YachtCloud, technology and media-hosting specialists for the superyacht and yachting industries, are delighted to announce the launch of LaundryBoard which facilitates crew in monitoring, tracking and handling laundry loads. This latest product to join the YachtCloud portfolio is further confirmation of their continued development and dedication to finding products and solutions which use technology to meet yacht-specific demands.
With LaundryBoard onboard crew can manage, log and track every item of yacht and guest laundry via an easy to use programme specifically developed for the yachting industry. It records and alerts crew to garment care requirements as well as providing dry cleaning status tracking and automated notifications related to overdue items.
Unlike some app-based laundry management products on the market, LaundryBoard runs off a secure onboard server with a local network and a dedicated laundry-based iPad. It does not require an internet connection or data usage, data entered does not leave the vessel and updates and amendments within the product are instant. LaundryBoard is fully customisable to suit the laundry requirements per trip, guest, garment, cabin and user. Authorised crew log in via the onboard iPad to gain full access to all current and previous laundry records and information. All items can be photographed for easier identification and to show any damage and stains. Further details can also be logged such as details on fabric handling. The need for actual product tagging is eliminated resulting in reduced risk of damage or permanent flaws to clothing / linen. Notes can be added to each item to assist with sharing information and recording any special care or client requests.
With a complete overview of the current status of each item including details and photos related to pre- damaged items, LaundryBoard ensures that managing multiple laundry loads and following special care instructions or guest specific requirements is efficient and effective. As all information and user entries are logged, accountability is guaranteed, product handling errors are minimised and sharing vital information is seamless. LaundryBoard saves crew time and money and increases productivity.
LaundryBoard has been developed together with yacht interior crew to create a truly fit-for-purpose solution. It is fast, effective, simple and easy to use. It features a pre-installed list of certain brands helping to fast track product data input. The product’s multiple reporting system means that status reports can be generated for active and past laundry per trip with a full record of all entered data available. Delivery notes can be generated for dry cleaning and the automated notifications and reminders ensure all items remain on schedule.
“We are delighted to be launching yet another product that really provides a sought-after solution. LaundryBoard stems from a direct request from crew. We were tasked with developing a product that would help manage the associated handling and time consuming issues related to onboard laundry especially during busy charter and owner periods. The product has been fine tuned to really meet actual onboard demands and as such truly is a yacht worthy solution,” explains Andre Klepper, YachtCloud Founder.
“A smoothly run laundry requires vital information to be recorded and monitored effectively. Being able to customise garment details and review laundry actions easily and efficiently through LaundryBoard has ensured that we are always delivering a quality laundry service. Since we have been using LaundryBoard we have seen a significant increase in our productivity. On average, during charter, we are saving approximately one hour a day and the entire laundry management and handover across shifts has been seamless. LaundryBoard is an essential onboard tool for an accountable yacht interior and we are delighted with it.” Lauren Penrose, 88m Motor Yacht.