About us

With 2K Yacht­ing, based in Düs­sel­dorf, Ger­many, we are spe­cial­ized in the devel­op­ment of inno­v­a­tive soft­ware for sailors and motor­boaters, which is dis­trib­uted through our own online shop and app stores.

We, this are the pho­tog­ra­pher and designer Hel­mut Kraus and the devel­oper Almute Kraus. We are both pas­sion­ate sailors with sound expe­ri­ence, a solid edu­ca­tion and are both hold­ers of the SHS (Sporthochseeschif­fer­schein), which is the high­est cer­tifi­cate for sailors in Ger­many. After more than 10 years of regatta sail­ing with a Dragon, we changed the focus on yacht sail­ing. In addi­tion to the sail­ing itself, our spe­cial inter­ests are the tech­ni­cal devel­op­ment of nav­i­ga­tional elec­tron­ics and their prac­ti­cal use in every­day life of the sailor.

Per­haps you did already come up with soft­ware for sailors and motor­boaters which seems very promis­ing at first sight, but by using it you have a feel­ing that the devlop­ers have never been on a trip with a yacht. We had this feel­ing quite often while test­ing new software.

This is the rea­son why we decided to develop soft­ware by sailors for sailors and motor­boaters. A strong team of expe­ri­enced devel­op­ers and designer – all with high prac­ti­cal rel­e­vance – is the basis of 2K Yachting.

The suc­cess­ful logbook soft­ware Logbook is avail­able since 2011 and since 2016 it is part of the soft­ware pack­age Logbook Suite. Logbook Suite is con­tin­u­ally devel­oped and it is pop­u­lar with yacht own­ers and skip­pers from over 40 flag states on all oceans. Apps like Ship’s Bell and Sig­nalFlags Tool for mobile devices extend our offer of software.

We are happy to pass on our enthu­si­asm for sail­ing, our expe­ri­ence and our knowl­edge to other inter­ested sailors through our spe­cial courses.