We have now put a GPS enabled Samsung tablet on every yacht – along with suitable USB ports to charge it up. Each tablet contains the virtual handover of the yacht so if you forget something, like where is the water tank filler – you can see the video again.
The major benefit though is that every tablet is equipped with the Navionics navigational software. This is so easy to use and the charts are updated before every charter! This provides immensely detailed charts of the whole of Scotland and even further away. It also provides live tidal stream direction and strength as well as heading and speed etc.
You can also take it to the pub for a spot of route planning! (It does not require an internet connection). Check out the auto route planning – it feels very close to witchcraft !!!