NAVIONICS ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF WAVEY LINE
Published: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Navionics, the leader in content and location-based services for the recreational boating and outdoor markets, announced today the acquisition of Wavey Line Charts. The crystal-clear waters and the white beaches of the Caribbean – from Hispaniola to the northern end of Bahamas – are one of the world’s most sought after destinations for boaters. Bob Gascoine and Jane Minty, Wavey Line owners and founders, have done an outstanding job of charting those waters with their expertise as surveyors, divers and mariners, as well as cartographers. Navionics has invested very heavily in surveys of Bahamas with conventional methods as well as with airborne laser and crowd sourcing, resulting in one of the best electronic charts for the region. However, there is no upper limit to quality, and that is why the two top cartographers for the area decided to merge their wealth of data and expertise to produce the absolute best possible charts of the region. “Wavey Line has developed a landmark portfolio over the decades,” said Giuseppe Carnevali, president and founder of Navionics. “We feel honored to have been chosen to assume the responsibility of carrying forward Wavey Line’s great legacy in the Caribbean.” “Today marks the start of a new chapter for Jane and me,” said Gascoine. “Wavey Line Charts reflect our passion for exploration, boating, and island life. We are proud to see this transition and believe Navionics will continue the Wavey Line tradition for many years to come.” A long-standing data partner with Navionics, Wavey Line chart coverage has provided pilotage notes and course lines in addition to updated bathymetric and depth information for some of the most dynamic and technically difficult approaches in the southern islands. Wavey Line nautical charts are regarded as a quality leader providing exceptional detail, accuracy, and aesthetics made up from Gascoine and Minty’s own surveys from decades of ongoing fieldwork. Wavey Line and Navionics customers can expect continued Caribbean and Bahamas updates, eventually merging the best of both companies, downloadable to mobile devices as well as plug and play cards with an active Daily Updates subscription. Navionics cartography can be viewed at navionics.com/webapp.