Boatyard Management made simple
Grenada Marine a full-service, family owned boatyard located on the southeast coast of the island, occupying ten acres of beachfront that embraces the well-protected and safe harbour of St. David, Grenada.
Effective resource management is a critical function for any boardyard, with Grenada Marine being no exception. For years, the Grenada Marine was presented with a challenge as it relates to knowing the available space for reservation in the yard at any given time. This affected their ability to confidently accept new reservations and work orders, directly affecting their revenue stream. As a short term solution, the yard manager was forced to develop a hand-drawn, scaled map of the yard, using thumbtacks as model boats, which was regularly used to estimate space in the yard. This soon became another problem as it was difficult to manage and scale. To address this, the Grenada Marine engaged Sonover to design and develop a digital boatyard management system to improve the management of the yard using visual aides.
During the consultation process, the Grenada Marine was guided through a discovery phase which allowed our team to better understand and define the problem and development scope. To solve the problem faced my Grenada Marine, Sonover was able to design and develop a web-based boatyard management system, featuring a yard reservation module and customer portal, allowing boat-owner the opportunity to track the progress of work done on their vessels.
With access to the web-based boatyard management system developed by the Sonover team, the management and staff at the Grenada Marine is now able to effective accept and track incoming and outgoing reservations; making it easy to know the status of the yard at all time. In addition to easy reservation management, the yard manager can simply drag and drop model boats on a digital map of the yard to simulate the placement of boats, in anticipation of their arrival. With the implementation of the boatyard management system, the Grenada Marine has been able the streamline and optimise the operations of the yard.
Sonover is a software and technology innovation house that place our customers at the centre of our innovation cycle. We utilise a balanced mix of tools and people to build solutions that change the perspective for our clients. At Sonover we start building software with conversations, not code. We pride ourselves on understanding problems from the customer’s viewpoint so that we are better able to build solutions they can be proud of.