Navigation & social boating app expands its boater community ahead of summer boating season
Argo Navigation, the boating app for destination routing and connecting with other boaters, announces a new milestone ahead of the summer boating season with 25,000 app users. The Argo Navigation app is free to use and has grown in popularity from just over 1,000 users a year ago to 25,000 users and is on pace to increase their community of boaters across the U.S. and Canada to over 50,000 by mid-summer.
Boaters use the Argo app to autoroute voyages which creates a custom route based on a boat’s draft, making navigation safer and easier. There is also an option to manually plot routes or navigate using the app’s NOAA ENC Chart. Argo’s robust Captain’s Log tracks planned or past voyages, favorite destinations and more.
Argo’s growing community of active boaters can tap into crowdsourced local boating knowledge, navigation advice, destination reviews and more. Described as the “Waze of Boating”, Argo users can drop pins on the map for real-time alerts to other boaters about any new hazards, points of interest, and more. Argo also makes it easy to find new destinations, restaurants or marinas with detailed listings in the app, along with reviews and photos from other boaters.
Recent app releases include enhanced social features for boaters to easily connect with Facebook friends and other boaters and share places, voyages, photos and posts via a social feed within the app. Argo is also ideal for yacht clubs and other boating groups to find members, follow routes or meet up on the water.
“Our boating app community started with Chesapeake Bay area boaters in 2019, but today we also have Argo users from New England to Florida and throughout the Great Lakes & Canada regions,” says Jeff Foulk, founder of Argo Navigation. “We rely on boater feedback to continually build upon Argo’s navigation features and social functionality with new app releases that enable our active boating community to realize our vision to Boat Better Together.”