An innovative new app has just been unveiled that promises to revolutionise the marine industry and improve the efficiency of boaters at sea.
Nebo has been designed to automate the tedious and time-consuming task of logging sea voyages while also creating a connected and dynamic global boating community.
Using advanced geofencing technology, Nebo creates and records detailed electronic voyage logs as the vessel enters or passes through maritime locations. As well as storing logs within the app, Nebo emails daily PDF reports to the skipper, including photos and automated weather observations. The Daily Logs are great for record keeping and sharing with friends and family..
While Nebo provides obvious time-saving benefits to boaters, it also provides numerous advantages for others. Nebo makes it easier to lodge and assess insurance claims for incidents incurred at sea, helps family and friends follow the cruising adventures of loved ones, facilitates accurate expense distributions for shared boats and syndicate management companies, allows the monitoring of yacht delivery progress, and assists charter companies and regatta organisers with daily tracking of their fleet.
Users’ voyage reports and images can be instantly shared with individuals, groups or the public on most social media platforms, including facebook, instagram, whatsapp and more.
Nebo also makes it easier to interact with other boaters on the water, enabling cruisers to share local information, request assistance, send a message to an individual boat or flotilla, and stay in touch with new friends long after the voyage is over.
Importantly, boaters can choose to enjoy all the log-keeping features of Nebo, but remain anonymous at sea should they wish.
The developers of Nebo have an ambitious feature roadmap, and are already testing new functionality requested by users. There are plans to incorporate AIS tracking, which will allow cruisers to monitor ship movements and adjust their course accordingly. The app will also incorporate an alarm that will warn owners if they are dragging anchor, integrated maintenance logs with automated reminders, and voyage pre and post-checklists.
Nebo is free on iTunes and will soon be available on Google Play. A Premium version loaded with additional features is due for release in 2018.