Argo Navigation, the boating app for destination routing and connecting with other boaters, announced that is has reached 25,000 app users.
The Argo app is free to use and has grown from more than 1,000 users a year ago.
“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 and Canada regions,” Jeff Foulk, founder of Argo Navigation, said in a statement. “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.”
According to the company, the app is on pace to increase its community of boaters across the U.S. and Canada to more than 50,000 by mid-summer.
With the Argo app, boaters can autoroute or create a route based on a boat’s draft, which makes navigation safer and easier. The app includes an option to manually plot routes or navigate using the app’s NOAA ENC Chart.
Argo’s Captain’s Log tracks planned or past voyages, favorite destinations and more. Detailed listings in the app make it easy to find new destinations, restaurants or marinas and users can access crowdsourced boating info, navigation advice and destination reviews.
Further, Argo users can drop pins on the map for real-time alerts to other boaters about hazards, points of interest and more.
Enhanced social features allow boaters to easily connect with Facebook friends and other boaters and share places, voyages, photos and posts via the app’s social feed, which the company said makes the app ideal for yacht clubs and boating groups.
Argo is available to download for free for phone or tablet on the App Store or Google Play.