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KKMI KNEWS

   
Here we are in your inbox again keeping you up to speed on the goings on at KKMI. Welcome aboard.

If you're like us, you love to be around boats. Just glimpse into the yard and you can feel the story from each boat...where she came from... why she's here. It's always fun to talk to the boat owners about their projects. What they're doing to get their vessel "ship shape" as quickly as possible - because we all know, boats are a lot more fun when they are working properly and on the water! 

KKMI operates much like a complicated piece of machinery with all sorts of moving parts. Project Managers, craftsmen, select contractors, the team in the store, the team in the office - the whole crew - help to share in making your visit to KKMI the best experience possible. 

To that, we are planning an Open House to show you around and share with you things that you may or may not have known about KKMI. We're also going to share some of our expertise with the goal that you can become a more informed boat owner. Please take a moment and share with us what is of interest to you for future seminars. From repairs to engine service, rig tuning, you name it. We have the experts that can help you learn how to do it right!  


Happy boating! 
FROM THE BILGE
By: Paul Kaplan
A collection of random musings that are not so obvious about our company and the maritime industry - insights if you will.

It's all about "JOBS"...that was the big sign on the top of my hat when I spoke before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 2011. The occasion was Golden Gate Yacht Club's (Team Oracle) request for approval to defend the 34th America's Cup on the San Francisco Bay. As I'm sure you can recall, gaining this approval was hardly a slam dunk for GGYC.

FROM THE KYARD

Lots of things go on at the yard... why we even had a visit from Julia Child! 


YOUR BOAT AS AN EVACUATION PLAN


As a boat owner, in the event of an emergency, you are uniquely positioned to have a phenominal escape plan. To prepare your family and home for the possibility of an evacuation for any reason, provision your boat with non-perishable canned and dry foods, bottled water, plus food, any medicines and leash and harness for each pet. Don't forget your cellphone and charger and a flashlight.

THIS MONTH GET 50% OFF A BUFF & WAX WITH YOUR PURCHASE OF A BOTTOM PAINTING PACKAGE!




Comprehensive Bottom Painting Package Includes:
  • Haul and pressure wash at discounted rate
  • Professional preparation and standard sanding to ready the bottom
  • Rolled on application of one coat of paint by experienced painter
  • Standard materials and high quality antifouling paint
SHINE IT UP! 
This month get 50% OFF a Buff & Wax package with Bottom Painting Package purchase!

Contact us today for rates and package details!

For pricing at KKMI Pt. Richmond: (510) 235-5564 or yard@kkmi.com
For pricing at KKMI  Sausalito: (415) 332-5564 or sausalito@kkmi.com  

NAME THIS PART!

Your challenge, if you choose to accept it...

What is this?
What happened?
What could you do to prevent this kind of damage?


We will pick randomly from the correct answers & the winner will receive a spiffy KKMI baseball cap!

Be sure to give your correct contact information so we can get you your prize!
JUST A LITTLE STROLL AROUND THE KYARD TODAY


You'll likely recognize this Bay Area staple. All prettied up and ready to launch.
 



Bodega Bay REPRESENT!













Birds flock to KKMI from as far away as Washington, DC!




Cue "The Imperial March"! If Darth Vader had a boat - this would be it! This is Varuna 3. She's going to be getting ready for the Pac Cup. We'll give you more insight into this race sled when the owner starts rigging her.