By the Editors of Power & Motoryacht
Smartphone applications are giving boaters more resources than ever.
Sea Tow (Free)
Allows you to contact Sea Tow while also providing SOG, COG, and a host of other boating-data sources. seatow.com/app ➤
Ship Finder ($6.99)
Provides users with a “near-real-time” AIS chart of ships around your vessel and shows their routes. shipfinder.com ➤
Navionics (Starting at $9.99)
Provides high-quality charts with routing, waypoint, community-data-update capabilities, and other plotting functions. navionics.com ➤
Boat Ramps (Free)
Allows users to locate and get directions to more than 35,000 boat ramps nationwide. Check out www.takemefishing.org ➤.
Gives users detailed, animated instructions on tying tons of knots, hitches, and bends. iKnots ➤