AIS is here! Increase your situational awareness on the water, especially during low visibility or in heavy traffic areas.
See nearby targets overlaid on your charts in real time. Just connect the Boating app to a compatible WI-FI AIS receiver. No internet connection is needed.
IMPORTANT: this and other new features are available in the latest version of Boating Marine & Lakes for Apple® devices and Boating HD Marine & Lakes for Android™ devices. If you have a Boating app with a different title, please read here.
Your sixth sense on the water
This new Boating app feature allows you to see Aids-to-Navigation (ATON) and Class A & B targets on the map.
Various icon shapes depict different vessel categories. The transparency of the target icons allows you to quickly understand if a vessel is moving (opaque) or still (transparent). Select any target to see vessel details such as, name, MMSI, IMO, call sign, status, speed, heading, coordinates, distance from your GPS location, and more.
How to activate the AIS feature
What you need:
- The latest version of the Boating app with an active subscription (Check in Menu > Me > Subscription).
- A compatible Wi-Fi AIS receiver – check a complete list here.
This is an offline feature - no internet connection is needed.
Ready to give it a try? Open the app, go to Menu > Connect a Device and follow the instructions to wirelessly connect an external device. If you’ve connected other external devices before, just press the "+" symbol to add another one.
If you don't have our Boating app yet, download it for free, and enjoy a trial of all our charts and features.
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