It is with pleasure that I prepare this reference for MarsKeel Technology. We have been dealing with MarsKeel and their talented staff for over 5 years and we are very satisfied with our relationship and the quality of services they provide. MarsKeel handles all aspects of our keel requirements from assisting with design parameters to final product delivered to our door in Cape Town, South Africa. MarsKeel combines superior project management with available technical support and assistance for our designers and engineers through all stages of production. They are proficient in constructing the keel pattern, all moulding, alloying, casting along with all machining of any custom fasteners and fixtures required.
I do not hesitate to recommend MarsKeel Technology as a high quality, responsive keel manufacturer capable of any project assigned to them.
Alberto Del Cinque
Commercial Manager, Southern Wind Shipyard
Cape Town, South Africa
I am very pleased with the W 37 keel that MarsKeel Technology produced. The quality was outstanding, and I would not hesitate to recommend MarsKeel Technology to anyone.
Owner, W 37 Brooklin Boatyard
The keel is on the boat and painted. Great job in a short period of time. Thank you all for your expertise and professional manner in the operation of your business. We will think of you when we hit the starting line of the Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race. Thanks again.
I considered several keel makers in casting the new, Dubois-designed, shorter keel (7’0″ vs 8’6″) for my Wauquiez Centurion 49, but chose MarsKeel for the following reasons:
1) The engineering (including CAD/CAM) and materials knowledge of the company
2) MarsKeel’s reputation for quality, which proved itself in my product
3) The excellent human interactions with the staff and president of MarsKeel who truly understand customer relations
4) The right price and quality
The end product is superb in implementation and it is a great design as well – MarsKeel delivered within an unheard of four week schedule. It was truly a bolt-on final product, faired and coated with epoxy barrier, ready to install. I am delighted with my choice.
Owner, Centurion 49 FROG’s LEAP
I want to thank everyone at Mars for all the hard work on Harrier’s keel blade. We have fitted the keel to the bulb and the boat and everything was perfect. All bolts fitted as required. I was particularly impressed with the finish of the keel which was good enough for us to simply coat with Durapox and go sailing.
Thanks again. I look forward to the next project!
Langan Design Associates, Inc. Newport , RI
I’ve just returned from Twelve meter racing in Cannes where KZ-3 has continued to prove she has the fastest 12 Meter keel in the world.
Thank You for your excellent work and cooperation from MarsKeel in producing that keel for us !
Pedrick Yacht Design – Newport , RI
We researched keel manufacturers in conjunction with the owner’s representation. We found Mars to be the company with the expertise and track record to complete a project of this magnitude for our 106 fter – 100,000 lb. keel.
Mars had the ability to build the pattern and do the pour, and do a fine job of it.
Hodgdon Yachts Booth Bay Harbor Maine