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Smart Sailors VS BoatOn Book

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

Discover our comparison between two French fleet management software solutions: Smart Sailors and BoatOn Book.

What is boat maintenance software?

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

The software may include features such as spare parts inventory management, intervention history, inspection planning, 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 for maritime shipping?

Maintenance software centralizes all information and maintains a complete history of a vessel or a fleet. They are indispensable for daily operations to track upcoming tasks, manage the crew and external providers, handle inventory, maintain certificates and before all, they manage the compliance to maritime requirement such as ISM ou the MLC. They also play a crucial role during key moments in a boat's life, such as during its sale. A CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) software attests to the owner's commitment to maintaining their boat and helps preserve the asset value of their vessel or vessels.

Furthermore, this type of software is very useful in case of disputes with third parties, such as service providers or insurance companies. With just a few clicks, one can access the necessary information to demonstrate good faith. For example, BoatOn Book allows granting restricted access to specific data upon request.

Comparison of Smart Sailors and BoatOn Book offers


Smart Sailors is a French company specializing in the development of CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) software for the maritime sector. Founded in 2016, it was established to address the complexity and inadequacy of existing solutions for sailors. Based in Marseille, Smart Sailors leverages the maritime and IT expertise of its co-founders to provide practical solutions tailored to the specific needs of shipowners and sailors.

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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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Let's talk about the BoatOn book in details, the 1st  fleet management software in maritime shipping

Manage you services and maintenance

From the tasks module, you will have access to the complete history of your maintenance operations. Within this module, you can review past maintenance, schedule upcoming tasks, and send work orders to service providers or crew members.

Additionally, you can generate automatic maintenance reports with just one click.

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Rights and users 

Managing a fleet of boats requires coordinating the involvement of numerous stakeholders. The user module enables assigning access to these individuals and determining the level of information they can access.

You can choose from predefined roles (administrator, supervisor, captain, crew member, etc.) or create your own custom roles.

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Manage your inventory and purchases

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

You can also export data in Excel or PDF format, or generate a pre-filled email with details of the parts to be ordered. All that's left is to click "send" !

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Follow your navigations with AIS

The logbook allows you to record all your navigations directly from your phone ! Coupled with your boat's AIS, you can track the exact routes of your vessels.

Plan your outings using the integrated weather feature and analyze your navigations to optimize fuel consumption. Keeping your logbook updated has never been easier than with the BoatOn Book.

Manage 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 the associated expense.

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Dashboard of your 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 state of your fleet are presented in graphical form, allowing you to visualize the number of maintenance tasks, earnings or expenditures over a specific period, parts out of stock, and much more.

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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 find attachments from other modules of the software, such as maintenance records, and add crew member certificates, navigation permits, insurance certificates, and much more.

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They trust us, we give them the floor

Not convinced yet? Listen to our customer Philippe Vignaux, Technical Director of Wistream, a Yacht Management company based in Toulon, talk about the BoatOn Book.

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