SAFEGUARDING YOUR BOAT AND THE CREW

By using specifically designed technology, AnchorBuddy™ allows its users to precisely detect any significant movement of the anchor.

MATJAŽ KNEZ,

CEO at AnchorBuddy

IT ALL BEGAN WHEN...

When we set out to sea in the morning, it was a nice spring day ideal for sailing; light wind and clear blue waters. However, in only a few hours, the weather has completely changed. The sudden gusts of wind were stronger than our small crew could handle. Our sailboat was overcoming the waves with shortened sails while the wind was getting stronger and stronger.

A peaceful night seemed like a distant dream. Only a safe bay could give us shelter for a much-needed rest. As usual in bad weather, every safe corner was already full of sailboats. Eventually, we chose a place that was exposed to wind, dropped our anchor and tried to dig it in as much as we could. The bottom of the sea was not the best for anchoring, therefore, I had doubts if the anchor will hold properly.

Another sleepless night I thought. The rest of the tired crew fell asleep while I sat in the cockpit watching the coast and supervising the position of our boat. The night was long and sometimes I thought I heard the anchor chain sliding on the sea bottom.

I remember a thought once said by Ferdinand Porsche: “I could not find the car I dreamt of, so I decided to built it myself.”

That night was definitely the last night I spent awake hoping our anchor is holding. I want to know about every move the anchor makes whether I am in the anchorage alone or in town with family and friend while the boat is alone in the bay.

I FOUND A SOLUTION.
A SOLUTION THAT UNITES KNOWLEDGE, STRENGTH AND WISDOM.
THIS IS ANCHOR BUDDY.

HOW IT WORKS?

AnchorBuddy is mounted directly to the anchor where it detects and analyses anchor movement data.

ANCHOR SHELL
is a battery-powered link between the anchor and the anchor buoy that uses advanced sensors to monitor and detect the anchor drag with smart artificial intelligence algorithms.

ANCHOR BUOY
is a safe anchor location buoy deployed overboard prior to anchoring. It is a communication module between the anchor shell and the outside world via on-board alarm and a mobile application.

ON-BOARD ALARM
is the captain’s/crew’s interface that displays the anchor movement and activates the anchor drag alarm when appropriate to notify the captain and the crew. Both, on-board alarm and mobile application are capable of displaying location-based information.

MOBILE APP
is an advanced option that can be used when the boat is anchored and the crew is away exploring local tourism offerings. If a drag happens, the crew is notified via mobile network.

A COMPLETE SERVICE PLATFORM

Anchor Buddy is not only an intelligent anchor monitoring system, but provides a complete solution for calm, relaxing and adventurous sailing vacation.

RELIABLE SOLUTION

AnchorBuddy checks the position of the anchor on the seabed and is not dependent on the GPS signal like other market available solutions. This enables AnchorBuddy superior performance, reliability, safety and significantly less false alarm activations.

LOWER COSTS

Most of recreational vessel owners prefer to spend the night mooring on a buoy as it is generally perceived to be a safer approach than anchoring. With Anchor Buddy users could avoid unnecessary supplementary costs of buoys and still feel safe.

TOURIST INFORMATION

The solution displays information about local service providers, such as local tourism offerings, marinas and yacht charter providers, giving the crew enriched information based on their geolocation.

LESS ACCIDENTS

Anchor Buddy is alarming the crew only when real anchor drag on seabed is detected. It is seamlessly connected with the boat, crew and the internet, reducing the number of accidents at sea when anchoring.

A GRANTED INNOVATION

Anchor buddy’s potential was recognized by European Commission and was rewarded with a prestigious grant under Horizon 2020 EU Programme for Research and Innovation.

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