Settings / Virtual Boarding

Virtual Boarding

Use this to "virtually board" an AIS target. This will treat that AIS target as though it is Own-Ship. This can be used to monitor another vessel as it performs a maneuver. You can enable many of the features that are available only for Own-Ship, such as docking modes. Keep in mind that because of how AIS works, information about AIS targets is not updated as frequently as for Own-Ship.

An alternative method for to Virtual Boarding is to select an AIS target and view its "Full Details". You will see an option to Virtual Board the vessel.

When virtual boarding is enabled, it takes precedence over all other features except the vessel simulator.