Last update WinGPS 5 Pro & Voyager 2018

Last week we released the last update for WinGPS 5 Pro & Voyager 2018. Below you will find a description of the updates, among which the addition of ENC charts and the new tidal data for 2019.

ENC charts in WinGPS 5 Pro & Voyager

WinGPS 5 Pro & Voyager 2018 now support the use of ENC sea and inland charts. This complies with the obligation of the new German law to use IENC on German water highways, as defined by the WSV. This update has been specially developed for commercial use.

Free IENC charts cab be downloaded via the website of Rijkswaterstaat (Dutch). This contains the larger water ways for the Netherlands, France, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Croatia, Serbia, the Czech Republic, Romania, Slowakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Poland and the US.

With WinGPS 5 Pro & Voyager supporting ENC charts is an important step for us, skippers and commercial shipping. A big advantage is the possibility to combine the vector charts with our own hybrid (DKW) charts and the route network in WinGPS. Supporting both vector and grid charts gives us the opportunity to combine the best of both worlds for a safer and smarter navigational system aboard.

Our new software WinGPS Inland Navigation, expected spring 2019 and specifically developed for commercial inland shipping, has already been added to the accepted navigational software of the WSV. Follow this link for the actual list.

installing ENC charts in WinGPS 5

Follow this link for an explanation on how to install ENC charts in WinGPS 5 Pro & Voyager.

Current and tides 2019

When you have WinGPS 5 Pro or Voyager 2018, and are planning a trip along the North sea or Waddensea, don't forget to update the current and tidal information. This way you will have the correct data for the entire year.

This can easily be done via 'Help - find updates' and following the steps. Users of WinGPS Marine+ receive an update message at start up. After downloading, you will have the data for currents and tides for the entirety of 2019.

Chart without tidal data

Chart with tidal data

Current and tides update for older WinGPS 5 editions

When you are using WinGPS 4 Pro/Voyager or have an older edition of WinGPS 5 Pro/Voyager (2017 or older) you can purchase the current and tides 2019 in our online shop.

Service Card 2019

License holders of WinGPS 5 Pro/Voyager 2017 or older can still purchase the Service Card. You will receive the current and tidal data 2019 for free with all other WinGPS 5 2019 updates and will receive € 20,- discount on all 100% Stentec DKW charts.

Happy holidays with Christmas gifts from Stentec

We have selected a few offers specifically for under the Christmas tree. These offers are valid until 24-12-2018.

GPS receiver BU-353 S4

Sail Simulator 5
Deluxe edition

Sail Simulator 5

Boat set 1

€ 79,-
€ 59,-
€ 29,90
€ 14,95
€ 19,90
€ 9,95
€ 14,90
€ 7,45


Opening hours

During the holidays we have the following opening times:

December 24th - January 1st closed.
From January 2nd we have regular opening times.

Our helpdesk is closed during the holidays. This may result in waiting longer for a reply to your e-mail. We ask your understanding for this.

Service Cards sent!

The WinGPS Service Cards 2019 have been sent today. When you are one of the happy owners the Service Card will land on your doormat shortly!

If you don't have a Service Card 2019 yet, you can purchase one for only € 65,-. Amongst others, you will receive the 2019 edition for your WinGPS 5 and can profit from special discounts and offers.

Service card discount just another couple days: order now!

Make use of our special offer to purchase the Service Card 2019 for only € 60,- up until the 3rd of december 2018.

With the WinGPS Service Card 2019 you will benefit from:

  • Be the first to receive WinGPS 5 2019 (worth € 70,-).
  • All updates for WinGPS 5 2019: route network, bridges &
    locks and new features.
  • Early acces to the exclusive bèta version of our WinGPS app for iOS.
  • € 20,- discount on all 100% Stentec DKW chart sets 2019 editions.
  • Free NLTides currents & tides for 2019 worth € 19,90 (Pro and Voyager).
  • Free installation of Stentec products (in our store in Heeg).
  • Exclusive fair and event offers.

A lot of WinGPS users were ahead of you!

Who is the Service Card for?

The Service Card is for all WinGPS 5 Navigator, Pro and Voyager license holders. Even when you have an older version of WinGPS 5, you can purchase the Service Card 2019 to update your navigational program.

Upgrades DKW chart sets 2019

The 2019 upgrades of our DKW charts are now available. Among them are the popular DKW1800 series and DKW Vaarkaart Nederland. Are you a license holder of the 2018 charts? Then an advantegeous upgrade is available for you and you can use the 2019 charts immediately. It is still based on 2018 data but will be updated during 2019 which allows you to use the most recent charts. This means that you will be up-to-date until 2020.

Optimized inland watercharts

In 2018 a lot of inland water charts have been made suitable for our new technology where city names will always be shown upright during course-up mode (WinGPS 5 Pro/Voyager and WinGPS Marine Plus). In 2019 all our inland water charts will be suitable for this technology to create an even better and clearer chart image.

Why upgrade now?

  • Sail, plan and practice all winter with recent charts.
  • Be the first to receive the 2019 updates.
  • Weekly updates for DKW1800 and DKW German Bight.
  • DKW Vaarkaart Nederland updates every other week.
  • € 20,- discount on 100% DKW chart sets with the Service Card 2019.

For some help installing your new charts, follow this link.

Service Card 2019

Service Card 2019 holders get an additional € 20,- discount on the 2019 upgrades (except the Imray charts). The discount will be applied automatically.

The Service Card 2019 is only € 60,- in November. The Service Card will give you the 2019 version of WinGPS and allows you to participate in several actions and discounts.

DKW Northern France 2019

The 2019 edition of the DKW Northern France is available now. Great for your voyages along a.o. the Seine, Somme & Marne rivers and the French Maas.

The DKW Northern France is developed for sailors, motorboaters and commercial shipping and is great for course-up mode with a rotating chart and upright text labels. In the new edition a lot of changes were made. Below you will find an overview of the most important updates. If you purchased this chart set in the presale, the updates can be downloaded right away.

New in 2019

  • Waterski zones have been marked with signs.
  • Along the Seine the depths of the waterways have been marked with different colors, more signs are placed and extra detailed charts were added for locks (see image below).
  • The chart itself has been updated with new colors, resulting in better connection to the other inland DKW chart sets.