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Transas iSailor becomes Wärtsilä iSailor [Update]

It had to happen one day ! iSailor users will be disappointed… in May 2018, Transas was acquired by the Finnish group Wärtsilä Corporation, a global leader in technology and markets intelligent solutions for the marine and energy. As part of the integration into Wärtsilä brand, Transas iSailor undergoes rebranding process that you will notice in the next version. Transas iSailor becomes Wärtsilä iSailor.

In this latest version, a new annual subscription for charting service is implemented. This means that all newly purchased chart folders through the Chart Store will include a free correction service available to you for one year. The end-date of subscription will be displayed for your correction service under the folder name. As previously, Whenever a chart update is available, a star notification and an update button will be displayed in the Chart Store.

Your subscription will automatically renewed at the original purchase price, unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the subscription period. You can cancel your subscription in the Chart Store at any time.

All previously purchased chart folders remain available and can be restored from the service through the Chart Restore function. To receive the following updates to your previously purchased charts, you'll need to subscribe to the annual updates in the Chart Store.

[Update 15/12/2018] For Christmas, Wärtsilä offers charts updates for all those installed, whatever the date. Excellent response to the outcry by users and mass mails received, way “yellow oilskins”.


iTunes will charge the payment after confirmation of purchase Subscription updates. You can manage your subscriptions and turn off auto-renewal via the settings of your user account. If you re-subscribe, Your new subscription will be automatically updated at the price, unless you cancel an update in Réglagess -> iTunes and App Store -> Apple ID -> View Apple ID -> Account -> Subscriptions before the subscription period ends.

This means the end of the charts "for life", Enter the rank ! (*)

(*) Digital charts : purchase or subscription ?


Author : Francis

Since 2009 independent IT trainer and consultant for boating. Translator of many navigation applications on iOS and MacOS. Professional in boating for over 25 years, I provide training for applications and consulting and assistance for the integration of mobile devices (tablets, smartphones) on pleasure boats.


  1. Hello again Francis,
    Following my review of the 10/12, I contacted Wärtsilä medium who told me to reclaim my subscription purchase Applestore, which was promptly accepted by Apple : bravo.
    But after two emails sent to follow Wärtsilä medium : radio silence !?@
    Disturbing and unprofessional strictly contrary to their claims.
    But I liked that application around the world followed me.

  2. Francis, Wartsila say you can cancel your subscription at any time. But HOW? It isn’t there in chart store/subscription options. I can’t find it anywhere. So How?

    It’s a scandalous change anyway but to say you can cancel and then not make it easy is even more deceitful.