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Best apps for sailors in 2023

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For centuries, sailors have relied on their skills, intuition, and nautical charts to navigate the open waters. However, in today's digital age, technology has revolutionized the way sailors plan their routes, monitor their vessels, and stay safe at sea. With the help of smartphones and tablets, sailors now have access to a plethora of apps designed to enhance their sailing experience.

In this article, we'll explore some of the top apps for sailors, each offering unique features to make life on the water more enjoyable and safer. Let's explore them together:

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1. Navily

Navily is a community-driven app that has become a go-to resource for sailors seeking information on anchorages, marinas, and moorings. Users can access reviews and recommendations from fellow sailors, helping them find the best spots to drop anchor or dock their vessels. Navily also provides valuable information on tides, weather conditions, and local amenities, making it an essential tool for planning any sailing adventure.

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2. Anchor Watch / Alarm

Safety is paramount when sailing, and the Anchor Watch/Alarm app is a vital tool for safeguarding your vessel. This app uses GPS technology to monitor your boat's position and alerts you if it drifts outside a predefined area or anchor radius. It's a great way to ensure peace of mind while you're resting or exploring onshore.

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3. Marine Traffic

Marine Traffic is a powerful app that allows sailors to track vessels in real time. By providing access to an extensive database of ship positions, this app enhances safety by helping sailors avoid collisions and stay informed about traffic in their vicinity. Additionally, it offers a wealth of vessel information, including type, size, destination, and speed.

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4. Navionics

Navionics is a top-notch navigation app that provides detailed charts, sonar data, and community-sourced information to help sailors plan their routes and navigate with confidence. It also includes features like automatic routing and weather updates, making it an indispensable tool for both novice and experienced sailors.

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5. Savvy Navvy

Savvy Navvy simplifies route planning and navigation. It offers an intuitive interface that allows sailors to create custom routes while considering real-time weather, tides, and currents. The app also includes comprehensive charts and up-to-date navigation data to ensure safe and efficient sailing.

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6. PredictWind

Weather plays a crucial role in sailing, and PredictWind is a top-rated app for accessing accurate weather forecasts. Sailors can receive detailed weather information, including wind speed and direction, wave height, and barometric pressure, ensuring they make informed decisions about when and where to sail.

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7. Tides Planner

Tides Planner is a valuable app that provides tide and current predictions for thousands of locations worldwide. Knowing the timing and strength of tides is crucial for safe navigation, and this app ensures that sailors always have access to this essential information.

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8. Knots 3D

Sailing requires knowledge of various knots and hitches, and Knots 3D is a fantastic learning tool. This interactive app offers 3D animations of over 130 knots, making it easy for sailors to master the essential skills needed for securing lines and rigging.

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With these apps in hand, sailors can navigate the open waters with greater ease, safety, and confidence than ever before, ensuring that their adventures on the high seas are both enjoyable and secure. Which one will you try or is already by your side? 

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