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Boat Watch

By Pocket Mariner Ltd.

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Ever wanted to know more about boats and ships around the world? Boat Watch lets you spot boats and ships and follow them on a real-time map...

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

* Spot any Boat or Ship via real-time AIS
* Watch boat positions on a live map
* See the Name, Type and Destination of each vessel
* Set any boat as your favorite, and track it on the map
* Search and find boats and places
* Share boats on Facebook, Twitter or by email

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!

Optional One-time In-App Upgrade Purchase adds...
* Boat positions refresh automatically
* Get alerts when your favorite boat arrives or departs
* Full boat information - speed, course, country, etc.

What's New in Version 1.0.3

Restored zoom buttons which had gone astray in last update


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Customer Reviews


This AIS App is NO Good,
And APPLE dont want you to download the proper AIS APP

NavyGuyAN is absolutly correct

Appears to Not Maintain Current Information

I purchased this app for my Mac to track a specific vehicle-carrying ship (MIGNON) from Germany to Halifax to New Jersey in order to determine the arrrival date of my new car into port. Unfortunately the positional data was not being maintained for periods of days. Out of frustration I purchased another app for my iPhone to find that AIS updates were being broadcast hourly with the revised plot of the MIGNON’s position. My Mac is up to date with OS-X El Capitan 10.11.6 and current Java adapters. I also noted, (perhaps for addtional developer feedback) that the vessel infomation pop-up obscures the vessel map location, and erases the track history. This app needs a good deal of human factors engineering along with a proper database back-end.

Boat Watch
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  • Free
  • Category: Travel
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.0.3
  • Size: 11.1 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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