Deep Blue Software
Deep Blue Software is a revolutionary and easy to use Yacht Management Software designed to facilitate the important administrative workload of Captains and Crew, but also Yacht management companies and Yacht Owners.
Deep Blue is made of 23 modules especially designed to cover each Yacht operation: from financial accounting to Crew and Yacht documentation, engine room maintenance, log book, Charter activities or working shifts arrangement and MLC compliance.
Deep Blue Yacht accounts are hosted on dedicated secured server, accessible 24/7 from any computer, Ipad or mobile phone.
Today, over 75 yachts and 6 yacht management companies have already installed Deep Blue to daily manage their vessels and Fleet.
Deep Blue has been introduced to the market in June 2013. The idea of developing a dedicated yacht management software was born in 2011. It was introduced to Deep Blue by a group of experienced merchant navy captains, Chief engineers and Yacht Managers who were disillusioned with the various products already on the market.
As a result of their input, Deep Blue Studio designed a new generation software capable of covering 100% of the operational needs of yachts, with the primary aim of relieving the heavy daily administrative workload of crew members and especially captains, both during and after the season.
Second objective was to give the possibility to Management Company to access all the Yacht’s Info in real time, making the Software a real communication tool between the Yacht and the Management, allowing both to edit all required reports and documents in a professional way whether on board the Yacht or off board.
Deep Blue Studio created a pool of beta testers and contributors, consisting of experienced captains, first officers, chief engineers, yacht managers and owners’ representatives (including financial managers). The software was designed by professional yacht operators, with a KIS approach (“Keep It Simple”) to easily and quickly access all contents 24/7 over the Internet, a user-friendly interface and specific modules designed to be used on daily basis by the entire crew, and not only by the captain or chief engineer.
In fact, Deep Blue has also been designed for deckhands, chefs, and chief hostesses in their specific tasks. It also needed to be easily accessible by managers and owners’ representatives, wherever they might be located.
Deep Blue runs on secured servers hosted at a professional ISP, accessible 24/7 from any computer (PC or Mac), mobile device or tablet. The selected ISP also provides hosting services for Banks and online payment platforms. Naturally, data confidentiality on Deep Blue’s servers has been given the highest priority, with back ups every hour and dedicated guaranteed up & down bandwidth.
Because the software does not need to be installed on users’ computers, it is completely bug-free. All crew members, managers and owners (or their representatives) can access the Yacht Deep Blue account at any moment, from any location through any Internet browser.
An additional server called Deep Blue Sync can easily be installed on board, allowing yachts to host a local Deep Blue version on a Mac Mini. All Crew members will have access to the Yacht Data even when the Yacht is not under internet coverage. This Local server synchronizes with the Master server ashore as soon as the yacht is able to re-establish an internet connection.
NB: Deep Blue Master server can also be hosted at a client’s office, if required.
Yacht Management Software Market
Yacht management software currently seen on the market do not cover all the requirements of yacht operators. Users - be they crewmembers or yacht managers – are obliged to have a number of different software programs in order to operate and manage a single yacht.
These first generation software have become very unfriendly, hard to understand without lengthy training, and difficult for crew members or yacht managers to use on a daily basis, knowing that access to the software is usually limited to few persons and few pre-set computers.
Initially developed ten or fifteen years ago for industrial applications or stock management, they have not been specially designed for Yacht operators. Their main focus being “engine maintenance”, “stock management” of spare parts, or accounting, whereas the daily management of yachts suggests that management software should also be designed to fully cover all the other departments, including: Crew and Guests documents and lists, Yacht documents and certificates, onboard working & rest rules (MLC), accounting and financial reports, engine maintenance & log book, inventory, technical drawings, charter activities, yacht and crew calendars, contacts and suppliers, and many more.
Why Deep Blue?
Nowadays, Clients looking for yacht management software are searching a simple solution with a user-friendly interface, designed with such kind of new technology, which allows an easy day-to-day usage, from any possible device: PC; Mac, Ipad, smart phone.
This is why Deep Blue was developed, as any modern application should be, using new web technologies and with an intuitive user-friendly interface. Most importantly, it was designed by yachting professionals for yacht operators.
Knowledge & Experience
Deep Blue was developed with a help of experienced Merchant Navy and Yacht captains, crewmembers (first officers, chief engineers), yacht Managers, financial officers and owner representatives.
KIS – “Keep it Simple”
Intuitive user-friendly interface
Works as any modern application should be, using new internet technologies
Comprehensive solutions for Yacht Management
Deep Blue offers applications covering all the issues related to the Yacht and different server solutions can be proposed. The software can be customized according to the client needs.
Unlimited amount of simultaneous users
Corporate users can assign a non-limited number of users.
(Managers, Crewmembers, Owner representatives, accountants, …)
Access from any device from anywhere
From any PC or MAC, mobile phone and tablet, and compatible with all Internet browsers, with permanent access 24/24 – 7/7
Hosting is made on Secured servers located at a professional ISP with daily back-ups, guaranteed bandwidth up & down stream.
Technical support can be accessed through Deep Blue Software, by email to the development Studio or calling the office 7/7.
Deep blue products
Deep Blue Pro
Complete solution for Motor & Sailing Yachts
18 modules included
Deep Blue Fleet
Solution for Yacht Management Companies with possibility to activate a non limited numbers of Yacht accounts
Deep Blue Custom
Specific tailored version for other Yacht operators
Companies specialized in yacht pay rolls or other activities around yacht
Deep blue services
- Hosting on secured servers at a professional ISP
- Back up every hour
- Automatic upgrades when new version become available
- Technical assistance