by Dom Wiseman

Navico are a large electronics brand including brands such as Lowrance and Simrad. They are the world’s largest manufacturer of marine electronics. Enhancing their impressive electronics acumen, they recently turned their attention to mobile phone apps and announced the launch of C-MAP Embark. Embark is a navigation app designed to refresh the planning, cruising and fishing experience aiming to make it simpler.

C-MAP Embark is powered by map data from official hydrographic offices. This data is continuously updated and augmented from thousands of data sources to help complete gaps in coastal and inland water bodies.

Updated monthly, the maps work across multiple platforms to ensure users always have the most current charts on smartphone, tablet or PC. The charts show all the information needed to navigate safely, while displaying a clean and clear, user-friendly view. It also mean that maps are truly usable anywhere. The maps are also designed to be ‘smart’, enabling them to adjust colour and contrast automatically depending on the light, so boaters will always be able to read them clearly. For fishing enthusiasts, C-MAP Embark features a contour mode, which offers the ability to target like depth and contours, helping users target the best fishing spots.

Gold Coast Embark

“With the launch of C-MAP Embark, we have vastly improved the planning and navigation experience of any cruising, sailing or fishing trip,” said Sean Fernback, CTO, Navico. “By providing users with the right information before, during and after their time on the water, they can be confident in the choices they make and enjoy a more stress-free journey, wherever they decide to go.”

Auckland 2 Embark1The app will contain all the information you need in a mobile suite to help boat owners plan and execute trips. Information about local marinas, harbours, beaches, shops and much more is available and with C-MAP Embark, users can also help other boaters nearby and share new places and routes with friends.

Anyone concerned about lack of access when out of range of internet or mobile phone reception, can upgrade to Premium and download off-line maps and weather to stay safe wherever the on-water journey leads. Planning and tracking can also be synchronised as soon as internet or cellular data is accessed.

C-MAP Embark is now offering users a free two-week trial from Google Play and the App Store.