Happy MaxSea Users: the M/S Laponia cruise ship

M/S Laponia Bridge 1The M/S Laponia is a Swedish boat built in aluminium in 1989 that has been cruising the brackish waters of the Norrbotten archipelago since 1991.

The cruise ship is currently using MaxSea TimeZero ECS, our best product for professional mariners.

Here’s what the skipper thinks of MaxSea:

“We are working with dinner cruises with entertainment and guided day-excursions in the beautiful archipelago of the Swedish Lapland. We use MaxSea in the daily navigation and are very pleased with the system”.

M/S Laponia Bridge 2

Boat name: M/S LAPONIA

Country: Sweden

City/Port: Norrbotten Archipelago/Lapland

Activity: Tourism

Skipper: Steve

Software: MaxSea TimeZero ECS

Great for: Advanced layers management (tracks, boundaries) and native compatibility (simple Ethernet connection) with the Furuno professional radar range.

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Racing Boat vs. Cruise Ship: What are the Differences?

The differences between racing boats and cruise ships

We all know that racing boats and cruise boats are built for very different purposes, but do you understand all the differences between them?

Racing Boat  vs. Cruise Ship: Whar are the Differences?

This exclusive MaxSea guide explains the differences between racing and cruise boats, focusing on the most several important factors. Learn about what differentiates racing and cruise boats in relation to their  respective comfort level for passengers and the types of navigation that each boat is more suited to, as well as the construction of each boat.

Lastly, this guide examines the different levels of cost incurred for maintenance of both type of boat.

Whether you are considering purchasing one of these boats, or just interested in learning more about their differences, this guide offers useful and relevant advice.


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5 Tips for Choosing the Best Nautical charts

MaxSea Sailing Tips & Advice: The Ultimate Guide to Boat Rentals

10-Point Checklist for Ocean Racers and Weekend Sailors

10-Point Safety Checklist before Sailing