App for boating: here is the ultimate guide.. From the one that turns your phone into AIS to the one that lets you monitor your anchorage (even while you sleep). In this review, we see the first 16!
Top 32 app for boating
It allows us to set the position of the anchor and gives the alarm in case of excessive removal from the set point. There are the free basic version and the Pro/Alarm version with additional functions for EUR 4.89. Available for Android on Google Play.
It was one of the first anchor alarm apps for boaters. It takes advantage of the smartphone’s GPS, has an easy-to-navigate interface, and works even without a Wi-Fi connection. Available for Android on Google Play for EUR 13.99.
Boat Parking & Navigation Simulator. A free game App to virtually learn to moor your boat. The player is tested with various types of boats and with different marine weather conditions. Available on Google Play.
The App allows us to monitor all boat management activities: mooring contract, maintenance, tax deadlines, documents, insurance, etc. Available only on the iTunes Appstore for EUR 4.49.
BOATBEACON – AIS NAVIGATION
It transforms your smartphone into an Ais receiver with a range of 60 miles, within which you will see all the boats equipped with the system. It works only with an active connection. Available on Google Play for € 13.99
A free app that transforms your personal device into a digital compass, precise and essential, and above all without the annoying advertising of many similar applications. Available on Google Play.
Born from the experience of C-Map (Navico) maps, it allows us to create and modify routes, identify ports, bays, and shelters, view maps from above, and calculate the estimated arrival time with GPS. The downloaded cards remain available even without a connection. Available on Google Play.
It is an alarm and tracking system designed for boats. It works worldwide and is able to send alarm signals to an unlimited number of recipients, both on a single boat and on a fleet of boats. Available on Google Play. Info: www.c-pod.com
With this free app, you can make your berth available for free and search for another one for rent or exchange among the offers that other boaters have added to the community. Available on Google Play.
Fishing log and weather forecast. This app for boating is very popular. It has over 5 million users and 3 million recorded catches. The best fishing spots can be shared. Available in free and “Premium” version on Google Play. Info: www.fishbrain.com
GPS STATUS TOOLBOX
A free App that shows sensor data and GPS: position and signal strength of satellites, accuracy, speed, acceleration, altitude, orientation, roll, yaw, and battery status. It includes a compass with magnetic geographic north and level. Available on Google Play.
Developed by Garmin, it is a free multifunctional App that connects you to your Garmin chartplotter, maps, and the ActiveCaptain community. It offers unlimited access to your cartography and allows you to purchase new maps. Available on Google Play.
LIGHTS & SHAPES
A practical and fast App to study marine lights and signals to identify boats and crossed ships immediately. Available on Google Play for € 2.49.
A free App developed by the Italian Coastal Guard that allows you to access many useful services for those who are at sea or even to ask for help. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. It is available on the App Store.
Connected to the Ais receiver network, it is able to show almost in real-time the positions of ships and yachts all over the world. The App is currently available only in English on Google Play at a cost of 4.99 euros.
MARINE IMRAY CARTE
Developed by the British company Imray, this App is dedicated to all sailors. It allows you to plan routes and share routes with friends. It is available for iPhone, iPod, and iPad.