Best Yachting Apps

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We hear from clients how wonderful it is to be able to review yacht insurance coverage online, but lately we’ve been ogling over the modern technology in the amazing yachting apps now available. When you’re out on the waves, here are some of our top picks you and your crew should download to your iPhones or iPads: Compass Eye – Marine Navigation and Bearings AR Compass $4.99 on iTunes – this little gem by Pocket Mariner Ltd. was designed for the iPhone and iPad. It can be used for navigation wherever you are – land, sea, or air. What sets this apart from other compass apps is that Compass Eye works for any orientation and doesn’t have to be level. The compass is overlaid on your live camera view and allows for zoom, draggable, colored bearing lines, and more. Boating Suite: Complete Boating Log Book – $4.99 on iTunes – this clever app by Boating Suite, LLC is a well-designed and highly useful full feature app. It requires iOS 6.0 or later and works with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. With the modules on this app, you can record detailed records of each trip in the Log Book, track fuel purchases and economy in the Fuel Log, track all costs in the Expense Log, record all work in the Maintenance Log and pertinent details in the Vessel Log, jot down things you need on the Shopping List and action items (like renewing your yacht insurance!) on the To Do List, and generate reports for any information you require from these modules with Reports. Anchor! – $1.99 on iTunes – take the guesswork out of correctly locating a dragging anchor with this app, designed by Antoine Arnail for both iPhone and iPad. Features include map scale in either meters or feet, an easy button to set anchor at your current position, enhanced track recording with a colored path to show drag, and various options for alarms and alerts. Aye Tides – $7.99 on iTunes – this app designed by Hahn Software LLC gives you immediate access to information on tides and currents for more than 10,000 stations around the globe. You can search quickly by alphabetical order, geographically, or proximity. This app does require iOS 6.1 or later and works with iPhone, iPad, and iPad touch. Languages include English, BokmÃ¥l, Norwegian, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish. The Captain’s Toolbox – $1.99 on iTunes – think library more than toolbox for this handy app by Expedition Research LLC. It requires iOS 4.2 or later and works with your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, giving you instant, offline access to a wealth of resources invaluable for yachting enthusiasts and professional crews. Containing everything from international regulations to navigation resources to maritime flags and Morse code, this app provides a fantastic overview of information that in the past would have required a library of manuals and books. What could be as handy as these groundbreaking yachting apps (arguably more so)? Proper yacht insurance coverage. Call the boat insurance professionals at Global Marine Insurance for competitive rates on comprehensive yachting policies.

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