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Did you know the average person spends 90% of their time on a mobile phone using an application? More and more yacht crew are using their phones to assist in day-to-day operations, from navigation and crew scheduling to itinerary planning and inventory management.
With that in mind, here is a list of our top 10 recommended apps to help you on board. Check them out!
Free to download on iOS iPhone and iPad, Android version coming soon
Yacht Manager App takes away the hassle of managing a superyacht. Designed for owners, captains, crew and charter organisations, the app allows you to manage, monitor and execute all your vessel management needs. This includes scheduling tasks, planning events, budget control refit and repairs. Download Yacht Manager App to have full control over your yacht whilst saving you money and time.
£7.99 on iOS, £7.49 on Android
Windfinder Pro contains detailed information on wind, tides and the weather forecast in over 8,000 locations around the world. It includes animated maps for temperature and precipitations, topographic maps and satellite images.
£7.99 on iOS, not available on Android
With the AyeTides app, you can access real time and accurate tide data from over 12,500 locations around the world. AyeTides takes the guesswork out of navigating shallow waters. This gives you the ability to avoid hazards and plan ahead of time without complicated and inaccurate tide estimates.
Free to download on iOS and Android, in-app purchases for individual regions.
Navionics offers charts for nearly all the key yachting regions (including the Mediterranean, US, Caribbean, and more). Use Navionics to download the maps you need, and plan offline at your convenience. The app also features auto-routing and is highly adaptable to any yacht configuration. When connected to WiFi or cellular Internet, the app can also provide sonar overlay and tidal updates.
£4.99 on iOS, £3.99 on Android
Marine Traffic shows you real-time positions of ships and yachts worldwide. It works by connecting to the largest network of AIS receivers, whilst the app covers most major ports and shipping routes. There’s also the ability to track your position, speed and course as well as the positions of the vessels around you.
£4.99 on iOS, free on Android
Calling all chefs! Paprika Recipe Manager 3 allows you to import your own recipes or online recipes and saves them to the cloud so you can access them from any of your devices. Make your recipes as simple to browse as possible with easy to organise folders and enjoy additional features such as shopping lists, calendar-based meal planning and a powerful recipe search.
Free to download on iOS and Android
Created with both yacht captains and yacht crew in mind, the SOVREN Crew app promises an effortless and efficient recruitment process. Yacht captains have easy access to a number of CV’s and potential candidates, whilst yacht crew can expect instant alerts for new vacancies and can keep track of job applications and interviews. Yacht recruitment has never been so simple!
Free on iOS and Android, requires Voly account (charges may apply)
Voly simplifies the budget management process on board a yacht. Working on an inter-departmental basis, each Head of Department can log purchases into a centralised yacht report. A fully integrated currency card can be prepaid and records transactions to the Voly app. Reports can then be accessed by the owner, captain or management company.
Free on iOS and Android
Seahub is an intuitive cloud-based yacht maintenance app designed by ex-superyacht engineers to improve reliability and safety for the global superyacht industry. The app is a platform to manage, in real time, vessel-related projects, on-board inventory, oil analysis programs, documents, warranties and contacts and effectively schedule and document maintenance tasks to avoid costly unplanned downtime.
Free on iOS and Android
The Yachting Pages App harnesses the power of our superyacht industry search, in a beautiful new mobile app with offline access. You can use our app to find yacht suppliers and services worldwide and can search by your current location or a specific city, country or port. Read reviews of suppliers and leave your own, and add companies to your own favourites list for easy access time and time again.
If there are any more apps that you love to use on board, let us know!
Check out other articles with tips and advice for crew in Crew Corner.
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