Nautics Sailmate™ is a Finnish navigation app for leisure boaters with the most reliable nautical charts on the market, provided by the Finnish Transport Agency. Sailmate offers unmatched usability and a great user experience for leisure boaters. You can download Sailmate application free of charge but the Sailmate Premium -service provides additional features, which are useful when using Sailmate in a boat. Scout harbours and routes has been created in co-operation with Turun Partio-Sissit ry.
  • Sailmate Free
  • €0
  • Browse and zoom unprocessed copies of the official Finnish nautical charts
  • See your approximate location on the chart
  • Download the charts to your mobile device (can be used offline without internet)
  • See comprehensive database of the Finnish guest marinas linked to the map
  • Create 5 personal POI´s (points of interest)
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  • Sailmate Premium
  • €19,90 / year
  • Exact gps-location display
  • Course indication line
  • Speedometer
  • heading in degrees
  • Marina maps
  • Unlimited personal POI´s
  • Route planning using web-browser at address www.sailmate.fi
  • Routes shown in App
  • Scout harbours and routes
  • €19,90 / year
  • 150 harbours
  • 1000 nm routes
  • now available also in Aland and Gulf of Finland
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The Sailmate charts are exact unprocessed raster copies of the printed official nautical paper charts. The charts cover all sea- and freshwater areas in Finland. The only minor exceptions are the series S: Saimaan kanava (Saimaa channel) and some freshwater charts in the Kymi river area (446, 447, 452).

Finnish Transport Agency's licence no. 1908/1024/2013 WARNING: The Finnish Transport Agency has not verified the information within this service and hence does not accept responsibility or liability for its accuracy, nor for any changes made to the product after completion.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT NAUTICS SAILMATE SERVICE

How does Nautics Sailmate work?

Sailmate is used with mobile applications and with route planning software, which is used be a browser over internet. The user has a Sailmate-account, and he logs into the account with his applications and with the route planning program. Users personal routes and points of interest (PoI) are shown in all devices, which are logged into the same Sailmate-account.

How much does Nautics Sailmate cost?

The application download is free. With the free version you can see the sea charts, your coarse position is indicated on the map and you can mark 5 personal PoI´s. You can also download the maps to the device for offline use. "Sailmate Premium" is a feature package, which is intended for navigational use. Sailmate Premium license costs €19,90 per year. When you have activated your Premium service, you will see your exact position on the map with course indicator and speed display, you can see marina maps and you can mark unlimited number of PoI´s. As a Premium user you can also plan routes using a browser and see your personal routes in the applications. In addition, you can activate a "Scout harbours and routes" -content package, which costs €19,90 per year. This package includes descriptions of certain harbours, including natural mooring places and smaller village harbours, and a number of unmarked waterways, which have been explored by Turun Partio-Sissit Ry, a scout troop operating in Turku archipelago area.

How can I get the chargeable packages?

You can buy the Premium-package in two different ways: Either as an in-app purchase at the setting-page of your application or at the Nautics Sailmate homepage (https://app.sailmate.com/#/checkout). If you choose to use in-app purchase, you will be charged to the card which you have submitted to the application shop (Appstore/Google Play). If you buy at the home page, you can use most credit- and debit cards, however Electron is not supported at this time. PayPal can not be used to pay at the home page. Scout harbours and routes -content package you can buy as an in-app purchase at the settings page of your application.

How long is the subscription of Premium or Scout Harbours and Routes -packages? Will it renew automatically?

At this time the subscription period is fixed term for one year. The subscription is calculated from the day of purchase or from the expiry date of an existing subscription. At this time the subscription does not renew automatically, but you have to renew it every year. You can renew also before the previous subscription has expired, since the renewal will automatically extend an exisisting subscription period by one year.

How can I find out how long my subscriptions are valid?

You can see the expiry dates of your subscriptions at the settings page of your applications. The route planning software shows the expiry date at the user profile page (the top key down on the right).

What is the purpose of a Sailmate-account?

A Sailmate-account is mandatory to all Sailmate users. The account is personal to you, and only you can access it. Nautics Oy does not share the information in the account to third parties. If you log into the same account with all devices you are using, you have your subscriptions and personal routes and PoI´s in all your devices.

Can I use Nautics Sailmate in several terminals?

Yes you can. You have to log into the same account with all your terminals, and then you have your subscriptions and personal routes and PoI´s in all your terminals.

How many terminals can a connect into one account?

A Sailmate-account is personal, and the usage of the account is limited according to fair usage policy. You can connect as many terminals to your account as you have in your personal use.

Can I download the sea charts to a terminal (offline use)?

The sea charts can be downloaded to the terminal at the settings page. The downloaded charts work well also without data connection to internet. It is highly recommended to download the charts to the terminal, because the data connection often is slow at sea. The charts use approximately 800 Mb memory space.

What are the user name and password of a Sailmate-account?

Your e-mail address is used as the user name of a Sailmate-account. You choose your password yourself when opening the account.

How can I change my password?

The password management address is https://app.sailmate.fi/forgot-password?lang=en. You can also access the link from the sailmate.com -page ("I have forgotten my password"). If your browser remembers previous passwords, you have to either log out from Sailmate before clicking the link at the home page, or use the browser in incognito (private) -mode.

How can I find out which e-mail address I have used to log in?

At this time the login-address is not shown in the applications. You can make sure that you have used the correct address by first logging out from your account, and then logging in again with the correct address. Make sure that you login with that address which you have used when buying the service license.

How can I change the e-mail address which I use as a user name?

At this time the e-mail address can be changed only by sending a request to Sailmate customer support to the address tuki@nautics.fi. If your address has been changed in the system, you have to log out from the old address and log in again with the new address, so that the applications find your licenses and your personal data right. In Apple you can log out and log in again at the application setting page. In Android you have to open the Android settings page and choose Sailmate-settings, then stop application and erase the application data. Then open the application and it will ask you to log in again.

How can I know if Nautics Sailmate will work in my device?

Sailmate works fine in most commercial smartphones and tablets, but unfortuntately there is no straightforward way to confirm this beforehand. The easiest way to confirn this is to download the Sailmate Free and test it. In some tablets (e.g. iPAD) the GPS-receiver, which is needed for location, is installed only in those devices which are equipped with a SIM-card slot. If you intend to use location, make sure that your terminal supports GPS.

Why do I have to pay for Premium?

One reason for the cost is, that in navigational use we need pay license fee for the sea charts to Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency. But if you compare the quality of the maps and the value of the service for a boater with the other cost elements of boating, many users think that Nautics Sailmate is quite reasonably priced.

I am using the free version, but my position is inaccurate. Why?

Sailmate Free is used to see tha sea charts. However, we wanted to make the usage as easy as possible and the application shows approximate location of the user. Sailmate Premium is intended for navigational aid, and it shows your location accurately.

How long the personal routes and PoI´s are stored in the Sailmate-account?

Your personal routes and PoI´s are atored in your account as long as the account exists. The Premium-level information you see if your Premium-license is valid. If your e-mail address changes, do not open a new account, because you will loose your data. Instead send a request to Sailmate support, and we can change the user name address of an existing account (see "How can I change my e-mail address").

Does Nautics Sailmate work in Windows-phones?

Sailmate-application can be downloaded until further notice to Windows-phones, but this version does not feature all functionality, it is not any more supported, and there will be no updates. Windows-application is free of charge.

How do you use the route planning?

You can access the route planning with a browser at the address www.sailmate.com. When you choose to "log in" you are asked to log in unless your browser remembers your credentials. The principles of the route planning are: - Two modes: routing along the marked channels ("väyläreititys") or direct routing ("viivareititys"), - You mark the starting point with a long press, then the point turns into a coloured mark, - Then you mark the waypoints in a similar manner, the software connects the points, - The route log can be seen in the middle key down on the right, where you can also give a name to the route and save it. After this the route can be displayed in you application. You can choose the route you want to see at the settings page of the application. Please make sure that you have logged into that account where you have saved the routes.

Do I have to be a Premium-subscriber in order to buy the Scout Harbours and Routes -content?

No. You can buy the Scout harbours and routes -content package both at the Free- and Premium-levels.

Does the Scout Harbours and Routes -content package replace the printed Harbour Book of Turun Partio-Sissit?

No, it does not replace a printed book. These are two different ways to use the same information. A printed book format has many clear advantages, while mobile use is in many situations easier. We believe that most users will use both formats depending on the situation.

Does the Sailmate harbour data feature the same information as is available other marina guides?

The marina data, which all users can see, and the marina maps, which the Premium users see, are the same as in the "Käyntisatamat" -book (satamaopas.fi). Some of the harbours in the Scout Harbours and Routes -content package are the same as in the Harbout Book of Turun Partio-Sissit, but there are also other harbours and natural mooring places which are not available in the book.

Does the Scout Harbours and Routes -content package include the same routes as the printed Route Book?

Sailmate shows a part of routes of the Route Book on the screen, but there are also other routes which are not in the book. Other information like the red shallow rocks and the aerial photos are only shown in the book.

How safe are the scout routes?

All the routes have been checked and found safe in ordinary boating situations up to 2,3m depth, but actual depth of the routes cannot be guaranteed. The skipper is always responsible for the safety of his crew and his boat.

Who is doing Nautics Sailmate?

Sailmate is done by Nautics Oy, a privately operated Finnish startup company. The Scout Harbours and Routes -content is provided by Turun Partio-Sissit ry. We do this with love and passion to boating, the sea and Finlands thousands of lakes!