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Boat Watch - Spot, Identify and Track Ships, Cruises Liners, Cargo Ships & Yachts

By Pocket Mariner Ltd.

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Ever wanted to know more ships and boats, or track a vessel around the globe? Boat Watch lets you spot and identify boats and ships in an instant.

Our optional In-App purchase even sends you alerts when a boat you track sets sail or arrives - perfect for people with loved ones at sea, for tracking ferries and rescue vessels - or following cargo across the world!

Boat Watch is a free app, which offers...

* Spot any Boat or Ship via real-time AIS network
* See the Name, Type and Destination of each vessel
* Set any boat as a favorite, and track it on the map
* Search and find boats and places

Optional One-time In-App Upgrade Purchase adds...

* Full boat information - picture, speed, where its from, etc.
* Show track for boat's journey
* Set multiple favorite boats, to find them easily
* Get alerts when a tracked boat arrives or departs
* ActiveCaptain points of interest markers

Boat Watch now gives you the option to buy official NOAA nautical charts for the US, so you get the same view of the ocean as the ship's navigator. See the shipping channels, buoys, lights and hazards and why a ship is taking a particular route.

Boat Watch is a Universal app, which works on iPhone, iPod and iPad.

Our ship coverage is global and amongst the best in the world. You can find out how our system works and check our coverage here :-

Boat Watch should only be used for basic navigation reference and should not be solely relied upon to determine precise locations, proximity, distance, or direction.

What's New in Version 1.40

New style of boat info display.
Tracks shown for selected boat (after Pro upgrade)
NOAA charts available as in-app purchase option.


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Customer Reviews

The best boat-watching app

This superb little app lets you track the progress of ships worldwide. Similar to the "flight radar" apps that let you track planes, Boat Watch presents you with a zoomable world map with icons representing all the ocean-going traffic in near real-time (I think the pro version gives you full real-time). Tap on any ship icon to get detailed info on it - its registered name, where it's headed, even a photo of the ship. It's brilliant!

Complete waste of time

Downloaded this app to save me using vesselfinder via safari. Needn't have bothered. I'm sat typing this looking down on the caldera of Santorini. The seaway is full of cruise liners, passenger ferries, and cargo ships. All of them have ais information available to view, live time, through vesselfinder, or any one of the other myriad online services. According to this app, however, the nearest ship to my location is approximately 100 miles away. Complete waste of time, thank goodness I didn't buy the "pro" version!

Boat Watch - Spot, Identify and Track Ships, Cruises Liners, Cargo Ships & Yachts
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: Travel
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.40
  • Size: 23.0 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Language: English
  • Developer:

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Full Version Upgrade£3.99
  2. Live View£3.99
  3. NOAA US Charts£3.99