Orca Navigation for the modern boater

Orca introduces itself as the marine co-pilot every modern boater […]


October 27, 2023

Date Posted:

November 8, 2021

Categories: Tech-

Orca introduces itself as the marine co-pilot every modern boater needs. It’s engineered to provide navigation aid, trip analytics, and preemptive insights for sailors, ensuring a smooth sail every time you hit the waters.


You can access Orca Co-Pilot through an Orca Display or your iOS or Android device, making it a convenient choice for every sailor.

Key Features:

  • Central Processing Unit: At the heart of Orca Co-Pilot lies the Orca Core, a navigation processing device equipped with GPS, a nine-axis gyro, compass, and bi-directional NMEA COM connections.
  • Ease of Use: Traditionally, multi-function displays posed a challenge. However, Orca Co-Pilot revolutionizes marine navigation by merging accurate charts, real-time weather forecasts, intuitive alerts, and auto-route finding into one system.
  • Wireless Updates: With both wireless internet and cellular connectivity, updating your charts is a breeze. There’s no need for SD-cards, and support extends to mobile devices.
  • Comprehensive Navigation: The latest in navigational tech is bundled in Orca Co-Pilot, offering self-sufficient gear for your boat.
  • Mobile App Integration: A significant finding by Orca reveals that 75% of navigators revert to mobile apps for detailed chart review when chartplotters fall short. This insight has been used to enhance mobile app functionality in Orca Co-Pilot.
  • Focused Sailing: Modern tech in Orca Co-Pilot lets you concentrate on your surroundings instead of juggling between screens and systems. It provides wireless remote piloting, keeping you on deck and in control.
  • AI Assistance: With AI technology, the system helps in finding the perfect sailing conditions. The Orca Core database encompasses over 70,000 navigational objects including buoys, lights, and charted objects like anchors and pipelines.
  • Affordable Plans: Pricing starts at €449 for the Orca Mobile Kit which includes a year’s app subscription. The cloud service subscription post that is €120 per year, offering continuous chart updates, advanced weather forecasts, automatic routing, cross-device synchronization, and insightful trip analytics.
  • Real-Time Tracking: The Orca Display Kit by Ion lets you track progress in real-time and also serves as an onboard charger.
  • B&G App Collaboration: The B&G app complements Orca Co-Pilot by offering updated charts from C-MAP, personalized waypoints, routes, weather updates and more. It also features a live traffic map to calculate routes, incorporating obstacles to minimize water risks.
  • Premium Services: For £48.99 a year, get access to premium services like global offline maps, five-day weather forecasting, high-resolution bathymetry, and Automatic Identification System (AIS).

How to Harness Top Navigational Technology: The Orca Co-Pilot app can transform your phone into a navigational tool.

With its user-friendly interface, you can easily access past sailing documentation, software updates, product news, manuals and ‘how to’ tutorials specific to your registered devices.

The WiFi technology ensures a stable connection over a wider range of distance, making your sailing experience seamless and informative.

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