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savvy navvy launches next generation boating navigation app

Marine technology company savvy navvy has rolled out the next generation of its all-in-one navigation app with enhanced reliability, greater speed and a smoother user experience than ever before alongside some slick feature upgrades.

The popular boating navigation app – often referred to as ‘Google maps for boats’ – has kicked off this year’s boating season by rolling out savvy navvy V2 in more than 100 countries across the globe.

The team behind savvy navvy has worked hard on the new and improved app by integrating ongoing feedback from its boating and watersports users.

Key features of savvy navvy V2 include;

  • Navigation mode: The new handy Start button takes you to a new navigation mode that automatically records your track and saves it in the Saved section. This new travel mode is dynamic and adapts to your actual course and position by instantly replotting the route and updating the ETA if you deviate. It gives you easy access to information like COG, speed, elapsed time, and distance as well as a shortcut to the weather forecast. If you've planned a route, savvy navvy will show you the corresponding CTS, upcoming manoeuvres, and ETA. You can even choose between a 3D view with the heading up or stick to the classic 2D view with North up.
  • Anchor Alarm Upgrade: The anchor alarm has had a serious makeover and you now have full control over your swing zone right on the savvy chart™. Set the simple circle shape or choose a sector for special conditions with ease. If you drift outside the ‘safe area’ you've defined, savvy navvy will let you know with a loud alarm
  • Clouds and Rain Overlay: Users can stay one step ahead of the weather with savvy navvy’s new clouds and rain overlay feature. Zoom out for a broader view and get an idea of cloud coverage and precipitation intensity.
  • Wind Gust:  It’s now easier to see what the weather will truly be like with the addition  of wind gusts with an easy-to-view graph within the weather section of the app. View the changing graph colours and heights to get an idea of gust strengths throughout the day.

“Our core philosophy of being smart and savvy is to go beyond just mapping and navigation and solving real user problems. We are excited to release our new and improved app, which not only improves some speed and performance issues by integrating native technologies, but also gives users unique cutting-edge functionalities making boating simpler and safer for everyone.
We recently passed one million app downloads, but continue to develop and are already focussing on next steps - shortly adding more long-awaited features such as AIS and much more,” says Jelte Liebrand, CEO and Founder of savvy navvy. 

User feedback has already started coming in, with app store reviews saying savvy navvy V2 is “simple and intuitive to use, a very simple navigation app that does a better job than some of the expensive chart plotters” and “the perfect app for leisure sailors whether you stay close to home or venture further afield”.

Earlier this week savvy navvy won ‘Marine Business of the Year’ out of more than 350 entries at the prestigious British Marine Trades Association Awards Dinner, which recognises and celebrates successes in the UK leisure marine industry.

savvy navvy is available on Android, IOS, PC and Mac and can be used on multiple devices simultaneously. To find out more or download the next generation savvy navvy app.


To find out more contact savvy navvy’s PR Manager Isabel Johnston on or telephone 07818345936.

About savvy navvy

Simplifying boating technology has always been the aim of savvy navvy, founded by lifelong sailor and ex Googler Jelte Liebrand. He was baffled at the amount of data sources you needed to get a clear picture of where you were, what the tide was doing, what weather to expect, how to plot your course to steer and how to find a good anchorage or marina and then how to share your plans with your buddies and family. He focused on tech that is already in the hands of most boaters. So, turning a phone or tablet into your boating buddy seemed like an obvious next step. In less than five years, savvy navvy has attracted global users from all over the world all using the app to help their experience on the water. As part of savvy navvy’s continuous growth, they have expanded to support kayakers, jet-skiers and paddleboarders with simplified navigation. Today savvy navvy is available on Android, IOS, PC and Mac and can be used on an unlimited number of devices simultaneously. Find out more on

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