Wärtsilä iSailor

Wärtsilä iSailor

By Transas Marine Limited

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2010-12-15
  • Current Version: 1.11.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 70.33 MB
  • Developer: Transas Marine Limited
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 447 Ratings


Wärtsilä iSailor is an easy-to-use marine and river navigation application for amateur seafarers. iSailor provides a clear presentation of navigational information, electronic charts and additional content. TX-97 vector charts supported by iSailor are recognized worldwide as one of the most accurate and reliable sources of navigational information. Check out the chart folios available for purchase on our website: isailor.us Chart folios can be purchased and downloaded in the iSailor Chart Store utilizing the standard iTunes Store payment/purchasing procedure. Chart correction service is provided on annual basis via the auto-renewable subscription service. iTunes will charge payment after confirmation of the chart correction purchase. You may manage your subscriptions and turn off the auto-renewal service in the Account Settings. Your subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renewal is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the subscription period. You can cancel your subscription in the Chart Store any time. All previously purchased chart folios will remain available for you and can be restored from the service via the Chart Restore function. To receive subsequent chart corrections for your purchased charts, you will need to subscribe to the annual updates in the Chart Store. The application works on iPhone and iPad using built-in GPS, NMEA Wi-Fi GPS or an external Bluetooth GPS. Supported devices (iOS version 9.3.5 and higher): • iPhone 4S or higher • iPad - 2nd generation or higher iSailor features: • Positioning system: iOS (Built-In GPS), NMEA GPS or AIS Class B (Option) • AIS Class A NavData interface (Option) • NMEA Heading and Rate-Of-Turn sensors (Option) • NMEA Echo Sounder with a graphical 2D echogram and water temperature sensor (Option) • NMEA Wind Sensor, including True & Relative wind calculation (Option) • NMEA Autopilot interface (Option) • Display of charts, routes, track(s) and user objects • AIS target presentation. Target contours and dimensions (Option) • Internet AIS service (Optional subscription) • Weather service (Optional subscription) • Tides and tidal currents (Optional subscription) • Sailing guides, regional marinas (Optional subscription) • North Up, COG Up, Head Up and Route Up chart orientations • Information on any vector chart objects • Free cursor, Point-To-Point and Own ship referenced ERBL functionality • Monitoring of navigational data: Position, Course (COG) and Speed Over Ground (SOG) • Route creation by the graphic and tabular methods. “Go To” routes. • Waypoint monitoring: Bearing to WP, Distance to WP, XTD, Time-To-Go and ETA • Schedule information: Time-To-Go and ETA to any selected waypoint ahead • Multi-language support • Multi-unit support • Custom track colors • Day and night chart palettes • Alarm monitoring functionality • Route, track and user object: export/import via GPX, KML and KMZ formats • Advanced Logging and Playback function (Option) • User object sharing via Facebook, Twitter, iMessenger, eMail NOTE: Continuous use of the GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease the battery life. Wärtsilä iSailor application may use your location even when it’s not open, which can decrease battery life of the device iSailor web site: http://www.isailor.us iSailor EULA: http://www.transas.com/legal/Wartsila_Voyage_EULA.pdf iSailor Privacy Notice: http://www.transas.com/Media/Default/Downloads/Wartsila_Voyage_Privacy_Notice.pdf Questions? Please contact us at isailor.support@wartsila.com Sincerely yours, iSailor Team



  • Very Disappointing Subscription Model.

    By Zanclod
    Used to like the App. Not anymore. A lot of legalese to hide the provision of less service. Ratings show more dissatisfaction among remaining users.
  • Best nav app out there

    By todd.h
    Compared to a standard horizon chartplotter and inavx (which I used to use), iSailor is a dream. My favorite way to navigate by far! I can pan and zoom so quickly I feel that in tight nav situations it's a significant safety feature. Compare this to inavx or the chartplotter where panning and zooming are slow and cumbersome and take your attention away from operating the boat.
  • Very disappointed.

    Météo I paid for that. Does not work.
  • Amazing app

    By A Storm Fan
    Used this app as primary navigation on a 1,000 mile sailing delivery through the Caribbean. Amazing accuracy!!!!
  • Missing tides

    By Capt'n Paul
    Nice app, haven’t tried integration with AIS. A few suggestions for improvement: 1. tides (tidal data) 2. Weather - couldn’t figure out why it’s not displayed on a chart 3. Watch app - doesn’t seem to work at this time
  • Another disappointed user

    By scarduner
    Just adding my name to the list. I loved ISailor and turned many people on to it. I mourn the loss. But as one reviewer noted it's not only a terrible business decision, it's breach of contract. I bought my chart folios at the price they were then selling for with free updates. You can't just say "we changed our minds"... they could have made the subscription plan starting with new purchasers, they could have offered me back what I paid for any folio I don't want to pay annually for... not only is it a shame to lose such a great app but to watch them killing thee app... how many people would pay that much every year???
  • Not happy

    By chartographer
    Customer service is really nonexistent. I object to having to be a part of a subscription service when I already paid for my charts. Especially at the exorbitant prices they want for the update. In their FAQ you would think they would give detailed instruction on how to unsubscribe. But no that is not the case. They just say that you can without any details as to how. Was a nice light nav program that was easy to stick in my pocket as a back up to our installed chart plotting systems. Got me out of Singapore in 2013 and all the way to Australia when our new chart plotter system on the tug I was working on failed miserably. Disappointing in service and “new” updating structure. If I could give less than 1 star I would.
  • One of the best interfaces around but disappointed about subscription

    By Mitulica
    Update January 2019. The change in iSailor App to a no-discount subscription model for the expensive charts is not welcome. I use both iNavx and iSailor since I also want to have access to NOAA electronic charts, but am often flummoxed by the iNavx UI. iSailor’s interface accomplishing tasks like building a route easier. Now if only an iPad could work in the rain or in bright daylight!
  • Very disappointing change to annual subscription

    By Alfiebelly
    I’m giving this app a 1 star rating due to the forced change from outright purchase-type to a subscription-type service. I initially paid what I thought was s premium price for a product on the justification that this was a one time payment for charts with an un-expiring update service. Now suddenly, I am required to pay annually for the same service that was already included in my initial purchase price! I can understand if they wish to do this for new customers, but to do this to the very customer base that probably contributed to the success of their business, is a very poor business decision indeed. They could have considered “grand fathering” in the existing customers. I have had no response to any of my service requests which is also suspect. There was never any difficulty in getting a response before. It’s almost as if they’re embarrassed and don’t know how to respond. Very disappointing. I’m sure most of their old customers will now be doing a fresh look at the competition.
  • Top app / Transas customers disappointment

    By CapTommyB
    As a career professional mariner, instructor and active recreational boater I would say that this was a top application. Very useful and fair. The motivation for the change is evident and unless they somehow revert to the way that the charts were managed I am afraid that most customers will delete it from their devices. I think that the changes have not been communicated effectively and long time Transas customers will be very disappointed.