New Outline Passage Planning Software

 Course calculations - course to steer - course over ground - optimised departure using the inbuilt tidal data -
wind - polar plot functions - waypoint editor - SOLAS compatible - Admiralty data.  
A very quick and easy to use program, full of invaluable functions.


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NEW Outline Passage Planner
Passage Plans and Course Calculations in Seconds


Outline Passage Planner  
This software uses all the same features as the Planner Plus but with Neptune Outline charts. This program was designed for customers who have plotters but require the course calculation from the Tides, Streams and Wind (GRIBS) etc. This remarkably easy to use software performs course and optimised departure calculations, displaying tidal streams, and reference port tides. The program interface to the GPS and AIS. After a calculation the results are readily available on screen the vector plot construction is shown so that navigators can cross check their chartwork. Neptune automatically takes into account the effects of tides using its in built tidal data.

If you are interested in the effects of wind the Outline Planner allows you to download GRIB files or manually input wind speed and direction onto the passage plans making it instantly visible if a plan can be sailed for the prevailing conditions.  For those interested in boat performance then Polar Plots and boat speed estimation routines for the wind conditions are built into the software.  The programs output is easily copied to the clipboard for pasting into the passage plan for SOLAS purposes.

Connected to a GPS the programs will act as a plotter and at the same time allow you some very flexible waypoint management between PC and GPS.  If you do not connect a GPS to the PC you can plot in manual mode.  Waypoint files can be created either by typing in the co-ordinates and names or by simply pointing and clicking with your mouse, you can keep & edit many waypoint files on your PC and call them up at the click of a mouse. Routes can be edited on screen and will show your route animate and show your no sail area.

Once a route has been set-up you can use the tide roll function to see the effects of different departure times on the course to steer and the effects of course over ground. Also the program allows the navigator to view the tidal conditions at each hour of the journey.

You can plan into the future or re-visit last years calculations as you wish.  There are many features that can be explored. The program is not time limited, and so no yearly updates are required.

Included with the  programs are demonstration areas, Neptune Planner using outline charts includes the English Channel Central Part.

A very versatile, easy to use program, full of great features, calculations and a pleasure to use.

Choice of Chart Packs areas
The English Channel UK
East Coast UK 
West Coast UK

System Requirements: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and 8.

Program Disk
69.00 (includes one Chart Pack)

Additional Chart Pack areas 20.00

Program Update to version 7 25.00



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Program Features


  Course Calculations

  Course to Steer

  Route Optimised Departure

  Course over Ground

  Dynamic Tidal Stream

  Wind & Polar Plot

  Tide & Water Track Roll

  Track Plotter

  Waypoint Editor

  SOLAS Compatibility

  Course and Tidal Vectors

  Interfaces to GPS

  Interfaces to AIS engine

  Leeway Input

  Tidal Stream

  Incorporates Tides Program

  Wind Grid

  Wind Overlay

  Range Circles

  Configure Displays

  UKHO Tidal Data


  Tidal Stream Reports

    and Graphs

  Grib Files for Internet Weather


  Google Earth COG & Tracks


  Animate Routes

  Zoom to Rectangle



  Windows 8 compatible

  GPX support for waypoint and route transfer to modern GPS receivers and plotters

  AIS Aid to Navigation messages now decoded and appear as colour coded marks

  Waypoints appear as icons and can be colour coded eg YbY for Cardinal markers

  Waypoint Manager and Route Manager re-written


  Cross Track Error displayed on Animation

  Revised toolbar layout




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Neptune Navigation Software PO Box 5106  Riseley Reading RG7 1FD UK
tel: +44 (0)118 988 5309

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