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  • Ballast for the New Electric Powered Maid of the Mist

    MarsKeel Technology is proud to have provided two new Maid of the Mist vessels with 62,400 lbs of 2” x 4” x 8” custom cast rectangular lead bricks, with each brick weighing 26 lbs. The weight was important because the ballast had to be installed by hand. The shape was critical as it had to […]

  • Case Study: MarsKeel Yacht Bolt Replacement Project For Lead Keels

    Bolts are used to secure a keel to the base of a boat. If the bolts are damaged, the safety of the vessel can be compromised. MarsKeel, a North American leader in keel technology, recently worked on a keel repair project for a Virginia-based client who owned a Hunter yacht. The Challenge Cobbs Marina contacted […]

  • Keel Bolt Replacement in Lead Cast Keels

    Do I need to replace the keel bolts? Why? This is why. Safety. The entire reason that a bolt needs to be replaced is safety. A corroded bolt can impact the safety of the boat and those on board. MarsKeel Technology has developed a proven and cost-effective methodology to replace them. The Keel Bolt Replacement […]

  • MarsKeel Powers Saildrone’s Historic Transatlantic Voyage

    Saildrone (SD 1021), the world’s first unmanned surface vessel (USV), made use of MarsKeel’s unique lead ballast system to complete its record-breaking 3,402-nautical mile transatlantic voyage. Engineered to withstand the harshest ocean conditions on the planet, the Saildrone successfully traversed wind gusts of 58 knots (107 km/h), and 40-foot high waves during its two-way expedition […]

  • Saildrone Autonomus Research Platform Ballast System

    MarsKeel Technology is proud to announce that we have been chosen to supply the lead ballast system for the breakthrough Saildrone project. MarsKeel has produced approximately 100 ballast parts for Saildrone over the last year. The Saildrone is an autonomous unmanned sailboat using wing technology pioneered over a 10-year period by founder Richard Jenkins as […]

  • MarsKeel Representative to attend REFIT International Exhibition & Conference

    Kevin Milne the President of MarsKeel Technology will be attending the REFIT International Exhibition & Conference on Thursday January 28th, 2016. For over 35 years MarsKeel Technology has been designing and manufacturing keels up to 200,000 lbs. and suppling the marine industry with specialized castings. Our custom keel design and manufacturing expertise includes all lead […]

  • 2015 Monaco Yacht Show

    MarsKeel representative Willem Vraets will be attending the Monaco Yacht Show this September. He will be there to meet with you to discuss your custom keel requirements. If you would like to set up a meeting with William and Willem please see below for contact information. Monaco Yacht Show: Port Hercules, Monaco September 23-26, 2014 […]

  • New Age of Sail

    MarsKeel Technology is proud to be a sponsor for the New Age of Sail exhibition at the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston. From May 5 to November 30 of this year, The Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston will present a look back at the explosive growth in the popularity […]

  • Lead Keel Recycle Program

    MarsKeel Technology is a buyer of secondary lead keels. We will arrange and pick up free of charge any recyclable secondary lead keels that are trade-ins or salvaged from damaged boats. MarsKeel Technology is a strong believer in recycling and was instrumental in partnering up with boat recyclers throughout the eastern seaboard assisting with the […]

  • MarsKeel Representative at boot Düsseldorf Show

    Our International Sales Representative, Willem Vraets will be attending the boot Düsseldorf show. Willem will be at the show on Thursday January 23rd, 2014. If you would like to arrange a meeting to discuss your keel requirements with him please see his contact information listed below. Contact: Willem Vraets International Sales Representative Phone: +31 (0) […]

  • International Organization for Standardization and Certification of Conformance

    Mars Metal Company is continually advancing to new levels of product quality and customer service. We are always updating and advancing to new levels of certification and quality control within our company. We are currently in the process of an updated operational efficiency of ISO 9001: 2008 Registration and CSA Z299.2 Certification of Conformance. ISO […]

  • Marskeel Manufactured Lifting Keel to Sail Around the World

    MarsKeel Technology manufactured the lifting keel for the 63 “Kiwi Spirit” (Lyman Morse Boatbuilding Co.). It is a fabricated and fully CNC machined hydraulically activated lifting fin with a 12,000 lbs. cast bulb. The Kiwi Sprits owner, Stanley Paris plans to become the oldest, fastest sailor to sail around the world. The trip will begin […]