New technologies such as the internet, tablets or smartphones have significantly narrowed the gap between traditional charts and digital / electronic charts.
In 1983 Navionics
introduced their first chart plotter
on the market. Since then the market of chart plotters with GPS
capability in combination with C-Map
and Navionics digital charts
has been growing constantly. Nowadays a GPS chart plotter is just as indispensable. GPS shows you the exact position of your vessel
. However, traditional paper charts
will continue to be important as the captain takes full responsibility in case the on-board electronics fail.
There are many different models that will perfectly match your needs: with external or internal GPS antenna,
as a stand-alone plotter
or as a multi-function display.
Of course most devices are available with and without radar.
The choice is yours: You can choose from a variety of models with different screen sizes, different types of cartography
) and, of course, the price you would like to pay. We carry a great selection of chart plotters in our yearly catalogue and you will find even more devices in our SVB webshop
. Brands like SEATEC
, B & G
, which are leading manufacturers in the field of navigation, can be purchased here.
We also offer reprogramming as well as updates or upgrades
of your digital nautical charts. Simply contact us or have a look here