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If you downloaded the app YachtChat back in February when it went live, you’ll want to take a look at the latest app YachtNeeds which is a merge of YachtChat and YachtNeeds.

In about a month, your YachtChat account will expire reports YachtNeeds Marketing Manager Sarrah Macey.

“All the functionality of YachtChat is now in YachtNeeds in the chat section, plus it’s much quicker than the original YachtChat app,” said Macey about the app that went live today (June 7).

People who don’t already have YachtNeeds can download the app and just click to log in via Facebook,” Macey added. “They don’t have to set up a whole new profile.”

YachtChat and YachtNeeds are now one app.

YachtChat and YachtNeeds are now one app.

Those that already had both apps just need to make sure they have updated YachtNeeds via the app store and they will have all the chat functionality as well as all the YachtNeeds info.

YachtNeeds was founded by Tony Stout, a former First Mate. The app is “Made by crew for crew,” said Stout, who is based in Monaco.

After seven years of working on yachts, Stout decided to combine his knowledge of the yachting industry with his technology background.

The  app aims to connect crew to each other and to services and entertainment at ports around the globe.

Since the original launch on Feb. 9, 2016, according to Stout, the apps have been used by 18 percent of the people employed in the yachting industry. They now get over 6,000 visits a day. 

Suzette Cook is editor at The Triton. Reach her at suzette@the-triton.com

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3 thoughts on “Apps merge to form one full-service program for crew

  1. Henning Heinemann

    Finally got it through the link at the bottom of one of the pages of the website.

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