Small Craft Simulator - SCS - PC Maritime
Marine Software and Electronic Charts


Small Craft Simulator SCS conforms to international standards for the training and demonstrating of competence of navigators of sea-going and inland waterways small craft.  The simulator offers a wide variety of training areas, exercises and ship models.


  • Start up & shut down of the boat
  • Small craft handling & manoeuvring
  • Basic high & low speed operations
  • Anchoring
  • Mooring
  • Rules of the road
  • Entering harbours by day and night
  • Steering a course and use of magnetic compass
  • Propulsion equipment/console operation
  • Boat handling in restricted waters
  • Astern manoeuvring
  • High speed manoeuvring
  • Manoeuvring in high seas
  • Towing
  • Onboard equipment failures
  • Man overboard search and recovery


Active models (small craft)

  • Motor boat
  • Cutter
  • Pleasure craft
  • Waverunner
  • Marine Patrol Vessel (RIB)

Target models

  • 3 merchant vessels over 4100 GRT
  • Sailing yacht


  • Sea area
  • Port approach
  • Inland waterway with one-way traffic
  • Inland waterway with oncoming traffic
  • Inland waterway with access to the sea, gateway and multi-span bridges


The simulator consists of Instructor WorkPlace (IWP) software and one or more Student WorkPlaces which can be in base or compact configuration.

Base configuration includes steering stand with built-in steering wheel, sensor control panel and visualization on projection apparatus and LCD panel(s). Compact configuration includes software and visualization system of the area with joystick and mouse steering.

workplace student instructor configuration


  • choice of exercises, which contain
  • area of navigation
  • hydrometeorological conditions
  • time of day
  • positioning & trajectory of target vessels
  • overload situations
  • adjusting the initial exercise parameters
  • changes to navaids
  • changes to wind strength & direction, visibility, precipitation, wave height, time of day
  • adding new target vessels
  • model selection & positioning of student ships (active vessels)
  • visual control – with the help of virtual cameras it is possible to observe any part of the navigation area and the bridge of the active ship from any angle
  • active management of the student’s vessel. This function may be necessary to demonstrate the proper performance of the exercise
  • recording of the exercise for debriefing


  • stand with built-in steering wheel
  • engine control (throttle/gears)
  • sensor control panel with
    • magnetic compass
    • navigation lights
    • tachometer
    • electronic chart
  • visualization of the surrounding area