Changed opening hours due to the Coronavirus

Due to the guidelines of the Dutch Government concerning the Corona virus, we decided to exclusively open our shop by appointment, for both your and our own safety. This way our team can work from home as much as possible and make sure that there are no more than 4 people in our shop and office.

Appointments
Would you like to come to our shop for advice, support or a purchase? We would like to request you to telephone us to make an appointment. This way we can make sure that there are no other customers in our shop. We do not oblige facemasks, but we would like to ask you to keep an 1,5 meter distance. With a maximum of 1 customer in our shop, regularly disinfecting everything, keeping a distance and only meeting when both parties are symptom free, then this seems to us sufficient to prevent contamination. During your stay, we will write down your name and phone number. Should there be any contamination, we can inform you about the situation.

Accessibility
We will remain available for all your questions during our regular opening hours from 9.00 to 17.00 via phone and e-mail: stentec@stentec.com. Our technical helpdesk stays available via phone from 11.00 to 16.00 and via e-mail: helpdesk@stentec.com.

Updates
We can assure you that our team continues developing our navigation software. This way we can maintain the produce of the best navigation products for our all your voyages.

Of course, also the charts will be kept up-to-date. Please note, that the Dutch Hydrographic Office only publishes the messages to marines (BaZ) biweekly until further notice. Because of this, our DKW 1800-series also comes with biweekly updates instead of weekly. The German BSH still publishes weekly updates, so the DKW German Bight can still be updated weekly.

Support
Do you require support during the installation of your (new) Stentec-product? We can easily help you from a distance. If you have an internet connection, you can download the free program ‘TeamViewer’. After your permission we can take over your screen and safely install your products. It is also possible to deliver your device in our shop or send it to us, after which we update it as required.

As soon as there is a change in our opening times or regulations, we will edit this article and the note on the frontpage and front door. Thank you for understanding.

Pre sale 2021

The pre sale for the 2021 editions of our digital water charts has started. When you purchase one of the charts listed below, you will immediately receive the 2021 edition. It is still based on the 2020 data and will be updated during the course of 2021. Providing you with the most up to date charts.

Why order now?




Sail, plan and practice now and during the winter season with up to date charts.
You will be the first to receive the 2021 updates.
Weekly* BaZ updates for the DKW 1800 series and the DKW German bight.
DKW the Netherlands receives updates nearly every other week.

Bottom line,
you will always have updated charts up until 2021.

 

 

 
 

Please mind: This pre sale only works when you don't have the 2020 edition of the same chart.

If you have a 2020 edition chart and want to upgrade to the 2021 edition, you can buy the upgrade of this chart for a special upgrade price. These upgrades will be made available soon, at which time you will be informed via our news letter.

 
 

 

WinGPS 5 or WinGPS Marine
The DKW chart sets can be used in WinGPS 5 (for Windows), WinGPS Marine (for Android) and in WinGPS Marine (for iOS).

WinGPS Service Card 2020
In 2 weeks you can purchase the popular Service Card 2020. More information about this will follow. Keep an eye on your e-mail and our website.


* Until further notice, the Hydrographic Service publishes the Notices to Mariners (BaZ) every two weeks. This is because of the Corona situation. As a result, we are forced to publish the BaZ updates every two weeks. We hope that we can make the updates available every week as soon as possible.

The German BSH still issues weekly updates, so the DKW German Bight can be updated weekly.


WinGPS Inland: professional navigation for inland shippers

Do you already know WinGPS Inland? We have developed this professional navigation program especially for inland shippers, but it is also ideal for larger pleasure craft and coastal shippers. With this extensive route planner you create a complete professional navigation system for on board. We are happy to tell you more about this in this email.


Program your AIS-transponder
Changing the settings in your AIS Class A, including the current destination and load, can be easily and quickly programmed via WinGPS Inland.

The special AIS button bar allows you to quickly view and instantly adjust your AIS settings.

Use iENC
By combining the free iENC with DKW charts, you create a very complete chart image. Organize it entirely to your liking, using the S57 settings in WinGPS Inland for a nice and clear chart image.


Plot routes and sail them with current shipping messages
Simply plot a route by specifying your final destination and WinGPS Inland will plan a route from your GPS position, taking into account the dimensions of your ship, the bridges, locks and waterways. With multi-day routes you can set which hours / days you want to sail and which you do not, so you can see at a glance where you are during, for example, the rest periods.

By downloading the shipping reports, the current obstructions are shown on the chart and you can adjust the route if necessary.



Ship profiles
Whether your ship is loaded or unloaded can make quite a difference in the speed, draft and consumption of diesel. WinGPS Inland allows you to save different profiles, which you can easily select as soon as you plan a route or sail. This gives you a real-time view of the arrival time, duration, distance and the fuel consumption of the possible route.

Mark zones
With the help of the alarm zones in WinGPS Inland you can mark areas yourself on the chart. You can set whether or not you can enter it. If you go outside the indicated lines of the alarm zone, a visual and audible alarm will sound. Ideal during dredging, dumping, searching for a drowning person or for indicating areas that are not accessible to you.


Order WinGPS Inland now
The navigation program WinGPS Inland is a one time purchase of €499, - excl. VAT.

This includes the WinGPS updates during the first calendar year.

Or upgrade from WinGPS 5
Are you already in possession of WinGPS 5 Pro or Voyager (2017, 2018 or 2019)? Then you have the option to upgrade to WinGPS Inland for a special price. You will receive a €200 discount on the purchase price of WinGPS Inland.


Inland Update Service
We offer a subscription specially for users of WinGPS Inland. This will keep WinGPS Inland up-to-date, you will receive updates to the European waterways network, you will receive updated NL-tides every year and you will have access to the iENC server with which you can easily download and update iENC.


Complete navigation system for on board
Stentec is happy to help you make the right choice when it comes to navigation solutions. We offer ready-to-use laptops & mini PCs for on board, specially selected according to your wishes. The latest navigation software, sailing charts and USB GPS receiver are installed.

Constantly evolving
We are working hard to improve and expand WinGPS Inland. For example, we are going to make the link between WinGPS Inland and the CoVadem box possible. As a result, cooperative depth measurements are always available and up to date. Ideal for better predictions and sustainable, economically advantageous navigation.

We are also working on a link with BICS. This is a system that allows you to report electronically to the waterway managers, instead of via the VHF radio.

DKW The Netherlands 2020 now available

Good news for water sports enthusiasts who are going on holiday in the Netherlands. The 2020 edition of the DKW The Netherlands is now available. In combination with WinGPS 5 Navigator, Pro or Voyager, the DKW The Netherlands is ideal for route planning over the many lakes, canals and rivers that the Netherlands has. The smallest waterways are included, even from 0.6 meters deep.

There are many changes to the new edition of this chart. Below you will find an overview with the most important points. If you have already purchased this chart in the presale, you can download the updates directly in the news center in WinGPS 5 (Windows) or when you start up the WinGPS Marine app (Android and iOS).

New in 2020

  • After the construction of the Haak om Leeuwarden, an area development was started to the west of Leeuwarden, which has also caused many changes to the waterways. For example, a mooring facility has been built at Deinum, the Boksumer Soal has become navigable for sloops and various bridges have been constructed or replaced.
  • A new connection has been dug from the Tulip Island near Zeewolde to Flevoland. A lock has also been constructed.
  • The Blaricummer Meent has become navigable and from the new residential area you can now sail to the Randmeren through the lock.
  • An island 'Bliek' in the Haringvliet has been built near Middelharnis.
  • Footpaths are now marked on the map so that pedestrian bridges are more visible.
  • The sandbanks in Zeeland have now also acquired the color of a tidal area.
  • The depths of many waterways have also been updated, as have the buoyage and the marinas.

Optimized for 'course up' mode
The Vaarkaart Nederland is optimized for 'course up' and 'head up' mode. This was achieved by no longer putting the large number of places and area names on the chart, but as waypoint name labels. As a result, the names remain horizontal with a rotating chart and can be easily turned off and on with the 'show waypoint name labels' button on the toolbar (in WinGPS 5).

Discount
When you have the 2019 edition of the DKW The Netherlands, we offer a special upgrade price. In our shop, choose '2019 edition' at the 'upgrade from' option an follow the steps. When you have our Service Card 2020, you will receive an additional €10,- discount making the upgrade cost only €79,90!



The new island Bliek
near Middelharnis.


The new lock and waterway at
the Blaricummer Meent

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The new connection and the new lock at Zeewolde.

WinGPS 5 or WinGPS Marine
All DKW chart sets can be used in both WinGPS 5 for Windows, WinGPS Marine for Android and WinGPS Marine for iOS.

Need help installing?
The DKW The Netherlands 2020 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.

Service Card 2020: This week only!

You only have a few days left to purchase the WinGPS Service Card 2020! The Service Card is only available until 29 February 2020.

By purchasing a Service Card we guarantee you the most up-to-date version of WinGPS 5. With all changes and new functions that we add to WinGPS 5 you can assure yourself that you always have a safe navigation system on board. With the purchase of the Service Card you also ensure that we can continue to improve our software and thus continue to deliver an even better product.

WinGPS Service Card 2020 benefits:

  • Receive all updates for WinGPS 5 2020: route network, bridges & locks and new features.
  • € 20,- discount on all 100% Stentec DKW chart sets 2020 editions.
  • € 10,- discount on all 100% Stentec DKW chart sets upgrades.
  • € 20,- discount on educational WinGPS workshops.
  • Free NLTides currents & tides for 2020 worth € 19,90 (Pro and Voyager).
  • Free telephone support and remote assistance via Teamviewer (worth €15 per 15 minutes).
  • Free installation of Stentec products (in our store in Heeg).
  • Exclusive fair and event offers.
  
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