Cruisers’ Workshop 2018 Sponsors
Cruisers’ Workshop is proudly sponsored by the following manufacturers and service providers. Please click on each sponsor’s logo to visit their webpage.
All sponsors are carefully vetted by Steve D’Antonio, and only those with whom he has had long-time relationships, and/or in whose products he has complete faith, are permitted to take part in this program
Fleming Yachts are widely accepted as the builders of the ultimate cruising yachts and were established in 1985 by Tony Fleming at their factory in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Fleming builds four different models, 55, 58, 65 and 78 feet and produce around 15 boats a year, each one individually customized to the owner’s personal requirements. Since 2005, Tony Fleming himself has embarked on an extremely extended test voyage on hull number 1 of the Fleming 65 and since then has cruised more than 65,000 miles.
For more than 60 years, Grand Banks has been dedicated to designing and building yachts that are designed to go the distance. Today, world-renowned craftsmanship combined with cutting edge technology is driving the builder’s redefinition of what a long range cruiser should be. In addition to sales offices located around the world, the builder also operates a full service center in Stuart, Florida.
WheelHouse Technologies provides innovative solutions to the marine industry that can improve the safety, reliability, and economics of a single vessel or fleet. Our comprehensive solution, WheelHouse, is used to manage all aspects of vessel maintenance, inspection and repair in a single vessel or across a fleet of vessels in one or multiple locations. Solutions are available for yachts and workboats from individual vessels to large fleets. WheelHouse is uniquely differentiated from other computerized maintenance management systems: WheelHouse is purpose built for the marine industry avoiding unnecessary functionality seen in generic solutions used for land-based businesses. WheelHouse employees are marine professionals who can “speak the language” with owners, port captains, and port engineers. WheelHouse can be delivered turn-key, usually on a fixed price basis that substantially reduces implementation risk common in technology solutions. WheelHouse uses an intuitive point and click interface that is easy to navigate and runs on any popular browser. WheelHouse and all content is hosted in a robust and scalable cloud computing infrastructure that requires no customer IT management. The subscription includes both marine and system technical support, new feature releases at no additional cost, and all hosting fees.
Located just south of Annapolis on the Chesapeake Bay in Edgewater, Maryland, with an additional marina in Stuart, Florida, Burr Yacht Sales is the exclusive Fleming distributor for the US East Coast, Great Lakes, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico. Our dedication to selling just one brand of boat, paired with a knowledgeable and experienced team, provides our clients with an unparalleled buying experience from not just the Fleming viewpoint, but from an industry perspective as well. Because we are a full-service dealership, rather than a brokerage house, we do not work on a commission basis which means that purchasing a Fleming Yacht from Burr Yacht Sales is never a rushed process. Our emphasis is – and has always been – on customer service and building a long-term relationship with our clients that extends well beyond the purchase of a boat. With our unrivaled service and a training program which includes comprehensive dock handling lessons, extensive instruction of the onboard systems and hands-on cruising, purchasing a new or previously-cruised Fleming from Burr Yacht Sales gives you the knowledge and confidence to enjoy your new boat to the fullest.
Parker’s Engine Mobile OE Division specializes in the design, manufacture and distribution of premium fuel, oil and air filtration systems. With over 45 years of industry experience and commitment to innovation, Racor is a preferred brand of filtration solutions to the Marine market.
GROCO has been manufacturing top quality bronze, aluminum, and stainless steel hardware for nearly 100 years. Founded in 1918 on the principles of innovative design and sound construction, our goal is to be the choice for those who demand quality products a cut above the rest. With continuous improvement in mind we constantly develop new and better products to make boating safer, simpler, and more enjoyable.