With the first sunny days and the cold but good wind, water sports enthusiasts want to get ready for the new season.  With the Easter weekend  With the Easter weekend just around the corner, this is an ideal time to get your navigation system ready for the season. We are happy to help you with this and give you some tips in this mailing.

With the first sunny days and the cold but good wind, water sports enthusiasts want to get ready for the new season.  With the Easter weekend  With the Easter weekend just around the corner, this is an ideal time to get your navigation system ready for the season. We are happy to help you with this and give you some tips in this mailing.

Update and test

Before you can set out the journey in WinGPS, it is wise to update both your WinGPS and the digital charts to the latest versions. This way you have the most recent information and you can sail as safely as possible.

We recommend that you always test your laptop and GPS receiver if you have not used it for a long time. A GPS rollover took place in 2019 and as a result some GPS receivers no longer work properly. You may therefore have to switch to a new GPS receiver. View our GPS receivers here.

Upgrade WinGPS 5

Have you already upgraded all charts and your WinGPS 5 to the 2020 edition? Then you can download the latest updates in the news center. This also updates the bridges, locks and other objects. For example, a new update is also available today for WinGPS 5. Click here for more information about the new functions and improvements.

Do you have an older version of WinGPS 5? Then you can easily upgrade to the 2021 edition for €80.

Update WinGPS Marine

You can download the latest update from WinGPS Marine in the Playstore (Android) or Appstore (iOS). The charts that are installed in WinGPS Marine are checked for updates when the app is started.

Update to the latest version of WinGPS Marine:

    

Update your charts

Updating the charts is also important for planning your trip. Updating provides you with the latest depth information, buoyage and information about ports and moorings.

Because of the popularity of the Dutch inland waters, we paid extra attention to the DKW Vaarkaart Nederland and released it extra early. This way you can get on your way with the best water map for the Dutch inland waterways.

Buy your charts now and you can start planning right away. When you have 2020 charts, you can take advantage of an affordable upgrade price.

Need help installing?

Our shop is still open by appointment only, for your and our safety. In the store we can install the latest editions of the charts and software on your laptop. Click here more info.

Would you rather not visit? You can of course also send us your laptop / tablet or we can log in to your computer remotely with Teamviewer, so that we can still install all software properly.

Did you know that we also have handy installation tips? You can find it on our website.
This week we released an update for WinGPS 5 Navigator, Pro & Voyager 2021. Below you will find a description of the innovations in this update. New in WinGPS 5 Navigator 2021

This week we released an update for WinGPS 5 Navigator, Pro & Voyager 2021. Below you will find a description of the innovations in this update.

New in WinGPS 5 Navigator 2021
  • Notifications: For example, if an alarm is active or if something is being updated in the background, this will be clearly shown in the top left of the chart screen. This can be set at View > properties > Screen.
  • With a route over the route network, the route information now shows a traffic light at bridges, from which you can easily see whether the bridge must be operated (red), whether you must lower the mast (yellow), or whether you can go under the bridge (green).
New in WinGPS 5 Pro 2021
  • All the above changes.
  • The German Bight tide stations have been added to the program, so you can view the German Bight tides for the whole of 2021 and use them for route planning.
  • While looking ahead in time with the timeline, the predicted position of the vessel on the route is shown in the following mode you have set, for example head-up or course-up. This way you can easily and quickly see where you are at what time while sailing or route planning.
New in WinGPS 5 Voyager 2021
  • All the above changes.
  • Simulation shows predicted route of floating objects. For example a man overboard, a life raft or a boat with engine failure (without sail).
  • The speed of the simulator is now determined on the basis of the speeds set at File > Properties > Ship. The speed can also be obtained from the polar diagram, making simulation with downloaded GRIB files more realistic.
  • Polar diagram can now also be viewed with a look ahead in time when you are editing the route or when you are actively navigating the route.
  • Ability to draw a training boat in polar diagram and chart showing boat position, sails and rudder.
A further explanation of the new functions in WinGPS 5 Voyager will come soon.
Do you have the 2021 edition of WinGPS 5? Download your new version now in the News Center in your WinGPS 5.

Do you have an older version of WinGPS 5? Then you can easily upgrade to the 2021 edition for € 80.

Good news: the 2021 edition of the DKW The Netherlands is now available! We notice that many of you are already preparing for, among other things, the coming Easter weekend, to hopefully be able to get on the water with good weather. We have done our best to get the DKW The Netherlands done extra early, so that you can go on your journeys with the best nautical chart.
Good news: the 2021 edition of the DKW The Netherlands is now available! We notice that many of you are already preparing for, among other things, the coming Easter weekend, to hopefully be able to get on the water with good weather. We have done our best to get the DKW The Netherlands done extra early, so that you can go on your journeys with the best nautical chart.

All inland waterways are included; from the Zeeland waters to the rivers in Limburg and the canoe ditches in Friesland (even from 0.6 meters deep). In combination with the full versions of WinGPS 5 and WinGPS Marine, the DKW The Netherlands is ideal for route planning using the extensive waterway network.
 
   

New in 2021

  • The legend has been expanded. Boundaries of restricted areas, such as nature reserves or anchorages, are now explained. These explanations are now also available in German and French for users of WinGPS with those language setting.
  • Fairway numbers are now no longer labelled in the chart itself, but as a waypoint, so that they do not rotate with the chart and you can disable them in waypoint group management.
  • The database with marinas has been updated: telephone numbers and websites have been added or changed where necessary.
  • In Friesland the new Marrekrite buoys have been added and the most recent depth data has been processed into the chart.
  • The artificial islands in the Sneekermeer, east of the Potten, are now also on the chart.
  • A new shortcut has been constructed at Schateiland in Almere.
  • The coastal development of the IJsselmeer and the Randmeren will continue; the most recent situation at IJburg, Blaricum, Harderwijk, the Markerwadden, the Enkhuizerzand and the Reevediep is now on the chart.

Discount

When you have the 2020 edition of the DKW The Netherlands, we offer a special upgrade price. Choose '2020 edition' in our shop at 'upgrade from' and follow the steps. Do you have a Service Card 2021? Then you will receive an additional € 10 discount on the chart making the upgrade cost only € 79.90!
 
   

WinGPS 5 or WinGPS Marine

All DKW chart sets can be used in WinGPS 5 for Windows and WinGPS Marine for Android and iPhone and iPad. Would you like more information or advice? We are happy to help you choose the most suitable WinGPS version and charts.
 

Need help installing?

The DKW The Netherlands 2021 is available in our online shop, our store in Heeg and through our dealers.

Our shop is still open by appointment only, for your and our safety. In the store we can install the latest editions of the charts and software on your laptop. To ensure your safety, we ensure that there are no other customers during your visit, our advisor keeps a minimum distance of 1.5 meters and we keep our shop and our hands clean.

Would you rather not visit? You can of course also send us your laptop / tablet or we can log in to your computer remotely with Teamviewer, so that we can still install all software properly.

Did you know that we also have handy installation tips? You can find it on our website.
It's already halfway March and spring is just around the corner. We notice that everyone is eager to get out again, onto the water. We are happy to help you prepare your navigation solution onboard.
It's already halfway March and spring is just around the corner. We notice that everyone is eager to get out again, onto the water. We are happy to help you prepare your navigation solution onboard.
 
In this newsletter we inform you of the latest news, such as the new WinGPS 5 2021, WinGPS Inland, new chart releases and that our store is now open by appointment.

WinGPS 5 2021  NEW

The new 2021 edition of WinGPS 5 is now available! Prepare yourself for the coming sailing season with the latest changes to the waterway network, bridges & locks and the new functions in WinGPS 5.

Do you have the WinGPS Service Card 2021? Then you can download WinGPS 5 for free. You have received an e-mail about this last week.
 
If you do not have a Service Card 2021, you can easily upgrade WinGPS 5 to the 2021 edition for € 80 via our online shop.

WinGPS Inland 2021  NEW

With the new 2021 edition of WinGPS Inland for professional skippers and pleasure crafts with AIS Class-A of INLAND-AIS, you can create a fully professional navigation solution on board.

With WinGPS Inland you can, among other things, easily program your AIS, report electronically using BICS, view current bridge and lock statuses using BLIS and view current bIENC from our cooperation partner CoVadem.

You will soon receive an extensive news letter from us with more information about the latest features of WinGPS Inland.

    

Store open by appointment

Our store in Heeg is opened by appointment again! You are very welcome to purchase our digital charts, navigation software or hardware. We would like to hear when you would like to come by, so that we can safely and professionally help you with the preparation of your navigation solution.
 
We will of course also remain available by e-mail and telephone (9:00 am to 5:00 pm).

DKW 1803 Westerschelde  NEW

The Westerschelde is a dynamic tidal area with constantly changing depths. The last depth measurements have been processed on the DKW 1803. The lock at Terneuzen is currently under construction; the chart shows the situation as of the last update. In addition, the wakeboarding area at Cadzand has been relocated and the fairway’s have been changed at Baarland and De Spijkerplaat.
 
If you already own the DKW 1803 Westerschelde 2021 edition, possibly as part of the DKW 1800 series Complete or South, you can download this update for free in WinGPS.

    

2021 editions NV Verlag charts Baltic Sea

Good news for water sports enthusiasts who also sail on the open waters outside the Netherlands. The NV Verlag charts of the Baltic are now available as a 2021 edition, with most charts supplied both on paper and digitally.
 
For trips to the Baltic Sea we recommend the DKW 1800 series and the DKW German Bight in combination with the NV charts of this area. The DKW charts are both updated weekly, connect seamlessly with each other and then transfer to Series 1 of NV Verlag.

    
The 2021 edition of WinGPS 5 is now available. If you are in possession of the Service Card 2021, you can now download the latest version of WinGPS 5 in your download overview.<br><br>If you do not have a Service Card 2021, you can upgrade your WinGPS 5 to the 2021 edition via our webshop.
The 2021 edition of WinGPS 5 is now available. If you are in possession of the Service Card 2021, you can now download the latest version of WinGPS 5 in your download overview.

If you do not have a Service Card 2021, you can upgrade your WinGPS 5 to the 2021 edition via our webshop.

WinGPS 5 is for navigation on a Windows laptop or PC. If you want to navigate on an Android or iOS device, you can use WinGPS Marine for Android or WinGPS Marine for iOS.

Installation WinGPS 5 2021

You can easily download and install the 2021 edition of WinGPS via the Stentec Software Installer. Your current version of WinGPS 5 will then be overwritten and all your settings will be saved:
  1. Open the Stentec Software Installer on your computer.
    Don't have the Stentec Software Installer yet? Download the program via this link.
  2. Open the Stentec Software Installer and choose the second option: Install software and charts from the internet and click on 'Next'.
  3. You now need to log in with your Stentec account. Forgot your password? Click here to request a new password.
  4. You will now see an overview of all software and digital navigation charts that you have purchased. Check the box for WinGPS 5 (Navigator, Pro or Voyager) 2021 and click on 'Next'.
  5. In the next screen, click on 'Next' again to start the download and installation of WinGPS 5. You will be notified when the installation is complete.
WinGPS 5 2021 is now installed, activated and ready for use.
All your products, license numbers and activations can be found in your Stentec-account.
If you have any questions regarding your order, contact stentec@stentec.com. For questions regarding installation or use of our software, contact our helpdesk via helpdesk@stentec.com