The Maritime Centre is the only facility of its kind in Northern California – a centrally located facility with top vendors in the field in one convenient location, at the end of the historic Santa Fe Channel in Point Richmond. Boat repairs and/or upgrades have never been easier. With multiple vendors on site, we are uniquely positioned to deliver the most efficient, one-stop-shop, boat repair experience on the San Francisco Bay.

The Maritime Centre concept was born from a vision of KKMI boatyard owners, Paul and Chrissy Kaplan. Bit by the boating bug early in their courtship, they have owned a myriad of family boats. Most notable was the historic 1935 55’ Santana. After having sunk in her slip in 1997 and the insurance company offering her up for sale, the Kaplans took her on and launched a full restoration. Through that process they recognized that a boatyard alone didn’t fulfill all the needs for boat owners in need of significant repairs. Hence, the concept for the Maritime Centre was born and Santana was essentially her first customer.

Fast forward 27 years…Paul finally saw his vision come into focus when he brought in Geli Burgin as the General Manager in 2022.  The Maritime Centre was officially born, and the property continues to be transformed.

Our facility has eight tenants that specialize in:

  • Boatyard Repair
  • Rigging
  • Full Chandlery
  • Woodworking
  • Marine Electrical
  • Canvas Repair
  • Diesel Engine Repair
  • Dry Storage
  • Deep Water Mooring
  • Yacht Sales

While each of these benefits stand alone, we believe very strongly that our most important benefit is being good environmental stewards. Our foremost responsibility is to operate the facility in the most compliant, clean, and green manner possible. We have partnered with several regulatory agencies to ensure that we are meeting the most current standards for materials being used on the property, disposal of materials, and recycling.

The Maritime Centre’s goal is to ensure that you and your boat are well taken care of, that the work you need to have done is performed as efficiently – and as a biproduct of that – as cost-effectively as possible.

Whether you’re coming in for a quick job or if you plan to be here a while, dress in layers and remember to eat your vegetables!

Mon – Fri 7:30 – 5pm
Sat 8am – 2pm
530 West Cutting Blvd.
Point Richmond, CA 94804

Email: info@wordpress-197435-4400095.cloudwaysapps.com
Phone: (510)-307-7913

Getting to The Maritime Centre by Boat

Boatyard runs Mon. – Fri. 7:30am – 4pm
Office open 7:30 – 5pm
THE NORTH: Pass underneath the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge, heading toward the Standard Oil Long Wharf, shortly thereafter you will see a pylon with a “4” placard, from this point see the instructions below, “From The Channel Entrance”.
FROM THE SOUTH: Pass underneath the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge, keep the Berkeley Pier to starboard, proceed past the Southampton Shoal platform and in 1.5 nautical miles you will see a pylon with a “4” placard, from this point see the instructions below “From The Channel Entrance”.
FROM THE WEST: Pass under the Golden Gate Bridge, past Alcatraz Island leaving it to starboard, or pass through “Raccoon Straights”, head toward the pylon with a “4” placard, from this point see the instructions below, “From The Channel Entrance”.
FROM THE CHANNEL ENTRANCE: Pass between pylons “4” to starboard and “5” to port, heading approximately 85 degrees magnetic toward pylons “8” and “12” both on your starboard side. To port you will see the old shipyard docks (a.k.a. Point Potrero); steer to port as you pass these docks and head up the Harbor Channel, passing the Port of Richmond cranes to starboard and the Union 76 tanks to port. At the channel dog-leg you will see KKMI’s beige domed shed in the distance. Proceed up the channel (mind the 5 mph speed limit) and tie up at a vacant dock space in KKMI’s marina (please avoid the haul out slip). Welcome to the “Richmond Riviera”!
GPS COORDINATES:  N37.924236  W122.374536