Navionics, a content and location-based services for
the recreational boating and outdoor markets, has announced the
acquisition of Wavey Line Charts.
The crystal-clear waters and the white beaches of the Caribbean -
from Hispaniola to the northern end of Bahamas - are one of the
world's most sought after destinations for boaters. Bob Gascoine
and Jane Minty, Wavey Line owners and founders, have done an
outstanding job of charting those waters with their expertise as
surveyors, divers and mariners, as well as cartographers.
Navionics has invested very heavily in surveys of Bahamas with
conventional methods as well as with airborne laser and crowd
sourcing, resulting in one of the best electronic charts for the
region. However, there is no upper limit to quality, and that is
why the two top cartographers for the area decided to merge their
wealth of data and expertise to produce the absolute best
possible charts of the region.
"Wavey Line has developed a landmark portfolio over the decades,"
said Giuseppe Carnevali, president and founder of Navionics. "We
feel honored to have been chosen to assume the responsibility of
carrying forward Wavey Line's great legacy in the Caribbean."
"Today marks the start of a new chapter for Jane and me," said
Gascoine. "Wavey Line Charts reflect our passion for exploration,
boating, and island life. We are proud to see this transition and
believe Navionics will continue the Wavey Line tradition for many
years to come."
A long-standing data partner with Navionics, Wavey Line chart
coverage has provided pilotage notes and course lines in addition
to updated bathymetric and depth information for some of the most
dynamic and technically difficult approaches in the southern
islands. Wavey Line nautical charts are regarded as a quality
leader providing exceptional detail, accuracy, and aesthetics
made up from Gascoine and Minty's own surveys from decades of
Wavey Line and Navionics customers can expect continued Caribbean
and Bahamas updates, eventually merging the best of both
companies, downloadable to mobile devices as well as plug and
play cards with an active Daily Updates subscription.