Favourite iPad Apps

When you combine all three of these apps, you get charting, news and entertainment material, AIS data on large ships around the world, and data from your on-board sensors.

This is great for visitors or for yourself to keep an eye on what's going on around your boat and around the world. With all three, you get a complete package of information and entertainment for relaxing on the deck.

Maretron N2KView PC

PROs:

  • Customizable displays
  • Remote monitoring
  • Operate lights, pumps, heaters etc. remotely

CONs:

  • Extra station require the purchase on an extra software license

Pinkfroot Ship Finder

PROs:

  • Provides virtual radar AIS maps
  • Know location of fellow boaters
  • Share your sighting via Facebook and Twitter

CONs:

  • Does not include all AIS traffic
  • Not to be used for navigation purposes

Navionics HD iPad App Series

PROs:

  • Latest Navionics vector charts at your fingertips
  • Includes basic chartplotter functions
  • Preplan trips and waypoint before you head out

CONs:

  • Only north up, it does not allow course up
  • Compass headings true North only (not magnetic North)
  • Limited product help

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