Worry less about your boat with Simrad BoatConnect

The BoatConnect app

Merrimack, N.H. – Announcing the latest in remote, real-time vessel monitoring – Simrad BoatConnect provides boat owners with the ultimate peace of mind at an unparalleled value, keeping users informed of their boat’s location, battery level, trip history and more. 

Delivering important updates on a boat’s status to a compatible smartphone, BoatConnect is comprised of an easy-to-install hub and an easy-to-use app. Once installed, the solution provides at-a-glance information to enhance the boating experience. 

Perfect for trip planning, users can quickly access real-time weather in the vicinity of their boat, as well as confirm the current status of onboard power using the remote battery check option. In the event the battery drops below a pre-defined threshold, users are notified with immediate status updates. The BoatConnect app enables boat owners to keep track of family and friends using their boats and includes a trip log allowing boaters to maintain an active record of their time on the water. 

For enhanced security when a boat is not in use, the app also allows owners to establish a virtual perimeter, known as a “geo-fence,” around their vessel and receive alerts if it travels outside a designated area. This feature comes in handy in the event of theft – enabling users to trace their boat’s location. The BoatConnect hub is hard-wired to a vessel’s battery and, if power is lost, will continue to provide updates for up to five days on internal backup power.

“The BoatConnect service gives boat owners valuable peace of mind,” said Knut Frostad, CEO, Navico Group. “Whether your vessel is moored, anchored or tied up in a slip, BoatConnect provides access at your fingertips to what is happening on and around your vessel. We look forward to enhancing BoatConnect with additional capabilities as new sensors and app updates become available.” 

The BoatConnect hub is priced at just $99, and the app can be downloaded for free from the Apple or Google Play App Store. Subscription to the BoatConnect service is $19.99 per month. The subscription can be cancelled at any time.

In 2019, Simrad BoatConnect will be sold only in the Americas, due to connectivity requirements, and BoatConnect activation will be limited to use in the U.S. (including Hawaii and Alaska), as well as Canada.For more information on Simrad BoatConnect visit www.simrad-yachting.com/boatconnect.

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5 Responses

  1. Ben Stein Ben Stein says:

    I’ve had a pre-production unit on Have Another Day’s tender since early this year. I’ve been quite pleased with the data it provides and the compact size of the unit. It’s small enough I could easily install it and all the sensors under the seat of an 11-foot dinghy with ease. I haven’t had a chance to upgrade to the production release of the software but intend to do that in the coming weeks and will report on it further.

  2. Robert says:

    This one shows promise, but it looks like it doesn’t yet measure up to BoatCommand, which I would think of as its closest competitor. Specifically, it doesn’t appear to support a shore-power sensor, the ability to monitor multiple battery banks, or relay outputs allowing remote control of onboard systems. I do like that they have a native app as opposed to BoatCommand’s use of a web-app.

    • Ben Stein Ben Stein says:


      I think you’re pretty much spot on with each of the strengths and weaknesses you mention. I love the really low upfront price but the monthly is higher than BoatCommand. It does lack a few of the sensor inputs (and relay outputs) but the native app is a pleasure to use.

  3. Odo says:

    How many sensors does it support in total? I’m interested in getting one for my boat but I’m looking for something with 2-3 contact sensors, 1-2 Bilge sensors and 1-2 temperature sensors. The Simrad website and support section has no mention of exactly how many sensors the hub supports.

    I hope they bring out a shore power sensor as well as a humidity sensor. Do you also know if they have any plans for wireless sensors?

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