NavLink UK | Best Apps and Games 13 December,2018

NavLink UK

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.

Improved external gps support

Version 2 adds

Enhanced Ship AIS:-

Ship names displayed on chart


iMac '27

Rate of turn vectors showing bending ship course prediction.
Relative scale ship icons – so big ships appear bigger.


Ship names displayed on map – so you can see the ships’ names without having to tap on them.
Ship positions corrected for true location of gps receiver on the ship (important when zoomed in!)

Live View when zoomed in to less than 3 miles providing
AIS data as soon as it is transmitted – as good as ,if not better than, having your own VHF AIS receiver on board
– Ships drawn at true scale size when zoomed in on the map – vital for seeing the size of the gap or passage around large vessels.

Dropbox support for easily sharing routes between your iOS devices and SeaNavMac.

AIS Share – share your local AIS data over the internet with others like with Ship Plotter. Contact us to get a dedicated port and web view to share to on our internet AIS service and view your local AIS data on your iOS devices at the same time.

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