We’re well into spring, and just about to hit prime boating season- time to update your phone to get the best boating apps of the season! While these are in no way meant to replace any onboard navigation, communication, or other ship system, they are great supplements to make your boating trips more efficient and fun.
Boating Suite. Sold as a single app, this really features several apps in one. There is a Log Book to maintain records of every trip, a Fuel Log to track fuel usage, Maintenance Log, Expense Log, To-Do List, Shopping List, and several customizable reports that you can create depending on the type and range of information you want to see.
Navionics. The company that produces digital marine charts has 24 apps providing HD coverage of different regions around the world, including both oceans and lakes. Boaters can utilize the charts to map out a trip or track wind conditions for a given route. The apps even provide info on tides, marine repair shops, and restaurants in the area. On a personal note, you can create a virtual travelogue of your entire trip and share it with friends and family via email or Facebook.
Boat Ramps. A free app from the Recreational Boating and Fishing foundation, gives you locations and directions to the more 35,000 boat ramps nationwide. You can search by current location, zip code, or city.
Star Walk. A purely recreational app, this astronomy guide is perfect for nights on the ocean and boasts more than 9,000 stars, planets, and constellations. Just tilt your iPhone toward the sky to activate the digital compass; it determines the location and orientation of your phone, and an image appears corresponding to the area of the sky you are pointing your phone toward.
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