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Rose Point Navigation Systems Coastal Explorer

  • PC-based Vessel Navigation System
  • Designed to Meet the Needs of Recreational Boaters
  • (2) Mode System: One Mode is for Planning and One Mode is Cruising
  • Item #: 
    Rose Point
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    0.40 Lbs.
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    Coastal Explorer Upgrades: Available for free as long as the pre-existing software was activated within 12 months

    General Features:

    • Rose Point Coastal Explorer™ is a sophisticated and full-featured, yet very easy to use navigation software package designed specifically for the pleasure boater
    • Coastal Explorer will help you make your next cruise safer and more enjoyable with support for more charts and chart formats than any other recreational navigation system
    • Includes route planning features with multi-level undo capability, integrated gazetteer and guide books, virtual instrument display, and obstacle alerts
    • The gazetteer includes millions of places in the US, Canada, and Mexico and many more countries are available
    • You can find any of these places on the chart by simply entering a name into the Search box
    • Guidebook information from ActiveCaptain and other sources is tightly integrated into Coastal Explorer's charts
    • Sailing directions from the US Coast Pilot® are also included
    • Rose Point Navigation Systems has found that most recreational boaters cruise seasonally and need to re-learn parts of more complicated navigation systems each year
      • As a result, they end up using a small number of the available features and often feel their system has a lot more than they need
      • One of the main things that sets Coastal Explorer apart from other navigation systems is the overall user interface which was carefully designed to provide easy access to a lot of functionality, and extremely easy access to the most needed features
      • Several key techniques were used to simplify the use of Coastal Explorer and to reduce the learning curve, including splitting the feature set across the two modes
    • Two Modes: Planning and Cruising
          • Planning Mode uses a Windows-like user interface for familiarity and ease of use
          • Cruise Mode shows you the features needed for cruising while reducing screen clutter and window management
        • The most appropriate commands for planning are easily accessible in Planning mode, and the commands most needed while cruising are instantly accessible in Cruising mode
        • Coastal Explorer even switches modes for the user automatically based on movement (or lack thereof) of the boat
        • Planning and Cruise Mode, help reduce the amount of functionality that must be presented to the user at any given time and to make the most important functions easier to access when they are needed

    Click Here for an Owner's Manual and Installation Guide for this Product

    Navigation Features Included:

    • 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
    • Unit conversion calculator
    • Integrated US Coast Pilot information
    • Coastal Explorer Network Community Guide Book
    • ActiveCaptain Interactive Cruising Guidebook
    • Tide and Current Predictions
    • Text Weather Forecasts
    • Graphical Weather Forecasts
    • GRIB File Display
    • Wether radar display
    • Data Buoy and METAR Weather Observations
    • NAVTEX Message Display (requires NAVTEX receiver)
    • Online Ship's Log
    • Split screen configurations
    • Save customized screen configurations for quick access
    • Day, Dusk, and Night Display Modes
    • Customizable instrumentation display
    • Analog-style and digital instrument displays
    • Full Screen options
    • Supports multiple GPS receivers and other sensors with priorities and automatic fail-over
    • Autopilot control
    • Depth sounder support
    • Wind and weather sensor support
    • AIS Vessel Display
    • AIS Dead-Reckoning
    • RADAR Target Display
    • DSC Position Report Display
    • Buddy tracking with proximity alerts
    • Video camera support
    • Integrated Help system
    • Integrated marine glossary and abbreviations
    • Product support via email
    • Online support forum
    • Telephone support line


    • Explore:
      • The gazetteer includes millions of places in the US, Canada, and Mexico and more countries are available
        • You can find any of these places on the chart by simply entering a name into the Search Box on the toolbar
      • Guide Book information is tightly integrated into Coastal Explorer's charts
        • Sailing directions from the US Coast Pilot® and NGA Enroute for Canada and Mexico are included
        • Many other guide book add-ons, including the Atlantic Cruising Club's Guides to Marinas and ActiveCaptain, are also available
      • Coastal Explorer's Guide Book also includes photos from all over the world via Panoramio
    • Plan:
      • Coastal Explorer makes it easy to plan your next cruising adventure with features like multi-level undo, powerful route manipulation tools, and route obstacle detection
      • Coastal Explorer uses documents instead of a hidden database to keep track of all of your routes, waypoints, boundary areas, and other marks so you can organize them however you want
        • You can even share them with your friends using e-mail or a USB Flash Drive
    • Prepare:
      • Coastal Explorer can predict tide levels and tidal currents at all official US stations and many Canadian stations
      • Tide predictions are presented in easy to read graphs along with daily high, low, and slack water times
      • Weather forecasts are presented in both text and graphical formats and are easily downloaded when you have Internet access
      • Current weather conditions are also displayed when available
    • Navigate:
      • Navigation is made easier with Coastal Explorer's full-screen Cruise Mode which replaces the standard Windows menus and toolbars with big buttons that are much easier to use while underway
      • Split the screen into two, three, or four charts with a single key or button press
        • There's no need to resize or rearrange windows; Coastal Explorer takes care of it for you
      • Orient the chart with North Up, Heading Up, or Course Up and let Coastal Explorer automatically scroll the chart to keep your boat centered or near the edge so you can see more of what's ahead
      • Voice Alerts are used to warn you of waypoint arrivals, depths out of range, and even charted obstacles along your path
      • Virtual Instrument panels show you information from your electronics in large, easy to see displays
        • Coastal Explorer includes an analog compass with waypoint arrow, analog wind, cross track error, and rudder angle displays, depth and temperature graphs, and many digital display options
      • Interface Options:
        • Coastal Explorer can use and display information from your GPS, heading sensor, depth sounder, autopilot, water speed and temperature sensors, wind and weather instruments, RADAR, and AIS receiver (See More in Specifications)
    • Log:
      • Use the Ship's Log to keep track of your voyages and even share them with friends and family back home
      • Coastal Explorer provides you with (3) separate log books
        • One for notes
        • One that's private
        • One that you can share as a "blog" on the Internet
    • Charts:
      • Coastal Explorer lets you choose the types of charts you want to use
      • A complete set of US Charts in both raster and vector formats is included, and Coastal Explorer helps you keep your charts up-to-date by automatically downloading updates when they are available
      • With chart quilting, there's no need to figure out which charts to open
      • Just zoom in and out and scroll around and the right charts will appear seamlessly quilted together
      • Chart Compatibility: (See Specifications Tab)


    • Chart Compatibility
      • Rose Point Charts for British Columbia
      • C-MAP MAX/PC
      • NOAA RNC® N
      • OAA ENC®
      • 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
    • Interfaces:
      • NMEA 0183 and NMEA 0183-HS
      • NMEA 2000 ® via Rose Point Nemo Gateway, Actisense NGT-1, or Maretron USB-100
      • Garmin Binary Interface (serial and USB)
      • Standard PC Communications (COM) Port
      • Raw NMEA 0183 over TCP or UDP port
    • Video Input
      • DirectShow compatible video sources
      • AXIS Network Video Cameras and Servers
      • MotionJPEG compatible network video cameras and other sources
    • NAVTEX Interfaces
      • NMEA 0183 NAVTEX Interface
      • Raw NAVTEX
      • NASA Marine PC Navtex USB
    • System Requirements
      • PC with Microsoft 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)
      • DVD-ROM drive or internet access for program and chart installation
      • Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution monitor, 1024 x 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

    Click Here for an Owner's Manual and Installation Guide for this Product

    WARNING: This product MAY expose you to chemicals, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and/or other reproductive harm. For more information go to


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