B&G App Releases Update Packed with Added Features and Safety Aids

Southampton, UKB&G®, the world’s leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, unveiled its B&G App last summer and has followed up with a new release with updates offering a range of safety and navigation enhancements, personalised notifications plus the anchor alert safety feature for premium subscribers.

Where can I get the App?

The B&G App, is available on both the Apple Store for iOS and Google Play for Android, and now offers satellite overlay view for premium subscribers, enhancing situational awareness with the option to choose between full view or land-only. In addition, sailors can select the transparency level of the layer.

Another popular update for sailors is the weather overlay on the charts which includes key data such as wind, gust, precipitation, air temperature and pressure. During route planning, users can see what weather is predicted at a specific time and location during the route, opting for the weather overlay both from main charts or during route creation.

“We designed these updates to really help sailors in planning, sailing and to improve safety at sea” said Simon Conder, Global Head of Brand, B&G. “Adding more key and real-time data for users to take advantage is vital for us in developing this app, as is providing more innovative and new features; and the new anchor alert feature is another great example of that.”

When anchoring, premium users can simply set their location and receive push notifications if their yacht is drifting, while they’re busy or sleeping on the boat. Using GPS data, a breach of the geofence will result in the sound of alarm, meaning sailors can now be certain their anchor is not dragging and get a good nights sleep.

Sailors will also appreciate the new social capabilities including sharing tracks with friends and followers in other applications (i.e. Facebook, WhatsApp, Text), sending and receiving referral invitations to the app and push notifications for key events like weather-related alerts. Notifications are customisable by category within the settings.

B&G App – Charts from C-MAP®

The B&G App is free to download and offers free up-to-date and detailed nautical charts from C-MAP®, personal waypoints, routes and tracks, the latest marine weather, personalisation and much more.

The C-MAP charts on the app are carefully designed to highlight what is most important at any given time during your sailing experience, maintaining accuracy and a clean, uncluttered view. Charts are powered by data from official hydrographic offices with data continuously updated and augmented from thousands of data sources provides clarity and detail needed for your routing, whether that’s a voyage, race or a few quick hours sailing with friends on the water.

Personalised Notifications (by category)Satellite Overlay View
Sharing TracksWeather Overlay
Referral & Invitation CapabilitiesAnchoring Alert

For more information on B&G and their marine electronics for sailing, please visit www.bandg.com.

About B&G

B&G® is part of Navico, a division of Brunswick Corporation’s (NYSE: BC) Advanced Systems Group, and is world’s leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, which since 1955 has been helping sailors to sail further, faster and safer. B&G is an official partner of premier global sailing events, including The Ocean Race and Sail GP™, and features a product portfolio dedicated to enabling sailors to be the best sailors they can be that includes B&G Zeus™, Vulcan™, Triton™ and the award-winning Nemesis™ among others.  More information is available at bandg.com.

Key Yachting and B&G® at the 2022 J-Cup Regatta

B&G® has been a preferred supplier to key Yachting for many years and first supported the J-Cup Regatta as an event sponsor in 2004. Through the long-standing partnership, the companies have both grown and developed and so you have the “Best Brands working Hand in Hand”. B&G® equipment can be seen on our Nautitech Catamarans, Grand Soleil Yachts and Tofinou boats, and the Key Yachting customisation team have a working knowledge of the entire B&G® product range and can help you upgrade and or replace your equipment, so whether you’re motivated by the thrill of your next race or have a passion for cruising, B&G® electronics are designed for everyone. To discuss how to upgrade your equipment, talk to one of the service team experts at Key Yachting on 02380 455669.

The J-Cup Regatta

This year at the J-Cup regatta, the B&G® team will be on hand to offer their technical advice and support, showcase products, and answer your questions. The J-Cup regatta in association with B&G® takes places from 30 June to 2nd July in Cowes. You can find out more details and enter the regatta here: https://www.keyyachting.com/events/j-cup-regatta/