Navionics introduced the first electronic charts to the world in 1984 and in doing so, became the pioneering innovator in marine electronic charts. Based in Massarosa, Italy, Navionics operates sales and manufacturing facilities in seven countries conducting research & development, operations, production, sales & marketing and distribution.
For over 25 years, Navionics has developed and manufactured innovative electronic navigation charts and systems for marine coastal areas, inland lakes and rivers, and for outdoors use; and with a cartographic database comprising more than 25,000 charts and port plans, Navionics has the largest privately owned database in the world. Leaders in innovation, Navionics products like XL3 have triple the size of a single XL chart on a single cartridge and the recent addition to the Navionics stable, Navionics Mobile for iPhone users allows you to have navionics charts at your fingertip anywhere you go.
Navionics Marine Charts provide the choice to suit every mariner, fisherman, yachtsman or commercial boater. Depending on the level of detail you desire, there is a Navionics package to suit. Navionics Silver Charts come pre-loaded in many chartplotters to provide safe navigation. Navionics Gold provides a 2D picture including tide & current information, phone numbers and points of interest. And for the definitive navigation, Navionics Platinum includes all the data of Navionics Gold plus a 3D view of your surrounds including satellite pictures and multiple overlays.
CH Smith Marine are authorised retailers of Navionics products and with that comes the reassurance of an Australia Wide Warranty on your Navionics Electronic Marine Charts.
Comparison of Navionics Marine Charts
Navionics Gold 2D
Navionics Platinum 3D
Navionics Silver is designed to be preloaded in some Chart Plotters to provide out-of-the-box navigational safety with an enhanced basemap. Silver includes coastlines, drying lines, all navigation aids, depth information up to 10 meters (30 ft), plus other information as recommended by international standards for safe navigation with a simplified, uncluttered chart.
Silver charts do not support Freshest Data and UGC, but any system using Silver can accept Gold or Platinum+ products.
There is no upgrade available for embedded Silver Charts, but Australian Silver charts can be upgraded to Gold.
Navionics Gold is the 2D flat model and is the most popular chart with boaters and fishermen all over the world, offering the largest coverage areas along with the absolute best detail. A Gold chart can seamlessly cover an entire continent and yet be able to zoom down to a resolution of 1 meter (3ft), with an abundance of data derived from the best available sources and augmented with Navionics' own surveys and the User Generated Content . Features include a clear, easy to use, familiar paper-like display of all detail available from the best nautical charts, plus: • Tides & currents • Port plans • User-selectable safety depth contour • Marine services with phone numbers • Navigation aids with XPlain • Marsh areas
Navionics Platinum - we call the lumps and bumps map! The multi-dimensional marine charts take the navigational experience to a whole new level with 3D view, integrated aerial imagery layer, and port photos. Enjoy perspective well beyond that available from traditional charts, while viewing harbours, marina entrances, and surrounding topography. Consult geo-referenced Coast Pilot as well as coastal points of interest conveniently while underway. For boaters who don’t venture far beyond their homeport, Platinum+ XL size charts have all the valuable Platinum+ features, but for a smaller area. Platinum+ charts are eligible for Freshest Data & User Generated Content . In July 2012 Platinum + Cards included "FishnChips" data so called because it provided additional Bathymetric Depth contours, which are useful in finding and following thermoclines or temperature inversions.