Important update available for DKW 1811 and DKW 1812

The Dutch Hydrografic Service released the 2018 editions of the paper versions of the DKW 1811 and DKW 1812 for the Wadden Sea. Last Friday these updates became available through our weekly BaZ updates for the DWK 1800 series 2018.

The most important changes were made at major junctions with, a.o. the Schuitengat, Molengat, Pollendam and the new Robbengat at the 'Rug' on the Lauwersmeer. The depth lines, depth numbers and waterway marks around fairways and harbours are updated (See images below). On various other locations changes were made to the depth image and waterway marks.

More than half of all depth states from Rijkswaterstaat have been updated. These can be found on the chart in the form of waypoints shown as blue triangles, ideal for planning a route on tidal waters.


The Schuitengat

The Pollendam

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Updating
If you already have a 2018 license of the DKW 1800 serie you can update the charts immediately through the news center in WinGPS 5. At the start up of WinGPS 5 (with a working internet connection) the news center will open automatically with the update message. If the news center doesn't start this can be done manually via 'Help - Open news center'. In WinGPS Marine the update will be shown during start up when an internet connection is available.

If you haven't bought the 2018 edition of the DKW 1800 series yet, you can order them now in our webshop. After approval of your payment the chart set will become available on your account and can be installed via de DKW Manager (Windows) or from the chart manager (Android). If you have the Service Card 2018 you will receive € 20,- discount on the DKW 1800 Complete.


DKW 1811:
Wadden Sea West

€ 24,90

DKW 1812:
Wadden Sea East

€ 24,90

The DKW 1811 and DKW 1812 are also available in the following chart sets; DKW 1800 North & DKW 1800 Complete.


DKW 1800 North
€ 79,90

DKW 1800 Complete
€ 129,90
2018 editions of NV-Verlag now available for WinGPS 5

Great news for all sailors who venture outside of the Dutch open waters. Most of the NV-Verlag charts are available in the 2018 editions. Some new chart sets were added to the assortment and the charts for crossing the Atlantic Ocean have returned! Follow this link for a full overview of all NV-Verlag charts.

Trip around the Baltic
The popular Baltic chart sets are delivered as combination package: a paper chart set, a harbour plan book and a download with which the charts can be installed in WinGPS 5.

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


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Crossing the Atlantic Ocean
A welcome addition are the chart sets for crossing the Atlantic Ocean. These are 3 new chart sets which cover the Atlantic Ocean from France, Portugal and Spain up until Canada, America and the Caribbean, including detailed charts of the Canary Isles, Azores, Madeira, Cape Verde and the coast of Northern Spain and Portugal. The charts connect flawlessly with the Imray charts or the NOAA charts.


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Visit our store in Heeg this season!

Our store is located in the picturesque and water sports rich town of Heeg. In our store you will find all options to view and experience our navigation software and water charts. We will also help you with the installation of our software and will fix any problems you might encounter. After visiting our store you will be able to continue your voyage much safer.

It is our experience that a lot of our users prefer our help with the use of Teamviewer. With Teamviewer we are able to log on to your computer via the internet, which makes it possible to help you over long distances while you're at home or aboard without having to come to our store.

Thanks to the easy way of installation and the use of Teamviewer we experienced a lower demand for opening our store on Saturdays. Hopefully most of our users are sailing then. Because of this we have decided to only open on a few specific Saturdays during the season, making it possible to help you as efficiently as possible through the rest of the week. If you want to visit on a different Saturday, please contact us for an appointment.

Open Saturdays

April 21st, May 12th, June 2nd, June 23rd, July 21st, Augustus 18th 2018

09.00 - 17.00h

We advise you to make an appointment beforehand. This way we can guarantee the best service and availability of our employees. You can make an appointment by telephone or via stentec@stentec.com.

The opening times during the week remain the same:

Monday - Friday

Store and telephone: 9.00 - 17.00h

Helpdesk: 11.00 - 16.00h

The most complete water chart of the Netherlands

The 2018 edition of DKW The Netherlands is available now. Great for planning routes along the many lakes, canals and rivers in the Netherlands. Even the shallowest lakes and channels are included, starting from depths of 0,6 meters.

In the new edition a lot of changes were made. Below you will find a list of the most important changes. IF you already purchased the 2018 edition of this chart set, you can easily download the updates from the news center in WinGPS 5 (Windows) or during start up of the app WinGPS Marine (Android).

New in 2018

  • Actualised chart image based on TOP10NL (source: aerial fotos 2016 & 2017).
  • New chart for Amsterdam, based on the most recent harbour chart from 'Port of Amsterdam'.
  • New depth image based on the new Inland ENC charts, for a.o. Zeeland, Dordrecht, Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal, Gelderse IJssel, Rotterdam with Maasvlakte and the Aktewateren with Rijn and Waal up until Lobith. Other areas will follow during the course of 2018.
  • New detailed depth image of the Rotterdam harbours up until 'Noord'.
  • New depth numbers for the Friese Meren, based on depth measurements from the 'Provincie Fryslân'. Including 2 dm correction, taking into account shake off, waves, bottom slope, depth variations and water level changes.
  • Moorings for commercial shipping are shown as white rectangles.
  • Bridge pillars are shown on the charts.
  • Many changes in water sports information shown on the charts, such as buoyage, moorings, harbours, etc. Mostly thanks to user feedback.
  • An important update for the 'Marrekrite' moorings in Friesland is expected in April.
  • During the sailing season the chart will be updated biweekly, when relevant changes are available.


Grevelingen - New Inland ENC depth image.


Rotterdam - Detailed depth image and moorings for commercial shipping.


Friese Meren - New depth information from 'Provincie Fryslân'

DKW Northern France now available as 2018 edition

The 2018 editions of the DKW Vaarkaart Northern France are now available. A great set for your travels to romantic Paris or as part of the Maas-Moselle-Rhine tour.

In the new edition a lot of changes were made. Below you will find an overview of the most important changes. When you bought this chart set in our pre sale, it can be downloaded immediately.

New in 2018

  • The chart image has been updated and the water surfaces have been made more accurate.
  • The fast shipping zones and water ski zones are marked more clearly.
  • The maximum speed signs and the keep distance from shore signs are shown more clearly.
  • Extra detailed charts were added where it helps navigating. For example, around Paris' center, Strasbourg and Dunkirk.
  • More city names were added, which rotate along with the charts.


Strasbourg - the Rhine - Border passage


Paris - the Seine