The Vaarkaart Friese Meren is the perfect app for when you go sailing on the Frisian Lakes. Ideal if you have rented a boat, but also for skipper and crew of sailing boats, motor boats and sloops on the Frisian Lakes. Even if you go sailing in a canoe or kayak or go fishing on the lakes of Friesland.

Free navigation on the
Frisian Lakes on your iPad and iPhone

The Vaarkaart Friese Meren is the perfect app for when you go sailing on the Frisian Lakes.

Ideal if you have rented a boat, but also for skipper and crew of sailing boats, motor boats and sloops on the Frisian Lakes. Even if you go sailing in a canoe or kayak or go fishing on the lakes of Friesland.

With this app you can:
  • Check your position
  • Place and sail to a navigation waypoint
  • Use Course-up modus
  • View your sailed tracks on the chart
  • Show distance circles around your GPS position
This is a very detailed chart with more than 3,390 waypoints including buoys, marinas, (Marrekrite) moorings and VHF channels.

With a clear depth image from the Frisian Lakes Project in beautifully colored depth planes on the lakes and depth figures along the waterways. Developed by Stentec based on the most recent depth measurements.
Chart coverage

This chart covers the area of the Frisian lakes, from Stavoren and Lemmer to Grou and Makkum. Including the lakes and intermediate waters:
  • Fluessen
  • Slotermeer
  • Oudegaaster Brekken
  • Koevordermeer
  • Heegermeer
  • Pikmeer / Wijde Ee
  • Zwarte en Witte Brekken
  • Langweerderwielen
  • Sneekermeer
  • Morra
Popular sailing chart for the Frisian Lakes
The DKW Vaarkaart Friese Meren has been available for Android and Windows since 2014 and has already been used by more than 60,000 water sports enthusiasts. More information about the Vaarkaart Friese Meren can be found at www.vaarkaartfriesemeren.nl
Determine your position with this wireless GPS receiver
If your iPad does not have the option of mobile internet, it does not have an internal GPS receiver. If you want to use this iPad for navigation on board, an external GPS receiver is necessary to determine your position. This new Bluetooth GPS receiver, the GNS 3000, is ideal for navigation with the Vaarkaart Friese Meren app on your iPad.
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Plotting routes, linking AIS and more
With the (free) WinGPS Marine app you can load other DKW charts in addition to the DWK Vaarkaart Friese Meren, such as the widely used DKW Vaarkaart Nederland.
More info about WinGPS Marine iOS
Do you also want to plot routes and, for example, link your AIS? Then the new WinGPS Marine Plus might be of interest to you.
More info about WinGPS Marine Plus iOS
It won't be long before you can enjoy the sun again on the terrace of your favorite marina. Is your navigation system ready for the beautiful trips you will be making this year? We would like to tell you the latest news about our products in this email.
It won't be long before you can enjoy the sun again on the terrace of your favorite marina. Is your navigation system ready for the beautiful trips you will be making this year? We would like to tell you the latest news about our products in this email.

Update DKW UK1 English and Scottish East Coast

The quarterly update for the DKW UK1 English and Scottish East Coast is now available. This gives you the latest depths, buoys and other navigation information. Also ideal for your travels across the North Sea thanks to the large chart of the North Sea that is included.

Download this update for free if you own the 2021 edition of the DKW UK1. If you have the 2020 edition, you can take advantage of an upgrade price.

DKW Rhine & Moselle 2021 edition

The new 2021 edition of DKW Rhine & Moselle is now available. This chart now contains the same colors as other inland waterways charts, giving you an even better view of Europe's inland waterways.
Naturally, the depths, buoys and other navigation information have been updated. Combine this chart with the DKW The Netherlands, the DKW Northern France and the DKW Belgium for the round "Maas - Moselle - Rhine".

Download this update for free if you have purchased the DKW Rhine & Moselle in presale. If you have the 2020 edition, you can take advantage of an upgrade price.

  

Expected soon: New DKW 1811 & 1812

In April we expect the new charts 1811 and 1812 for the Wadden Sea. These provide updated depth information, buoys and other navigation information. As soon as the new charts are available, we will process them and prepare them for you as an update. Download this update for free in WinGPS if you have the 2021 edition of the 1811 and 1812.
 
Don't have the 2021 edition of the 1800 series yet? Order now and download the BaZ updates every week. This way you always have the latest updated chart on board.

  

In development: Route network in our apps for iOS

Good news for water sports enthusiasts with an iPad or iPhone. Our developers are currently implementing the route network in our apps for iOS. This allows you to view the depth information from the route network in due course and add a navigation waypoint to the route network. This way you can easily and quickly set out a 1-point route on the inland waterways.
 
After this update, more extensive information about bridges and locks will be added and the planning of routes will be further expanded.

Keep an eye on our news channels for the latest news on this topic.

  
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.