UK-based yacht crew training specialist OneOcean, the recent merger of ChartCo and Marine Press, is highlighting to superyacht captains, navigation officers and management companies the advantages of its Pay As You Sail (PAYS) digital solution system.
PAYS provides immediate access to ENCs and is simply charged by use. It offers great certainty and flexibility for yacht crew with changing itineraries, guaranteeing they can always access the up-to-date charts they need with ease, whatever the destination.
Superyachts using the PAYS service will be monitored and charged only for ENC permits, according to the routes that they actually navigate.
PAYS will make all ENCs available for planning, and within the ECDIS. These devices are both completely free to use and enable captains to plan voyages to any destination across the world. Payment will only be necessary if and when the vessel reaches the area covered by that chart.
Chris Warde, head of superyachts at OneOcean, commented, “We have a number of yachts successfully running PAYS through OneOcean, with excellent feedback. We now want to raise awareness among captains and management companies about what a time-efficient and cost-effective option OneOceans’ PAYS service is; allowing crews to keep passage planning simple, while maintaining navigational compliance across the globe.”
OneOcean’s PAYS system will streamline navigation and compliance practices for superyacht crew members, creating more time to focus on providing the best experience for yacht owners and guests. Yachts are also provided with weekly updates, exported to ECDIS via USB, DVD or network transfer.