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Keep your engine notebook up to date

Nothing is easier than BoatOn's machine logbook ! Keep your engine hours and reserve levels up to date.

Digitalize you engine notebook

The engine logbook of a boat is an essential technical document on board ships, specifically designed to record and track all activities, operations, and maintenance related to the ship's machinery and mechanical equipment.

Here is its detailed purpose :

  • Technical logbook : specific to machinery to note operations, incidents, performance, maintenance...

  • Maintenance tracking : allows tracking and scheduling maintenance

  • Traceability : provides a detailed record in case of incident or breakdown.

The engine notebook is an indispensable tool for the efficient and safe management of a boat's mechanical systems, ensuring their reliability and compliance with standards.

Regulations for the engine logbook

The use of boat engine logbooks is subject to regulatory obligations defined by the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) and the International Safety Management (ISM) Code. Here are the main requirements :


  • Maintenance of an engine logbook : A logbook must be maintained on board all ships of more than 15 meters in length overall, excluding fishing vessels and pleasure craft.

  • Format and content of the engine logbook : The logbook must adhere to specific format and content requirements as defined by MARPOL and ISM regulations.

  • Retention of the engine logbook : The logbook must be kept on board the ship for at least 2 years after the last entry. It must then be made available to competent authorities for inspection.

Failure to comply with these requirements can result in penalties, including fines and detention of the ship.

How can you simplify this management task?

Maintaining an engine logbook can indeed be tedious and time-consuming, especially for a fleet of multiple boats. However, there are several tips and digital tools that can help simplify this task and save time.

One of the most effective ways to simplify your engine logbook is by using fleet management software. There are fleet management solutions available that can automate data entry into the engine logbook. These software tools can also assist in generating reports and tracking compliance with regulations.

Additionally, investing in crew training is crucial. There are numerous online and in-person training programs available that can help crew members understand regulatory requirements and learn how to accurately record information.

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Follow your engine logbook with the BoatOn Book

Integrated directly into the maintenance log and the ship's logbook, you can enter and update the data for your engine logbook. Record your engine hours (engines, generators, etc.) and reserve levels (fuel tanks, grey and black water tanks, etc.) from your smartphone or computer.

Update them with each voyage from the ship's logbook, and optimize your maintenance tasks to ensure you don’t forget any scheduled maintenance.

Update these records after each voyage using the ship's logbook and optimize your maintenance tasks to ensure nothing is overlooked.BoatOn Book's engine logbook allows you to :

  • Report incidents from the ship's logbook to anticipate necessary maintenance.

  • Efficiently schedule recurring maintenance tasks.

  • Track engine hours and reserves to optimize your resources.

Linking your engine logbook with your ship's logbook makes it easier to stay organized and up-to-date with maintenance tasks. This saves time on maintenance and keeps your fleet compliant throughout the year !

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