Ship Handling Simulator

In our ship handling simulator the training can be done in the most real like environment with all the equipment in place and in a sailing area that is an exact copy of your port of call.

General purpose

The general purpose of our ship handling simulator is to conduct training for seafarers in active service and research studies for various organizations. We can do complex maritime operations in our ship handling simulator such as escort towing, maneuvering in port, ice navigation, eco driving, STICS©, ice management, ice breaking, tug handling, Azipod and other azimuthing propulsion system training in ice and open water, port and fairway studies to mention the most common ones.

How can a ship's captain make more precise maneuvers with a big ship than I can make with my small pleasure boat? The answer is training, experience and a solid background knowledge.

Your operations can be tested and evaluated in a highly scientific manner in our ship handling simulator. We can provide you with data displayed graphically and numerically. Our R&D (Research & Development) department is at your service when it comes to gathering and presenting data and information in understandable and efficient way.

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You are able to do training in a real like environment; the instrumentation in our ship handling simulator is the same that you will find onboard a ship. All our sailing areas are made to a high level of detail. We have all major sailing areas and ports in the world available from a database consisting of 290 areas and counting. At Aboa Mare we are proud to have our own in-house modelling department that are developing sailing areas for general purposes and for specific high accuracy needs.

You will experience all environmental effects as you would do for real. During your time in our ship handling simulator you are going to notice variable drift due to wind and current, squat, bank and interaction effects, various amounts of fog, rain, snow and ice.

Ship models

The ship models we use in our ship handling simulator is top of the line quality and highly realistic in their behavior due to 6 degrees of freedom motion capabilities.

We have a total of 320 ship models available for use in our ship handling simulator.

We have a total of 320 ship models available for use in our ship handling simulator. You are also able to order your own ship model from us, tailor made to match your actual vessel. All models that we develop are tested and evaluated according to an extensive program to meet our high quality standards in our ship handling simulator.


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