Waterway safety apps

Mobile apps can be used in assisting recreational users on the water for finding safety checklists, checking the weather to travelling on the water.

The officially endorsed boating apps of TfNSW are:

  • Boatable
  • Deckee

Boatable

Features

  • log your trips on the water
  • create points of interest along the way
  • search through your past trips
  • record details of your boats, licences and insurance
  • get safety information and tips before you set off and while on the water
  • see the latest weather information
  • view points of interest on the water including boat ramps, speed restrictions, marinas and much more

 

Deckee

Features

  • explore the waterways and browse tips and photos of fishing spots and anchorages from other boaters
  • read business reviews and connect with local service providers
  • boat insurance comparison
  • AIS vessel tracking - follow the real time movements of AIS registered vessels
  • receive live updates of important marine notices from Transport for NSW
  • see the latest weather information

 

Both apps include maps showing boat ramps, speed zones, navigational aids, and additional information specific to marine based activity. They also have access to a live data feed from Transport for NSW and RMS that will capture alerts, marine notices and campaigns which will be displayed throughout each of the apps.

These apps originated from the Boating Companion Innovation Challenge run by the Open Data and Innovation Team from Transport for NSW. The participants were given the following challenge: help recreational boat users make informed decisions for a safe journey.

To find out more about the Boating Companion Innovation Challenge, visit the Open Data Hub.

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