savvy navvy goes beyond ECMWF weather forecasting with Meteomatics integration

May 17, 2022 by jarndt
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Marine technology company savvy navvy has teamed up with Meteomatics, the global leader in weather intelligence, giving users of the all-in-one boating app smarter weather solutions adapted to their location.

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Weather intelligence from Meteomatics is now available on the Saavy Naavy app.

The latest feature from UK-based savvy navvy, often referred to as ‘Google maps for boats’, uses Meteomatics Mix to combine enhanced weather model sources into an intelligent blend, presenting the best weather data for each time and location.

“At savvy navvy everything we build is based on the concept of providing users with a smarter navigation solution. Many weather apps provide a raft of different weather forecasting models, almost expecting boaters to be metrologists to get the most out of their sailing weather data.

Teaming up with Meteomatics has enabled us to do that work for our users, providing them with a smarter solution with enhanced weather predictions when planning their journeys out on the waters,” says Jelte Liebrand, Founder and CEO of savvy navvy.

Meteomatics Mix combines ECMWF[1] with more than 25 other weather models and scales the data in the savvy navvy app to a spatial resolution ranging from 0.08° to 0.011°  (~6km to ~0.8km) using local topographic conditions and superior post-processing of data.

“We combine weather models with high-resolution terrain models, land use data and astronomical data. This allows us to achieve a level of detail that provides significant added value for our clients. In doing so, the Mix Model we have developed provides the appropriate and refined output for each coordinate worldwide, from all available. We are pleased our partnership with savvy navvy enables boaters to have that added value in weather forecasting when planning their journeys,” says Dr Martin Fengler, CEO and Founder of Meteomatics.

savvy navvy continues to innovate boating navigation since being set up by Jelte Liebrand and co-Founder Kevin O’Neill more than five years ago. Based on feedback from its more than a quarter of a million users in more than 100 countries, new functionalities are constantly added to enhance the user experience.

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The savvy navvy app has many features available now for your phone or tablet. 


Other savvy navvy app features include;

-        savvy charts™

-        automatic route planning with savvy routing™

-        savvy navvy’s market-leading departure scheduler, which enables boaters at a glance to see the best time to depart based on their route, wind and tidal conditions

-        Night and satellite modes

-        Anchor alarm

-        Ability to record your GPS tracks

-        And much more

The new weather model is integrated with savvy navvy’s Elite and Premium plans, which are available to try for free.


To find out more about savvy navvy’s new weather model or download the app visit www.savvy-navvy.com/weather-forecasts   

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