Docking in a marina, especially a crowded one, can be a challenging experience. Moreover, marina administrators during high-season face major problems in managing the yachts berthing, while in most of the cases a traditional booking service seems to be insufficient and complicated.
The solution provided by the Greek SME is a web/mobile application which combines different technologies and services to a powerful & realtime platform that hosts multiple yachting marinas, connecting them with the yachting community.
The following state-of-the-art technologies are integrated resulting into the suggested application:
-A multi-purpose group of sensors is installed in the marina for monitoring the status of the berth spaces, measuring the sea level & water quality and observing the weather conditions.
-A cloud based infrastructure is exploited for serving a large number of marinas, maximizing the scalability and availability of the system, providing real time services and enhanced management features.
-Pricing policies and intimate e-booking services are provided through the mobile app or the web site, supporting berth selection according to preferences (price range, period, special offers) and tracking of the booking requests and activities.
These services are facilitated through the installation of different types of sensors (ultrasound, meteorological, water quality, sea level measurement etc.) which collect data and monitor the conditions within the marina in real-time.
The client looks for marinas interested in installing the proposed solution. The partner should give access to the marina and support the installation of the system (grid sensors). The type of contract sought is commercial agreement with technical assistance.