Welcome to IDEA

We are the leading supplier of yacht management software solutions. IDEA yacht is entirely web-based for offline and online usage and keeps you in full control of your equipment and all related maintenance, ISM and procurement duties.


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Our Story

The IDEA data solutions 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 yacht (formerly IDEA.NET) primarily in the European and US market. To date, we have successfully completed more than 900 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 yacht management 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 of our yacht management software on super yachts, including more than 200 individual database set-ups on yachts that range between 20m and 180m, IDEA yacht is a well-recognized 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 super yacht software solution was developed for daily usage on-board yachts and supplies a secure and easy to use solution enabling all departments to manage sophisticated super yachts. 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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