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

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.


Digital charts

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.

Free to download

This water chart is free for download and can be used on your Android tablet and -smartphone or on your Windows laptop.



Android version

Windows version

DKW Friese Meren

This is the perfect chart when you want to sail on the Friese Meren. The DKW Friese Meren is free to give you an experience with Stentecs navigation software and digital charts.

All inland waterways for south west Friesland are covered. Ideal when you have rented a boat, but also for skipper or crew of a sailing boat, motor boats and dinghies on the Friese meren. Even when you have a canoo or kajak or are planning a fishing trip on the Friese meren you can use this chart.

This chart is developed in cooperation with the Friese Meren Project. Thanks to accurate depth measurements by the Province Fryslân this chart contains a highly detailed depth image.

The DKW Friese Meren is freely available for you to get to get acquainted with Stentec navigation software and digital water charts.


Covering area

This chart covers the Friese Meren area from Stavoren and Lemmer up until Grou and Makkum. Including all lakes and waterways in between:

  • Fluessen
  • Slotermeer
  • Oudegaster Brekken
  • Koevordermeer
  • Heegermeer
  • Pikmeer / Wijde Ee
  • Zwarte en Witte Brekken
  • Langweerderwielen
  • Sneekermeer
  • Morra


Depth image

This chart set has a unique and clear depth image with distinctly colored depth surfaces on the lakes and depth numbers along the waterways. The chart is published by Stentec in collaboration with Provincie Fryslân, based on the most recent depth measurements from the Friese Meren Project. The chart has a high level of detail with 1 meter per pixel, making it possible to zoom in up until the jetties at your home port.

This hybrid chartset consists of, a.o.

  • 1 Overview chart (scale 1:21.600, 6m/pixel).
  • 1 Highly detailed chart for orientation and route planning (scale 1:3.600, 1m/pixel).

Chart image

Stentecs inland water charts are so-called hybrid charts. The bottom surface is a raster format. This is where a.o. the quays, depths and buildings are shown. All other navigational information is projected on top of this through waypoints. These waypoints remain the same size when zooming in or out. The chart can be fully personalized by adding or removing certain waypoint groups and showing you only the information you select.

In total, the DKW the Netherlands has 2.401 waypoints, with a.o. buoys, harbours, moorings, Marrekrite moorings, diesel tank stations, watersport campsites, VHF channels, electric chargers ‘Elektrisch Varen’ and ‘Varen Doe Je Samen’ nodes.

Specifically for commercial shipping waterway signs and VIN moorings are added.


System requirements

Windows laptop or PC:
  • Official WinGPS 5 version
  • 230 MB free disc space
  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10 with DirectX 9 video card (or higher)
Android tablet or smartphone:
  • Official WinGPS Marine version
  • 230 MB free disc space
  • Android operating system, minimum of 2 GB RAM

This chart set can be used in the free WinGPS 5 Lite for Windows and can also be installed in the WinGPS Marine apps for Android. For route planning with rotating chart and AIS you will need WinGPS 5 Pro or the paid version of WinGPS Marine. Click here for more information about the WinGPS series.

Hardware

With WinGPS you can create a full navigational centre. The software is designed to customize as you please. Will you use a tablet or laptop? Will you need to be able to read your screen outside or will you be using WinGPS inside? And, when installing additional hardware, will you do this wireless or are you stuck using wires?


GPS receiver

When determining your position, speed and course you will need to use a GPS receiver. Most people will choose an affordable USB GPS Receiver but you could also choose a bluetooth or onboard receiver. Onboard GPS receivers are usually attached using a USB-to-serial cable.


AIS transponder

See and be seen with the newest generation of AIS transponders. With the internal splitter you are able to connect the current VHF antenna without having to install a second antenna. If you have a polyester or wooden ship you can choose to use an AIS transponder with internal GPS. If you only want to receive AIS information without sending your own position, we also have multiple AIS receivers available.

If you only want to receive AIS signals we have a selection of different AIS receivers available.

AIS transponders have several options available to them; Receiver/Transmitter, VHF splitter, Internal wifi, GPS receiver etc. To make it easy for our customers, we have compiled a handy questionnaire from which the most appropriate version is offered in response to your answers.


 

Extra monitor

Connect your laptop or onboard PC with an extra monitor for outside use. View and control WinGPS with a sunlight resistant touchscreen.

 


Multiplexer

Connect all of your board equipment to one device: the multiplexer. All data will be redirected from the multiplexer into WinGPS in one flow. The multiplexer can be connected using a serial or USB port, or wireless via bluetooth or wifi. Ideal when using a tablet or smartphone with WinGPS Marine.


Webshop

In our online webshop you can find a lot more peripherals than stated above, for example compasses, weather stations, fishfinders, etc. To view our entire collection use the direct link via the button below.

DKW DOK German Baltic coast

The DKW German Bight is developed for sailors, motorboaters and commercial shipping. The chart set is ideal in combination with the paid versions of WinGPS. You can easily and quickly plan routes to the Baltic sea along the German coast.



Covering area

The detailed charts in this chart set cover the German Baltic coast from Flensburg to Useom, with a.o. Kiel, Rostock and Kloster. From the Eastern Danish border up until the Polish border.




Depth image

This chart set has a unique and clear depth image. The chart is published annually by Stentec, based on OpenStreetMap, IENC charts and user remarks. The chart has a high level of detail with 2 meter per pixel, making it possible to zoom in up until the jetties at your home port.

This hybrid chartset consists of, a.o.

  • 6 Overview charts (scale 1:100.000, 8m/pixel).
  • 132 Detailed charts for orientation and route planning (scale 1:3.000, 2m/pixel).

System requirements

Windows laptop or PC:
  • Official WinGPS 5 version
  • 520 MB free disc space
  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10 with DirectX 9 video card (or higher)
Android tablet or smartphone:
  • Official WinGPS Marine version
  • 520 MB free disc space
  • Android operating system, minimum of 2 GB RAM

This chart set can be used in the free WinGPS 5 Lite for Windows and can also be installed in the WinGPS Marine apps for Android. For route planning with rotating chart and AIS you will need WinGPS 5 Pro or the paid version of WinGPS Marine. Click here for more information about the WinGPS series.


DKW Danube 1-West
The DKW Danube 1-West is developed for sailors, motorboaters and commercial shipping. The chart gives a clear view of all the Western Danube and is ideal in combination with the paid versions of WinGPS. Using the route network you can easily and quickly plan routes on the Western Danube.


Covering area

In this chart set the western Danube is covered from Bamberg, passing Nürnberg, Regensburg, Passau, Linz up until Vienna to just before Bratislava, including a.o.

  • Main-Donau Kanal
  • Danube, including sailable tributaries from Kelheim past Vienna (km 1873-2414)


Depth image

This chart set has a unique and clear depth image. The chart is published annually by Stentec, based on OpenStreetMap, IENC charts and user remarks. The chart has a high level of detail with 2 meter per pixel, making it possible to zoom in up until the jetties at your home port.

This hybrid chartset consists of, a.o.

  • 1 Overview chart (scale 1:72.000, 20m/pixel).
  • 20 Detailed charts for orientation and route planning (scale 1:7.200, 2m/pixel).
  • 32 Highly detailed charts for a.o. lock passages and busy water ways (scale 1:1.800, 0,5 m/pixel).

Chart image

Stentecs inland water charts are so-called hybrid charts. The bottom surface is a raster format. This is where a.o. the quays, depths and buildings are shown. All other navigational information is projected on top of this through waypoints. These waypoints remain the same size when zooming in or out. The chart can be fully personalized by adding or removing certain waypoint groups and showing you only the information you select.

In total, the DKW Danube 1-West has 3.747 waypoints, with a.o. buoys, harbours, moorings, diesel tank stations, watersport campsites and VHF channels.

Specifically for commercial shipping waterway signs and VIN moorings are added.


System requirements

Windows laptop or PC:
  • Official WinGPS 5 version
  • 700 MB free disc space
  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10 with DirectX 9 video card (or higher)
Android tablet or smartphone:
  • Official WinGPS Marine version
  • 700 MB free disc space
  • Android operating system, minimum of 2 GB RAM

This chart set can be used in the free WinGPS 5 Lite for Windows and can also be installed in the WinGPS Marine apps for Android. For route planning with rotating chart and AIS you will need WinGPS 5 Pro or the paid version of WinGPS Marine. Click here for more information about the WinGPS series.


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Sail simulator

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.
Sail simulator