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Expedition  Designed by sailors for sailors

C-Map (NT & MAX), Maptech PCX, BSB & Softchart formats

Navigation & Yacht Racing software   Expedition Home site

Important notes:

  • Expedition V7 and newer versions require a new license key.

  • Licenses obtained before January 1st 2008 require an upgrade license to be purchased for ($US250)

Expedition is simply the best tactical and navigation software available. Expedition supports more instrument systems, is easier to use and has the most powerful and useful functions for the racing navigator.

Expedition and its tools have been developed since the 1993/4 Whitbread by veteran Volvo Ocean Race navigator and Whitbread winner, physicist Nick White. Expedition has been used in multiple Volvo Ocean, America's Cup and Grand Prix events since.

Expedition is continually refined by a core group of world-renowned navigators, including two-time America’s Cup winning navigator Peter Isler.

The end result is a system that wins more races and is far more advanced and usable in all aspects than any other tactical software available - whether racing around the world or your local harbor.




System requirements

Windows 10, 8, 7 SP1, Vista SP2 or XP SP3.


Windows 10 is recommended.


Windows XP and Vista  is not recommended. The build for Vista and XP is only provided for legacy support. Performance is less and some features are not available


Expedition 4D requires OpenGL support and it is not available for Windows XP or Vista

Chart-plotter that seamlessly rotates, mosaics and moves between charts



C-Map 4D and MAX/NT
BSB RNCs (versions 1-5)
S-57 ENCs (not for XP)
Maptech PCX
Visit My Harbour

Advanced weather display and tools.

Sophisticated display options
Grib 1 and 2 support
Intelligent merging and display of multiple grib file datasets
Integrated weather reports (ships, buoys and land stations)
Integrated Saildocs, NOAA, Great Circle, Ocens, Theyr, PredictWind & MailASail
Integrated NOAA, Proudman, SHOM & Tidetech tides and currents

Simply the best weather routing available

Multiple routing algorithms
Display multiple optimum routesOptimal routes for fleet and multiple weather models

Optimal route sensitivity
Wave corrections and avoidance
Reverse isochrone function for graphical interpretation of routing

Start display and advanced buoy racing functions

Windward-leeward course support
Time to marks, laylines, next leg etc
Layline bounds
Start line functions
Rate of turn, acceleration and braking
Time to ends & line
Time to burn
Line bias
Hold wind
Display grid
What if? functionality
Sail chart
Simple handicap support
... and much more

Stripchart program to graph and analyze any instrument function,


Stripchart to plot and analyse any instrument function
Sail chart
YB Tracking
AIS targets tracking
Race schedule functions to track and analyse competitors
Display marks, courses, laylines, track, AIS targets, radar, tracks, race schedule information etc. on the chart
Polar functions to output, analyse and create or modify a yacht’s performance polars
Logging functions to record race data that can be replayed or analysed later to assist with instrument calibration or polar modifications
GPX import and export
Number boxes to display any system number
GPS information window
Full screen mode

Support for most instrument types

AIS, DSC and AIS-SART receivers
B&G Hercules and Hydra from H390 to H5000
DMK Yacht
Garmin USB
Koden radar
KVH Quadro
Navico Broadband radar
Nexus NX2, FDX and NXR
NMEA 0183
NMEA 2000
Optimizer and XGate
Racing Bravo
Vesper AIS
Various compasses, lasers, MOB and other sensors
Networking support.

Networking support.

... and much more.

For more information please contact us.

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Contact us, Write, Fax, E-Mail,

Call M-F [9.00am-5.00pm Central US (- 6h GMT)] at:
Hellas Marine, Inc.

Chicago Marine Electronics
212 E. Crescent Ave.
Elmhurst IL. 60126

Phone : +1 (630) 501-1938

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Marine Electronics, Communication, Navigation, Autopilots & Instrument Marine products.

  1. Note: Posted MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) or CME prices are subject to and may change with out prior notification. Contact us for current pricing.

  2. Note: Posted prices do not include TAX for Illinois State residence, S&H, Installation, Set-up, Training, Calibration, Local Taxes or Custom fees and Freight carrier clearance fees of items sold.

  3. Note: Minimum Ground Shipping & Handling Policy: We do not have a minimum required order but small orders take just as much time to pick, pack and process as larger orders. A minimum of $15.00 shipping fee apply to your order. If the actual cost of shipping your products exceeds $15.00, we will revert to charging the actual cost of shipping. Back Orders or products marked "Pre-Order" and/or product not available at the time of shipment will be charged shipping as they are are shipped.

  4. Note: Products are not returnable, all sales are final, "Hellas Marine, Inc." and dba "Chicago Marine Electronics" does not provide any warranty as to any product sold, items sold may not be returned to "Hellas Marine, Inc." and dba "Chicago Marine Electronics", pursuant manufacture's warranty, defective products are repaired or replaced by the manufacturer, as per manufacturer's warranty.

  5. Note: "Hellas Marine, Inc." and dba "Chicago Marine Electronics" are not responsible for freight expenses on any warranty items S&H.

  6. Note: At "Hellas Marine, Inc." and dba "Chicago Marine Electronics" discretion, all items returned for credit are subject to a 25% restocking fee, sorry no refunds.

  7. Note: Our services are a person to person basis, to maintain our good prices and the latest software versions on product sold our stock is low, orders are processed by the date they received. Ordered products are Billed/Charged upon order.

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