Description

Boat Beacon is an internet AIS receiver and transmitter for your iPhone and iPad. It is the only AIS ship tracking app to provide Collision Warnings, share your boat’s position and use real-time AIS data.

Connected to the largest network of AIS shore receivers world-wide covering most major ports, harbours and popular coastal areas.

“An outstanding app, with great potential. Both interesting to use and very user friendly. This could be a life saver and especially of interest to small boat users. Everyone who goes on the water should have this on and use it!” ***** Sun Dream, App Store Review

Boat Beacon is specifically designed for boaters and provides continuous Bearing, Range and Closest Point of Approach (CPA) calculations and alarms in addition to standard AIS information even when in the background.

Boat Beacon does not require any external AIS transponder or receiver equipment.

Key Features
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Over-the-horizon collision avoidance (30 miles radius) using continuous CPA calculations - highlights boats that are on a potential collision course and alerts you with an alarm.

Continually transmits and receives position information via the internet and calculates and alarms CPA even when the app is in the background.

Shares your position with Internet AIS Systems and apps and other Boat Beacon users in real time.

Real time Ship Map view with North up and Heading up modes so you can look in the direction of the ships on the map to locate them.

HUD showing own boat's speed, course, heading and position.

Man Overboard tracking, SART Alarm, Anchor watch and Theft alarms.

Live Augmented Reality Camera View with ships, compass and horizon overlaid (IAP required) also now with FLIR ONE Infra-red camera support - see ships and people in the dark through fog.

Free Apple Watch companion app

"AIS Sharing" to other apps like Navionics & iNavX (IAP subscription required)

Boat-to-Boat and Boat to Group Instant Messaging.

Local AIS and GPS via Wifi.

US, UK and IE Marine raster charts (IAP required).

Let Friends and Family see where you are and where you're headed to with our free Boat Watch app or on web-based AIS systems like MarineTraffic which have free web viewers available.

Arm all the crews in a race with Boat Beacon and have real time updates on the race positions on the water and back in the club house.

Keep a watch and in touch with other boats in your flotilla when sailing in a group.

Boat Beacon requires internet access to work. Most popular coastal areas have cellular data access extending 12 or more miles out to sea.

Subscriptions
The "AIS Sharing " subscription is monthly ($5.99) or yearly ($16.49), and will automatically renew at the end of the subscription period unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase, and will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed by the iTunes account holder and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to Account Settings after purchase. 
No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period.

Terms of Use: http://seanav.net/termsofuse.php

Privacy Policy: http://seanav.net/privacy.php

Support: help@pocketmariner.com

Your position can be shared and seen on all our apps without using an MMSI number. To be seen on Global AIS systems like MarineTraffic you will need an MMSI number. In the US you can obtain one by visiting http://www.boatus.com/mmsi or email us for a free internet MMSI number.

Please note that continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

NOT FOR NAVIGATION
Boat Beacon should only be used for basic navigation reference and should not be solely relied upon to determine precise locations, proximity, distance, or direction. You will not be visible to other ships on their VHF AIS systems.

What’s New

Version 4.9.6

Dark mode support added to help with night time vision and use.
Fix for ship details view not scrolling all the way to the bottom on small screens.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
120 Ratings

120 Ratings

all my nicknames are used uo ,

Great for any boat

Being a small yacht sailor I worry about collisions in poor visibility
Without an AIS receiver on the boat this app is terrific. Install it and off you go. Not tried it more than 5 miles offshore but when in a 4g area it is very easy to use
I had to buy a portable recharger for the phone as the battery drains but this is no issue for me
If you have a small boat without a specific AIS receiver then give this a go!

Devon Air ,

New to Boat Beacon

As a first time user I’m impressed. The demo is clear, works well and I look forward to ‘live’ use.
Gerry

sail on silver girl ,

Boat beacon overlay on navionics chart plotter

Great help from the support team at Boat Beacon to get both apps to work together on my iPad. Thank you Steve!

App Privacy

The developer, Pocket Mariner Ltd., has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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