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Orca Expands Chart Coverage in North America


Norwegian marine tech startup Orca announced the expansion of its chart coverage in North America, to cover the Canadian coastline and the Great Lakes.

The Canadian updates to the chart coverage will be available to all Orca app users, with immediate integration into Orca’s suite of smart planning and navigation tools. This latest launch will give Orca users freedom to move between the two nations' borders for the first time.

Kristian Fallrø, Co-Founder of Orca, said, “Canadian boaters have been asking for us to launch in Canada since the day we announced Orca. We’ve even had boaters order their Orca to the U.S. and drive across the border to get early access.”

Orca is a modern navigation system for sailboats and powerboats that launched in 2021 and has grown rapidly among sailors and cruisers. The system consists of the free Orca mobile app for iOS and Android devices – Orca Display 2, an ultrabright marine-grade tablet – and Orca Core 2, a smart navigation hub that integrates with the boat’s sensors and instruments.

Orca is incredibly easy to use and features smart systems such as automatic routing, sail routing, weather forecasts, and AIS via the internet.

Jorge Sevillano, Co-Founder and CEO of Orca, said, “This release is not only important for Canadian boaters but also for U.S. boaters who boat at the borders of Canada. As always when we extend our chart coverage, existing Orca subscribers will receive access to Canadian charts free of charge.”

Orca’s charts are built on data from hydrographic offices, private entities, and in-house data collection to ensure an accurate and reliable navigation experience. Canadian chart coverage is courtesy of the Canadian Hydrographic Service.