Coastal ExplorerTM
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  • Display raster charts
  • Display vector charts
  • Chart Portfolio management tools
  • Automatic chart updates
  • Seamless “quilted” chart display
  • North-Up, Heading-Up, Course-Up and arbitrary chart orientation
  • Document based route and mark management
  • Advanced voyage planning tools
  • Unlimited routes
  • Unlimited waypoints
  • Unlimited range/bearing lines
  • Unlimited boundary circles, lines, and areas with alarms
  • Unlimited undo and redo
  • Simulated Navigation (“dead reckoning” mode)
  • Superior route manipulation tools
  • Route obstacle detection
  • GPS Navigation
  • Transfer routes, marks, and tracks to/from GPS and other programs
  • GPX file import and export
  • Record tracks and events
  • Scaled vessel display (for own-ship and AIS targets)
  • Powerful searching
  • Integrated US Coast Pilot information and NGA Sailing Directions Enroute
  • Coastal Explorer Network Community Guide Book
  • ActiveCaptain Interactive Cruising Guidebook
  • Atlantic Cruising Club Guide to Marinas
  • Tide and Current Predictions
  • Text Weather Forecasts
  • Graphical Weather Forecasts
  • GRIB File Display
  • Data Buoy and METAR Weather Observations
  • NAVTEX Message Display (requires NAVTEX receiver)
  • Online Ship’s Log
  • Split screen configurations
  • Customizable Full-Screen Cruise Mode
  • Save customized screen configurations for quick access
  • Day, Dusk, and Night Display Modes
  • Customizable instrumentation display
  • Analog-style and digital instrument displays
  • Full Screen Planning Mode option
  • Supports multiple GPS receivers and other sensors
  • Autopilot control
  • Depth sounder support
  • Wind and weather sensor support
  • AIS Vessel Display
  • AIS Dead-Reckoning
  • RADAR Target Display
  • DSC Position Report Display
  • Radar overlay option
  • Video camera support
  • Integrated Help system
  • Product support via email
  • Online support forum
  • Telephone support line

Chart Compatibility

  • Rose Point Charts for British Columbia
  • C-MAP MAX/PC by Jeppesen
  • US Army Corps of Engineers IENC
  • Admiralty AVCS
  • Canadian Hydrographic Service Digital Charts
  • NV. Charts
  • ENC (S-57/S-63)
  • BSB Versions 1-5
  • Maptech RML and PCX
  • SoftChart and PhotoChart

Device Compatibility


  • NMEA 0183 and NMEA 0183-HS
  • NMEA 2000 ® via Actisense NGT-1 or Maretron USB-100
  • Garmin Binary Interface (serial and USB)
  • Standard PC Communications (COM) Port
  • Raw NMEA 0183 over TCP/IP port

Video Input

  • Any DirectShow compatible video source
  • AXIS Network Video Cameras and Servers
  • Linksys Wireless Network Video Cameras
  • Any standard MotionJPEG compatible network video source

NAVTEX Interfaces

  • NMEA 0183 NAVTEX Interface
  • Raw NAVTEX
  • NASA Marine PC Navtex USB

System Requirements

  • PC with Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • 500 MB or more available hard drive space (actual requirements depend on installation options)
  • CD-ROM drive or internet access for program installation
  • DVD-ROM drive or internet access for chart installation
  • Super VGA (800×600) or higher resolution monitor, 1024×768 or higher is recommended
  • NMEA 0183, NMEA 2000, or Garmin compatible GPS and/or other marine electronics with an appropriate PC interface
  • Internet access required for some features
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