YACHTXPLORER tracks maintenance needs
AMSTERDAM – Dingco Geijtenbeek’s credo is ‘Making Things Happen.’ Lately he has been doing that by crafting an online tool to help yacht sector professionals _ from yacht builders to refit yards to brokers _ upgrade after-sales customer care.
YACHTXPLORER is a cloud-based platform that tracks the servicing needs of yachts and their parts and power, electrical and other installed systems. The service’s Original Equipment Manufacturers data shows a yacht’s parts and installed systems and tells users what and when warranties expire and what maintenance is due.
The aim is to help owners manage their costs better and give maintenance more priority.
“There is a need for the latter,” says Geijtenbeek. “Especially in the luxury yacht category. Today, much maintenance is carried out reactively.” The database is now being built up for the Dutch sector. Starting in 2016, it will become more international as of 2016 and available in several languages. It is especially useful yachts of 15m and longer that become complex and have more than 1 engine.
Once equipment data has been entered, the YX platform will pro-actively craft a maintenance schedule and recommend specific jobs based on a vessel’s running hours and time elapsed since the last maintenance. The online tool says Geijtenbeek will generate more turnover, make maintenance more efficient and keep a yacht’s value up.
www.yachtxplorer.com / www.dutchyachtbuilding.com