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GMDSS A User's Handbook

By Denise Bréhaut

GMDSS A user's handbook








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ShipShape Pro for iPad

A new yacht management App has been launched by the yachting software company 'Intelligent Maintenance' for use on the iPad. ShipShape Pro is a development of the popular 'ShipShape Sailboat' used by many leisure yachtsmen.  From Fleet Management to individual leisure yacht management, the software will do a lot more than help you run a professional maintenance programme for your yacht.

Adrian Stanway, a yachtsman and owner of Intelligent Maintenance, writes: "ShipShape Pro was produced at the request of customers who asked for an iPad app to help them manage and maintain their boats. A number of our customers were directly involved in the design and testing process".

ShipShape Pro is for use by individuals, boat maintenance professionals, charter companies and boatyards. Its modular design means that all of its features work for any type or size of craft.


The App ships with one boat. Additional boat records can be purchased in-App for as many boats as are required in packs of 1, 5 or 10.

ShipShape Pro is packed with features

* Manage boats - fleet management summary highlighting overdue tasks and unresolved faults by boat

* Address Book - All boat-related contacts in one place. Email, Skype, go to manuals straight from the App. Assign tasks directly to people in your address book

* Boat - Essential boat details and safety information immediately accessible in one place

* Tasks - auto-predicted maintenance actions fully user editable. Pre-programmed maintenance actions for over 200 common items

* Hours - maintenance for each item of equipment can be set by elapsed time or elapsed time/hours

* Faults - faults log with photos, date, notes, priority assignation and by whom resolved

* Equipment - Record of all equipment together with photos and notes. Assign maintenance responsibility. Allocate to Locations/Lists. Quick add feature for over 200 commonly used items of equipment

* Costs - Details, types, amounts and totals. Filter by date and type

* Checklists - Create checklists, review completion status and reset for future use

* Set-up tasks - all maintenance tasks can be individually tailored to the boat

* Trips - When, where, who, weather, what happened. Photos. Share Trips Report with crew and friends

* Reports - Reports for everything to Print, Email, send as PDF

* Backup/share - Backup, restore, share between devices using Dropbox™

* User guide - comprehensive User Guide in-App and in-screen Info-boxes

ShipShape Pro includes the features of IM’s popular boating app for iPad - ShipShape - but adds a comprehensive suite of Maintenance features. Existing ShipShape users can transfer their data automatically into ShipShape Pro.

Adrian Stanway says, “One of the major benefits of having thousands of existing customers for our boating Apps is that they tell us their needs. We love that. It let’s us build products that are based on input from all types of boaters and give people what they really want and will actually use”.

ShipShape Pro for App iPad is available in the App Store priced at $39.99

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