Try Nautical Maps for Windows now
You can download and try the Nautical Maps software here. The program works with the same subscription as the Nautical Maps app on your smartphone or tablet. Even if you have a trial subscription.Download
Nautical Maps for Windows:
Up-to-date maps and data of bridges, marinas & locks
Now also for the UK, Germany and Belgium
Current shipping messages
Plot routes and record the track you have sailed
Pair the PC with a standalone GPS and see yourself sailing
Connect the PC to an AIS system and watch other ships sail
Download and install
The download starts when you click the button below. The download is an executable program file. You can download it first and then start the installation.
The first time you start the program, it will download and extract the correct data. This can take a while and you will also need an internet connection.
Note: currently Nautical Maps for Windows is only available as a Dutch version. We are working on a translation, but it is not yet known when we will launch it. Until then, you can use the Dutch version that you can download on this page.Download for Windows
Windows 10 or Windows 11. The Nautical Maps app for Windows works on any computer compatible with Windows 10 or Windows 11.
How to install
The download is an installable program. Start the installation after downloading and run the program for the first time. The first time, the program itself will retrieve other files containing the most current almanac data and other data. This will take a while, but is necessary to be able to use all information offline.
If you already have a subscription for the Nautical Maps app, you can also use it in the app on Windows. Log into the app with the same email address and password that you use in the app on your smartphone or tablet. This also works if you have a free trial subscription.
Online versus offline
More and more on-board computers have access to the internet. The Nautical Maps app for Windows assumes that an internet connection is available. The most recent shipping messages are then automatically retrieved and if new almanac data is available, you can immediately retrieve this data.
Just like in the app on your smartphone or tablet, you must first download one or more sailing areas in order to work offline.
If you also use the Nautical Maps app for Windows at home on your desktop computer, you can always work online and always have the most up-to-date information.