New technologies such as the Internet, Tablets or Smartphones have made the gap between traditional charts and digital / electronic charts a lot narrower.
1983 the first chart plotter
has been introduced to the market by Navionics
. From then on that the market of chartplotters with GPS
capability in combination with C-Map
and Navionics digital charts
has been growing constantly. Nowadays a GPS chart plotter is just indispensable as the exact position of their ship
is shown on the screen. The use of traditional paper charts
however will continue and be crucial as the captain is responsible in case his on-board electronics let him down. Thus some good paper charts can be a life-saver and should not be missing aboard.
There are many different models, perfectly matching your needs: with external or internal GPS antenna,
as a plotter
stand-alone or as a multi-function display.
Of course most devices are available with and without radar.
The choice is yours: You choose among a variety of models considering screen size, the type of cartography
used ( C-Map, Navionics
) and, of course, the price you are intending to pay. We have a great selection of chart plotters in our yearly catalogue and you will find even more devices on-line in our SVB webshop
. Brands like SEATEC
, B & G
, which are leading manufacturers in the field of navigation can be purchased through us.
We also offer the reprogramming as well as updates or upgrades
of your digital nautical charts. Simply contact us or have a look here