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Best Marine Apps for iOS (V1.05)

Marine iOS Apps

We have just updated our “Best Marine Apps for Apple iOS” list to include the important news that the hugely popular Navionics App now supports external wireless NMEA data. Previously the Navionics App needed to be run on a 3G iPad or iPhone that had an internal GPS in order for you to plot your position on the charts. Now the latest version of their Boating App will read wireless NMEA data from any of the nine units in Digital Yacht’s wireless NMEA product range. This means that you can take data from the boat’s GPS or chart plotter and send it wirelessly to the Navionics App, allowing Wi-Fi Only iPads and even the iPod Touch to be used for navigation.

This list focuses on navigational apps that can be used with our wireless NMEA and AIS products and as long as the App you are interested in has a tick in the “External NMEA” column then it will work with our wireless NMEA products. With nine wireless NMEA products in our range, it can sometimes be confusing for customers, as to which product they need, so we have just published a comparison sheet to make it easier to choose the best product for your application, click here to read it.

We are fairly confident that we have captured most of the popular apps currently available. However, if you are a user or developer of a good marine navigation app for iOS that is not on our list, please let us know and we will get you on the list at the next update.

To download a PDF copy of this new updated list of Marine Apps for Apple iOS devices, please click here iOS Apps V1_05.


  1. NorthMan says:

    I use Spyglass on my iPhone. Works like a champ as a marine gps running up and down the coast hunting the fishing buoys and marking strikes. It’s a paid app, but 3.99 is totally worth it.

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  4. Van leeuwen says:

    Can we expect a new update for 2015/16? Last is almost a year ago.

    • digitalyacht says:

      You are right, it is a while since I updated this list and the one for Android, so I will try and do this in the next few weeks. If anyone is already using an App that they like and which is not on my list, please let me know and I will evaluate it and add it on.
      Best regards

  5. Duarte Braga says:

    NavtexApp is coming to the iOS world. Something unique!

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