PierVantage adds Winter Custom Yachts as client

Winter Custom Yachts chose PierVantage for Boatbuilders to help manage its business operations.
 Winter Custom Yachts builds sportfishing boats in North Carolina.

Winter Custom Yachts builds sportfishing boats in North Carolina.

Winter Custom Yachts, known for building Carolina-style sportfishing boats, chose PierVantage for Boatbuilders to help manage its business operations.

Prior to PierVantage, Winter was using QuickBooks and spreadsheets to manage its boat builds. As business grew, Winter president Tim Winters and his staff decided to invest in more advanced software.

The software selection process was headed by Winter Custom Yachts vice president of operations Josh Easterwood. After months of interviewing companies and seeing product demonstrations, the team selected PierVantage.

"PierVantage has completely solved the issues we were having with our previous software,” Winters said in a statement. “Our ability to account for time and materials at the level PierVantage provides us has changed the way we do business.”

“The platform gives us a clear snapshot of every project on the shop floor at any given time, making us more efficient and providing our customers with an overall better experience,” Winters said. “With multiple locations, the web-based cloud solution makes our day-to-day work order management a seamless process. In addition to a great product, the PierVantage team is always just a phone call away. Overall a great product developed by a team that understands our industry.”

“It was a very thorough process Josh, Tim and the team went through prior to their final decision to go with PierVantage for Boatbuilders,” said Stephen Bullard, sales director at CorVant, makers of PierVantage. “Old technology is a thing of the past. If you want to keep up with your competition and grow your business, you need to invest in newer tools. The return on investment is real, just ask our rapidly increasing customer base.”

Winter Custom Yachts joins builders such as Lyman Morse Boat Building Co., Front Street Shipyard, Philbrook’s Boatyard Ltd. and Dixon Marine Group, which use PierVantage.


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