SAFEGUARDING YOUR BOAT AND THE CREW
By using specifically designed technology, AnchorBuddy™ allows its users to precisely detect any significant movement of the anchor.
HOW IT WORKS?
AnchorBuddy is mounted directly to the anchor where it detects and analyses anchor movement data.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.