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BoatUS: NOAA National Charting Plan looks to the future

There has been a lot made about NOAA shifting away from paper charts on this site and others. Here’s what BoatUS has to say on the matter… Many in the boating community have recently expressed concern after learning of a proposed plan for the “sunsetting” of paper navigational charts, which was listed among the National […]

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Garmin acquires boating database and community, ActiveCaptain

Garmin Ltd ( announced that is has acquired Active Corporation, the developer of ActiveCaptain (, a recreational boating database and community which was co-founded by Jefferey and Karen Siegel. The Siegels are full-time cruisers whose crowd-sourced content comes from their 1.5 million cruising subscribers around the world. At the time of the acquisition, ActiveCaptain reported […]

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