WinGPS 5 Pro
for motor boats and commercial shipping

If you not just want to plan routes but also want to connect your onboard equipment or sail on tidal waters you can choose WinGPS 5 Pro as your professional navigation software.

  • GPS positioning with following and rotating chart.
  • Quickly and easily planning of routes on open water and the route network.
  • Up to date weather and currents information from GRIB files.
  • Actual currents data, water heights and depths throught the Kustfijn model.
  • Current and tidal information from NLTides.
  • Connecting NMEA instruments: wind meter, depth meter, autopilot, log, compass and AIS.
  • AIS extrapolation mode (AIS-XT)
  • Look ahead in time with the time bar for weather, currents and water depths along your route and AIS-objects.


GPS navigation on your laptop

WinGPS 5 Pro is an interactive route planner which can be installed on your Windows laptop. By connecting your onboard insstruments you can turn your laptop into a fully functional navigation system. Add a second monitor (for example a water proof touch screen) or install your charts on an Android tablet, making it possible to view the charts outside.


Multiple day planning with shipping notifications

In WinGPS 5 Pro is it possible to plan a route for multiple days along the inland waterways. Check your location on your desired 'stop times' and find a suitable harbour around that position to schedule a stay.

Download the shipping notifications to avoid obstructions along your voyage.


Chart windows and rotating charts

It is possible to open multiple chart windows in WinGPS 5 Pro. For example, use one window for a chart up view with rotating charts and a second window with the run-up to the destined harbour.


Safe navigation with AIS

When you have an AIS device installed it is possible to connect it with WinGPS 5 Pro. You will see all received AIS objects on your chart including name, MMSI number, call sign, dimensions, destination, cargo and of course the position, speed and course of the ship. Enter your CPA and WinGPS 5 Pro will give off an alarm when you are on a collision course. You will immediately see the AIS object with call sign and can hail them immediately for a course change.

It is possible to plot an expected course on the charts for your own ship and the other ships. AIS-XT, or AIS extrapolation technology, makes for a fluent motion of AIS ships on your chart which makes it easy while judging a traffic situation or when making a turn. With the time bar you can see which ships will be overtaken and which will be crossed.

When zooming in or out the AIS target will be rescaled along with your own ship. Great when sailing along a river and you are about to go into a curve. You will immediately see which targets are pleasure ships and which are commercial vessels.

GRIB files

Download GRIB files for the weather forecast of your area for the coming 7 days to prepare yourself for your voyage or regatta. Look ahead of time with the time bar to see how the weather will change.


Currents, tides and water heights

In some areas, such as the Waddenzee, the waters are pretty changeable. With the annual current and tidal data from the NLTides, produced by the Dienst der Hydrografie, it is possible to look ahead of time during the calendar year to plan the best time to make the crossing.

A few days before your departure download the highly detailed current information, water heights and depth data throught the Kustfijn model. This model is based on data from Rijkswaterstaat, including current influences, such as backwater.

If you plan a voyage to the German Bight, Baltic sea, Northsea or English Channel you can download the actual current data through GRIB files. This data is provided by the BSH, the German hydrographic service, with information on the upcoming 2 to 3 days.

All above mentioned data can automatically be used during the planning of your routes. Enter the sea gauge of your ship download the latest water depths and plan your route; WinGPS 5 Pro will automatically show you where you have enough depth under your kell and where you will dry out.

For the inland waterways NAP measuring stations have been added in WinGPS 5 Pro. These stations show the actual water depths for the Dutch inland waterways, made available by Rijkswaterstaat. When you update your shipping notifications the NAP measuring stations will also be updates automatically.



Your reliable partner onboard and at home

A large advantage of WinGPS 5 Pro is the possibility to install it on two Windows systems. Making it possible to plan your voyage at home on a large screen with all peace and comforts. Making your voyage even easier is printing the route overview.

During your voyage WinGPS 5 Pro keeps track of a log of your route in which you can enter additional information. Your sailed tracks can be analyzed afterwards. When back at home you can print your logs and sailed tracks, send them to your crew or friends via e-mail or post them on your website or blog.

Stentecs digital water charts can be used in combination with WinGPS 5, also know as DKW charts. Make sure these charts are up to date before you start planning your routes and print your route overview and important chart details. This way you are well prepared for your journey!

For your information: WinGPS 5 Pro has been prepared for deviation in your GPS by solar flares. Due to hightened solar activity solar flares will become more frequent which can cause large disruptions in GPS. WinGPS 5 Pro has been adjusted to compensate for these deviations and will show your correct location.


Digital water charts
All of Stentecs DKW water charts can be installed in WinGPS 5 Pro.

Click here for an overview of all available charts.


System requirements:

  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10
  • DirectX 9 video card (or higher)
  • 570MB free disc space.

Program release log:
Read about all updates for WinGPS 5 Pro via the link below.

If you want to check if WinGPS 5 Pro can be run on your system you can install the free version WinGPS 5 Lite. When this version works without any problems WinGPS 5 Navigator, Pro or Voyager will also be able to run on your system. You can download WinGPS 5 Lite through this link.

WinGPS 5 Navigator
Great for starters

WinGPS 5 Navigator is a full and affordable basic navigational program for sailors and motorboaters on the inland waterways.

  • Winner 'Hiswa Innovatieprijs 2011' for best route planner.
  • GPS positioning with following chart.
  • Quickly and easily planning of routes on open water and the route network.
  • Information for bridges, locks and water ways (Optional annual update).
  • Up to date weather information from GRIB files.
  • All expected base functions such as anchor watch, log and sailed tracks.
  • Easily and affordably upgraded to WinGPS 5 Pro or Voyager.


GPS navigation on your laptop

WinGPS 5 Navigator is an interactive route planner which can be installed on your Windows laptop. By connecting your GPS receiver you can turn your laptop into a fully functional navigation system. Add a second monitor (for example a water proof touch screen) or install your charts on an Android tablet, making it possible to view the charts outside.


Route planing

Easily plan your routes along the extended route network for the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, the Baltic sea and the Danube up until the Black Sea.

Enter the dimensions of your ship only once and you are ready to plan your routes. Place a starting point and an end point for your voyage on the route network and the route will appear automatically between the points. Taking into account are the water way dimensions and the operating times for bridges and locks.


Route network, bridges and locks

In the route network in WinGPS 5 Navigator you will see all information regarding maximum allowed depth, width, length and speed. You will also be informed about restrictions regarding commercial and pleasure restrictions on the water ways.

All structures are shown on the route network, including bridges & locks, high voltages lines and aqueducts. All structures include the passable dimensions. Bridges and locks also include a picture of the actual structure and all needed information such as chamber length, threshhold depth and the VHF channel.


Log and sailed tracks

During your voyage WinGPS 5 keeps track of your sailed course. This is shown on the chart as a thin red line including date and intermediate times.

When you start a log manually, this will automatically be updated. It is possible to add your own information to the log. For example pictures you have taking along your journey or a URL to a local diner you found.

Ater returning home you can analyse your logs, tracks and routes, print them out or send them to friends or crew via e-mail.


GRIB files

Download GRIB files for the weather forecast of your area for the coming 7 days to prepare yourself for your voyage or regatta. Look ahead of time with the time bar to see how the weather will change.


Your reliable partner onboard and at home

A large advantage of WinGPS 5 Navigator is the possibility to install it on two Windows systems. Making it possible to plan your voyage at home on a large screen with all peace and comforts. Making your voyage even easier is printing the route overview.

During your voyage WinGPS 5 Navigator keeps track of a log of your route in which you can enter additional information. Your sailed tracks can be analyzed afterwards. When back at home you can print your logs and sailed tracks, send them to your crew or friends via e-mail or post them on your website or blog.

Stentecs digital water charts can be used in combination with WinGPS 5, also know as DKW charts. Make sure these charts are up to date before you start planning your routes and print your route overview and important chart details. This way you are well prepared for your journey!

For your information: WinGPS 5 Navigator has been prepared for deviation in your GPS by solar flares. Due to hightened solar activity solar flares will become more frequent which can cause large disruptions in GPS. WinGPS 5 Navigator has been adjusted to compensate for these deviations and will show your correct location.


Digital water charts
All of Stentecs DKW water charts can be installed in WinGPS 5 Navigator.

Click here for an overview of all available charts.


System requirements:

  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10
  • DirectX 9 video card (or higher)
  • 570MB free disc space.

Program release log:
Read about all updates for WinGPS 5 Navigator via the link below.

If you want to check if WinGPS 5 Navigator can be run on your system you can install the free version WinGPS 5 Lite. When this version works without any problems WinGPS 5 Navigator, Pro or Voyager will also be able to run on your system. You can download WinGPS 5 Lite through this link.

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