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Setting course for a more sustainable future: savvy navvy and ProtectedSeas lead the charge in marine conservation

Boaters worldwide can now have access to the most comprehensive resource of ocean regulatory information, including marine protection areas, through the savvy navvy app. This is made possible through the collaboration between savvy navvy and ProtectedSeas, a data-driven and ocean-focused business headquartered in Silicon Valley, California.

The collaboration — launched at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show — aims to empower boaters with information to make more environmentally conscious decisions while out on the water. 

ProtectedSeas Navigator — the first of its kind — provides boaters with 22,000 marine protected and managed areas in more than 220 countries across the world. This includes speed-limit zones to protect marine mammals, fisheries management areas among other protections.

“Working with ProtectedSeas enables us at savvy navvy to bring their valuable research to life and help anyone on the water to make better decisions to protect the environment. We like to do things differently and building on our seagrass data from last year, we will now have a whole layer of information just about sustainability. This partnership is the latest in savvy navvy’s ambition to bring sustainability to the forefront of boaters across the globe, as we continue to make navigation safe and easy for everyone on the water,” says David Cusworth, Head of Innovation and Partnerships at savvy navvy.

ProtectedSeas scoured the globe to compile marine protection information into the Navigator database of marine protected areas (MPAs), both large and small, including creating the first public digital maps for over 2,400 areas—or roughly 10 percent of the areas included in the database. Launching their digital data after eight years of research and development, savvy navvy is delighted to bring the Navigator data to boaters and watersports users all over the world via their app.

“ProtectedSeas is excited to see Navigator information in the hands of boaters on the water.  Through our partnership with savvy navvy, boaters are more empowered to know and comply with conservation rules on the water which help protect the ecosystems they know and enjoy,” says Virgil Zetterlind, Director of ProtectedSeas. 

Since launching their first global view of marine life protections, ProtectedSeas has been complimented by several industry-renowned leaders and bodies, including the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Dr. Sylvia Earle, and the governor of California. 

savvy navvy – often referred to as ‘Google Maps for boats’ – is a revolutionary, award winning boat navigation app that brings everything you need for a seamless boating experience, all in one place. They are one of the first to integrate multiple sustainable data sources from different conservation agencies and bodies. 

Some of the ProtectedSeas data is already live in the savvy navvy app now, with more to follow soon. To find out more about the sustainable data or to download the app visit .


To find out more contact savvy navvy’s PR Manager Isabel Johnston on or telephone +44 (0)7818345936.

For more information about ProtectedSeas data contact Deirdre Brannigan at or telephone +1 (850) 300-0050.

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