Pay-as-you-sail software for superyachts

DGM and Caim are bringing pay-as-you-sail software to the superyacht industry Photo: DGM DGM and Caim are bringing pay-as-you-sail software to the superyacht industry Photo: DGM

Superyacht navigation company, Da Gama Maritime (DGM), has joined forces with CAIM to bring the NaviGate Pay-As-You-Sail (PAYS) software solution to the superyacht industry.

With features such as Admiralty Vector Chart Service (AVCS) updates, Ts & Ps, ADP integration and paper chart corrections, PAYS provides official data to a boat’s electronic chart and display information system (ECDIS) and is also able to display official AVCS charts on a PC.

DGM’s managing director, Steve Monk, said, “We appreciate there are other software packages available but it became apparent to us that many are overcomplicated and overpriced”.

“We’re also aware that while many yachts are moving to ECDIS, a large number still carry a reduced paper outfit but don’t want to pay additional costs for software to download corrections to what amounts to a few weekly updates. NaviGate software satisfies both the electronic and paper chart requirement and provides a more economical solution with reduced download times, lower software costs and thus less time spent correcting the outfit”.

Refined for superyachts

Originally developed in the commercial industry and used by more than 1,500 ships, the software has been refined to make it more suitable for the superyacht industry and vessels who want to use PAYS or are currently on PAYS but want a more cost effective solution.

The software runs on a Windows PC and does not require any additional hardware or antennas. Vessels using PAYS will be tracked via AIS or Sat-C and only charged for ENC permits according to the routes they physically sail.

All services are UK Hydrographic Office-approved feature weekly updates and the ability to print tracings, blocks, diagrams and cautionary notes.

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