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OOW Colregs Revision Apps

Posted: 2nd Jul 2014

Written by: Lauren Williams

Are you swotting up for your Officer of the Watch? You'll want to read on; some of these apps could help you pass the much dreaded Oral Exam. Read More

Yacht Management Software: How Much Does it Cost?

Posted: 20th Jun 2014

Written by: Scott Strand

You're ready to do the legwork necessary to organize life on your vessel, but a major question remains before you can make a commitment to purchase a program: what does yacht management software cost? Read More

Y.CO

Posted: 5th Jun 2014

Written by: KoffeeCup

The Y.CO app is a unique platform designed to enhance the experience of luxury yachting. The app provides users with up to date information on a vast selection of luxury yachts available for sale and charter worldwide Read More

Great language-learning apps

Posted: 27th May 2014

Written by: Daniel Shea

Whether you’re going for fluency or brushing up on some basic phrases before your guests arrive, we suggest five great language-learning apps to help you get where you want to be. Read More

Inmarsat comments on Inmarsat-5 launch schedule

Posted: 25th May 2014

Written by: Inmarsat via London Stock Exchange

Inmarsat announces that the global launch of GX services may be delayed after a Proton launch vehicle failed shortly after lift-off, resulting in the loss of its satellite payload. Read More

MTN launches new ‘Maestro’ service

Posted: 14th May 2014

Written by: Daniel Shea

As the demand for bandwidth increases, so does the toll on communications systems. In answer to this, MTN announced the launch of its new “Maestro” solution. Read More

Protecting Yacht Computers From the Heartbleed Bug

Posted: 7th May 2014

Written by: Great Circle Systems

Have you heard of the Heartbleed bug? It’s something that everyone with yacht computers-actually everyone who uses any type of website requiring a password-should know about. Read More

New Boat Paint App

Posted: 3rd May 2014

Written by: International Paint

The International® Boat Paint Guide has gone digital! The Boat Paint Guide includes product information and paint systems from International®. Find out everything you need to get your boat looking beautiful and sailing smoothly. Read More

Vivino: A World of Wines in a Stew's Pocket

Posted: 30th Apr 2014

Written by: Lauren Williams

Vivino is an app with so many different functions it's hard to know where to begin, but it's easy to see that it's a valuable tool for stews on yachts. The idea is this: 'Take a photo of any wine label to tap into the wisdom of m... Read More

Nobeltec TimeZero Odyssey: The best all-in-one solution for marine navigation

Posted: 29th Apr 2014

Written by: Nobeltec

Have you heard of Nobeltec TimeZero Odyssey yet? This all-in-one navigation software has been designed for use on a PC by a team of experienced engineers. Read More

What’s on My Boat?

Posted: 27th Apr 2014

Written by: Daniel Shea

How many times have I put something somewhere and then can't find it again. Luckily there's an app to get you organized (as long as you know where you put your phone). Read More

Marine Navigation

Posted: 25th Apr 2014

Written by: Ronald Koenig

Marine Navigator Lite is an offline navigator using raster navigational charts (RNC's) to plot your position in real time. Read More

Yachting World Storm Sailing Techniques

Posted: 24th Apr 2014

Written by: Yachting World

In this 12-part series with Yachting World, round the world racer and renowned expedition sailor Skip Novak explains the fundamentals of preparing and sailing safely through heavy weather conditions. Read More

App Review: Evernote Hello

Posted: 2nd Apr 2014

Written by: Lars Liedberg

Have you ever found yourself racking your brain to remember someone’s name the next time you see them? Evernote’s mobile phone and tablet app Hello is there to help you. Read More

App for Crew Hours of Work and Rest

Posted: 26th Mar 2014

Written by: Andy Levy- Great Circle Systems

Triton Administrator has now has an app which tracks seafarers' hours of work and rest, making record-keeping and following MLC regulations easier on board your yacht. Read More

8 Mobile Apps for the Constant Mariner

Posted: 17th Mar 2014

Written by: John Matsuya- Bizshark

Sailing technology has come a long way since sextants and moon compasses. In fact, some of the most useful boating technology out there now comes in app form Read More

MTN Launches Another Industry First with “OceanCast” High-Definition, Live Event Streaming from Ships

Posted: 14th Mar 2014

Written by: Liz de Castro, MTN Communications

In yet another industry first, MTN Communications (MTN) is launching “MTN OceanCast. Read More

New App Enables Access to Shipping Fleet Data

Posted: 13th Mar 2014

Written by: Handy Shipping Guide

From a name that in the world of shipping is bordering on the prehistoric,Lloyd’s Register Marine has created an app to enable access to ship and fleet data from anywhere in the world. Read More

MTN Expands Communications Network in Southeast Asia and Oceania Regions with NewSat

Posted: 10th Mar 2014

Written by: MTN Communications

MTN Communications (MTN) announces its expansion of the world’s most powerful maritime and remote broadband communications network in yet another key region through an agreement with NewSat. Read More

How Sailors Become Scientists

Posted: 24th Feb 2014

Written by: Sarah Peake

Scientists at Plymouth University’s marine institute in England have embarked on a project that could become one of the biggest collaborations of seafarers of all time. Read More

Do's and Don'ts for Buying and Installing a Marine VSAT Antenna

Posted: 21st Feb 2014

Written by: Great Circle Systems

Following a few do’s and don'ts should improve your overall VSAT purchase and installation experience. Great Circle Systems provides some simple-to-follow advice. Read More

Pocket

Posted: 21st Feb 2014

Written by: Lars Liedberg

In today’s world of information overload it’s becoming harder and harder to keep up with the things you really want to read online. Then along comes Pocket. Read More

Sochi 2014 - Olympic Apps

Posted: 9th Feb 2014

Written by: Daniel Shea

The Winter Olympics are finally here. The opening ceremony kicked off the Games on Friday in Sochi and revealed a stunning display of visual pomp and grandeur. We’re going to present you with a series of apps that maintain that fo... Read More

8tracks

Posted: 29th Jan 2014

Written by: Lauren Williams

If you become easily bored with the music you own, there's now a plethora of apps and sites which allow you to stream pre-made playlists with varying functions and features. Read More

Is Cloud Storage Stealing Your Internet Bandwidth?

Posted: 26th Jan 2014

Written by: Great Circle Systems

With the proliferation of cloud based backup services, crew members and guests are often inadvertently "stealing" bandwidth from more critical or time-sensitive activities. Read More

Stalemate in VSAT: Crying out for innovation

Posted: 8th Jan 2014

Written by: Edoardo Zarghetta

Had I been a user of satellite communications I would have been disappointed by Mets 2013. To be more precise, disappointed with the lack of developments, not with the show itself. Read More

Marine Mate

Posted: 31st Dec 2013

Written by: Sail-World.com

This free smartphone app gives water users across New Zealand easy access to all the information they need when heading out onto the water including tides, rules and regulations, VHF channels, speed limits and marine reserve areas... Read More

Yacht Computers: Mac vs. PC

Posted: 31st Dec 2013

Written by: Great Circle Systems

Macs or PCs: Which are better to run a yacht's systems? Is it possible to use a combination of computer systems? Great Circle Systems offers some advice. Read More

2Do: An app that will nag you till it’s done

Posted: 27th Dec 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

A boat, at one level, is a series of tasks. The bigger the boat, the more comprehensive the series of tasks becomes. You have regulatory checklists, maintenance checklists, culinary checklists, operational checklists. You have a c... Read More

WhatsApp: A Must Have!

Posted: 11th Dec 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

Okay – so WhatsApp is nothing new. But – even if this review brings WhatsApp to only a few new users – it will be worth it. Why? Because WhatsApp is just that great. Read More

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