Boat Master 4+

Boat Parking Simulation Game

Tommy Vaux

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 1.7K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Now Featuring the Jet Ski, with 15 levels and 1 practice level, as well as various other improvements, Boat Master is better than ever, and now features over 90 levels!

Boat Master is a boat navigation and berthing (parking) simulation game where players have to berth different boats in varying conditions. It is designed to replicate the controls and conditions of berthing and navigating a real boat in a marina and coastal channels (rivers and bays) as closely as possible.

Current Features

- Drive and berth a motorboat or superyacht (see screenshots) with 2 engines and bow and stern thrusters, using either berthing controls which allow access to all thrusters and easy individual engine control or driving mode which provides a steering wheel and individual or simultaneous control of both engines.

- Drive a yacht with a single engine and steering wheel, along with bow thrusters in easier levels.

- Drive a speedboat with a single engine & steering wheel as well as realistic tilting when turning at speed.

- Drive a dual engine control Euro Cruiser with a steering wheel but no thrusters.

- Drive any boat through a channel in various conditions where you need to obey navigation markers and signs as well as avoid AI-Controlled boats going in the opposite direction. At the end of the navigation level, you then need to berth the boat in a small marina.

- Multiple difficulty levels and berthing conditions and situations, including:
- A hands-on tutorial level explaining the different controls
- Wind and current which vary in direction and strength in different levels
- Different berth locations and widths
- Randomly timed thruster failure in harder levels

- Berth the boat as quickly as you can without damaging it with the built-in time-based scoring system, as well as a 3-star scoring system, which gives you a rating based on your performance. If you don't obey navigation rules, crash, or are too slow, you won't get the 3 stars for the level (specific rules for getting ratings are outlined at the start of each level on the start screen).

- Realistic water physics with drag based on speed and realistic boat handling (now including prop walk on the yacht)

- multiple camera modes, including views from both sides, the front, back and the top of the boat as well as a camera mode which looks at the target berth from anywhere on the map while keeping the boat in view.

- Console and PC level graphics with modern post-processing effects like Bloom, Ambient Occlusion and Filmic Colour Grading (turn on in settings). You can also improve the performance of the game by reducing reflection resolution, increasing the FPS target, and more. A new battery saver mode and the new balanced mode will automatically determine the best settings for your device.

- Try the first level of each of the paid boats after watching an ad.

DISCLAIMER: This app is not a substitute for real life boat berthing or driving training, some boats that are not the motorboat (like the superyacht and yacht) are paid (they are behind an in-app purchase that costs real money to unlock).

iPhone 6 / 6S. The iPhone 5S really struggles to run this game currently, as does the original iPad Air.

iPhone 6S / 7 / iPad Air 2 or above.
When playing on these devices or above it is recommended to turn on Colour Grading and Vignette in settings for a better graphical experience, though if you choose the 'balanced' graphics setting this should happen automatically in version 1.4.1 or above.

Turning on post-processing features in settings will reduce the performance of the app, with Bloom and Ambient Occlusion being the most demanding.

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What’s New

Version 1.6.8

This update to Boat Master fixes a number of bugs and issues, such as yacht physics bugs, the next level button not working in the tutorial and in some other levels, objectives not showing correctly, completion zone issues and more. It also improves performance generally.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

Jdrj162436 ,

Overall Great Simulator

I am gearing up to buy about a 40ft Trawler twin engine with a bow thruster. This simulator is great just to have a little practice with pulling in and out of slips, of course there needs to be a little tweaking overall. I would love the addition of a Trawler with twin engines and thruster in the bow. My father and I spend A LOT of time fishing in the ocean on his sport fisher and I had him download this simulator as well and he LOVES IT! Just can’t wait for more features and additions! Just like in the real world, us boaters don’t mind having to pay to play! :)

Developer Response ,

Hi Jdrj162436,

Thanks for your awesome review! As of now there aren’t any plans for adding a trawler, we will be prioritising adding the existing planned boats and developing a new navigation map and some other planned features. A trawler would be a great addition to the game though so if I can find some time I will look into it, though I cant guarantee that it will be added.

Pope o nope ,


The docking element is fun at first, but not all that realistic. The elements (wind and current) seem to affect the vessel much more right in/near the slip than in the fairway. If planning to align to a slip and then let the wind or current to move the boat to the slip, you will sit two slips down waiting forever. But when in the slip, the wind or current is more than strong enough to push the boat quickly into the dock or the neighboring boat.

The navigation element should be viewed strictly as a video game and not at all a simulation. Even when you’re operating in full reverse or at a dead stop other vessels are more than happy to crash into your vessel—especially the PWCs: they not only don’t hold their course, they will actively change their course into you.

Overall, it is fun for the first few minutes and worth getting the free options, but after a few days of playing, I’m not at all tempted to purchasing any of the options and will likely remove it from my device shortly.

Player of the day 123 ,

Some room for improvement

I use this app when I’m not out on my boat. Over the years I’ve owned many boats but leave them in a different state. I would say certain aspects of this are quite good and realisitic however, there is some room for improvement such as, if a PWC crashes into you it should not fail your mission. In the real world, the less maneuverable vessel can hold its ground while lesser maneuverable vessels have to give way. Furthermore, winds seem to affect the boat more at the slip than in the basin. No doubt the graphics are great but some things just don’t make sense. I also think it would be quite cool to add a free play section where you are able to venture off and explore an open world on your own. To make this more realistic, a first person view would be much appreciated. A cool intentioned game / sim but clearly some room for improvement and added features.

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