2014. Tags: ,