About us

With 2K Yacht­ing, based in Düs­sel­dorf, Germany, we are spe­cia­li­zed in the deve­lo­p­ment of inno­va­tive soft­ware for sail­ors and motor­boaters, which is dis­tri­bu­ted through our own online shop and app stores.

We, this are the pho­to­grapher and desi­gner Helmut Kraus and the deve­lo­per Almute Kraus. We are both pas­sio­nate sail­ors with sound expe­ri­ence, a solid edu­ca­tion and are both hol­ders of the SHS (Sport­hoch­see­schif­fer­schein), which is the hig­hest cer­ti­fi­cate for sail­ors in Germany. After more than 10 years of regatta sai­ling with a Dragon, we chan­ged the focus on yacht sai­ling. In addi­tion to the sai­ling itself, our spe­cial inte­rests are the tech­ni­cal deve­lo­p­ment of navi­ga­tio­nal elec­tro­nics and their prac­ti­cal use in ever­y­day life of the sailor.

Per­haps you did alre­ady come up with soft­ware for sail­ors and motor­boaters which seems very pro­mi­sing at first sight, but by using it you have a fee­ling that the dev­lo­pers have never been on a trip with a yacht. We had this fee­ling quite often while test­ing new software.

This is the reason why we deci­ded to deve­lop soft­ware by sail­ors for sail­ors and motor­boaters. A strong team of expe­ri­en­ced deve­lo­pers and desi­gner – all with high prac­ti­cal rele­vance – is the basis of 2K Yachting.

The suc­cessful logbook soft­ware Logbook is available since 2011 and since 2016 it is part of the soft­ware package Logbook Suite. Logbook Suite is con­ti­nu­ally deve­lo­ped and it is popu­lar with yacht owners and skip­pers from over 40 flag states on all oceans. Apps like Ship’s Bell and Signal­Flags Tool for mobile devices extend our offer of software.

We are happy to pass on our enthu­si­asm for sai­ling, our expe­ri­ence and our know­ledge to other inte­res­ted sail­ors through our spe­cial courses.