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Da Gama and CAIM deliver NaviGate PAYS solution to the Superyacht industry

Superyacht Navigation Specialists Da Gama Maritime (DGM) has joined forces with global provider of marine equipment and navigational solutions CAIM to bring the NaviGate Pay-As-You-Sail (PAYS) Software solution to the Superyacht industry.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The NaviGate software includes Admiralty Vector Chart Service (AVCS) updates, T’s & P’s, ADP integration and paper chart corrections to enhance vessel safety at sea. NaviGate is also able to display official AVCS charts on a PC to support simple route planning. 

Originally developed in the commercial industry and used by over 1,500 ships, DGM and CAIM’s new software is 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.

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

“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”.

Managing director Marco Cirulli of CAIM, stated: “NaviGate is a proven and solid back of the bridge solution, providing many services to the navigators onboard commercial ships.” CAIM takes the benefit to work in the Superyacht market together with DGM to put even more focus on simplicity and efficiency in the use of NaviGate, without neglecting the strict compliance to regulations. ”

The NaviGate software will run 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. One advantage of NaviGate and PAYS is the ability for the navigator to do the passage planning using real AVCS charts with a tidal overlay on his Back-of-Bridge PC then transfer the plan straight to the ECDIS for formal checking.

All services are approved by the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) and can be used for planning and assessing charts needed for the route. Chart corrections with weekly updates and the ability to print tracings, blocks, diagrams and cautionary notes, combined with chart ordering through the online shopping basket makes NaviGate a fully functional bridge tool.

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