Service Card 2018

Starting now the popular WinGPS Service Card 2018 is available for purchase in our online store. As last year, when purchasing the Service Card you are ensured of the newest version of WinGPS 5 and will profit from several exclusive offers.

Stentec charts

Stentec charts

Imray charts

Imray charts

Delius Klasing charts

Delius Klasing charts

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Motorboat Simulator
Learn the most important aspects of sailing on the PC, such as docking, maneuvering and navigating with our very realistic Motorboat Simulator 1.2. The realistic water with variable flow and wind-based waves and the natural occuring wind with gusts and windshifts, are based on the techniques of our popular Sail Simulator 4.

Make use of the various available onboard instruments. Plot a route on the digital map, view your position with the GPS and navigate with your compass to the next waypoint. It is also possible to engage the autopilot and see how the tachometer responds to the waves that the ship encounters.

Fleet
Your fleet consists of several types of ships, each with their own way of handling:

  • Single thrusted motor cruiser with bow thruster (32’, 4 tons, 65 hp).
  • Classic speed boat with outboard motor (14’, 18 hp).
  • Classic Dinghy (25’, 10 hp diesel).
  • Tugboat (64,6’, 150 hp diesel).
  • No Limit 1500, double thrusted Ocean cruiser (15 m, 18 tons, 2x480 hp).
  • KNRM Koning Willem 1 rescue boat (18.8m 28 tons, 2x1000 hp).

Multiplayer
By default the Motorboat Simulator is single player. You will not encounter any other ships while playing. To make the digital sailing even more realistic, it is possible to sail with others. This can be done via the internet or via a local area network (LAN). This allows traffic rules to be tested or you can explore the coast of England together.

Sailing areas
The following areas are included in Motorboat Simulator. It is also possible to make your own areas with the scenery tool, or to import areas made by other users.

  • Ile d’Oussant – France
  • Bodenmeer – Germany
  • Vierwoudstedenmeer – Swiss
  • St Martin – Antilles
  • Motorboat Simulator instruction area (fictional)

Screenshots

Video

System requirements:
Windows 95, 98, XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10. Pentium III 350Mhz, 64MB RAM, 175MB HD. DirectX 9 compatible video card.


Scenery designer toolkit
Maak uw eigen vaargebieden van DEM-files of digitaliseer van gescande navigatiekaarten. Er is een gratis demo inbegrepen voor het maken van kleine vaargebieden. Voor het maken van grotere vaargebieden heeft u de betaalde versie van de Scenery Designer Toolkit nodig.

€ 14,90

Sail Simulator 5
In 2009 Stentec proudly presented the latest version of the Sail Simulator 5 at HISWA: an extremely realistic sailing experience on your computer. Ideal for learning purposes or getting through the offseason.

Learning how to sail
Make a calm start with an optimist on the Frisian Fluessen and get a feeling of the wind in your sails. Operating the big lap and the helm is a big deal to start with!

Next, choose a more flashy model such as a Laser, Splash or Flash and experience how the ship is slanting or even overturns! No worries, with the press of a button your ship will turn upright again. Make a voyage on the Northsea, set your wind a bit higher and choose a catamaran, 29’er or 49’er. Or, if you are still learning about bigger sea waves, choose a Bavaria 36 or YD 40. You can even plot a course to learn how to navigate or how to sail into a harbour.

If you really got a hang of it you can get everything out of your ship by trimming the sails, controlling the sword and crew and maintaing the correct course and sail setups. The Regatta Valk or the fast Olympic 470 are excellent for this experience as these are no ships for beginners. Even if you don't have full control of these ships you are ready for the online gameplay. Racing against other players from all over the world.

Regattas
Most sailors will know the feeling: sailing alone is about enjoying the wind through your hair and the beautiful sights. But when another ship comes along side it can turn into a race quickly.

You can now sail regattas when on your home computer, with Sail Simulator 5. You will be challenged to get even more out of your ship.

Create a (offline) LAN network and compete with friends and family. Choosing to compete online gives you the opportunity to race against players from all over the world! Your sailing performances are saved on your own personal account and will be visible on the rankings list. The ranking list can be found via the Sail Simulator community.

Regattas are updated regularly and new regattas are added by other Sail Simulator 5 players. Subscribe to these regattas or create your own regatta and others will participate.

Highlights

  • Easy and flexible user interface.
  • Stable multiplayer server for long distance regattas.
  • Realistic aerodynamics with wind shear and twist.
  • True to nature wave field and sea wearthiness.

Sailing areas

  • Cabrera: Group of island south of Mallorca in the Mediterranean Sea. Protected nature area with sheltered bay on the main Cabrera island (Goat Island).
  • Koh Hong: Sailing between tropical islands in Thailand. Clear blue water and steep cliffs. Beware of the rocks on the seabed and sudden wind drops behind the islands.
  • Scheveningen, Den Haag: City, beach, pier and harbour are highly detailed for an unsurpassed sailing experience.
  • Treasure Island: Fantasy island with buried treasure, made specifically for regattas. Lots of water, wind and little land. Beware of the shallows at the northeast side of the island!
  • Fluessen: The home port for Stentec in Friesland. This freshwater area is perfect for youth boat matches. Available in the Add on - 'Boat Set 1'

Screenshots

Ships in Sail Simulator 5

  • 470
  • Bavaria 36
  • Laser
  • Regatta valk
  • Volvo Open 70 – Volvo Ocean Race
  • YD 40

Ships in the Boat set Add on

  • 29er
  • 420
  • Splash
  • Flash
  • Hobie 16
  • Hobie Tiger
  • Nacra Infusion
  • Laser Radial
  • Optimist
  • Polyvalk
  • Motorboat – RIB

More information on www.sailsimulator.com

Video

System requirements:
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10 with DirectX9 videcard (or higher).

At this moment Sail Simulator is no longer in development. Your remarks and suggestions are highly appreciated and will be put to good use once a new version of Sail Simulator will be developed. You can contact us via helpdesk@stentec.com.

WinGPS Series
Route planner for open- and inland water.

Turn your laptop, onboard PC, tablet and/or smartphone into a complete navigational center with WinGPS. Based on the experience of thousands of WinGPS users and our extensive experience in the nautic world, we can provide a wide array of different navigationsoftware. Plot a route within seconds and download the latest chart updates. WinGPS will lead you past all obstructions along your route.

What do you need?

  • WinGPS navigationsoftware.
  • Digital water charts. For example, Stentecs DKW water charts.
  • Windows laptop or onboard PC, or an Android smartphone or tablet.
  • GPS receiver

Why choose WinGPS?

  • Determine your position, plot a course and see previously sailed tracks.
  • Current predictions for wind, rainfall, temperature, stream and tides.
  • Connect your onboard instruments with WinGPS 5 or WinGPS Marine.
  • Stentecs DKW water charts are updated regularly and can be installed on both systems with just 1 license.
  • English speaking helpdesk.

DKW water charts
Safely navigating the waters requires up-to-date water charts. Stentec develops their own digital chats which are based on information from the Dutch hydrographic services, Rijkswaterstaat, Imray and Delius Klasing, which makes it possible to update regularly. Download the latest updates just before you start your voyage to assure yourself of the most up-to-date charts!

The most popular charts are the DKW 1800 series. These charts are updated weekly with the latest BaZ (notices to mariners) information. The DKW German bight is treated to the same weekly update, and the DKW the Netherlands is updated bi-weekly.

Besides our DKW water charts it is also possible to install BSB charts into WinGPS. Along these charts are the well known NV Verlag charts and the (free) NOAA charts. Supplied with WinGPS are the online ESRI charts. These charts can only be used when you have a working internet connection and are not suitable for navigation. If you want to make your own charts you can use DKW Builder. With this program you can add scanned paper charts to WinGPS.

WinGPS Specifications
Below you will find the specifications for all different WinGPS versions, for WinGPS 5 and WinGPS Marine.

WinGPS 5 (Windows) WinGPS Marine (Android)
LiteNavigatorProVoyagerLiteMarinePlus
Basic functions
GPS-position, velocity, course, distance traveled
Anchorwatch, Distance measuring, Nightview, Log
Waypoints: create, rename and edit
Waypoints: sort in groups
Sailed tracks: save and view
Sailed tracks: play simulation
Shipping notifications with current obstructions
Time bar - look ahead
Routes
Route network with info for waterways, bridges and locks
Set out a route
Set out a route including bridges, locks, waterways and the ships measurements
Routeplanner including sailing times and bridge serving times
Routeplanner including stream and tides
Routeplanner including Kustfijn model
Routeplanner including wind, waves and polar diagram
Routeplanner for multiple days
'Navigate to..' button: set out a route with one click
Extended information for bridges and locks, including photo
Charts
Download updates easily via news center
Print chart view
Offline charts: DKW2, BSB, NOAA * * *
Offline charts: NV-Digital
Online chart layer ESRI
Online chart layer NOAA
Weather/Waves
Current data of the KNMI weatherstations in NL
GRIB files NOAA world wide - 0.25 degrees
GRIB files Harmoni model - NL - high detail
Wave prediction NOAA - world wide
Tides/Water levels
Current NAP water levels - NL
Stream & tides - Nltides and BSH **
Kustfijn model - NL ***
Instruments
GPS receiver
AIS
Wind meter, depth meter, log, compass, repeater
Autopilot
Import and export files
Sailing
Polar diagram - 4000 included
Interactive route planning with polar, wind, stream and tides

* DKW charts upwards of 2014.

** NLtides is free for 1 calender year, € 19,90 every next year.

*** purchased for €25,-

WinGPS Marine Lite
When WinGPS Marine is installed for the first time, this will be WinGPS Marine Lite with limited functions. Ideal as a chart viewer with GPS support.


Connect your onboard GPS
Use a Bluetooth or WIFI connection to connect your tablet or smartphone to the GPS receiver of your ship. This makes tracking your location easier, more accurate, and uses less of your battery. If you don't have a wireless GPS on board you can also use the internal GPS of your tablet or smartphone.


Waypoint navigation
With CTS (course to steer) and DTG (distance to go) you can use this app to navigate to a waypoint. You can create, delete and edit your own waypoints, or use the waypoints that are on the chart database.


Digitale kaarten
All DKW water charts from edtion 2014 and newer can be used within WinGPS Marine. These charts can be installed on multiple systems with just 1 license, using your stentec account. For example on a laptop, tablet and smartphone. A check for updates of your charts will happen automatically as soon as the app is started, providing you have a working internet connection.

WinGPS Marine uses ESRI charts when you don't have any DKW water charts installed on your system. This is a free of charge chart overlay which can only be used when a working internet connection is available. ESRI charts are not suited for navigation, but can be used for global positioning and initial route plotting.

It is also possible to use the free, digital NOAA charts in WinGPS Marine Lite. These charts are provided by the US government for free on the NOAA website.

WinGPS Marine Plus
With the WinGPS Marine Plus upgrade you will receive the best the app has to offer. With this advanced navigational app upgrade you can connect several onboard instrument via a wireless connection. This data can be used while plotting the most optimal routes. The stream and tidal information (GRIB) can be shown in the data plotter and projected onto your charts. The functions described below are in addition to the functions of WinGPS Marine Lite & WinGPS Marine.


Tidal data
In addition to meteo data you can also download tidal data to use for planning and adjusting your route in this app. You can see the currents, and the depth difference.


'Kustfijn' model
The 'kustfijn' model gives you the most accurate information regarding stream, tidal heights and depths for the Northsea and the Waddensea. This detailed information is based on data from the Dutch Rijkswaterstaat.


Connect your onboard instruments
Using a wireless connection you can connect your board system and read out your wind meter, compass, log and echosounder. Review all entered and incoming data in the data plotter and instrument monitor to optimize your route for a safe voyage.

WinGPS 5 Pro 2017 Release History
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Added   
Changed   
Fixed   
Removed   
Info   
Version 5.17.3.0 (18-12-2017)
Tide data for 2018 has been added. A number of new tide stations have been included.
Support for default transparent color of the 2018 editions of our chartsets.
Detecting if the last route point in a route was reached was always done, using the algorithms for an open route even when following a route on the route network. This has been fixed.
The routine that finds the closest netwerk section when a route over the route network is started now also takes into account if the section can be used with the chosen ship settings.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.17.2.0 (17-05-2017)
Labels of routes and shipping notifications are also included in smart labeling.
When there are more than 1 shipping notifications in the same spot, clicking on them will now show the information of all of them.
The chart manager and chart status bar now better support the last time a chart was updated.
Due to a bug, changes to the default settings for routes were not always saved correctly. This has been fixed.
The format for the weather information of the official dutch KNMI weather stations had changed. This version supports the new format.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.17.1.0 (06-03-2017)
If a lot of GRIB files older than a week are loaded (which can use a lot of memory and slow down the system), WinGPS will suggest to remove them.
The help window would move to background, when it was opened from the menu and directly afterwards a hint of a toolbar button was shown. This has been fixed.
The front lock at Eefde could not be passed using the route planner. This has been fixed.
Drawing of bridges and locks did not work correctly under certain conditions. This has been fixed.
A couple of smaller fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.17.0.2 (07-02-2017)
Release of the WinGPS 5 Pro 2017 edition.
Labels of chart waypoints and the labels of bridges & locks are now positioned automatically (smart labels). This results is a better chart view.
A new planner mode has been added, that will find the shortest route possible while ignoring and highlighting possible obstacles. This makes it easier to find and plan around these obstacles.
Waterway network information like the waterway name, VHF channels and the next bridge or lock can now also be shown without following a route.
The toolbars can now be locked. After which they cannot be moved (by accident).
The positions and dimensions of all windows and toolbars can now be reset.
Scale factor of waypoints is now also available for waypoints in the user database.
The waterway network has been updated and expanded (the Danube specifically).
Locks are now drawn with two doors instead of 1 on scale.
Information about the operating times of bridges and locks on holidays has been added.
The chart manager now shows when a chart was released when it has never been updated.
The network port would not mention a broken TCP connection to a server. The network port will now try to reconnect five times, before giving up and mention this to user.
The route overview would load images of all bridges & locks along a route. This could result in high memory use (and crashes) for longer routes. This has been fixed.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.

WinGPS 5 Navigator 2017 Release History
Legend:   
Added   
Changed   
Fixed   
Removed   
Info   
Version 5.17.3.0 (18-12-2017)
Support for default transparent color of the 2018 editions of our chartsets.
Detecting if the last route point in a route was reached was always done, using the algorithms for an open route even when following a route on the route network. This has been fixed.
The routine that finds the closest netwerk section when a route over the route network is started now also takes into account if the section can be used with the chosen ship settings.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.17.2.0 (17-05-2017)
The chart manager and chart status bar now better support the last time a chart was updated.
Due to a bug, changes to the default settings for routes were not always saved correctly. This has been fixed.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.17.1.0 (06-03-2017)
If a lot of GRIB files older than a week are loaded (which can use a lot of memory and slow down the system), WinGPS will suggest to remove them.
The help window would move to background, when it was opened from the menu and directly afterwards a hint of a toolbar button was shown. This has been fixed.
The front lock at Eefde could not be passed using the route planner. This has been fixed.
Drawing of bridges and locks did not work correctly under certain conditions. This has been fixed.
A couple of smaller fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.17.0.2 (07-02-2017)
Release of the WinGPS 5 Navigator 2017 edition.
Labels of chart waypoints and the labels of bridges & locks are now positioned automatically (smart labels). This results is a better chart view.
A new planner mode has been added, that will find the shortest route possible while ignoring and highlighting possible obstacles. This makes it easier to find and plan around these obstacles.
Waterway network information like the waterway name, VHF channels and the next bridge or lock can now also be shown without following a route.
The toolbars can now be locked. After which they cannot be moved (by accident).
The positions and dimensions of all windows and toolbars can now be reset.
Scale factor of waypoints is now also available for waypoints in the user database.
The waterway network has been updated and expanded (the Danube specifically).
Locks are now drawn with two doors instead of 1 on scale.
Information about the operating times of bridges and locks on holidays has been added.
The chart manager now shows when a chart was released when it has never been updated.
The route overview would load images of all bridges & locks along a route. This could result in high memory use (and crashes) for longer routes. This has been fixed.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.

WinGPS 5 Navigator 2016 Release History
Legend:   
Added   
Changed   
Fixed   
Removed   
Info   
Version 5.16.3.2 (06-12-2016)
Turning on the nightscreen crashed WinGPS. This has been fixed.
Version 5.16.3.1 (28-11-2016)
Support for default transparent color of the 2017 editions of our chartsets.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.16.3.0 (19-07-2016)
A new filter has been added to the route overview that shows the route points of a route only.
The no longer working Mapquest osm chart layer has been replaced by the World Topographic Map by ESRI.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.16.2.0 (13-06-2016)
The route overview windows has been overhauled with better support (including printing and exporting the overview) for routes along the route network.
If you canceled downloading GRIB data that contains multiple files WinGPS could crash. This has been fixed.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.16.1.0 (12-05-2016)
It is now possible to update DKW Manager from the news center in WinGPS.
WinGPS will now also show distances on the route network if they are not given in the route network.
The news center did not show updates for charts when the hardware key of the computer had changed. This has been fixed.
Chart waypoint databases were not read again after an update. This has been fixed.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.16.0.3 (17-03-2016)
Distance marks can now be shown along the route network.
WinGPS could crash while a network route was active and the shortest route to the network from the current position would be along the end of a network section. This has been fixed.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.
Version 5.16.0.2 (19-02-2016)
When the route network is missing WinGPS will now ask to download it even when the news center is not enabled.
The navigate to function always uses the route network and navigates to a point on the route network closest to the chosen point. Also there is now always no more than 1 navigate to route, a previous navigate to route will be deleted.
WinGPS could crash when the 'Update charts' function was activated. This has been fixed.
After downloading the route network some options where not properly updated and planned routes were not updated with the new route network. This has been fixed.
Version 5.16.0.1 (10-02-2016)
Release of the WinGPS 5 Navigator 2016 edition.
A 'navigate to' function has been added, that creates and starts a route from the current position to a given point.
NOAA tile layer of charts of the United States has been added.
The route network, pictures of the bridges and locks and the help files can now be directly updated from WinGPS. They are no longer a part of the setup.
German language texts have been updated.
A number of other fixes, changes and improvements.


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Sail Simulator 5
In 2009 Stentec proudly presented the latest version of the Sail Simulator 5 at HISWA: an extremely realistic sailing experience on your computer. Ideal for learning purposes or getting through the offseason.

  • Easy and flexible user interface.
  • Stable multiplayer server for long distance regattas.
  • Realistic aerodynamics with wind shear and twist.
  • True to nature wave field and sea wearthiness.