How to Install Yacht on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Yacht on Your Synology NAS

Yacht is a web interface for managing docker containers similar to Portainer with an emphasis on templating to provide one-click deployments of dockerized applications. Think of it like a decentralized app store for servers that anyone can make packages for. In future releases, Yacht will permit one click updating of containers. It’s also completely free and open source, and great for both casual users and computer experts. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Yacht on your Synology NAS in less then 30 seconds.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Container Manager via Synology “Package Center”. If you run an older DSM version (under 7.2), search for Docker instead of Container Manager.

Download Container Manager Synology Docker

  • STEP 3

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it yacht. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

1 Yacht Synology NAS set up

  • STEP 4

Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the images below.

Synology User Defined Script

  • STEP 5

Once you click on User-defined script a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:

  1. General: In the Task field type in “Install Yacht“. Uncheck the “Enabled” option. Select root User.
  2. Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
  3. Task Settings: Check “Send run details by email“, add your email then copy paste the code below in the Run command area. After that click OK.
docker run -d --name=yacht \
-p 8005:8000 \
-p 9001:9001 \
-v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \
-v /volume1/docker/yacht:/config \
--restart always \

Yacht Synology NAS Set up 2 new 2023

  • STEP 6

After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

4 Yacht Synology NAS set up

After you click OK, type in your DSM Password then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Synology Task Scheduler Confirm Admin Password

  • STEP 7

After you click Submit on STEP 6, select your “Install Yacht” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Yacht – click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.

5 Yacht Synology NAS set up

  • STEP 8

Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂

  • STEP 9

The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:8005/ Type in the default Email and Password, then click Login.

⚠️Warning: the default email is admin@yacht.local and the default password is pass

6 Yacht Synology NAS set up

  • STEP 10

After you connect for the first time using the default credentials above, remember to change the email and password. Follow the instructions in the image below.

7 Yacht Synology NAS set up

  • STEP 11

Now you have all of your Docker containers at a glance! Enjoy your Yacht!

8 Yacht Synology NAS set up

  • STEP 12

You can personalize everything!

9 Yacht Synology NAS set up

Full Yacht Features

  • Container templating compatibility (Portainer compatible).
  • Basic container management.
  • Easy template updating.
  • Template Variables to allow for a one-click experience.
  • Guided container deployment.
  • Dashboard for monitoring all of your docker containers in one place.

Coming soon Features

  • Advanced container management (edit/modify, networks, volumes).
  • Docker-compose compatibility.
  • User Management.
  • One click updating of containers.

Note: If you want to run the Yacht container over HTTPS, check out my article How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.


If you encounter issues by using this container, make sure to check out the Common Docker issues article.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: How to Back Up Docker Containers on your Synology NAS.
Note: Find out how to update the Yacht container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
Note: How to Schedule Start & Stop For Docker Containers.
Note: How to Activate Email Notifications.
Note: How to Add Access Control Profile on Your NAS.
Note: How to Change Docker Containers Restart Policy.
Note: How to Use Docker Containers With VPN.
Note: Convert Docker Run Into Docker Compose.
Note: How to Clean Docker.
Note: How to Clean Docker Automatically.
Note: Best Practices When Using Docker and DDNS.
Note: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.
Note: Find out the Best NAS Models For Docker.
Note: Activate Gmail SMTP For Docker Containers.

This post was updated on Saturday / February 24th, 2024 at 5:18 AM