The ultimate guide to the 32 best APPs for boating

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Boating is going digital, so we need to have the right apps on board our boat. In the vast sea that is the App Store and Google Play, here is the ultimate guide. From the one that turns your phone into AIS to the one that allows you to monitor your anchorage (even while you sleep). What are the most useful apps for boaters, where are they located, and how much do they cost? After seeing the first 16 “boat apps”(CLICK HERE), here are all the other…

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This subscription-based web-App turns your smartphone into a miniature weather station that allows you to consult the best forecasts from around the Mediterranean.



A useful and fun free App with which to study the meaning of naval flags, learn about the International Nautical Code and take tests to measure learning. It is available on Google Play in English.


With more than 250,000 users worldwide, this app bills itself as a TripAdvisor of the sea. Navily helps you find the best anchorages and book a berth in the marinas available on the map. Available for iOS and Android.



This App from Navionics (acquired by Garmin) is one of the most widely used by sea-goers. It allows you to plan and create detailed routes, measure distances, report routes, and see coastal details. There is a free version and a subscription “plus” version.



The free App currently has more than 250,000 km between coastal areas, waterways, rivers, and lakes. In addition to live routing and tracking you can also manually plan your trip and monitor your onboard consumption. Available on Google Play


This fun App offers instructions for making 93 knots presented in an intuitive and detailed manner using 3D graphics that allow a 360-degree view and several zoom options.
Available on Google Play at a cost of 4.39 euros.


Free encyclopedic app that describes in detail with the help of illustrations all useful knots for fishing with and without a boat. Work even without connection.

Available on Google Play.


The official First Aid App of the Italian Red Cross gives immediate access to information to handle the most common first aid emergencies. Includes videos, interactive quizzes and step-by-step tips. Available on Google Play.


Sea Conditions is an annual or monthly subscription App that provides weather forecasts for the Mediterranean Sea. It is based on numerical models coupled with satellite data and in situ measurements.



App associated with a bracelet that functions as a Mob alarm if the person wearing it falls overboard. It also communicates the coordinates of the man overboard and the route to recovery. Useful if you are sailing with children.



It is used to locate every boat on the water in real time using a handy virtual radar. It consists of detailed maps with hundreds of coastal locations.
Available on Google Play at a cost of 3.59 euros.


Excellent App that allows you to keep track of the route taken with your boat and share navigation data with friends through Facebook and Twitter integration.
Available on the App Store at a cost of 2.79 euros.


Free app that allows us to discover the secrets of the stars and planets of the solar system by simply pointing our iPhone at the sky. Available on Google Play.


An Italian app designed by Alger, it is a remote control and remote alarm device specifically for boats. Through this App it is possible to connect to the vessel on which the device is installed and access all its control, management and monitoring functions. Available on Google Play.


Offers detailed weather and wind forecasts for over 40,000 locations. It also includes real-time wind measurements. Available in the basic version for free or Pro at a cost of 6.99 euros.


It offers graphical and detailed forecasts for any location: temperature, rain and snow accumulation, but especially wind speed, gusts and direction. Available on Google Play.


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