vyacht.net started in 2012 as a hobby project developed out of my frustration about the lack of hackable, affordable open source solutions for boats. Its still an intense hobby but its run as a small Swedish private stock corporation now.
On my First 40.7 with a B&G CND plotter in the nav corner, only log & speed instruments and two small kids on deck sailing the Swedish archipelago requires some focus using only paper charts. With thousands of islands and underwater rocks even far off the coast navigation is always exciting.
I wanted to use my iPad (now Nexus 7) for navigation replacing the paper charts and instruments. The first version of the NMEA Wireless Router was based on a modified TP-Link MR-3020. Now the 3rd version of the router is available and hundreds of boats around the world use them. I don't want to miss it anymore. Kids are older now and sailing with them easier, but having your instruments and charts at the bow in fog watching for rocks, navigating while hiking on windward, planning your trip at the beach (well, cliffs and rocks here) is just much more relaxing and fun.
People are happy with the router and I start new projects: NMEA 2000 to USB, NMEA 0183/Seatalk to NMEA 2000, USB for 3G/4G and last but not least a complete AIS. Stay tuned and let me know what you are looking for.