Mea Culpa

Undoubtedly, over the years while operating KKMI, we’ve shot ourselves in the foot – sometimes over matters which we could have foreseen but didn’t do enough to get in front of. In such circumstances, we’ve worked not only to rectify the mistake, but we also made sure...

KKMI – Changes

Keefe Kaplan Maritime, Inc. (KKMI) is pleased to announce the celebration of 25 years in business. Founded in May of 1996 by Ken Keefe and Paul Kaplan, Ken Keefe proclaimed, “It has been an incredible 25 years!” Operating from two locations on the Bay, one in Pt....
USS Suisun

USS Suisun

History of the USS SUISUN Launched: 1914 Builder: Wilson Brothers, Astoria, Oregon Commissioned For: United States Engineers Department, Attn; Lt. Col. H. Rees Length: 86’ 9” Beam: 15’ 8” Draft: 7’ 6” Gross Weight: 73 Tons (146,000 lbs) Power: 6 Cylinder, Corliss Gas...

Clean and Green

I confess that I might be biased when I compare the huge number of agencies and regulations that govern the operation of a boatyard compared to most other businesses, but I believe we are inundated by a significant factor. Clearly, these regulatory agencies and their...

Clean Marine

KKMI boatyard in Pt Richmond, California was recently awarded a Clean Marine certification by the Clean Marine Program. This makes KKMI Pt Richmond the first Bay Area boatyard to receive this prestigious award. The certification process involves evaluation of over 150...

Bottom Paint 2021

No matter what type of boat you own, if you keep it in saltwater, the bottom of your boat has likely been coated with antifouling paint, with the most common ingredient being copper oxide. In addition to copper, some antifouling paints contain other metals, such as...