savvy navvy: Boat Navigation 4+

GPS Charts Tide Weather AIS

savvy navvy

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Everything you need to get out on the water, if you are a boater, sailor, paddleboarder, Jet skier, Kayaker or just going fishing, we’ve got you covered.

Free Features -
• All USA nautical savvy charts TM
• Weather Forecast
• Departure scheduling
• AIS - Over the Horizon AIS - 3nm
• Record GPS Tracks
• Automatic weather routing, including Course to Steer(CTA)
• Marina information at the touch of a button.
And much more

One app, multiple devices.

Premium Features
• Unlimited Worldwide savvy charts TM
• Multi-day weather forecast
• Unlimited GPS Tracks
• AIS - Over the Horizon AIS - Unlimited
• Multi-day Departure Scheduler
• Offline charts and weather
• Satellite chart overlay
• Anchor Alarm
• Weather & Cloud Radar

savvy navvy put all the essential marine information you need, in one place. Tides, Tidal graphs, weather forecasts, automatically updated chart data, routing, GPS tracking, marina information (and more) at the touch of a button. One subscription, one app, multiple devices - it doesn't matter if you are on a motor boat, sailing yacht, SUP Paddleboard, Kayak or jetski.


Get access to all savvy charts, wherever we have coverage. Our sailing maps have been custom-built using quality data from NOAA, UKHO and other hydrographic offices around the world to provide easy and safe sailing navigation - like a chart plotter in your pocket.

View tidal heights and tidal current or streams on our tide chart. Scroll through the tidal graph to see changes in tidal highs and lows over time.

Over the Horizon AIS (OHA)
Enhance safety with greater awareness of vessel movements around you. Using your phone’s internet connection we stream vessel data such as speed, distance, MMSI, position, COG and destination.

Use the weather forecast graph to scroll through days and times to see the effect on weather conditions, wind strength and direction. Use the wind icon to see a visual overlay of wind barbs!

Use boat tracking to hone in on your boat GPS location, see your course over ground (COG) and view your speed over ground (SOG). savvy navvy is essentially your nautical GPS giving you a compass heading to steer with a tide calculation!

Plot a sailing route in seconds with an automatic course to steer. Drop a pin to indicate your start and finish points and savvy navvy will quickly plot a route to sail taking into account wind, chart and tidal data.

1. Drop a pin at your start and finish locations
2. Calculate your route
3. Preview your route and get an Estimated Time of Arrival
4. Export your route for use with your chart plotter

Marine navigation made easy! Plot your route with savvy navvy and then export the GPX file for use with your chart plotter. Boating navigation couldn’t be easier!

An addition of an Anchor Alarm functionality to keep you safe when anchored. Allows the user to set a drift/swing area, which you will receive a warning if crossed.

Tap our dedicated icons for local marina and anchorage information on our sailing map and find:

* VHF channel
* Anchorage holding
* Overnight weather and wind direction information
* Mooring details
* Restaurants, bathrooms and toilets
* Fuel docks
* Water
* And much more...

Our team is on standby to help you whenever you need us for questions about boating navigation, sailing, the chart plotter or anything else. Our in-app chatbot is managed by real team members with extensive experience in marine navigation who will help you get the most out of your boat navigation app!

Support for Paddleboarders, Kayakers and Jetskis
We added new vessel types into our on-water family, giving them the same features and functions that are tailored specifically to them.

Read our terms of service here:

What’s New

Version 2.2.12436

Planning and routing a safe trip on the water is even easier with this update.

We've added more anchorages, marinas, and areas to explore just in time for this boating season.

AIS – A little tweak here to improve your on water safety.

Fair winds and great sailing - enjoy your time on the water.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
5.4K Ratings

5.4K Ratings

RonCk NY ,

Great App

The first time I used this app was on a trip to key west and our first time boating there. The app was extremely accurate and provided great detail. It even showed some sunken boats in the area that were very small but great for snorkeling. When I showed the map to the man at the boat rental company and asked him what he could tell us about these boats He asked me what app that was as he had never seen one with such great detail and didn’t know of 4 of the 6 boats listed. We snorkeled 3 of them and reported back to him how great they were so he could recommend them to future customers.
This summer I will be using the app in The Thousand Islands Region of NY. Great APP

chwnyc ,

What a great start! Obviously designed by sailors

This is the first sailing app I’ve used that works to answer the most important questions I have as we sail: what is the current doing? Can I point to get there or will I have to tack? Well worth the price of subscription.

And more importantly, it doesn’t show extraneous information and map features that clutter up other navigation apps. This adds to convenience, but most importantly SAFETY when a split-second decision is needed and your plotter is the key source of information.

Finally it is a beautiful presentation. Our boat is beautiful, and Savvy Navvy fits right in. Other chart plotters look like the product manager’s kid chose the icons and colors.

All the features I might want aren’t here yet, but I appreciate how the company is being careful about adding what is essential, vs. throwing the kitchen sink at the product.

Onnaboat ,

Can’t plot itself out of a paper bag

“Waiting for Godot” would be a more appropriate name for this non-functional app.

Unlimited tonnage Master here with 24 years experience. Was hoping to find an app for casual pre planning of routes. Despite my best efforts I am unable to get this waste of time to calculate anything but the most basic, open water routes. Anything near land leaves the user waiting and waiting. Not sure if it’s capable of a solution but do know that in the time I waited I could have manually plotted my own route. Instructions suggest adjusting boat parameters however besides water depth an air draft it seems that once you’ve chosen a boat length there is no apparent way to change it.

If your time is at all valuable to yourself and are looking for an app that is functional avoid at all costs. Garbage.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for trying out the review, and for one of the most original reviews we've read. We'd love to find out more as routing normally works in under 2 seconds. I'd love to get on a call with you and find out more and solve your Godot related frustrations.

All boat settings can be instantly changed - boat type, length, draught and air draught and if you're a sail boat - polars. Then fuel consumption and cruising speed. Happy to show you how to do this and ease the Wednesday tension that we're sensing.


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