The first thing to catch my interest was the fact that, for once, we could have one unique software to cover all major needs of our yacht. It can compute daily accounting and issue financial reports, follow the validity of the yacht’s documents and crew certificates, issue guest and crew lists under the right IMO format, support us in complying with the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC), allow our chief engineer to follow engine maintenance and log books and even organise our charter bookings and compute complex charter accounting.
The second thing that convinced me to trust this software was the simplicity of the interface; it is difficult nowadays to find a user-friendly software which the entire crew can use without following a long training process.
Being a cloud-based solution, all my crewmembers can access Deep Blue from the yacht or from home, each one having a restricted access which can be customised in terms of access rights. Deep Blue has really become a communication tool between the yacht, our management company and the owner’s representative.
It is difficult nowadays to find a user-friendly software which the entire crew can use without following a long training process.
Finally, the team behind Deep Blue is very responsive, evolving the software every month with new applications. We can see that they are well advised by professional seamen, which makes Deep Blue logical and efficient.
Price wise, Deep Blue is very competitive. I would recommend this software to any captain willing to spend less time behind his desk to dedicate more time to the yacht and to the guests.