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The Company

Promar Software has been providing navigation and customized programs to mariners worldwide since 1993.   Software products by Promar Software are designed to assist mariners in simplifying the daily tasks of various ISM and regulatory requirements on board modern merchant ships.  We have products to meet your needs for route planning, navigation and personnel management.

In 1989, Capt. Mike Smith, owner and chief software developer, began designing customized workbooks for onboard vessel use.  The goal of the early spreadsheet designs was to create user-friendly programs to minimize the learning curve in using vessel specific software.  By creating standardized menu driven programs with a recognizable look and feel this has been achieved.  Capt. Smith has designed customized programs for use in:  Navigation, Stability, Inventory, ISM (Personnel Management & Bridge Resource Management), Regulatory (entry work), Weather observations and Payroll.




Promar Software was started in 1993 with the release of our navigation program, Waypoint for Windows.   Shortly thereafter, Skymate Pro, our celestial navigation program was released.  These quickly became favorites among professional mariners worldwide.  Between 1996 and 2000, Promar Software was invited to collaborate with Scripps (La Jolla, CA) and Woods Hole (Cape Cod, MA) Oceanography Institutes to design and interface bridge software with weather collection equipment for use in their North Pacific experiment on board the Sea-Land Enterprise.

The worldwide success of Promar Software has been through word of mouth referrals by our satisfied users in the maritime industry and the Shareware principle of software distribution.

In addition to software design and development, Capt. Mike Smith is also an active mariner in the US Merchant Marines, sailing regularly in the North Pacific, between the US west coast and Asia.  


Privacy Policy

Users' privacy is extremely important to Promar Software and we are committed to safeguarding the information you entrust to us.  

Information collected through our online and mail-in survey registrations is for statistical purposes only.  Credit card information provided for the purpose of purchasing our products is kept confidential.  We do not store credit card information on line.

Promar Software does not engage in email spamming methods nor sell user information to third parties for marketing purposes.




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