Marine IT pioneer: Dr Raymond Lovett

I first met Dr Raymond Lovett at the begining of my practice, a few years ago. Ray was looking for a marine solution for Belladonna an impressive 37 ft catamaran designed by Jeantot. As one would do he first went looking to the local chandlery. CH Marine have always been refering cases involving marine computerised system. After receiving training from Maxsea in Biarritz in 2007, I started building a professionel  interest for navigation software, yet the list of available software was very short. Maxsea was slow taking off in Ireland, it's aimed at Microsft systems only. Ray wanted a Mac system so he would not have to worry, and waste CPU resource with an antivirus. Ray had sat his eyes on MacEnc, for me it was a bit new has the product had only be out for a few month. It took me only a few hours to take in hand this software, it's always a promising sign.  But already another far better product was being desined in Florida. Gene A. was thinking out Polar Navy...  It would be available in Mac, Windows and Linux flavour, but this is another story...