Enhancing Yacht Value and Streamlining Knowledge Transfer

In the world of yachting, maintaining the vessel's value and ensuring seamless knowledge transfer among crew members and management companies are crucial factors in delivering an exceptional experience for yacht owners and guests. Our planned maintenance software for yachts has always been a game-changer in the industry, providing a SaaS solution that simplifies yacht management and maintenance.

We are excited to announce a new feature that will further elevate the capabilities of our software: comprehensive operator manuals for all yacht components and a complete maintenance history, both available as PDF exports.

In this article, we will first show you how to access the new feature and we will then explore the advantages of this new feature in regards to maintaining the vessel's value over time and easing the transfer of knowledge to different crew members.

Exporting a PDF operator manual for the yacht components and a complete maintenance history

Just follow our video, or the following steps:

  1. To create an operators manual, just go onto the settings tab in Plan M8 and select Reports
  2. Select the dates, that is relevant if you want to create a maintenance history. E.g. just select from 3 years back to now
  3. Select all systems you want to include in the report
  4. Chose if you want to create an operator manual or a maintenance history or unplanned maintenance. You can also create a custom report.
  5. Click on create report. The report is created in background. You will receive an email as soon as it is created. This normally takes less than a few minutes. In the email just click on download report.
  6. The PDF is organized by system and contains a complete operator manual for all components or a maintenance history of each performed task over the last years.

Advantages of Comprehensive Operator Manuals:

  1. Streamlined Onboarding and Training: With detailed operator manuals for all components of the yacht, new crew members can quickly get up to speed on the systems and equipment onboard. This ensures a seamless transition and minimizes downtime due to training or knowledge gaps.
  2. Consistent Maintenance Standards: Operator manuals provide clear instructions and guidelines for maintaining each component of the yacht, ensuring that all crew members follow the same procedures and adhere to the manufacturer's recommendations. This consistency helps maintain the vessel's value and prolongs the life of its components.
  3. Enhanced Safety and Compliance: Comprehensive operator manuals ensure that all crew members are aware of the proper safety procedures and regulatory requirements for each component of the yacht. This not only protects the crew and guests but also helps prevent costly fines and penalties for non-compliance.

Advantages of Complete Maintenance Histories:

  1. Accurate Record-Keeping: A comprehensive maintenance history provides a clear record of all work performed on the yacht, making it easy for yacht management companies and individual owners to track the vessel's upkeep and ensure that all necessary maintenance tasks have been completed.
  2. Improved Resale Value: A well-documented maintenance history demonstrates to potential buyers that the yacht has been properly cared for and maintained, which can significantly increase its resale value. This is particularly important for super yachts, where even minor issues can lead to substantial costs.
  3. Simplified Knowledge Transfer: When a yacht changes hands, either to a new owner or management company, a complete maintenance history makes it easy to transfer knowledge about the vessel's past maintenance and any ongoing maintenance needs. This allows the new team to hit the ground running and maintain the yacht's value and performance without interruption.