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Dorset marine navigation firm rolls out real-time vessel tracking system

Marine technology company savvy navvy, based in Dorset, has rolled out Over the Horizon AIS (OHA) in its latest app update. OHA uses the phone’s internet connection to stream other vessels’ locations in real-time directly to the app, improving safety on the water.

Traditional AIS (Automatic Identification System) received from the transceiver on the boat has a range of a few miles,...

Alex Ostler

Dorset tech company savvy navvy appoints ex-Google marketer as Chief Marketing Officer

Marine technology company savvy navvy has appointed American-based Alex Ostler as its new Chief Marketing Officer, as the boating navigation app continues to scale up its growth.

Alongside its new Chief Marketing Officer, savvy navvy has also grown its engineering team appointing two new developers based in Berlin and Poland, as the leading global boating navigation app keeps...

Jelte Liebrand at the Marine Trade Association Awards

Dorset firm named ‘Marine Business of the Year’

Dorset-based marine technology company savvy navvy has been named ‘Marine Business of the Year’ at the British Marine Trades Association Awards ceremony this week.

The win for the innovative technology company, often referred to as ‘Google maps for boats’, has come the same week as savvy navvy V2 is being rolled out in more than 100 countries across the globe. Jelte Liebrand, CEO and...

Online shopping

Dorset-based online marketplace OnBuy responds to consumer demand with the launch of Klarna

UK online marketplace , based in Dorset, has delivered the next stage in its highly anticipated roadmap of improvements with the launch of Klarna Pay Now, Pay in 30 Days and Pay in 3 across a vast range of over 35 million products.

The introduction of Klarna to OnBuy is a response to increased consumer demand for a wider range of payment options. A recent customer survey...

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savvy navvy helps alert users to no access zones following major oil leak in Dorset

All-in-one navigation app savvy navvy has updated its charts to alert users to avoid using the water and beaches in the Poole Harbour area following a major oil spill incident.

A major incident was declared after 200 barrels of reservoir fluid entered Poole harbour in Dorset on Sunday (26 March) due to a pipeline leak and the UK Health Security Agency has asked that people avoid...


Dorset marine tech firm launches ‘promoted pins’ of global marine businesses

All-in-one navigation app savvy navvy, often referred to as ‘Google Maps for Boats’, has launched a new promoted pins feature, enabling marine businesses to reach a highly qualified, geo-targeted audience of boating and watersports enthusiasts.

Similar to pins in ‘Google Maps’, marine businesses can now promote themselves directly on the chart in the savvy navvy app, enabling boaters...

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Dorset marine tech firm part of campaign to protect vitally important seagrass meadows

Data from the South West is being used to help to protect global seagrass habitats from being destroyed, thanks to a new partnership between Dorset marine tech company savvy navvy, not-for-profit Clean Sailors and the Ocean Conservation Trust.

Seagrass is one of the Ocean’s most valuable habitats. The global ‘#protectourbeds´ campaign aims to bring greater awareness to water-users on...

Jelte Liebrand

Dorset founder wins Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2022

Jelte Liebrand, founder of global marine technology company savvy navvy, has been recognised as one of the most exceptional business leaders in the UK winning ‘Scale-Up Entrepreneur of the year’ at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2022.

Jelte Liebrand from Poole founded and developed savvy navvy, an all-in-one navigation app aiming to simplify boating technology by making...

Thousands of school children across Dorset have taken part in the county’s first ever Coding Day.

Dorset: Breaking the code to a successful digital future

Thousands of school children across Dorset have taken part in the county’s first ever Coding Day.

Organised by Dorset Council, BCP Council and Barclays Digital Eagles, Dorset Coding Day brought together 43 schools across the county, from Christchurch to Beaminster and from the north in Gillingham to the coast of Portland.

In addition, 25 local tech companies supported the...

Cas Paton, founder and CEO

Dorset-based challenger to Amazon eyes unicorn status after raising £35m

Poole-based online marketplace has announced the closing of £35 million in series A+ funding through VC and strategic technology investors.

Since its inception in 2016, OnBuy has existed to disrupt the status quo around e-commerce, taking on the industry giants that currently dominate the market. With its 'level playing field' offering, OnBuy has attracted more than 7,000...