Is your navigation ready for the new sailing season?

With the great weather predictions for the upcoming Easter weekend, this is the ideal moment to check if your navigational system is ready for operations and if everything is up-to-date.

Updating WinGPS and charts

With the 2019 release of WinGPS 5, the DKW1800 series and the popular DKW The Netherlands, the sailing season can now start properly. To prepare yourself properly, we advise you to update your charts and navigational software before you start your trip. This way you will ensure yourself of the most up-to-date navigational data and will leave you without any surprises along the way.

You are welcome to visit our store in Heeg. When you bring your laptop or tablet with you, you can check if your system is up-to-date with one of our shop assistants. We recommend you make an appointment beforehand. We can also check and update your system remotely using TeamViewer when you give us a call.

GPS receiver

Have you tested your GPS receiver yet? After the GPS rollover of early April 2019, it is possible your GPS receiver will no longer function properly. Our usb GPS receivers are a great alternative. They are easy to install and have a high accuracy while sailing.

DKW The Netherlands 2019 available now!

The 2019 edition of the DKW The Netherlands is now available. Ideal when you are planning a route on the many lakes, channels and rivers in The Netherlands. Even the smallest lakes and fosses are available, from 0,6 meter depth.

A lot of updates were added to the new edition. Below you will find an overview with the most important updates. When you already have the 2019 edition of the DKW The Netherlands, you can download the updates right away. In WinGPS 5 via the News Center or in WinGPS Marine at startup of the app.

New in 2019

  • Between the Randmeren and the IJssel, south of Kampen, a new waterway was added: the Reevediep.
  • In Leeuwarden, a special route has been added for dinghies between the Potmarge and the Van Harinxmakanaal. A new shortcut has been added from the Kurkemeer to Tijnje.
  • The 3rd lock chamber for the Beatrixsluizen in Nieuwegein is now available for use.
  • Between Schiedam and Delft a curve in the waterway has been cut off.
  • A new lake has been formed east of Grou, between the Wijde Ee and the Pikmeer: the Suderburds Wiid.

Optimized for 'course up' mode

The DKW The Netherlands is optimized for 'course up' and 'head up' mode. This has been realized by taking a large number of city names and area names off of the chart and placing them in waypoint groups. Waypoint labels remain upright with a rotating chart. A big advantage is a calmer chart image. The 'course up' mode is available in WinGPS 5 Pro & Voyager and WinGPS Marine Plus.


When you have the 2018 edition of the DKW The Netherlands, we offer a special upgrade price. In our shop, choose '2018 edition' at the 'upgrade from' option an follow the steps. When you have our Service Card 2019, you will receive an additional € 20,- discount making the upgrade cost only € 59,90!

DKW The Netherlands 2019 in 'course up' mode.


The new lake between the Wijde Ee and the Pikmeer near Grou.

WinGPS 5 of WinGPS Marine

All DKW chart sets can be used in both WinGPS 5 for Windows, WinGPS Marine for Android and in the bèta version of WinGPS Marine for iOS.

Need help installing?

The DKW The Netherlands 2019 is available in our online shop, our store in Heeg and through our dealers.

When you want help with purchasing or installing the charts, you can contact us via our contact form or visit us in our store. Here we can install the DKW The Netherlands and all of our other charts right away. We advise you to make an appointment beforehand.

When you have a good working internet connection, we can even install the charts remotely via Teamviewer.

Large update for chartset UK1 2019

We released a large update for the DKW UK1 English and Scottish east coast 2019. In WinGPS 5 you can download the update via the news center and in WinGPS Marine you will find the update as soon as you start the app. Ofcourse, you will need a working internet connection.

In most cases the updates consist of the last changes based on the 'NtM', the 'Notices to Mariners' from the British Hydrografic Services. Important changes are, a.o. the gray contour lines around windmill farms. Also, the light sectors near Lerwick have been added.

A.o. the following charts were updated:

  • England - East coast: 105, 106, 108
  • Scotland - East coast: 210
  • Shetland Islands: 3272, 3282, 328, 3292, 3295
  • Yell Sound: 3298


Gray contour lines have been added aroud windmill farms.


Light sectors have been added near Lerwick.

WinGPS 5 or WinGPS Marine

The DKW charts are compatible with both WinGPS 5 for Windows and WinGPS Marine for Android (and soon for iOS). If you have both software packages it is possible to load these charts in both programs without having to buy extra licenses.

Available now: DKW Northwest Germany 2019

The 2019 edition of the DKW Northwest Germany is available now. In the new edition a large number of changes have been applied. Below you will find an overview of the main points. The chart set can now be purchased in our online shop, or downloaded directly when you purchased DKW Northwest Germany in pre sale.

Updates 2019

  • Along the Ems-Jade channel a larger overlap was added with the BSH sea charts for better usability.
  • The color scheme has been slightly adjusted for a better chart image.
  • City names have been replaced with rotating waypoints, making them readable when using course up mode.
  • Uitgezoomd staan alleen de belangrijkste plaatsen en wateren tekstueel in beeld.
  • The Elbe-Lübeck channel received more detailed information.

Pre sale

When you purchased this DKW chart in pre sale, you can download the charts in WinGPS right now. In WinGPS 5 (Windows) you can update from the news center and in WinGPS Marine (Android) the update will be shown at start up. You will need a working internet connection to download the charts.

WinGPS 5 or WinGPS Marine

All DKW chart sets can be used in WinGPS 5 (for Windows) and WinGPS Marine (for Android). If you have both software packages it is possible to load these charts in both programs without having to buy extra licenses.

NV-Verlag 2019 editions available now for WinGPS 5

Great news for all sailors who plan trips on the great open waters. The NV Verlag charts for a.o. the Baltic sea are available in the 2019 edition. Some new chart sets were also added to our assortment.

Click here for a full overview of our NV charts.

Baltic sea voyages

Thee popular Baltic sea charts are delivered as a combi pack: the paper chart set, a harbour plans and a download which allows you to install the charts in WinGPS 5.

For voyages to the Baltic sea we recommend the DKW 1800 series and the DKW German Bight. These are both updated weekly, connect seemlessly and and will connect to the NV-Verlag Series 1 chart set.

WinGPS 5 2019 available now!

The navigational program for Windows, WinGPS 5, is now available in the 2019 edition. By purchasing this new edition and installing it on your system you are assured of the newest WinGPS 5, including all updates to the waterway network, bridges, locks and current & tidal information. When you have a Service Card 2019, you can download the 2019 edition directly from your Stentec-account.