Just what I needed Thanks for making the app I've been looking for! I immediately bought all available extensions, price is peanuts compared to the damages done by trying those docking scenarios with a real yacht. :-) To the disappointed reviewers complaining about game levels, graphics etc: this is not meant to be a fun game, it's meant to actually teach candidate skippers to dock a yacht. Feature request: I'd love to see a boat with twin rudders, as they have horrible handling by the lack of propwash.
Want to learn boat handling - then buy this OK the free version is very limited but having chanced my €3 for the version you can enter weather and use the other precooked scenes I found this very useful. I then quickly purchased the scene creator option as the precooked scenes are more for gaming than realistiic learning. I created my berth which often has a cross wind and figured out how best to berth - this will save me hundreds in gel coat damage. Oh - I use a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 the stylus is handy for placing objects in scenes. Provide a deck level view of approach and it will get 5 stars.
As a sailboat captain, this app is pretty damn good and addictive! The effects of wind, current, helm and engine lag are realistic, and can cause one's pulse to rise! The line work features are messy, and the game doesn't always end once the boat is tied up. No matter, the game builds boat handling awareness and is really fun to use.
Pretty good. Line handling is awkward. Engine controls are a bit slow for a34 foot boat. The opposition pays no attention to the rules of the road. I would like to see a southerly 35, twin rudders and a bow thruster, thus no control over the stern unless moving.
Have used multi million dollar ship simulators and work on a training ship. This is not bad. If you go down to your local Mariana and watch some docking and then use this app. You may not look a complete idiot.
The free version has very little to work with. I made the mistake of purchasing the scene creator feature, which was absolutely a waste of $6. It's quite painful to construct marinas given how you drag an object from a single point, causing the entire alignment of the object to be thrown off. There are a lot of pre-made scenes to choose from but none are a basic marina with slips and fingers on each side. Given how difficult the scene editor is, it's apparent why they don't make more natural marinas. Furthermore, line handling is a mess.
Latest compilerversion (2.1.1)
A new 33 feet Boat.
Improvements in the editor -
boats do not float arround anymore. Sound is disabled in editor.
Bugfix when posting result to facebook.
Wheel and throttle can be enlarged and split for better handling.
Dock dolphins will not cause much damage.
Userscene thumbnails are now shown correctly.
Sail cruise ship for passenger transport & enjoy sailing to beautiful islands