Navionics acquires Wavey Line Charts

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Navionics said Monday that it acquired navigation chart provider Wavey Line Charts.

Navionics said it has invested heavily in surveys of the Bahamas with conventional methods, as well as with airborne laser and crowd sourcing, resulting in one of the best electronic charts for the region.

Navionics said Bob Gascoine and Jane Minty, Wavey Line’s owners and founders, have done an outstanding job of charting Caribbean waters with their expertise as surveyors, divers and mariners, as well as cartographers.

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.

Navionics and Wavey Line said they decided to merge their data and expertise to produce the best possible charts.

“Wavey Line has developed a landmark portfolio over the decades,” Navionics president and founder Giuseppe Carnevali said in a statement. “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,” Gascoine said. “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.”

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