Sail safely up until 2020 with the DKW1800 2019 edition

Our first chart release for 2019 is the well-known DKW 1800 series, based on the paper charts from the Dutch Hydrographical Service. Starting now, you can purchase the new chart sets in our webshop or download them for free if you bought the chart set during our pre sale.

Free weekly BaZ updates

The DKW 1800 series 2019 are fully updated and will be updated further according to the weekly BaZ updates for the entirety of 2019. Updating is easy in WinGPS 5 and the WinGPS Marine series. At startup, the charts will be checked for updates which can be downloaded directly (when a working internet connection is available).


When you have a 2018 edition of the DKW 1800 series, the charts will no longer be updated. The last BaZ update was from week 52 of 2018. When you want to upgrade from the 2018 edition to the 2019 edition we offer a special upgrade price.

When your DKW 1800 edition is from 2017 or older, you can buy the new edition. You will be sailing with all updates for 2019, which will improve your safety.

Illustration 1: IJburg - Amsterdam.

Illustration 2: Schuitengat.

Illustration 3: Markerwadden.

Click on one of the illustrations for an animated view.

What is new?

  • The proceedings around the Markerwadden.
  • The proceedings around IJburg - Amsterdam.
  • The proceedings around the Waterfront near Harderwijk.
  • Some fairways have shifted on the Waddenzee.
  • The Schuitengat has become broader and deeper, making it passable for larger ships.

Service Card discount

Service Card 2019 holders receive € 20,- discount on the new DKW 1800 Complete 2019 or the upgrade to the 2019 edition. The discount will automatically be deducted.

Don't wait too long with buying the Service Card as it will only be available until WinGPS 5 2019 is released. With the Service Card you will receive the latest edition of WinGPS 5 and can profit from several offers and promotions.

Last update WinGPS 5 Pro & Voyager 2018

Last week we released the last update for WinGPS 5 Pro & Voyager 2018. Below you will find a description of the updates, among which the addition of ENC charts and the new tidal data for 2019.

ENC charts in WinGPS 5 Pro & Voyager

WinGPS 5 Pro & Voyager 2018 now support the use of ENC sea and inland charts. This complies with the obligation of the new German law to use IENC on German water highways, as defined by the WSV. This update has been specially developed for commercial use.

Free IENC charts cab be downloaded via the website of Rijkswaterstaat (Dutch). This contains the larger water ways for the Netherlands, France, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Croatia, Serbia, the Czech Republic, Romania, Slowakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Poland and the US.

With WinGPS 5 Pro & Voyager supporting ENC charts is an important step for us, skippers and commercial shipping. A big advantage is the possibility to combine the vector charts with our own hybrid (DKW) charts and the route network in WinGPS. Supporting both vector and grid charts gives us the opportunity to combine the best of both worlds for a safer and smarter navigational system aboard.

Our new software WinGPS Inland Navigation, expected spring 2019 and specifically developed for commercial inland shipping, has already been added to the accepted navigational software of the WSV. Follow this link for the actual list.

installing ENC charts in WinGPS 5

Follow this link for an explanation on how to install ENC charts in WinGPS 5 Pro & Voyager.

Current and tides 2019

When you have WinGPS 5 Pro or Voyager 2018, and are planning a trip along the North sea or Waddensea, don't forget to update the current and tidal information. This way you will have the correct data for the entire year.

This can easily be done via 'Help - find updates' and following the steps. Users of WinGPS Marine+ receive an update message at start up. After downloading, you will have the data for currents and tides for the entirety of 2019.

Chart without tidal data

Chart with tidal data

Current and tides update for older WinGPS 5 editions

When you are using WinGPS 4 Pro/Voyager or have an older edition of WinGPS 5 Pro/Voyager (2017 or older) you can purchase the current and tides 2019 in our online shop.

Service Card 2019

License holders of WinGPS 5 Pro/Voyager 2017 or older can still purchase the Service Card. You will receive the current and tidal data 2019 for free with all other WinGPS 5 2019 updates and will receive € 20,- discount on all 100% Stentec DKW charts.