Boat Log Book: Skipper 4+

Track your boating activities

Axel Le Pennec

    • 4.3 • 15 Ratings
    • Free



Skipper is a simple yet powerful boating logbook app for iPhone and iPad. It allows you to automatically keep a permanent record of all your activities at sea. If you love sailing or boating, Skipper is the perfect app!

• Record your boat trips with your iPhone or iPad*
• Keep an eye on your real-time position (latitude/longitude), course and speed
• See trip duration and distance at every moment
• Auto record your trips as soon as you leave your initial GPS position
• Log everything about your activities: weather (automatically downloaded), crew members, boat, departure/arrival places, sails used, engine hours, incidents, repairs, and more
• Access accurate stats around your trips like distance, duration, average speed and top speed
• Relive your adventures with beautiful maps and review your chronicles over time
• Search your logbook for name, notes or place and filter by crew member, boat, wind force and direction
• Import GPX files
• Securely store all your trips on your device and protect your entire boating history
• Nautical, metric and imperial units of measurement support
• Alternate app icons - Jazz up your device Home Screen
• Clean & playful design
• Dark mode support

Skipper is designed and developed by just me, Axel, an independent developer from Paris (France).
Don't hesitate to reach out with feedback, issues, and suggestions. I'm always happy to hear from you.

• *Only the Wi-Fi + Cellular iPads have a built-in GPS, the Wi-Fi only iPads don't have a built-in GPS.
• Skipper cannot be used as replacement for Automatic Identification System (AIS).
• Continued use of GPS running in the background can decrease your device’s battery life: it is recommend to connect the device to a power outlet when possible.
• GPS is completely independent of any Wi-Fi or Cellular data connection.
• An Internet connection is required to download weather forecast and maps.
• Maps provided by Apple.
• Weather is provided by Apple

What’s New

Version 2024.4

In this update:
• Various improvements
• General performance enhancements and bug fixes

Love the app? Please take a moment to write a review or rate the app on the App Store! This helps me a lot.

As always, don't hesitate to reach out by email with feedback, issues, and suggestions. I'm always happy to hear from you!
– Axel

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

I love Mickey D's Fries ,

Pretty good so far!

I am a novice paddler. I have only used the app a couple of time and it does pretty much everything I hoped it would. However it did shut down when I stopped in one place for a while to watch a school of fish on the surface. I may have to adjust the settings to account for longer sightseeing stops. That may earn it the 5th star once I figure it all out!!!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review of Skipper! And thanks for the feedback on the autosave feature. I will take it into account and see if / how I can integrate it in my application in a future version. Feel free to contact me at if you have other suggestions.
- Axel

OceanYachts ,

So Far

So Far the set up is pretty easy! I have made suggestions that the developers add other chat formats such as iOS messages. There are many people like myself that prefer not to join into the facebook or twitter platforms. That being said I’m not able to use messenger unless I join facebook.
I’m getting this all ready though we are still shopping for that perfect new chapter in our lives. Our boat is to become our new home. We will sell our home and become permanent live aboard.
So as time draws nearer and we find our new home we will be updating our review of this app. For our records and for insurance purposes this app will be used for many different purposes. I shall tell everyone just how well this app can handle everything. So Far So Good!!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for this feedback. Let me know by email if you have any request to make tracking your time on the sea better!

begab75 ,

Very pleased with this app

I used the app to log my voyages in the last couple of weeks and I am very impressed. Easy to use and accurate. It would be nice if there was the possibility to upload photos in the log.

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much for this feedback! I am happy to read that you are enjoying using my app to track your voyages. Regarding your request to add photos to a record, I’ll add it to the wishlist.

App Privacy

The developer, Axel Le Pennec, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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