New Feature: Waterway Guide

Waterway Guide content is now available as a chart overlay within the SEAiq app. Waterway Guide utilizes their extensive user base, large network of on-the-water editors, and full-time staff to provide up-to-date and accurate content for safe and informed travel along the waterways. Marinas, anchorages, navigation alerts, bridges and locks for the Eastern U.S., Canada, Bahamas, and Cuba are now available for offline access.

Important: ActiveCaptain

We are informed on May 23, 2018 Garmin will make incompatible changes to the ActiveCaptain server. After this date, the current ActiveCaptain data will continue to work in SEAiq. However, no further updates will be available for download. We recommend users sync offline data on their devices before the May 23 cut-off. We are considering updating SEAiq support for ActiveCaptain but do not have definite plans yet.

SEAiq Pilot runs on all major platforms and supports all pilot plugs and PPU devices.

Supported Tablets, Smart Phones, Laptops, and Desktops

SEAiq Pilot is the only cross-platform software for pilots.

all platforms

Apple iPad and iPhone (IOS)

Apple MacOS

  • Price: US$399.99 or Enterprise Subscription
  • Purchase SEAiq Pilot directly from the Apple MacOS App store; contact us directly if you have an Enterprise Subscription.
  • Version 10.11 or later
  • Supported devices: All MacOS laptops, desktops, and server products running MacOS.
  • PPU Connectivity: WiFi and Bluetooth.

Android

Microsoft Windows

  • Price: Only available with Enterprise Subscription. Contact us directly.
  • Version: Microsoft Windows 7 or later, including Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.
  • Processor: 64-bit
  • PPU Connectivity: WiFi and Bluetooth.

Portable Pilot Units

When aboard a vessel, pilots will normally use a device to acquire position of the vessel and AIS data for nearby vessels. PPU units vary a great deal along a wide range of factors, however they can be split into 2 groups, AIS Pilot Plugs and Advanced PPU's.

Important: Because of lack of Apple certification, Apple iPads and iPhones in general cannot connect to Bluetooth AIS Pilot Plugs.

AIS Pilot Plugs

AIS Pilot Plugs connect to a standard pilot plug, read the data on the pilot plug connector and transmit it via WiFi or Bluetooth to SEAiq. SEAiq supports all AIS Pilot Plugs, including those from the manufacturers listed below. These devices provide access to all navigation data available on the pilot plug.

Some devices supplement data from pilot plug with additional sensors such as Rate-of-Turn (ROT) (which addresses poor quality ROT sensor many vessels have) or a backup GPS in case the vessel position is incorrect.

  • Cenkin. The PILOT CENKIN® AIS Pilot Plug comes in both bluetooth and WiFi models. They work on all supported platforms. Note that Apple iPad and iPhones do not support bluetooth pilot plugs.
  • Navicom Dynamics GyroPilot. This product includes a build-in gyro to provide ROT. It also has a backup GPS in case the vessel GPS is not operating.
  • PilotsTech. The AW2016 is a WiFi model that will work with SEAiq on all supported platforms.
  • AD Navigation ADQ-2. This product includes a built-in gyro to provide ROT.
  • TRENZ Pilot Plug. Support includes reporting battery level and other detailed diagnostics reported by the devices. This product includes a built-in gyro to provide ROT.
  • Digital Yacht.
  • Portable Pilots Solutions.

Advanced PPUs

Advanced PPU's provide additional data such as hi-resolution GPS position sensors. These improve on the quality of electronics for many vessels and in some cases allow the pilot to be completely self-contained (not rely on vessel for any sensor data).