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About NavSim Technology

NavSim Technology Inc. (NavSim™) is an innovative software and hardware R&D firm focused on electronic navigation solutions for both land and marine applications. NavSim™ was founded in 2002 as a spin-off from the National Research Council’s Institute for Marine Dynamics, now known as the Institute for Ocean Technology (IOT). A private company, NavSim™ was formed by Piotr Waclawek, Ph.D. a former NRC senior research scientist specializing in marine hydrodynamics and naval architecture. NavSim™ headquarters and development team are located in St. John’s, Newfoundland, employing a team of enthusiastic and creative individuals.

NavSim Management


Chief Executive Officer: Alvin Osmond Prior to joining NavSim in 2009 as Director of Business Development and Communications, Alvin directed a broad range of business development, strategic planning and communications activities for marine industry clients. In his new role with NavSim, Alvin is responsible for leading efforts to develop and deliver innovative new marine navigation solutions to recreational and professional mariners internationally. Alvin Osmond
Vice President of Marketing and Operations: James Locke Jim’s marine experience spans over 27 years and encompasses research, design, construction and navigation work with numerous classes of commercial, naval and government vessels. Prior to his appointment with NavSim, Jim spent 10 years in marketing and sales management roles with major professional marine manufacturers. Jim Locke

Founder: Dr. Piotr Waclawek NavSim™ Founder and Creator of BoatCruiser. A leader in the field of marine engineering, Dr. Waclawek was internationally recognized for his work on the numerical modelling of ship hydrodynamics, the application of wavelets analysis in digital signal processing, and the integration of neural network and fuzzy logic in ship control and parameter estimation. He held a PhD in Technical Science, specializing in Naval Hydromechanics and a Master of Science in Naval Architecture from the Wroclaw University of Technology. Dr. Waclawek served as NavSim’s President and CEO from 2001 until his untimely passing in January 2010.

Mailing Address

NavSim Technology Inc. P. O. Box 12093 Arctic Avenue St. John’s NL A1B 3T5 Canada Fax: (709) 726-7789

NavSim Poland

Located in Bolesławiec, Poland, NavSim’s Polish office handles products for recreational market, satellite communication products, and are the developers of NaviWeather. For more details please visit our recreational site here.

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  • ~ Captain Andrew St. Germain

    "Your software gets better by the day. It is so fantastic and so very user friendly. I can easily say that out of all the navigation software that I have tested over the years, yours is by far the easiest to learn."

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