I figured many people always have questions on Navagiation apps. I had the pleasure using Wavve Boating and received a free membership. I enjoy the application as the concept mirrors the Waze concept. Crunchbase.com perfomred a great write up which I've shared below.
Enrico - StrongIslandJetSkis
Ever felt uneasy navigating new waters? Wanted to know a friend’s location? Or looking for the best place to launch your boat or anchor for the night?
The Wavve Boating app makes on-the-water navigation and collaboration as simple, intuitive, and accessible as Google Maps and Waze make land travel.
With Wavve, boaters get the navigation experience they expect in 2017.
Intuitive Navigation Experience - Using GPS location services available in all smartphones, Wavve plots your real-time location on the map so you can see exactly where you are in relation to land, markers, and those dreaded shoals. Your location icon also indicates your current direction based on your vessel’s bearing.
Customized Charts - Wavve’s innovative approach allows you to view and manipulate charts based on your unique needs and preferences. You choose your draft to create the map experience most relevant to your vessel. Wavve’s proprietary interface strives to present digital charts as simply as possible – anywhere that’s shaded red is shallower than your specified draft. Zoom in your map view to see sounding data for these danger areas only, or zoom in further to access all available soundings. You can also filter to find mooring locations, boat ramps, marinas, and more using our map pin functionality.
Collaborative Contribution Our map pinning functionality allows users to share their knowledge of the waterways by adding mooring, boat ramp, marina, fishing, and point of interest locations directly to the map. The community also validates all pins using a voting system.
Safety (and fun!) in Numbers With Wavve, you can enable location sharing to allow other Wavve users to see where you are. Of course, this also means you can see where other boaters are as well.