We developed Watermanlive for our client Waterman Marine Consultancy based between the Netherlands and the French Riviera. Their business is in management and surveying services for motor and sailing yachts.

Watermanlive (or WML for short) is a tool for managing new builds, major refits, vessel maintenance and compliance to international maritime regulations and standards. WML is for captains, insurance brokers, underwriters, surveyors, engineers, operators and owners to manage risk, build, maintenance and compliance issues on board their vessels.

WML has a powerful and flexible surveying module. Choose from preset survey templates or create your own set of survey questions. Once you’ve set up the survey you can load it on a mobile device such as a smartphone, Android tablet or iPad which you can take on board the vessel with you to conduct the survey. When you’re online again, upload the survey results and WML will automatically create issues and notifications on all flagged items.

Built in to WML is an issue tracking system for managing issues, damage claims and warranty. These can be manually created at any time. Also when a survey is conducted, an issue is automatically created for any item that requires attention – this could be a component needing technical attention, a missing or expired certificate or document or any other compliance or safety issue.

WML also keeps track of the vessel’s documents – photos, scans of certificates, regulations, contracts with crew, financial information etc. These are presented with an easily navigable gallery-style web interface and can be easily managed online.