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John Mellor, UK:
"I have tested virtually every navigation program there is, and TIKI just knocks the socks off the lot. The intuitive ease with which it works, and the clear, simple displays and ways of doing things is an object lesson to the rest."
Not bad coming from an author of many books and hundreds of articles in UK / USA.
So what are other boat magazines saying about TIKI?
"TIKI Navigator Pro is an innovative charting and navigation program that is intuitive, easy to learn, and includes many great features for the price... Although it does not include vector chart support, weather, tide and current etc., it does the basics and does them well.... Its clean simple interface focuses on features that a real boater needs... and it also continues to add extras such as AIS and BuddyTracking.... TIKI's chart images are also exceptionally sharp—in fact, some of the best looking charts we've seen. Remember these are the same BSB charts used by all applications, so TIKI has put quite a bit of programming work into chart rendering... TIKI Navigator Pro doesn't do everything. But don't let the "cons" deter you from considering what we think is an innovative and truly seaworthy package." Mark and Diana Doyle
Power & MotorYachting:
"Tiki Navigator is a particularly straightforward charting program with a clean, colorful interface. All sorts of help facilities are available but only show when you need them. The program just displays BSB raster charts, but that's the format NOAA makes available for free download, and Tiki presents them clearly and seamlessly. The latest Pro 5.1 version ($148) also does a good job of plotting AIS targets, and introduces an unusual feature called Buddy Tracking. If your friends (and you) have always-on cellular data connections, Tiki Navigator Pro along with GpsGate can plot them whether they're 50 miles down the ICW or on the other side of the ocean." Ben Ellison
"Whether at sea, navigating a route, or at anchor planning one, we have found Tiki to be a pretty easy program to use. It’s designed to be intuitive and, once you’ve found where the apparently absent menus are, it is very user friendly indeed. These operating menus lurk unseen at the edges of the screen and pop out at you when you mouse over them.
TIKI Navigator Pro is a program I will go on using and will watch with interest as it develops. The latest version (5.0) with AIS should prove very good indeed." Colin Jarman
"Norwegian sailor and programmer Fred Jenssen wrote the TIKI Navigator Pro software, and it's obvious that he's pretty good at both disciplines... For the money you get a lot of features and an especially friendly interface, perfect for newcomers to navigation software. I can se how TIKI has become a favorite low-cost navigation solution for many loyal users." Tony Bessinger
"U.S. market newcomer Tiki Navigator introduces an upgrade to its system that allows it to operate with the Automatic Identification System (AIS). If you haven't tried Tiki, it's well worth the effort because the price point is incredibly low and the interface relatively uncomplicated. "
Sailing Today, First loook:
"TIKI installed smoothly, found the GPS unhesitatingly then, hey presto, there was the boat on the chart. It couldn’t have been easier... A very handy floating window lists what will happen if you left or right click the mouse wherever it is currently pointing. There’s also an on line tutorial, but even without it you’ll soon find how to do things." Colin Jarman
"Tiki Navigator is slowly gaining a devoted following, largely for its clean and attractive interface. Tiki only shows raster charts, but otherwise seems to have a lot of features... Tiki can also draw an AIS target predictor line based on ‘x’ minutes of speed/course, and it scales vessels if they’re sending dimensional info and if you’re zoomed in enough. Included in the demo file will is some charts of the Seattle area and a NMEA 0183 data file showing real AIS traffic." Ben Ellison
"TIKI proved to be intuitive to use and much less cluttered than equivalent Windows-format programs... My favourite feature is the basic system of chart control. A right click brings up a simple 9-button box that allows you to switch between charts scales, zoom in on the same chart or 'find ship'. Move away from the menu and it disappears to leave a clear screen. Neat." David Pugh
Seilmagasinet: (Norwegian Sailing Magazine):
"TIKI Navigator is one of the best navigation software we have tested. The chart handling, panning and zooming is a breeze, the help system is very good, and we really appreciate the large databoxes that can be read from a distance. Great on a sailboat where most people prefer to have their laptop downstairs."
Baatmagasinet: (Norway's No 1 Motor Boat Magazine):
"Obviously TIKI Navigator is not programmed by a computer freak, but by an experienced sailor who knows what is essential for the leasure navigator - and who knows that most boaters don't want to read big manuals to learn how to use a program. This program is more intuitive and easier to use than any navigation software we have tested so far." Terje Boelstad
Rock Bradford, Georgetown, SC, USA:
"Before you go with Maptech, take a look at www.tiki-navigator.com. Tiki Navigator is simpler, has better features, works with Maptech free charts or SoftCharts. I just got it for my 44' Cygnus trawler and it is remarkably good. I have no affliation with Tiki, just love how it works."
Richard Haycock, Greenview, UK:
"TIKI's user interface is very well thought out. Having tested Chart Navigator I found TIKI Navigator a lot easier to use, especially the input of routes which was totally intuitive. Other things that impressed were the seamless transition between charts, the right click magnifier, the night mode and the split screen displays, so you can work in on detailed charts without loosing the overview."
David Roy, Oregon, USA:
"To put it short... Your Tiki Navigator program is phenomenal! The layout is superb and intuitive. I have tried such programs as The CAP'N, Chart Navigator Pro, Fugawi, Nobeltec, and C-Map and none stand up to the ease-of-use and powerful features of your inexpensive but high quality product!"
Stephen van Scoyoc, Essex, UK:
"Having served ten years in the US Navy and spent thirty years on motorboats I've used a hodge podge of instruments. What your software has done is give us complete integration on a first rate display screen the same ability that Raymarine would get thousands for. Not to mention that a keyboard and mouse beats the socks off of fiddly "soft" buttons and cryptic operating systems. I like your approach to writing the software (sort of a Mac K.I.S.S. approach) and wish you every success."
Garry Fry, Southampton, UK:
"I recently purchased Tiki Navigator Pro, loaded it on my laptop that I take down to our small yacht, connected up the AIS engine via USB and Instruments also via another USB and within a short time it all worked very well, I am greatly impressed."
Kevin Martin, California, USA:
"Fred, you by far are he most helpful person I have come into contact with in the industry.
I have been telling all about your TIKI. They have been very impressed (Nobeltec folks are envious) with the features."
Ray Quiachon, Pennsylvania, USA:
"I congratulate you for the most intuitive navigation software in the market. I particularly enjoy its simplicity, a great help to us dummies. The edge is the great and good feeling one experiences using the program and to quote you verbatim, "I hate all kind of software that makes me feel stupid!". Thanks for your personal touch in assisting me."
Peter Germolenko, Australia:
"Great nav software! I always considered "The Capn" and then Tsunamis 99 the best, but TIKI Navigator is even better. There are unfortunately few BSB charts of Australian waters. Any chance of making TIKI capable of reading vector charts? Then it would be a World beater."
Herb Ward, Norwalk Ct, USA:
"TIKI is wonderful and has a price / performance ratio unmatched by any other navigation software product I've seen. I love software products that I can use out of the box so to speak, without the usual 20 hour learning curve. Better yet, my wife the computer "newbee" loves to navigate with Tiki."
Kevin Redden, delivery skipper, USA:
"I have just used TIKI Navigator for the first time on an 1,100 mile delivery trip. In the past, I have been a fan of vector instead of raster scan chart plotters. TIKI Navigator Pro is the first raster scan product that I found to work quite well, and I was quite pleased with it. It made lugging the PC along on the trip worthwhile."
Manfred Kurth, Germany:
"One can feel in depth that this program was developed by a skilled and serious leisure mariner. I appreciate most that it is self explanatory and you don't have to ask a thick manual before you come to the grain of the program. After one day, I'm so familiar with TIKI Navigator you could wake me up at 2 am in a tipsy mood and I'm sure I'd be able to navigate with TIKI - really foolproof !"
Glenn Reinhardt, Maryland, USA:
"Just wanted to let you know that I purchased the GPS unit your suggested and it works great. You've been very helpful and TIKI is fantastic -- much easier to use than my Nobeltec software. Thanks again for your "late nite" help."
Walter Gulley, Michigan, USA:
"TIKI Navigator continues to amaze me. It controls my autopilot much better than the big expensive RL80CRC chart plotter does."
Terry Hertel, Union Bay, USA:
"I used Tiki for the first time and wow!! I was in uncharted waters in my brain and Tiki showed me the way. Planning on doing the San Juan's this summers....about 100 miles in the state of Washington near the Canadian boarder, I find that I really cannot be without TIKI."
Mel Willie, USA:
"TIKI is fantastic. It worked like a champion and was just what I needed to restore my confidence after three years of hospitalization. Actually it has been 8 years since I last went underway. The kemo therapy took a lot out of me and its' side effects has seemed to effect my self confidence. Your software worked great and I always knew where I was and where I had to go. Thanks for your personal help because you gave me the tools I needed to get back to boating. Your support was like a friend and like we were members of the same yacht club."
David Carrick, Michigan, USA:
"TIKI Navigator looks really very good compared to the many others I have tried. I am an experienced Great Lakes navigator and user of computer and GPS and Loran technology as an aid to navigation. You really have some excellent ideas in your software?"
Dale Simpson, Canada:
"What a great program you have developed! Your software is one of the best and worth purchasing, and the service you gave to support it is greatly appreciated!"
Andrew Sansome, UK:
"Firstly congratutations on an excellent piece of software. The Offshore Navigator from Maptech is certainly much less easy to use / intuitive. I have already copied the downloaded TIKI installation file for a number of my sailing friends locally to try."
Bernie, Costa Rica:
"After reading dozens of sailing articles I ran into a link which put me right at your companys home page. Since two days ago when I installed your fantastic TIKI NAVIGATOR I'm spending all day long to get adjusted. I can't tell you how happy I am to play around on my notebook with your program."
Capt. Mick Gurley, Florida, USA:
"Thank you for all your support and advice. TIKI works great with Vista and I didn’t even need to upload drivers. It just worked in seconds. Thank you for your time and phone calls. I never had a software supplier call me to help me set anything up. I will tell all my customers and friends about your program."
Randy Sherwood, Michigan, USA:
"I am truly amazed at this program and my wife who thinks I spend to much time on the PC was amazed also. So it has even won a spot in her heart."
Bryan Greer, Canada:
"This is a really great product!! I would recommend that you show it to the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons as an alternative to what they are offering from your competition."
Lasse Lundell, Sweden:
"Last year I sailed 1500 NM in the Mediterreanean Sea. TIKI was controlling my autoilot most of the time, and I never experienced any problems. Thanks for the easy to use interface and the large databoxes. I have used many navigation programs, but TIKI is now my favorite."
Oivind Barbo, Norway:
"I used OziExplorer before, but TIKI is more accurate, much easier to use and has a lot of smart features that makes it much better to use at sea."
Johan Skantorp, Sweden:
"After my first summer with TIKI I am very satisfied. More important, the rest of my family love it even more, so now I can stay at the helm and leave a lot of the navigation work to them."
Helge Eriksen, Norway:
"TIKI is really a great navigation program. I's so happy and impressed that you have managed to get rid of all the buttons and icons that clutter the screen on other programs."
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