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MX Suite VS BoatOn Book

A ship management software assists maritime professionals in their daily tasks, such as maintenance management, stock and inventory control, and ordering and purchasing parts. These software solutions greatly simplify crew scheduling, certificate renewals, logbook tracking, and navigation monitoring, saving time for captains and managers.

Here's our comparison between two comprehensive fleet management software solutions: MX Suite and BoatOn Book.

What is boat maintenance software?

A CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) software for vessels is a technological tool designed to optimize and simplify the management of a fleet of maritime workboats, oil tankers, or dredgers. It allows managers and crews to track, plan, and document preventive and corrective maintenance tasks, ensuring that all operations comply with manufacturer standards and recommended timelines.

This software can include features such as inventory management of spare parts and equipment, intervention history, periodic inspection scheduling, and performance report generation. By centralizing and automating these tasks, CMMS software helps reduce vessel downtime, improve safety, extend equipment lifespan, and optimize your missions both at sea and along the coast.

How important is a boat maintenance software for marine service companies ?

Imagine a software that centralizes all the data related to your vessel: upcoming maintenance tasks, crew and external contractor management, spare parts inventory, mandatory certificates... This is exactly what marine maintenance software offers. They guarantee comprehensive tracking of your boat's history, accessible anytime and anywhere.

In addition to centralizing information, these software solutions significantly simplify your daily tasks: planning interventions, tracking budgets, managing orders, all while ensuring the vessel's compliance with specific maritime sector regulations such as the MLC or ISM. They become major assets during key moments in your boat's lifecycle, such as its sale. Indeed, CMMS software demonstrates the seriousness and rigor in the maintenance of the vessel, thereby helping to preserve its asset value.

These software solutions allow you to retrieve the necessary information in just a few clicks to prove your good faith and defend your interests in case of disputes. For example, BoatOn Book already offers the ability to share specific data with authorized third parties while maintaining complete confidentiality of potentially sensitive information.

Comparison of MX Suite and BoatOn Book offers


MX Suite has been developed since 2008 by Mastex, a Dutch company. The software enables marine companies to gain more information and better understand daily challenges. It helps to reduce costs and improve the lifespan of the fleet. The software is Bureau Veritas approved and is suitable for a wide range of users, including yachts, tankers, and dredgers.

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The BoatOn Book from BoatOn is the 1st boat fleet management and maintenance solution. The aim of the BoatOn Book is to simplify all the operational activities of maritime and inland waterway operators : passenger boats, freight transport, rescue vessels, marine works... BoatOn also helps companies to manage their fleets in an eco-responsible way, while complying with current regulations.

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Where the BoatOn Book distinguishes itself...

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A time saving of 40% concerning the administrative part 

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Eco-responsible advices to learn how to better maintain your boat  

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Discover the BoatOn Book, the best management software for your marine fleet

Manage you services and maintenance

From the tasks module, you can access the complete history of your maintenance activities. You can review past operations, schedule upcoming ones, and send detailed work orders to contractors or your crew members.

Additionally, you can automatically generate maintenance reports with a single click.

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Rights and users 

Managing a fleet of boats involves coordinating multiple stakeholders. The user module allows you to assign access to each individual and define their permissions to extend or restrict information sharing.

You can choose from several predefined roles such as administrator, supervisor, captain, sailor, etc., or create your own custom roles.

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Manage your inventory and purchases

This section of the software helps you monitor all your spare parts and equipment inventory in real time, anticipate replacements, and easily create purchase orders.


From the software, you can export data in Excel or PDF format, or create a pre-filled email containing the details of the parts to order, then simply click "send"!

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Follow your navigations with AIS

The logbook allows you to record your navigations directly from your phone! Using your boat's AIS, you can accurately trace the routes of your vessels. 

Plan your trips in advance by consulting the integrated weather and analyze your navigations to better manage your consumption. Gone are the days of paper ! Keeping your logbook up-to-date has never been easier than with BoatOn Book.

Manage your budget and accounting

The budget module allows you to track your expenses and revenues per boat. You can filter the main categories, which helps you see things more clearly and efficiently manage your vessel's accounting using BoatOn Book.

Every expense recorded in another module of the software is also added to this section, saving you hours of searching for your invoices.

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Dashboard of the whole fleet

The fleet and statistics module offers an overview of vital information about your boats. Here you will find details about the home port, revenues, expenses, as well as past and upcoming maintenance.

Access detailed statistics about your fleet presented in graphical form. You can visualize upcoming maintenance tasks, revenues or expenses over specific periods, out-of-stock parts, and other useful information.

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Integrate your documents and certificates

In the documents module, you can access all essential elements of your boat in one place.

Browse attachments from other modules of the software, such as maintenance reports, and add crew member certificates, boat navigation permits, and insurance documents. We help you keep track of every document without any loss.

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And what if tomorrow it was you ?

Impossible to choose the CMMS that fits your company ? We helped Philippe Vignaux, Technical Director of Wistream in Toulon. He tells you about his experience !

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