By connecting board equipment such as GPS, AIS, compass, wind meter, log, autopilot or depth meter you will turn your laptop or onboard PC into a complete navigational centre. Thanks to the unique AIS extrapolation, passages are planned safer and collisions avoided.
With the implemented NL-Tides database and new Kustfijn model you can use WinGPS 5 Pro to plan routes over shallow waters on tides. Enter the sea gauge of your ship, download the latest tidal information and plan your route. WinGPS will instantly tell you where there is enough water under your keel and where your boat might dry out.
In WinGPS 5 Pro route planning on inland waterways can easily be planned for several days. You will immediately see where you are on the desired resting times allowing you to reserve a suitable spot at a local port. Download the latest ‘messages to mariners’ to avoid any inconvenient blocks along your route.
While sailing your route you can create multiple map windows. For example, you can use one window to show your ship head-up and another window to show your final destination and your course towards it.
DKW The Netherlands
The DKW Vaarkaart The Netherlands is developed for sailors, motorboaters and commercial use within Western Europe. DKW Vaarkaart The Netherlands is available as download. Stentec releases this chart annually based on the 'Top10NL-data' from the Dutch topographic services, Inland ENC charts, the Dutch hydrografic services and user based remarks.
The DKW Vaarkaart The Netherlands is great for use with WinGPS 5 Navigator, Pro or Voyager: Using the waterway network makes it is very easy to plan routes on the Dutch inland waters.Chart specifications
This hybrid chartset consist of, a.o.
• 2 Overview charts
(scale 1:250.000, 30m/pixel).
• 5 Detailed charts
for orientation and route planning (scale 1:25.000, 3m/pixel).
• Waypoint database with 33.893 waypoints
for a.o. buoys, marinas, moorings, diesel filling stations, water camp sites and VHF channels. Also included are waterway signs and VIN berths for commercial use. Waypoint groups can be plotted on the charts individually.Chart coverage
Included in this set are, a.o.
• The Frisian lakes
• Amsterdam waterwaysDetailed screenshots
WinGPS navigation software is available for Windows and Android devices which makes it possible to navigate aboard with your laptop, onboard PC, smartphone and tablet. One WinGPS license can be used on two different devices. You are able to plot your routes at home on a dekstop PC with a large screen and transfer the data to your onboard device. Another advantage would be to install the software on a second onboard device as backup.
Weather forecasts are available for download every day as GRIB files with forecasts for the upcoming seven days, from the moment of download. During sailing, WinGPS will show your current position, speed and course. WinGPS will also keep a log of the route you sailed. The saved logs can be analyzed in detail and can be printed or send to your crew via e-mail.
With WinGPS 5 Pro and WinGPS 5 Voyager, information on currents and tides is included as well as the option to connect with onboard equipment such as AIS, wind meter, depth meter, autopilot, log and compass. For the windsailing fanatics WinGPS 5 Voyager is the option to go for. Choose your ship’s polar diagram from an extensive list and receive the optimal sailing route automatically.