All Collections
PredictWind for Offshore sailors
PredictWind for Offshore sailors
Arnaud Monges avatar
Written by Arnaud Monges
Updated over a week ago

PredictWind is trusted by thousands of offshore sailors, with a unique offering that can only be found at PredictWind.

Here are 7 reasons that set PredictWind apart from any other service.

1. The Best Forecast Data

This is the #1 requirement for a forecast service. Our goal is to give you the most accurate forecast data available. A single forecast model will never be the most accurate in all situations, so by having access to the world’s top forecast models, you can be assured of getting the best possible forecast to give you greater confidence in your decision-making.

The PredictWind Global models include ECMWF, UKMO, SPIRE, GFS and PredictWind's proprietary PWG and PWE. Analysis proves the ECMWF model outperforms the GFS model. ECMWF data has a very high acquisition cost, so very few companies offer this data. Our regional models provide short-range, high-resolution forecasts for selected regions worldwide. High-resolution regional models available include HRRR, NAM, Arome, UKMO, PWG and PWE. Check your location on the High-Resolution weather model map here.

2. The Best Tools

We have award-winning technology, such as weather routing and departure planning. These tools are simple and easy to use, with a one-click operation to get weather routing results for all six weather models. Tidal currents provide critical routing intelligence to avoid sailing against current.

Our global network of weather Observations and Webcams keeps you posted with up-to-the-minute wind data and webcams. Know before you go with Local Knowledge, a treasure trove of customer-provided tips and info for your next destination. PredictWind AIS Data displays real-time positions and movement of ships and yachts anywhere in the world.

3. Easy to use

The user-friendly interface makes getting complex, accurate weather easy and accessible for all sailors. Complex routing is made quick for comfort or speed with custom AI Polars uniquely attuned to your boat's performance in 5D, including wind and waves. Download the weather directly without making tricky and time-consuming email requests. The Offshore App interfaces with almost any satellite device on the market. Learn more about how to download our forecasts on the Offshore App page.

4. The Best Support

We have award-winning tutorials and help articles designed by offshore sailors for offshore sailors. Still need help? Our support team will go the extra mile to get you up and going.

5. Satellite Solutions

We sell and support the Iridium GO! and Iridium GO! exec, which offer the most economical ways to get weather information and communicate offshore worldwide.

6. DataHub

The PredictWind DataHub is a feature-packed smart device which acts as the central hub of communications on a boat. The DataHub is the ultimate complementary device for your Iridium, Starlink and Cellular routers, as it provides a Wi-Fi network for all your boat devices to connect to and seamlessly routes Internet traffic through the least cost network available to minimize your costs.

The DataHub also includes GPS tracking, a firewall, Predictmail for offshore optimized email, AI boat polars, AIS, and can connect to your boat's NMEA2000/N2K network and broadcast N2K over Wi-Fi for all your boat's devices to receive. Read more about the DataHub and its impressive features.

7. GPS Tracking

The most comprehensive GPS tracking service on the planet. For both offshore or coastal passages, we have the best GPS tracking solution for your boat. Allow friends & family to check you are safely on course to your next destination. PredictWind GPS tracking integrates seamlessly with the following devices: DataHub, YB3i, Iridium GO!, AIS, Garmin InReach Zoleo, Bivy Stick.

Use the YB3i device or Iridium GO for automated GPS tracking, or add a DataHub to your boat and track via the GO exec or Starlink.

PredictWind Forecast Subscription Pricing

The most popular package for cruising boats is the standard package at US$249 per year. This small investment is only 68 cents per day to ensure the safety of your boat and crew.

Upgrade to the Professional subscription (US$499 per year) to have access to:

  • 1km High Res GRIB files

  • ECMWF 14km wave GRIB files

  • Sea temp GRIBs

  • AI Polars

  • Currents, tidal and ocean data, including RTOFS, Hycom and Mercator data

  • Wave partition data

  • Roll, vertical acceleration and slamming incidence

  • GMDSS Graphical and text weather hazard safety warnings

  • View AIS data

To read more about the Standard or Professional Packages, click here.

Did this answer your question?