Logbook Suite is a user-friendly software package from yachtsmen for yachtsmen (both sailors and motorboaters)—Made in Germany. Logbook Suite includes the digital logbook Logbook (read more) and Add-ons (read more)—useful tools, which help to manage tasks around your ship and your travels on yachts.
The software has been available since 2011 and is continuously updated and further developed. All updates for an already purchased module are free.
Yacht owners from charter yachts from about 50 different flag states are using Logbook Suite on all oceans and on numerous inland waterways. Also Skippers of charter yachts are happy about the digital recording of their trips. Some modules of Logbook Suite (such as Inventory and Maintenance) are more designed for yacht owners, but many of the modules are also very useful for charter trips (e.g. Crew and BoardCash).
The main module of Logbook Suite is Logbook. With Logbook we provide the only digital logbook for sailors and motor boaters for the Mac. And also no similar logbook is currently available for the iPad either. But Logbook Suite is very popular with Windows users too.
An outstanding feature of Logbook is the user interface of the logbook, which is very different from other digital logbooks. It is orientated by the traditional, hand-written logbook. Practically structured page layouts instead of computer-technical input masks, such as those found in the digital logbooks available for Windows, make it really easy to keep the logbook and enter all relevant data.
Logbook Suite works completely without internet access during the cruise. Logbook is suitable for cruises at sea as well as on inland waterways.
If you use Logbook on an iPad Cellular the current position can be read from the iPad’s GPS and used for your logbook entries. And if you connect a NMEA onboard network or a GPS receiver to your iPad or PC, Logbook can read the nautical data and enter it automatically into the logbook.
The software package Logbook Suite is available for Mac, Windows and iPad. The versions for Mac and Windows (Mac with MacOS 10.13, 64 bit, or newer; Windows with Windows 8, 64 bit, or newer) can directly be downloaded from our website. Logbook Suite for iPad is available in the Apple App Store. Please click the links on the right side of this page (on smartphones at the bottom of this page) to download the versions for free.
You can use Logbook Suite either only on the PC or only on the iPad, but also alternately on the PC and iPad. The data exchange between the PC and the iPad runs via the SYNC service provided by 2K Yachting or via iTunes or cloud services of your choice.
The user interface is the same on all platforms.
The user interface of Logbook Suite is available in German, English, French (all modules except Crew and Scheduler), Dutch, Swedish and Spanish (new in version 2.5, under development). All manuals are available in German and English.
Convince yourself of Logbook Suite with our free trial version.
The trial version offers all features of the full version, but Logbook is limited to 5 travel days and 2 trips and the Add-ons to 5 entries or one voyage.
For our SYNC service, we will also be happy to provide you with a code for a free 3‑day test subscription. Just send us an email to .
The buttons in the right column of this page (on smartphones at the bottom of this page) lead to the download form for Logbook Suite for your operating system or to the free download of the iPad version from the Apple App Store. On our download page (more here) you can also download detailed manuals.
If we could convince you of Logbook Suite, you can purchase the appropriate licenses in our online shop and convert your trial version for PC or iPad directly into a full version and unlock it for unlimited use.
As a supplement to Logbook Suite, there is the iPhone app Logbook Suite PhoneTools. With it, 4 of our add-ons from Logbook Suite can now also be used on the iPhone. All Add-ons from Logbook Suite PhoneTools use special layouts on the iPhone, which have been optimized for the smaller screen of the iPhone. This makes it easy to make entries and retrieve information on the iPhone.
In addition to the Add-ons, Logbook Suite PhoneTools also includes Logbook Lite, our digital logbook for the iPhone, aimed at all sailors and powerboaters who tend to make small trips and cruises rather than go on big voyages.
With our synchronization service SYNC you can synchronize the data of the Add-ons in Logbook Suite PhoneTools with the Add-ons in Logbook Suite.
With the synchronization service SYNC the management of your ship and your travels with Logbook Suite becomes even more comfortable. Because with SYNC you can synchronize the data of all modules of Logbook Suite between your devices through the Internet. This saves copying the quite large complete data files and allows you a fast synchronization of the data recorded on the different devices.
With SYNC, all changes to the modules are recorded during data entry. These changes will be uploaded to the SYNC server when you close the module or whenever you wish, to be transferred from there to your other devices and inserted into the modules. The function SYNC new file also allows you to transfer all existing data of a module.
For the synchronization with our synchronization service SYNC your data will be encrypted with 128 Bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) on your device. The personal key used for this is defined by you and is only stored on your devices, not on the SYNC server. Only after the encryption process is completed the data will be uploaded to your personal account area on our SYNC server. Our SYNC server is located in Germany.
When loading the changes from the SYNC server to your device, the procedure is exactly the opposite. The encrypted data will be loaded from the SYNC server and decrypted on your device using the personal key you specify. Only your installation of Logbook Suite can decrypt the encrypted data again.
Of course, the synchronization via our SYNC server requires an internet connection. But it is also no problem if there is no internet connection while you are entering data into the modules of Logbook Suite. The information about the changed data is cached on your device until it can be uploaded to the SYNC server.
To use the synchronization service SYNC, we offer different subscription models between 30 and 365 days in our online shop. Up to 4 devices can be synchronized. We will also be happy to provide you with a code for a free 3‑day trial subscription. Just send us an e‑mail to .
A special SYNC subscription only for use with the module BoardCash and the iPhone/iPad app BoardCash is also available.
»Erst einmal danke für dieses tolle Software-Paket. So wie ich mich jetzt da reindenke in die Software mit diesen Add-ons etc. ist das genau das richtige für mich.
T. W., Schweiz