Hunter start-up Deckee launches mobile apps for boating enthiasts

Progress: Mike McKiernan

Progress: Mike McKiernan

HUNTER-founded startup Deckee has launched mobile apps that allow boating enthusiasts to explore the waterways and share their boating experiences.

Dubbed the marine TripAdvisor, the Deckee iOS and android apps have been endorsed by Transport for NSW and Centre for Maritime Safety following an incubation program focused on improving waterways safety.

“Deckee brings together passionate marine enthusiasts from all over Australia to share tips and recommendations with one another, helping everyone have safer and more enjoyable boating experiences,” said its CEO Mike McKiernan, adding the apps were “several years in the making”.

His co-founders are solo round-the-world sailor Jessica Watson and Ian Belcher.