May 16 2022 All Articles

Best apps for boaties

Best apps for boaties

Want to know which are reportedly the best apps for New Zealand boaties? There are at least a dozen of them and they’re worth knowing about as many are safety-focused, and some are fishing and entertainment-themed.

Boaties Best Mate (Coastguard app), MarineMate, PredictWind, Boating Marine & Lakes (Navionics), Anchor Pro (Apple or Android), MetService Marine, WindGuru, LINZ Tide Predictions, FishingPoints, Fishbrain, NZ Fishing Rules, and Fishing Knots (Apple or Android) are all listed.

Some, such as the Coastguard app and MarineMate - which are widely considered essentials - are free to download. They enable access to key information such as tide times, boat ramp locations, VHF channels, marine reserve information, live weather updates, local boating rules, a checklist for packing and safety, and enable you to log your trip.

The list has been composed by WirelessNation and also includes suggestions around entertainment on the water apps for your music and viewing pleasure!

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