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Here to Help with Free Training Hours

With the rapid spread of COVID-19, it’s a difficult time for everyone in the entire maritime industry. That’s why we’re offering a completely free  five-hour remote training and consulting package to all our current customers. Read on to learn more and register today!

How Helm is Handling the COVID-19 Situation

We owe it to you to let you know about our response to the COVID-19 situation, but we’ll keep it short and to the point, as our message is simple: We’re working to ensure your success. 

Q1 Review – Hitting the Ground Running

Well, this has been quite the year so far, hasn’t it? From a new release to the launch of our free Here to Help packages, check out everything that’s happened in our quarterly review.

Custom Implementations for Custom Results

The final part of our implementation series is here! Read on to learn more about our Custom Implementation Package and the best practices Westug followed to get the most value out of their custom implementation. 

What's new in Helm CONNECT 1.18?

Hello, 2020! It’s our first release of the new year and the new decade and we’ve got some great new features and enhancements coming in Version 1.18 of Helm CONNECT. Let’s dive in!!

Looking for a solution for Subchapter M?

We work with the best in the industry through our Helm Official Partner program to offer complete Subchapter M solutions.

What is Helm CONNECT?

Helm CONNECT is the workboat industry’s fastest growing maritime software platform, with more than 200 customers serving some 4000 vessels worldwide. Whether it is managing safety and compliance, maintenance, personnel, inventory, billing, or jobs, Helm CONNECT gives you the information you need to do your job more efficiently.

Our Solutions


Mitigate unplanned breakdowns and know what’s going on with your maintenance across your entire fleet.


Stay compliant with all your audits and regulations.


Certifications, scheduling, and payroll made easy.


Improve your bottom line through better dispatch, improved utilization, and streamlined billing.

Trusted by maritime companies

around the world



Take Their Word For It


John Parrott, CEO, Foss Maritime


“At Foss, we’re constantly looking at new ways to improve our business. Helm CONNECT is a great fit for us; it offers an integrated software solution but also acts as a partner in managing our wide variety of vessels and operations. Our goal is always to find ways to best support our staff and crews in the field. Helm CONNECT is another way for us to better provide the tools and information that are necessary to safe and efficient operations. It has long been our mission to deliver to our customers marine services without equal – and Helm CONNECT helps us to do just that.”

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Gene Bergson, Executive Vice President, Blue Harvest Fleet and Marine Services


“We were hesitant to purchase Helm because it was something new, something completely different for us. However, using Helm CONNECT has forced us into better practices. We now have written inventory of all our moving parts. Before this was kept in a few key people’s heads. With that information readily available to all who need it, we can time preventative maintenance better and better forecast budget for repairs and maintenance. Money gets allocated, and things don’t fall between the cracks.”


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John Buchanan, President, Harbor Docking and Towing


“Harbor Docking and Towing purposely keeps our management overhead as low as possible to hold down customer costs. By incorporating Helm CONNECT, we have been able to improve efficiencies across our entire operation. Helm’s ease of use, intuitive design, and configurable features makes it perfect for any size company looking for a comprehensive IT solution.”

Curtin Maritime

Joshua Vanasse, Assistant Engineer, Curtin Maritime


“We chose Helm CONNECT because we were unhappy with our current system and Helm seemed more streamlined and user friendly for both vessel crew and office staff. Additionally it seemed the Helm crew was very helpful and updates were plentiful.”

Magnolia Fleet LLC

John Stewart, Vice President, Magnolia Fleet


“We switched over to Helm because it is the most user friendly vessel operations software program I have come across and I think we have demoed or used in combination all of them. My idea is if someone like myself, who is pretty good with excel spreadsheets, has problems with other competitors’ software, how the heck is a deckhand, tankerman, or wheel man going to figure it out? The answer is they are not and they are not going to use it. It’s got to work and be simple and easy for these guys to use. We also chose Helm because they seem to have the best support.”

Our Blog

Q1 Review – Hitting the Ground Running

Q1 Review – Hitting the Ground Running

Well, this has been quite the year so far, hasn't it? We sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are safe and sound, and that we can all continue to work together to get through these challenging times. At Helm, we've taken appropriate measures to ensure the...

Here to Help with Free Training Hours

Here to Help with Free Training Hours

  With the rapid spread of COVID-19, it’s a difficult time for everyone in the entire maritime industry. We know trying to navigate the uncertainty is difficult, especially with so many critical staff working out of the office and remotely for the first time....

Custom Implementations for Custom Results

Custom Implementations for Custom Results

    This is our final post in our four-part series on proper implementation practices and the training packages we offer Helm CONNECT users. If you haven't already, check out the previous posts on the four key phases of implementation, our remote training...