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Seapilot’s Social Boating Facebook integration lets users see friends who have attached their Facebook account to an AIS target, and search for their boats. In addition to real-time weather data from AIS, users have access to a five-day forecast from MeteoGroup. For sailors, polar files can compute the fastest course for race planning. Charts are downloaded directly to an Apple or Android mobile device, so Internet access isn’t necessary. Annual subscriptions are $39.99 (iOS) and $37.99 (Android). Seapilot (True Heading), (786) 747-9812.

This article originally appeared in the August 2017 issue.



Apps for Boaters

Navigation apps for boating continue to gain in popularity. Getting up-to-date information, affordability, and combining navigation with socializing are all major reasons.


Seapilot Software Update

Seapilot’s updated app adds tidal prediction, closest point of approach (CPA) and electronic range and bearing line (ERBL).


iNavX For Android

The iNavX navigational app has been redesigned to give Android users the features that iOS users have, including one-touch waypoint route creation and a racing-inspired instrument display.


The Mobile App Method

So many apps now exist for boat owners that they can replace some dedicated helm equipment.


Digital Log: Anglr’s Bullseye

Designed to clip, stick or attach to almost anything, Anglr’s Bullseye lets users capture fishing data.


Touchscreen Tunes

Fusion’s Apollo Series marine entertainment system has an LCD touchscreen display,  Wi-Fi streaming, digital signal processing and PartyBus, which lets boaters play music throughout the boat or in a single stateroom.


Hot Find: McMurdo’s SmartFind G8 AIS Auto Category 1 EPIRB

McMurdo’s SmartFind G8 AIS Auto Category 1 EPIRB is the first of its type to make use of the Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), a constellation of what soon will be 30 active satellites.



Garmin’s Panoptix LiveScope lets anglers distinguish species of fish, even when the boat isn’t moving.