Stentec’s top navigation software helps you plan the optimal route and therefore provides additional safety at long journeys and extra advantages at regattas. Voyager shows the fastest, shortest, most economical or cheapest route available, both while on engine or under sail.
Not only can you enter the dimensions of your ship, you can also select the polar diagram from a list of over 3000 ships. If your ship is unavailable you can either record your own diagram with WinGPS 5 Voyager and a wind meter or change an existing diagram to the correct data.
After setting the correct polar diagram and downloading the latest GRIB files for the weather forecast, you can start planning your route. The only data you need to input are the waypoints and WinGPS 5 Voyager will give you advice on the best route, taking the wind and the characteristics of your ship into account.
When the winds are too strong to sail over open water you can easily change the route to inland waterways with the standing mast route. This will give you extra information about bridges & locks and shows how long your new journey will take.
Since 1999 Stentec Software provides the digital version of the hydrographic charts of the Netherlands. Thanks to the weekly BaZ Update Service you will always have the latest, most up-to-date charts. The charts can be ordered as separate sets or as a complete package.
At a time like this where there is no certainty about the releases of the 1800-series charts by the Dutch Hydrographic Services, this is a unique product. With the free weekly update service and the ability to use the charts on a laptop as well as on an Android device, a up-to-date chart of these busy and unpredictable waters is always at hand. As soon as a new paper version of the charts are released, users can download these directly in digital form. If desired, the charts can also be printed for personal use.
The Waddensea charts 1811 and 1812 are supplied with monthly updated depth images from Rijkswaterstaat.Chart coverage
This set consists of the following DKW 1800 series:
• Northsea coast
• Nieuwe Waterweg
• Waddensea West
• Waddensea EastDetailed screenshots
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.