Boat Master: Parking & Nav Sim

Contains adsIn-app purchases
3.3
2.54K reviews
1M+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this game

Boat Master is a marina berthing (parking) simulation game where players have to berth different boats in varying conditions. It is designed to replicate the controls and conditions of berthing a real boat in a marina as closely as possible.

Current Features

- Drive and berth a motorboat and superyacht (see screenshots below) with 2 engines and bow and stern thrusters using two realistic control schemes to simulate realistic berthing and driving at speed (see screenshots below for details).

- Drive a yacht with a single engine, steering wheel and realistic physics effects like prop walking

- Drive a speedboat with a single engine & steering wheel as well as realistic tilting when turning at speed.

- Drive a dual engine control Euro Cruiser with a steering wheel but no thrusters.

- Complete levels with varying berthing conditions and situations, including:
- A hands-on tutorial level explaining the different controls
- Wind and current which vary in direction and strength in different levels
- Different berth locations and widths
- Randomly timed thruster failure in harder levels

- Berth the boat as quickly as you can without damaging it with the built-in time-based scoring system as well as the new 3 star rating system, where you need to meet certain requirements to achieve a 2 or 3 star rating along with completing the level.

- Complete 5 navigation levels per boat which feature realistic navigation markers and signs, as well as other AI controlled boats and Jet Skis which you must evade to complete the level. Some of these levels are also complete night levels where it is difficult to see what is around the boat as a new feature to realistically increase the difficulty of later levels.

- Realistic water physics with drag based on speed and realistic boat handling

- Console and PC level graphics with modern post-processing effects like Bloom, Ambient Occlusion and Filmic Colour Grading. When you start the game, if you select 'Balanced', the game will automatically choose the best settings for your device, balancing graphics and performance. You can also change these settings manually in the 'custom' mode.

- Battery saver mode, which limits FPS and graphics to improve battery life.
- Full Tablet support

- Try the first level of each of the paid boats after watching an ad

DISCLAIMER: This app is not a substitute for real life boat berthing or driving training, some boats that are not the motorboat (like the superyacht) are / will be paid DLC (they are behind an in-app purchase that costs real money to unlock).

MINIMUM HARDWARE:
Samsung Galaxy S6 or device with equivalent hardware or above (may work on slightly older devices like a Galaxy S5 with all graphics settings turned down)

RECOMMENDED HARDWARE:
Samsung Galaxy S7 / Google Pixel or equivalent (Snapdragon 820/821)
It is recommended on these devices that you turn on Colour Grading and Vignette in settings for a better graphical experience.

Newer, more powerful phones will also be able to handle the more demanding settings like Bloom and Ambient Occlusion, which will improve the game graphics even more.

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Updated on
Sep 6, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, Personal info and 4 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

3.5
2.24K reviews
A Google user
September 30, 2018
Really like the concept but I think the physics could be improved a bit. The steering of the yacht (sailboat) is not responsive, a real sailboat has a relatively large rudder and steers well at slow speeds both under power with prop wash as well as under sail or coasting. Additionally the prop walk is light but that could be realistic depending on the boat. I would also like to see steering control on the twin engine powerboat and super yacht. Although they can be manuvered with differential power steering allows for additional control of the lateral motion of the vessel. I'm being picky as a marine engineer but really appreciate the effort put in by the developer and hope they continue to improve and add to the app
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Tommy Vaux
October 2, 2018
Hi Will, thanks for your review and awesome feedback! I am still working on the yacht, but it's been difficult to rotate at slow speed realistically without physically moving the boat forwards/backwards. The lack of steering wheel for dual engines is due to screen space, though I am open to high speed UI screen you can switch to, with a wheel.
Sandy Slider
June 20, 2020
Pretty realistic. There are only 2 things that need changing. One is that if you pause the game, the effects of wind and current still act on the vessel. The other id's that you have to be almost perfectly in the slip when, in reality, you can typically get "close enough" to toss a dock line to someone nearby to have them help pull you to exactly where you need to be to tie up. Of course that won't work on a large vessel. But still a solid 5 for the very realistic simulation.
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A Google user
March 29, 2020
I've been waiting a long time to find a game like this that I can practice my docking skills in the off-season. I just wish there was a way to separate the transmission shifters from the engine thrust or throttle like on my boat because when shifting only you're not taking into account overthrust. Small adjustments is the key and only giving engine thrust when you really really need it. Any chance you can add a 45-foot Express style yacht? Great job on the app! Left shifters right throttles...
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What's new

This update to Boat Master brings it up to date to better support newer versions of Android and newer devices. It also fixes a number of bugs and lays the groundwork for future releases.