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Semaphore VS BoatOn Book

A boat management software is a solution designed to assist professionals in maritime and river shipping with their daily operations : maintenance management, inventory and parts order management, crew organization and scheduling, certificate renewal, navigation tracking, and more.

Discover our comparison between two French fleet management software : Semaphore and BoatOn Book.

What is boat maintenance software?

A CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) software for boats is a technological tool designed to optimize and simplify the overall management of vessels. It allows managers and crews to plan, track, and document preventive and corrective maintenance tasks, ensuring that all operations are performed according to the required standards and timelines.

The software may include features such as equipments and inventory management, intervention history, inspection scheduling, and performance report generation. By automating and centralizing these tasks, CMMS software helps reduce vessel downtime, improve safety, and extend the lifespan of maritime equipment.

How important is boat maintenance software?

Imagine software that gathers all the data related to your vessel: upcoming maintenance tasks, crew and external provider management, spare parts inventory, mandatory certificates... This is what naval maintenance software offers. They ensure a complete history of your boat, accessible anytime and anywhere, while insuring a perfect compliance with the maritime regulations in effect like ISM ou the MLC.

In addition to centralizing information, these software solutions greatly simplify your daily tasks: intervention planning, budget tracking, order management... They become major assets during key moments in your boat's life, such as its sale. Indeed, a CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) software demonstrates seriousness and rigor in the maintenance of the vessel, thus helping to preserve its asset value.

Maintenance software allows you to retrieve necessary information in just a few clicks to prove your good faith and defend your interests in case of a dispute. The BoatOn Book, for example, offers the possibility to share specific data with authorized third parties while preserving the confidentiality of sensitive information.

Comparison of Semaphore and BoatOn Book offers


Semaphore is software developed by Atool, a French company based in Nantes. Semaphore combines CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) features with DMS (Document Management System) features. The software complies with maritime and port standards, as well as food industry standards, as it is also adapted for buildings. Among the companies using Semaphore are Sapmer, Keroman, and the piloting company of La Rochelle.

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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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In a few words, the BoatOn Book it's...

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A time saving of 40% concerning the administrative part 

Get started in just 3 minutes

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

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Discover in details the BoatOn Book, the 1st boats fleet management software for maritime shipping

Manage you services and maintenance

From the task module, you can access the entire history of your maintenance operations. You will be able to review previous maintenance, plan upcoming tasks, and send work orders to providers or crew members.

Additionally, you will have the ability to automatically generate maintenance reports with a single click.

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Rights and users 

Managing a fleet of boats involves coordinating many stakeholders. The user module simplifies granting access to these individuals and allows defining the level of information they can access.

You have the option to choose from various predefined roles such as administrator, supervisor, captain, crew member, etc., or create your own custom roles.

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Manage your inventory and purchases

This part of the software allows you to monitor in real-time the status of parts and equipment stocks, plan their replacement, and generate purchase orders.

You can also export data in Excel or PDF format, or create a pre-filled email containing details of the parts to order, and then click on "send" !

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Follow your navigations with AIS

The logbook feature allows you to record all your navigations directly from your phone! By using your boat's AIS, you can accurately track the routes of your vessels.

Plan your trips by checking the integrated weather and analyze your navigations to optimize your fuel consumption. Keeping your logbook up to date has never been easier with BoatOn Book.

Manage your budget and accounting

The budget module allows you to track all expenses and income related to your boat. You can filter major expense and income categories to optimize costs and manage yacht accounting.

Any expense recorded in maintenance or other modules of the software is automatically added to this section, eliminating the need to search for associated expenses.

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Dashboard of the whole fleet

The fleet and statistics module provides an overview of essential information about your boats. Here, you can find details about mooring, income and expenses, as well as past and upcoming maintenance.

Detailed statistics about the status of your fleet are presented in graphical form, allowing you to visualize upcoming maintenance tasks, income or expenses over a specific period, out-of-stock parts, and other relevant information.

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Integrate your documents and certificates

In the documents module, you have access to all essential elements related to your boat.

You can view attachments from other modules of the software, such as maintenance reports, and add crew member certificates, navigation permits, insurance certificates, as well as other essential documents.

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They trust us and they talk about their experience

Having trouble making your choice ? Philippe Vignaux, Technical Director of Wistream, a ship management company, explains why BoatOn Book stands out !

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