Lighted Boat Parade Preparation

Lighted Boat Parade Preparation

Article borrowed from Water Sports Foundation and updated for San Francisco: ‘Tis the season for nighttime boat parades. If you plan to decorate your boat and participate in a holiday boat parade, the Water Sports Foundation offers several safety tips. From making...

End of Year 2021

As KKMI completes its 25th year in business, please join me for a moment as we briefly look astern, as well to our course ahead. As we all know, rarely is the race won by looking astern. Yet, there’s something incredibly satisfying when looking aft to see how much...

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...