DKW Vaarkaart the Netherlands 2017

The 2017 edition of the DKW Vaarkaart Nederland is available now. The new version has a large number of changes. Below you may find an overview with the most important updates. If you already purchased the chart as a pre-order, the updates are available already for you.

The chart set may be used in WinGPS 5 for Windows and WinGPS Marine for Android. When you purchase this set, you are entitled to all updates that will be processed this year.

DKW Vaarkaart Nederland has been developed for pleasure and commercial crafts in Western Europe. This chart is produced yearly by Stentec based on the topografic charts of The Netherlands along with comments from our users.

Specifications of the chart set
This hybrid chart contains:

  • 2 Overview charts (scale 1:250.000, 30m/pixel).
  • 5 Detailed charts for orientation and route planning (scale 1:25.000, 3m/pixel).
  • Waypoint-database with 39.019 waypoints which contain a.o.bouyage, marinas,docking places, diesel spots, campings and VHF channels. Also signs and docking places for commercial crafts. In WinGPS all these groups are enabled/disabled seperately.

Smartlabeling
With the new Smartlabeling option of WinGPS 5 2017, the charts of DKW Vaarkaart Nederland 2017 look more beautiful and organised than ever. The names of bridges/locks do not overlap anymore which keeps the waterway a lot more clear. That is why we recommend upgrading to or purchasing WinGPS 5 2017 when using DKW Vaarkaart Nederland 2017.

New in 2017
  • Actual chart information based on TOP10NL November 2016 (aerial pictures 2015)
  • The newly moved 'Kromme Ee' near Bergum is now positioned correctly (image 1).
  • bouyage has been updated and will be updated regularly in 2017.
  • The 'Marker Wadden' and the widened Breeddiep have been added based on recent satalite pictures (image 2).
  • Bouyage of Friesland, Groningen and Overijssel has been changed to the newest information.
  • The Friese Meren chart now also holds the fish traps (image 3).
  • Docking places 'hospitable Randmeren' with depth, phone number and links to more information have been added.
  • Outdated IENC data from Rijkswaterstaat has been removed to keep the chart as clear as possible, mainly in North Netherland.
  • Recent depth information of Zeeland, including dangerous wrecks with NAP depth.
  • The rest of The Netherlands will receive a brand new IENC file from Rijkswaterstaat which will be processed in DKW Vaarkaart Nederland 2017.
  • The marinas have been expanded and updated, thanks to comments of our users.
  • More water way names on the chart.
  • On the extra detailed chart Friese Meren the names are now in Frisian on the overview chart and in Dutch on the navigation chart. (For example Snitser Mar / Sneekermeer).

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Upgrade from 2016
If you have the DKW Vaarkaart Nederland 2016, you may purchase an advantageous upgrade.

Service Card discount
Service Card 2017 license holders will receive no less than € 20,- discount on the DKW Vaarkaart Nederland 2017. This disount will automatically be added to your order.

2017 Editions for NV Verlag charts now available for WinGPS 5

Great news for our Baltic Sea sailors! Most of the NV Verlag charts are available in their 2017 editions. The popular Baltic Sea charts are sold as a combined package: the paper chart set, a harbor pilot book and a CD-rom or download with which the digital charts can be installed in WinGPS 5.

For voyages to the Baltic Sea (starting from the Netherlands) we recommend the use of the DKW 1800 series and the DKW German Bight. Both sets are updated weekly, fit together perfectly and merge into NV Verlag series 1.

Mediterranean Sea
Newly added this year are the charts sets for the Mediterranean Sea covering the Spanish and French Mediterranean coast from Cabo San Antonio, including the Balearic Islands,Corsica and Sardinia, as well as the west-Italian coast to Naples and Croatia.

WinGPS 5 2017 available

We are proud to announce that the 2017 editions of WinGPS 5 are available. With this versions we are able to make your vacation or journey even more safe and easy! Below you will find a summary of the new functions, important additions and changes.

Smart labeling
Thanks to Stentecs new Smart labeling technology you will have a better and clearer chart view. Overlaying name labels for bridges, locks and waypoints is a thing of the past as the labels will no longer be placed directly beneath the waypoints. This also has a positive reaction when sailing Course-up or Head-up with a rotating chart view. Also the locks are now projected with both doors, on the correct positions, for a more realistic chart view on detailed scales.

Obstacles waterway network
Non passable routes will no longer be displayed by a dotted line. All non passable obstacles along the route will be displayed with a circle (see image). This will help significantly for identifying why your route can not be passed. By adding new route waypoints the obstacles can be avoided.

Extended waterway network
The waterway network is extended with the addition of the Danube up to the Black Sea. The detailed waterway network now extends to a total of 45.842 km and has a total of 13.644 bridges and 2.635 locks.

Instrument communication (Pro and Voyager)
When a connection with one of the installed instruments was lost, users didn't receive any message regarding this issue (with the exception of GPS data loss). With this new feature WinGPS will try to fix the broken link for a total of 5 times before giving a message regarding the lost connection. This will help you by giving you direct information about your data loss.

Wave predictions (Voyager)
Plan a comfortable route with this new mode in which high waves and sharp-to-hauled courses are avoided. View the GRIB data for the Noorthsea, Waddensea, IJsselmeer, Markermeer and Randmeren.

  • Waterway information will now be displayed without starting an route. Important information like waterway name, km and VHF can now be displayed at the 'Routeplanner information' screen.
  • Larger display for Time to Go (TtG), Distance to Go (DtG) and Estimated Time of Arrival (EtA) in 'Edit route' mode. Helpful when making a new route or optimizing an existing route.
  • Newest data for the waterways and the service times for bridges and locks added to the waterway network.
  • Scaling factors for custom waypoints are now adjustable for an optimal chart view without overlaps. With this option you can apply from which scale waypoints need to be projected on the charts. The scale can be set via the waypointmanager.
  • The memory usage for WinGPS has been lowered by a maximum of 1,5GB thanks to better management for the bridges and locks picture database. Plotting long routes and the projection of hundreds of AIS objects will also be smoother.
  • NLTides 2017 database for stream and tidal information (Pro & Voyager).
  • The online OSM chart layer has been replaced with the online ESRI Topografic chart layer.
  • The km marks along the waterway are added to the waterway network. It is recommended to turn off the waypoint group with km marks which are available with chart sets from 2016 and older. Chart sets from 2017 and newer will no longer have this waypoint group.
Service Cards will be send today.

The WinGPS Service Cards 2017 will be send today! Are you one of the lucky owners?

Bring your Service Card to 'Boot Holland' or 'HISWA' for special offers.

DKW UK1 & DKW Imray series 2017 available!

The new editions of DKW UK1 & DKW Imray series are available in our online shop. With the purchase of the 2017 editions you will automatically receive all updates for these charts, which will become available in the course of 2017. If you have the 2016 editions of the charts, we have a special offer to upgrade to the 2017 editions. While in our online shop, choose your current edition at the 'upgrade from' option to receive the offer.


DKW UK1 2017
The popular DKW International UK1 English & Scottish East coast is now also available, including several updates during the year. In most instances the updates consist of the latest Notices to Mariners from the UK hydrographic office. The modified charts consist of, amongs others: parts of the Thames , Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. These charts now show the latest depth images and buoys.

Below is a brief summary of some updated charts in the DKW International UK1 2017 edition:

  • Chart 1190: Flamborough Head to Blakeney Port (New chart)
  • Chart 1503: Other Dowsing to Smiths Knoll (New chart)
  • Chart 0323: Dover Street, eastern part
  • Chart 1185: River Thames, sea reach
  • Chart 2162: Perntland Firth and approaches

DKW Imray series 2017
Since 2009 Stentec has been releasing digital versions of the Imray series. These are based on the paper charts and have the same recognizable colors. The advantage of these charts is covering a large area with just one set.

Follow this link for a summary of all 2017 versions of the Imray charts. The most important changes are depth images, changes in obstructions and the additions of the Notices to Mariners.