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Bareboat Necessities OS - Raspberry Pi OS-based Marine Linux for boats
Bareboat Necessities OS - Raspberry Pi OS-based Marine Linux built for boats.

BBN OS is completely free and opensource. Free downloadable SD card image.

Main features:
  • GPS, compass (via IMU), AIS support
  • NMEA networks integration, multiplexing, SignalK and plugins, dashboards
  • Chartplotting (OpenCPN and plugins, AvNav), Navigation, Waypoints
  • Touchscreen support (zoom gestures, right-click emulation), on-screen touch keyboard
  • Weather forecasts (GRIBs, etc), weather routing, climatology packages, planning
  • Autopilot (PyPilot needs additional free motor controller)
  • IoT (NodeRed, MQTT), Sensors (i2c, etc)
  • Homeassistant
  • Power Monitoring
  • Data collection/ Analytics via Grafana and InfluxDB
  • Marine Radio protocols decoders (WeatherFax, NavTex, Inmarsat STD-C, Satellite Weather, AIS, more)
  • SDR (Software Defined Radio) and HAM packages, WinLink
  • Audio / Video players (jellyfin, raspotify, mopidy, bluetooth, etc)
  • Cameras support via MotionEye and Homeassitant
  • Social Networking Messaging, etc
  • Internet Browser, email software
  • Remote Desktop access (via VNC)
  • Built in firewall
  • Wi-Fi Access Point
  • Android integration via scrcpy
  • Drone Control Station
  • Extensive Documentation

More in Getting Started Guide:

This OS had been in development for over 2 years. Latest stable release (#21) available via GitHub link at:

Project Home Page:

Fair Winds!
Download BBN Marine OS for raspberry piĀ

Video of actual installation:


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Bareboat Necessities OS - Raspberry Pi OS-based Marine Linux for boats - by mgrouch - 2022-06-28, 03:59 PM

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