Are you going to sail without these essential nautical Apps?
We can stow our appreciated sextant and our paper charts & sailing directions. Bad times for romantics of “ancient navigation”. If it is difficult to see paper on the chart table of a ship, now it is nearly impossible because of the large offer in mobile applications.
The theoretical lack of true romanticism may be covered with wide utilities some of those Apps offers that surely they will make life easier on board.
We love this app offering a “free” version and 3 type of tariffs : Basic, Standard, and Professional. Among its uses and depending on the tariff chosen, they offer weather forecasts based on the two PWC and PWG models. We will also have routing rooting tools available depending on the polarities of our boat, alerts, better days for departure, etc.
The very complete information provided by this App. Also has a paid version but very affordable. You can find links to explanatory videos and animated weather forecast, alerts, weather Earth, etc.
This app has been improving with the time passing. Essential to sail in Spain. News and coast maps with information regarding the intensity of wind and waves.
Our essentials. Best App for caring our mapping always on board. Downloading the App is free of charge, we have only to pay the mapping we need. The cost of mapping will be amortized very quickly. A comprehensive detail with accurate bathymetry, possibility to calculate routes, distances and obtain information from any point on the chart, and information about tides, streams, and almanac.
Maritime Rescue App. We tested this app on a journey with an Invictus GT 280, and has a great feature because it allows to follow all our voyage tracking all the way. The app requires our boat details, people on board, MMSI, and contact telephone, both ours the one from a person ashore.
Even we think is very useful, there is one failure! App when it loses the connection, caused for example by running out of battery, will we be asked to go into the App. If we cannot do it because we have not mobile coverage at that time, the system can automatically start the rescue procedure.
An exceptional bearings compass. Besides the utility of the traditional beat of delays, with this app we have memorized the delay, the subsequent detour, knots and our position by simply taking a picture.
Possibility of thousands of tracks in our race and to share them with our friends in real time.
Compendium of various utilities like flags, meteo, lights, shapes, drills Morse beacons, radio, RIPA, test, maps etc
Tide and current information based on location on the map, date and time
Location of vessels with AIS device. We can see the name of the vessel, MMSI, ETA, date, destination, etc.
Guide to all ports, yacht clubs and more than 60 nautical points of interest throughout Spain. We provide information to their position in latitude, longitude, distance and bearing due.
And to continue maintain the romance aboard, here we leave this fantastic App to “catch stars.” A true celestial guide to can determinate with precision each constellation and star in their exact position guide.
We hope you find them useful these Apps to continue sailing many miles.