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ROSE POINT Coastal Explorer Software

Model # 11130895Mfg # 70003

$369.99

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Product Description

Coastal Explorer™ is a sophisticated and full-featured, yet very easy to use, navigation software package designed specifically for the pleasure boater.

With support for more charts and chart formats than any other recreational navigation system, route planning features with multi-level undo capability, integrated gazetteer and guide books, virtual instrument display, and obstacle alerts, Coastal Explorer will help you make your next cruise safer and more enjoyable.

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.

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 three separate log books; one for notes, one that’s private, and 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.

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4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (3)
  • Well made (3)

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    • Boating / sailing (4)
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    4.0

    Works very well

    By Russ

    from Corvallis, OR

    About Me Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Well Made
    • Works Well With GPS

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating

      Comments about Coastal Explorer Software:

      My previous review was done before I used Coastal Navigator in the Britsh Virgin Islands. I used it for a week sailing and am completely satisfied with its functionality. I used it as my primary navigation system, completely ignoring the small and outdated GPS on the Sunsail charter. The large clear display is terrific, with boat speed and bearing displayed in large easy to read numbers. I used a C-Map chart of the Caribbean which was detailed and very accurate. I had a problem with CN recognising myC-Map licence but when I called Rosepoint they solved the problem quickly..thanks to Steve, Aaron, and Marshall. This product is everything I was looking for in navigational software.

       
      4.0

      Excellent support

      By Russ

      from Corvallis, Oregon

      About Me Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Loads Many Dif Charts
      • Seamlessly Joins Charts
      • Very User Friendly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating

        Comments about Coastal Explorer Software:

        I have just purchased Coastal Explorer for a trip I am planning to the British Virgin Islands. It loaded perfectly onto my windows 8 laptop, as did all of the NOAA charts that came with it. I purchased a Chartworld chart of the BVI s and there is where the problems started. I called Rose Point to find out that Chartworld charts have changed their format and no longer work with CE. I then hooked up my Garmin 62stc GPS unit and discovered that CE would not read the data from it. Again I called Rose Point and found out that some Garmin machines work with CE and some don't. I ended up purchasing the Rose Point GPS unit and it works perfectly. Over the course of three days I have called Rose Point six times. Every time I called I received excellent service from either Marshall,Erin, or Steve. They spent all the time necessary to help me get up and running. They took over my laptop remotely and helped me load my charts and find other helpful ways to use CE. Although I think Rose Point over sells their compatability with all chart types and all Garmin GPS units I am so far very happy with the product and the service. I will up-date this review after the April trip to BVI

        (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Navigation Software have ever used

        By Rex

        from Kirkland, Wa

        About Me Power User

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast
        • Great maps
        • Improves Functionality
        • Well Made

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adventure
          • Boating
          • Travel

          Comments about Coastal Explorer Software:

          At First I was using this as a back up, but it is so easy to use I found myself using it as my primary. Setting up routes takes seconds and can be edited quickly while they are active. Everything is very easy to customize. Setting up the software only took about 20min.

          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          CommercialQualityRecreational Simplicity

          By tugAnkaa

          from Rhode Island

          About Me Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Functionality
          • Well Made

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Boating

            Comments about Coastal Explorer Software:

            I operate tugboats commercially and Rose Point's Coastal Explorer is the most effective navigational software out there! Easy to use, easy to update and download charts, both vector and raster presentations available. I'm having a hard time figuring out something bad to say about it... I cant get my computer dim enough at night to reduce glare, but the night colors are a good contrast.

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