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How it works

How do I create a route? (without autorouting)

Follow these steps to create a route in the Skippo app:

There are several ways to open the view to create a route, either under the "My Skippo" tab under "Routes," under the "Navigate" tab, or by:

  1. Go to the “Plan” tab

  2. Click on the chart to select the endpoint (your destination).

  3. Click on “Route here”

  4. Then choose the starting point. (On an iPhone, you can do this by searching freely in the search field, pressing "Home Port," pressing "Select on map," or "Your position." On an Android, choose between "From your position," "From home port," or "Select on map.")

  5. If you want to adjust the starting point, click on it and drag it to the desired location on the map, or search for a location by tapping the text field for the starting point at the top. Adjust the endpoint similarly. To extend the route by changing the endpoint, you can also long-press on the location on the chart where you want to go.

  6. You can also add or remove waypoints along the route. Create a waypoint by tapping the route line. You can then move the waypoint to the desired location.

  7. When you're satisfied with your route, choose whether to save your route by clicking “Save and close” or start navigation by clicking “Start.”

Have you tried autorouting? Click the “Create autoroute” button, and we will calculate the best route for you and your boat. To use automatic route planning, ensure that your boat information is correctly filled out in the app. This includes details such as your boat's height and draft.

To update your boat information, go to “Boat” and then click on the picture of your boat. You can set everything from name, model, dimensions, engine, and insurance there.

Follow these steps to create a route in the planning tool on the web:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the chart to select the endpoint
  3. Click on “Create route”
  4. Choose whether to create a route from “Home Port” or “Select on map”
  5. If you choose “Select on map,” click on the chart to select the starting point

You have now created your route. We calculate the distance in nautical miles, which adjusts when you move the start and endpoints on the chart.

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