Other Services

Boat Supplies, Carpentry, Communication Systems, Custom Fabrication, Davits & Cranes, Deck Equipment, Decking, Detailing, Diesel Engine, Electrical, Electronic Equipment, Engine Cooling/Heat Transfer, Engine Parts, Fasteners, Fuel Tanks, Fueling Systems, Furlers, Gelcoat, General Rigging, Hardware, Hydraulics, Inboard Engine, Masts & Spars, Metal Fabrication, Navigation Equipment, Paint, Plumbing, Propellers, Pumps, Refinish/Varnish, Refit, Rope/Cordage, Thrusters, Towers & Pulpits, Water Makers, Water Tanks, Waxing, Welding, Winches & Windlasses


Our History In 1996 Ken Keefe and Paul Kaplan founded Keefe Kaplan Maritime, Inc. (KKMI for short) with a vision of delivering superb craftsmanship and lasting value to boat owners on San Francisco Bay. After a great deal of hard work from an incredibly dedicated team, the dream has been realized. KKMI now operates service centers in both Pt. Richmond and Sausalito, and has become one of the leading maritime companies in California. We provide a complete range of boat maintenance services at our environmentally-compliant, award-winning facilities. KKMI strives to provide clear and timely client communications supported by a high level of expertise. With our team of seasoned professionals, we are uniquely qualified to smartly apprise boat owners of their vessel’s condition and maintenance needs. In doing so, KKMI delivers the best service and value supplied by the finest team in the industry. Our Value KKMI understands that no two boats are identical nor are the owner’s goals and budgets. Determining what must be done on a vessel can be a complex task, which is why we consider value with each decision when servicing your vessel. The true cost of boat ownership can be greatly reduced when a higher level of knowledge, safety and craftsmanship are applied. Simply said, we do it right the first time and we stand behind the quality of our work. KKMI provides this value to you and your boat. Our Craftsmanship Our knowledge, training and love of what we do shows in every job that passes through our yard. Because of these things, you can come to us with confidence that KKMI will take the very best care of your boat, from bow to stern. The complexities and nuances of a sail or power vessel demand a level of expertise that is in our DNA. We know and care about your boat and this is reflected in our craftsmanship. Our Relationship At KKMI our goal is to provide each client with a knowledgeable advisor, your Project Manager who will foster a relationship of integrity with no surprises. We openly share with you how your job will flow, form beginning to delivery. The work we do and the costs associated are discussed up front, before we begin the work. Once discussed and approved, we’ll proceed as outlined. It is this level trust that has allowed us to foster lasting relationships with our clients. Our Awards Over the past two decades KKMI has been recognized for its leadership in many areas, from within the maritime industry and beyond. The American Boatbuilders and Repairer’s Association named KKMI “Boat Yard of the Year”, the only such company to achieve this prestigious award in Northern California. In addition, the California Water Environment Association has named KKMI on two separate occasions their “Small Industry of the Year” award for our advanced methods in protecting our Bay waters.


420 Harbor Drive, Sausalito, CA 94965

John L said:


Services provided: - Re-cored decking. - Installed navigation system. - Install new deck hardware and replaced running rigging. The KKMI team was professional and an absolute pleasure to work with. They performed all of the work above and continued to stay in touch once we left the yard. After they completed the work, they were always willing to answer my questions as I got used to the upgrades. My wife and I are sure to recommend KKMI to all of our friends.

Nick J said:


We hired KKMI for help with a major refit project. They provided us with an accurate estimate and included materials that would be needed. As do-it-yourselfers, we did what we could and the team did the rest. The team was easy to work with and gave us advice along the way when we needed it. I did what I could refinishing parts of the cabin and furniture but they did all the major structural work. They also refit the electrical system. Due to our boat's age and how it was built we also needed to replace the plumbing and water tank which I left to the KKMI guys. We were kept informed about everything and problems were quickly resolved. The team has a lot of expertise.

Phillip E said:


We have an 2008 Silverton 42 that we decided to upgrade. KKMI did a fantastic job throughout the entire project. Their commitment to excellence is outstanding. The entire team was working diligently on our boat - even staying late several evenings to get the job completed on time. I would highly recommend KKMI for any project you are contemplating. The prices are fair and the work ethic is the best I have seen in many years.

Steve W said:


I called KKMI for a some small issues with our auto-pilot. They got to the issue within a day and did a great job explaining exactly what the problems were and got the job done in a timely manner. I was very pleased with the work they did and they will be the one we call for any needs in the future.