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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 V11 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 11,10 or 8


Windows 11 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 selects, mosaics and rotates charts

  • S-57 ENCs
  • S-63 ENCs
  • BSB RNCs (v1-5)
  • C-MAP 4D
  • NV-Verlag
  • Softcharts
  • Maptech PCX
  • Visit My Harbour

Advanced weather display and tools.

  • Sophisticated display options
  • Grib 1 and 2
  • NetCDF
  • Intelligent merging and display of multiple grib file datasets
  • Integrated WRF models
  • Integrated GFS, UM, ICON, GDPS, Arpège, NBM & Mercator grib server
  • Saildocs, Great Circle-Squid and other weather sources
  • SailFlow weather observations
  • Rainviewer weather radar
  • Weather observations
  • NOAA, Proudman, SHOM and Tidetech tides & currents
  • Satellite images
  • Weather charts

Simply the best weather routing available

  • Multiple routing algorithms
  • Display multiple optimum routes
  • Optimal fleet routing
  • Ensemble multiple weather model routing
  • Optimal route sensitivity
  • Wave corrections and avoidance
  • Routing sensitivity
  • Reverse isochrones for graphical interpretation of routing
  • Asymmetric polars

Start display and advanced buoy racing functions

  • Windward-leeward course support
  • Time to marks, laylines, next leg etc
  • Layline bounds
  • What if? functionality
  • America's cup race management
  • Sail charts
  • Handicap support
  • Start line functions
  • Time to ends & line
  • Time to burn
  • Line bias
  • Hold wind and current
  • Display grid
  • and much more

Other feutures

  • Stripchart to plot and analyse data
  • Sail chart
  • YB Tracking
  • AIS target tracking
  • Race tracking 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 window
  • Alarms
  • Full screen mode
  • and much more!

Support for most instrument types

  • AIS, DSC and AIS-SART receivers
  • A+T
  • B&G Hercules, Hydra & GoFree H390 to H5000
  • Bravo Systems
  • Cosworth
  • DMK Yacht
  • Garmin USB
  • Iridium GO!
  • Koden radar
  • KVH Quadro
  • Laser rangefinders
  • Navico radar
  • Nexus NX2 FDX
  • NKE
  • NMEA 0183
  • NMEA 2000
  • Ockam
  • Optimizer and XGate
  • Sailmon
  • Stowe
  • Tacktick
  • Ventus
  • Vesper AIS
  • Yacht Devices
  • Various compasses, MOB and other sensors
  • Networking support

For more information please contact us.

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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.

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