Departure schedule navigation innovation a must for boats

Marine technology company savvy navvy has released a new innovative departure scheduling feature, one of the first on the market, which provides boaters with the best time to depart based on the route, wind and tidal conditions.

The latest feature from UK-based savvy navvy, means its 190,000 global users of their app, of which ten percent are from New Zealand and Australia, are now able to compare passage times, as well as weather and tidal information and immediately make crucial decisions based on safety, comfort, time and cost.

“savvy navvy really is as simple as Google Maps for boats. Over the past five years we have worked hard to constantly develop our app to simplify boating technology,” said Jelte Liebrand, CEO & co-founder of savvy navvy. “Our scheduling feature does exactly that. It allows boaters to plan better and make more informed decisions.

“The app lets our users visually see the best time to depart given wind and tidal implications, ultimately leading to more informed and cost-saving decisions for their journeys.”

Paper chart, portland plotter and pencil, and an ipad with savvy navvy on display.
The app was a success at the Southampton International Boat Show. Pic – savvy navvy

Liebrand set up savvy navvy almost five years ago with Kevin O’Neill. The pair wanted to bring marine technology in line with the technical advances in other industries, such as the automotive industry. While features like this have been the norm in car sat navs for many years, savvy navvy is the first to bring a marine based departure comparison feature to the market.

The new departure scheduler feature was showcased at last week’s Southampton International Boat Show in the UK, and was received with much enthusiasm from boaters, who quickly saw how it can help them plan routes much easier.

“The departure schedule feature has been a godsend when planning our sailing routes both for myself and our charter guests,” said Mike Pickering, Co-founder of Kraken Travel. Pickering arranges adventure and worldwide sailing expeditions. “No more multiple paper maps and charts. Instead, just the savvy navvy departure scheduler app, which is so easy to use and lets you compare tides with a touch of a button.

“Since it launched many of our customers have told us how their initial sailing plans changed, when the scheduler showed more comfortable sailing conditions later in the day. We can’t believe how such a simple function has had such high impact on our boating life already.”

Since savvy navvy launched, they have plotted over 15 million miles of routes and have over 190,000 global users. User feedback is constantly being used to develop the app’s innovative and groundbreaking features for boaters across the world.

The new scheduling feature is live now for all savvy navvy’s explore and elite subscribers. For more information, see: www.savvy-navvy.com

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