Bob Williams is the owner of SALT (Sea-Air-Land Technologies) Service Inc., an organization dedicated to helping clients meet their energy management needs whether in marine, land-based, or mobile environments. Originally focused on providing yacht builders with fully engineered systems, Bob and his company also address the needs of end-customers, providing them access to energy-related solutions configured for minimum maintenance and maximum efficiency.
Bob is himself an experienced boater, holding a 100-Ton USCG license, a licensed private pilot, a state-certified Solar Contractor, and an EPA Section 608 HVAC-certified technician - Type 3. He and his company are experienced in systems as varied as refrigeration and electrical power management on small recreational vessels, to their non-profit Power Box program which provides small communities in developing nations with self contained, pre-constructed, solar-based power systems. SALT’s Power Boxes have been working for many years, providing power solutions for villages in developing nations such as Tanzania, Africa and Nicaragua, Central America.
This is what some other industry professionals have to say about Bob’s expertise:
- “After knowing Bob Williams for over 25 year, I recently had the opportunity to attend a SALT seminar.... Bob presented current options for energy systems design that I found to be a valuable education for boat builders and serious cruisers. .... he simplified the complicated. – Ted Irwin, Designer and boat builder - Irwin Yachts
- “Rarely will you find a person with Bob’s technical knowledge, mechanical competence, nautical professionalism and capacity to communicate”. - John Otterbacher, Author - Sailing Grace
- "Over the years I have enjoyed working with SALT, both with unusual boat refrigeration installations and seeking technical information and assistance with my books." - Nigel Calder, Author - Boat Owner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual
- "SALT's technical expertise with our custom projects, production yachts, and books has been invaluable. There is simply nobody better in the industry at thinking through the issues involved in creating an efficient cruising vessel.” - Steve Dashew, Author - Offshore Cruising Encyclopedia