IDEA was created in 2001 by Klaus and Sebastian Allebrodt. Today, the software is used on more than 600 power and sailing yachts of up to 140m in length and is installed as a standard by some of the most prestigious yacht builders and management companies in the world.
In 2008 IDEA was acquired by the SpecTec Group, who produces and distributes the well-known AMOS software suite. With installations on more than 8,000 ships AMOS has been the market leading software in the shipping industry for years. SpecTec now has a total of 27 offices in 20 countries and a total number of 240 full-time employees.
While AMOS will continue to be developed to suit the requirements of customers in the shipping, oil, gas and defence industries, IDEA is the main product for the yachting market.