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Boat Beacon App, Now on Android and iPhone, Improves Safety at Sea

  • Real-time “Map View” of both the user’s and other boats via AIS.
  • Continuous Collision detection using Closest Point of Approach (CPA)
  • “Compass” mode to sight ships on the map including bearing to and distance from.
  • Enable friends and family to see the user’s location and course on Boat Beacon and Global AIS Systems.
  • Current Speed, Course and GPS location
  • Details about other ships including photos.
  • MMSI numbers to contact nearby boats via VHF.

By enabling Boat Beacon’s “Transmit” mode, the user’s boat will appear on other Boat Beacon-equipped devices. With its AIS Sharing feature, the user’s boat will also appear on live ship tracking websites such as AIS Hub, Marine Traffic and Ship Finder.

Boat Beacon is available in the Google Play Store for US$9.99. For more information, visit A real-time map of the several thousand Boat Beacon boats can be viewed on the website.

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