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Looking for Visitor Moorage? There’s an App for that.

April is always a good time to start planning your summer boating and there is a new app that makes booking visitor moorage easier than ever.  Swift Harbour, from Yachting’s Best Media, allows you to save your boat information in the app so as soon as you choose a marina, you receive the price based on your boat length and time of year.  It includes an option to request shore power and there is even a “Special Request” field where you can ask for things like a port side tie or stern-in moorage. Swift Harbour also includes a marina map to take the guesswork out of finding your slip.

If you aren’t sure where to stay, the interactive map will show you all available marinas and anchorages. Using full Navionics integration, navigation has never been easier.  The descriptions include local knowledge, fun things to do, a Wikipedia Article and dinghy landing spots.

One of the coolest benefits of this app is the Boater Messenger, which allows marinas to send messages to any boat staying with them.  Information such as an electronic moorage agreement, a welcome package with WiFi details or a list of amenities, a quick update on marina construction or an invitation to an impromptu dock party. 

The App is free and is currently only available for iProducts.  Bookings can be made on-line through the website at www.swiftharbour.com

 


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