Welcome to IDEA

We are one of the leading suppliers of vessel asset management software solutions. IDEA is entirely web-based and keeps you in full control of your equipment and all related maintenance and procurement duties.

IDEA goes iMobile

After some months of being anxious for getting a release date of our Mobile Application for iPhone(TM), it has been released without further notice. Thanks Apple: AppStore!

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Great success for the IDEA TEAM at International Palma Boat Show 2018

The 35th International Boat Show in Palma de Mallorca took place from 27th April to 1st May 2018.

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Our Story

The SpecTec GmbH, located in Duesseldorf Germany, was founded in 2001 as IDEA Nautic and Data Solutions GmbH. Since then, we have been developing and distributing our yacht management software IDEA.NET primarily in the European and US market. To date, we have successfully completed more than 850 projects from 20m to 180m. This corresponds to a market share of 60% for yacht management software.

In 2008 IDEA was acquired by the SpecTec Group, which is one of the leading software companies in the commercial shipping industry, and was integrated into the group as SpecTec GmbH.

Ten years later, in 2018, SpecTec IDEA became independent again and returned to its roots as IDEA Data Solution GmbH.

Our Core Values

Forward thinking, customer centred, hands on mentality.

We kept the forward-thinking mentality of the IDEA Team, which has been utilised over our many years of experience within the yachting industry, in addition to a close working relationship with our customers, in order to achieve success.

Driven by these core values, we will continue to develop and improve our products to stay ahead of our competition and provide outstanding yacht management software to our clients.

Our Philosophy

We believe that your software should be able to meet all of your needs and that is why we strive to deliver tailormade results that are effective, reliable and flexible. Our software solutions are constantly evolving to ensure that no matter where you go or what you do, we are with you every step of the way.

Executive Summary

With over 900 installations on superyachts, including more than 200 individual database set-ups on yachts that range between 18m and 180m, IDEA.NET is a well-recognised software solution within the yachting industry. Our success can easily be attributed to our regular software updates, a dedicated support team and our agile development system.

Our software solution was developed for daily usage onboard yachts and supplies a secure and easy to use solution enabling all departments to manage sophisticated superyachts. From maintenance and engineering to safety drills, safety certificates and the management of all vessel related documents – IDEA.NET, and all of its functions, ensure that crews are always able to stay up to date with their duties.

Collectively, all these elements work together to ensure that IDEA stays a reliable partner within the yachting industry.

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