MarsKeel Technology is the largest keel manufacturer in North American providing custom and production keels to known builders and sailors worldwide. For over 40 years we have offered our clients the highest quality keels and continue to refine our process and further our reputation as an industry leader.
MarsKeel Technology has supplied custom yacht builders from around the world, from the United States to South Africa and Turkey. These have been many different types of keels from the largest single cast lead keel made in North America (152,000 lbs.) to CNC machined lifting keels. We offer our customers complete engineering and design support, full project management as well as the physical range of manufacturing processes, from casting to metal fabrication to complete CNC machining up to 30’. It is our dedication to serving the customer to the very highest level of quality that unifies our team and produces the very best keel systems in the world.
MarsKeel Technology has been supplying production keels to just about every known builder in North America. Our low-cost MarsKeel Lifetime Tooling System™ has made us the most economical and efficient production keel tooling supplier available to get you started-up and producing faster, for less money than our competitors.
Our 360 Degree – 12 Point Inspection System™, before heading to packaging, assures the customer of detailed trailing edges, consistent bolt placement, and ten other inspections rounding out our protection process. Each MarsKeel Production casting has its own quality assurance sheet filled out and filed once approved by Production Management
Our specialized aftermarket services including,keel modifications and repair servicesets the standard for all others to follow.
Our commitment to technological advancements and staff dedication has earned us a reputation throughout the industry with designers and builders that is second-to-none. With over 100 million pounds of castings over three decades, our casting experience and metallurgical knowledge places MarsKeel Technology™ as the worldwide industry leader.
Our quality management system is certified by both ISO 9001:2015 and CSA N299.3-16
Our Technical and Design Staff – 100 Years of Combined Experience and Passion
Kevin Milne – Founder and President
With over 30 years of Metallurgical Casting experience, extensive knowledge of Keel Design and marine industry experience.
Bill Souter – Technical Keels Sales and Design
With 20 years of marine experience in the sailboat industry and design relating to keel manufacturing specializing in structural CAD systems.
Dave Fornaro – Principal Engineer
Dave Fornaro provides advanced engineering services to the marine industry. With over two decades of experience, Dave has worked on design teams for three America’s Cups, three Volvo Ocean Races and two Vendee Globe Races, among other yachting programs.
Steve Burke – Principal Naval Architect
Steve Burke provides the very best in marine and composite engineering services. Clients across a range of industries rely on Steve for his expertise in structural and composite engineering, manufacturing and project management for new construction, modifications and repairs.
James Izzard – Plant and Production Manager
Combined experience of production management and specialized metal casting technology spanning over 20 years. Production Analysis Specialist and personnel co-ordination.
Dave Nuell – Casting Production Foreman
Over a decade of hands-on lead casting experience with extensive overall production knowledge specializing in technical mold set up, melt processes and custom casting procedures.
Ken Fowler – Custom Pattern Construction and Design
With over 20 years of marine experience relating to pattern production, core design and internal molding set up procedures. CAD analysis and technical reading from IGES developed files.
MarsKeel Technology is a division of the Mars Metal Company. The Mars Metal Company has two other divisions, MarsMetal specialty casting and MarShield custom radiation shielding products. The MarsMetal division is a lead casting, lead fabrication and finishing facility.
The MarShield division supplies Radiation Shielding Products for the Medical and Nuclear Industries.
Mars Metal – www.marsmetal.com
MarShield – www.marshield.com