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...

Good News Good News

As the old saying goes, “I’ve got good news and bad news…which would you like first?” Well, here’s a new twist to this: “and I’ve got some more good news.” First the good news: despite all the pain and troubles our world is facing, the marine industry has done...