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.
Naamloos document
WinGPS 5 2020 edition now available

The new 2020 edition of WinGPS 5 is now available! Prepare yourself well for this sailing season with the latest changes to the waterway network, bridges/locks and the new features in WinGPS 5.

Do you have a WinGPS Service Card 2020? Then you have received an e-mail from us with your license code and a download link for the new WinGPS 2020. You can install it immediately, overwriting your old WinGPS version. Your personal settings, routes, routes and other data will be saved.

   WinGPS 5 Navigator 2020

  • The waterway network has been updated and expanded, now covering 48,350 kilometers of waterways.
  • The database of bridges, locks and other structures has been updated and expanded, bringing the total number of structures to 22,315.
  • All previously downloaded GRIB files can now be automatically updated when you have a working internet connection, so that you always have the current weather forecast available.
  • The average waiting time for locks and movable bridges can now be set per bridge/lock, so that you can better predict the duration of your routes even better.
  • WinGPS can use more memory, making the program run faster and more stable.
  • A number of optimizations in the use of S57 charts.
  • Many other small fixes, changes and improvements.

  WinGPS 5 Pro 2020 and WinGPS 5 Voyager 2020

  • All the points mentioned above.
  • NL-Tides has been updated to the 2020 data, for current current and tidal data of the Dutch coastal waters.
  • The information about bridges and locks in the Netherlands from 'Blauwe Golf Verbindend' can now be displayed, so that you can immediately see whether a bridge or lock is open.
  • Previously downloaded shipping messages and 'Blauwe Golf Verbindend' information are now automatically updated when you have a working internet connection.
  • The water levels for the Netherlands from Rijkswaterstaat have been added to the shipping notifications.
  • Your position can now also be determined from the VDO NMEA messages from a connected AIS transponder.

Service Card 2020
Upgrade your WinGPS 5 version now by purchasing the WinGPS Service Card 2020. This not only gives you the above-mentioned updates, but also updates from WinGPS 5 throughout 2020 and other great benefits and discounts. Don't wait too long, because the Service Card 2020 is only available until 29 February 2020.

  • New buttons are available for your toolbar. Go to 'View → Customize main toolbar..' and put the buttons you want to use in the left column. For example, by putting the 'Blauwe Golf Verbindend' button on the toolbar, you can easily turn it on and off for a more clear chart view.
  • Not all bridges and locks are included in 'Blauwe Golf Verbindend' yet. This will be expanded over time. Of course, all bridges and locks are included in WinGPS, including the operating times, dimensions and often also a photo and contact details.
  • In GRIB management you can disable the 'Automatically update GRIB files'.
  • By turning off the Shipping Notifications button or 'Blauwe Golf Verbindend' button, they will no longer be shown on your chart, but will still be updated in the background. However, these are very small files with a size of a few kilobytes.
  • Do you have many tracks, routes, logs and other personal navigation data? Then this is a great time to make a back up. In WinGPS 5 go to 'File → Back up'. Select the data you want to save and the desired location, for example a waterproof USB stick. This way you can always restore your data in the event of a crash of your computer.
Naamloos document
Service Card Lite now available for everyone!

In addition to the popular WinGPS Service Card, there is now also the Service Card Lite. For € 40, - you can purchase this card and use all kinds of benefits and discounts, without having to be in possession of WinGPS 5 Navigator, Pro or Voyager. With the Service Card Lite you are assured of the best service all year round.

With the Service Card Lite you will get:
- €20,- discount on all 100% DKW chart sets for 2020 editions
- €10,- discount on the 2020 upgrades of 100% DKW chart sets
- €20,- discount on educational WinGPS workshops
- Free installation of Stentec products (in our store in Heeg)
- Exclusive offers at fairs and events
- Free telephone support and remote assistance via Teamviewer


For whom is the Service Card Lite?
Users of WinGPS 5, WinGPS Marine for Android and WinGPS Marine for iOS can purchase the Service Card Lite and thereby use the benefits mentioned above. Unlike the WinGPS Service Card, the Service Card Lite is available throughout the year.

Boot Holland
The Boot Holland in Leeuwarden will start this Friday. Here you can purchase the Service Card Lite and be the first to have it in your possession. You can then immediately profit from the special event offers. We look forward to welcoming you at our stand no. 4003 in the Frankenhal.

Do you own WinGPS 5 Navigator, Pro or Voyager? Then we recommend the WinGPS Service Card 2020. In addition to the benefits of the Service Card Lite, you will also receive updates to WinGPS 5, including changes to NL tides and the waterway network (bridges, locks and waterway dimensions). Don't wait too long, because the WinGPS Service Card is only available until the end of February 2020.

Do you already have the WinGPS Service Card 2020?
Then you do not have to purchase the Service Card Lite.

Naamloos document
Sail safely up until 2021 with the DKW1800 2020 edition

Our first chart release for 2020 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 2020 are fully updated and will be updated further according to the weekly BaZ updates (Notices to Mariners) for the entirety of 2020. Updating is easy in WinGPS 5 and the WinGPS Marine series for Android and iOS. At startup, the charts will be checked for updates which can be downloaded directly (when an internet connection is available).

20 years DKW1800 series
This year the popular DKW 1800 series celebrates it's 20th anniversary. This digital chart was first sold on CD-ROM 20 years ago and has been installed by many satisfied users since then. At that time there were around 10 updates per year. In 2020 you can easily download the DKW1800 on your Windows laptop / PC, on your Android device and on your iPhone or iPad and they will be updated every week.

When you have a 2019 edition of the DKW 1800 series, the charts will no longer be updated. The last BaZ update was from week 51 of 2019. When you want to upgrade from the 2019 edition to the 2020 edition we offer a special upgrade price.

Are you sailing on outdated charts from 2018 or older? Then we recommend that you purchase the DKW1800 2020 series new so that you are provided with all updates and can sail safely all year round.

Geul van Baarland

The Reevediep

Sailing route Waardgronden

What is new?

  • The situation in the Westerschelde has been adjusted, especially in Geul van Baarland many changes in depth and buoyage are implemented.
  • A new flood protection system has been installed between Drontermeer and Vossemeer: The Reevediep and the associated structures are connected to the Randmeer. The new situation is on the chart and in the course of 2020 the definitive nautical situation will be charted.
  • Like every year, the wadden channels are adjusted to their current form. The sailing route Waardgronden no longer has permanent buoyage.

Service Card discount

Service Card 2020 holders receive € 20,- discount on the new DKW 1800 Complete 2020 and € 10,- discount on the upgrade to the 2020 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 2020 is released. With the Service Card you will receive the latest edition of WinGPS 5 and can profit from several offers and promotions.

Naamloos document
Important news for Windows 7 users

As of January 14, 2020, Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7. This means that from then on there will be no new (security) updates and that technical support for Windows 7 will no longer be available.

We have recently noticed that many of our customers are switching from Windows 7 to Windows 10. It is possible that your (old) USB GPS receiver does not work with Windows 10. We therefore recommend one of our three new GPS receivers. These work with all Windows versions from Windows Vista.

We currently offer three GPS receivers that can be used as both main GPS and backup GPS on your laptop:

GPS Receiver BU-353 S4
The BU353 is the most widely used USB GPS with our customers. This GPS is easy to install, works flawlessly with Windows 10 and has a cable length of 1.5 meters.

Now on sale for only € 50,-

GPS Receiver MR-350 S4
The MR350 is also a wired (USB) GPS receiver. The MR350 is completely waterproof and has a cable length of 4.5 meters, which means that it can be mounted outside.

Bluetooth GPS receiver GNS 2000 Plus
The GNS2000 + is our wireless (Bluetooth) GPS receiver. You can easily connect it with your Windows laptop/PC, Android tablet or your iPad! This way, iPads without internal GPS still have an accurate position.