Turn your Mac in to a full function chart plotter, that lets you explore, plan and navigate your boating trips using Digital Vector charts derived from the latest UKHO data covering the whole of the UK and Ireland and included with the app.
Taking the GPS position and AIS data from your onboard navigation systems, NavLink can be used as the primary electronic charting system on the boat or as the perfect backup system to an existing dedicated chart plotter.
- Includes all UK and Ireland charts.
- Buoys, lights etc. are tappable with bearing and distance.
- Seamless fast panning and zooming across charts.
- Route Planning and tracking with Waypoints, SOG, COG, ETA etc.
- Live AIS Ship overlay with CPA and TCPA alarms
- Charts work offline
- Route export, import and sharing
- Share routes with NavLink on iOS
The UKHO Vector charts provide a wealth of information including; Buoys, Lights, Bridges, Depth Contours+Soundings, Rocks, Anchorage areas, Weather Buoys etc. which can be queried to get more information or turned off to de-clutter the display so you can focus on the critical data. Tides, moon and sun times and weather are also all available at your fingertips.
NavLink lets you plan your routes and waypoints at home and once at sea, the app’s Sailing HUD gives you all of the navigation data you need including; Position, Course and Speed over ground (COG+SOG), Vector Made Good (VMG), Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA), Distance and bearing to next Waypoint and an alert when you reach the waypoint and NavLink auto-routes to the next one.
Connected to an AIS system, NavLink displays all AIS equipped vessels within VHF range and constantly monitors their position and track. Should NavLink detect a vessel that is on a course that could potentially bring it too close to your own boat, then it will sound a CPA or TCPA alarm.
NavLink is also available for iOS, so you can plan a route on your Mac and share the route with your iPhone or iPad.
Real-time route navigation requires a GPS location which can be provided by our GPS150 USB sensor or AIT2000 transponder. NavLink works with all Digital Yacht AIS units that have a USB or our wireless NMEA products; NavLink, WLN10, iNavHub, etc. which provide location or AIS service via TCP or UDP.
Your purchase of NavLink includes 12 months free updates to the included UK+Ireland chart set.
NavLink (including the charts) is intended to be used as an aid to navigation. Only official government charts and notice to mariners contain all of the current information needed for safe navigation. This product's features cannot be relied on to be complete or accurate and may vary locally. It is the Captain's or Boat Owner's responsibility to use official government charts, notice to mariners, caution, sound judgement and proper navigational skill when operating their vessel and using this or any other Digital Yacht product.
By purchasing this App, you are accepting the limitations of this app and the UKHO charts.
Third Party Licenses and Notices
NavLink is developed by and © 2013 Electric Pocket Ltd.
NOTICE: The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) and its licensors make no warranties or representations, express or implied, with respect to this product. The UKHO and its licensors have not verified the information within this product or quality assured it.
Your purchase includes 12 months free updates to the included chart set.
Updated for High Sierra compatibility.
Weather information now fixed.
Ratings and Reviews
not fit for purpose, very unclear, cannot put waypoints in on the chart. does not make it easy to plan a route. and seems to do what ever it feels like and not what you want it to do!!!!!
Really clear charts and live AIS ship layer is great.
I have tried several other navigation apps and this one has been the clearest and simplest to use. Also a lot cheaper considering the amount of charts that come with it. It is great that I can share routes from my Mac to NavLink on my iPad too.
very poor detail . Not fit for purpose
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.