Written by Anna Barthelme
April 2015

These apps are Marinalife Member approved and will help get you where you need to be. Weather, navigation, first-aid — it’s all there. Before leaving the docks, make sure to download these apps today!


Using a unique global network of virtual buoy points, Buoyweather delivers accurate long-range wind and swell forecasts, along with a wide selection of additional weather charts and graphs. Simply pick any marine point to receive a marine forecast. Free for Android & Apple Devices.

Red Cross First Aid

Get instant access to the information you need to know how to handle the most common first aid emergencies. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice, it’s never been easier to know first aid. Fully integrated with 911 so you can call EMS from the app at any time. Free for Android & Apple Devices.


MyBoatShow app is ideal for visitors to all major Show Management boat show events. This app provides event details such as event costs and time, and locations of rest rooms, food and drinks, bus pickup, etc. Search for vendors of yachting, sailing and marine products, including their booth locations. Free for Android & Apple Devices.

Marine Traffic 

Marine Traffic displays near realtime positions of ships and yachts worldwide. Connected to the largest network of AIS receivers, the app covers most major ports and shipping routes. View vessels on the live map, search for ships, boats and seaports, and see what’s near you! Android: $4.59, Apple: $3.99, Windows: $3.40


Know where, know when, know how to manage your vessel’s maintenance. VesselVanguard’s new app tracks, presents and manages all of your boat’s maintenance requirements. These days boats, can require 150 or more service and inspection tasks each year to maintain their warranty coverage and ensure proper operation. This innovative app includes features like a deck map and answers all your maintenance questions. Free for Apple Devices — Must buy subscription to VesselVanguard


An all-in-one package including Nautical Charts, SonarCharts, community edits and 1-year of chart updates. Record your tracks, including the distance you cruised and markers along the way. Create and edit routes based on cruising speed, fuel consumption and more! Free version available — allows you to experience the app’s functionality before purchasing charts. Android, Apple, Windows: $14.99