Maptech Adds Companion CD-ROM to Its Paper Chartbooks – New for 2005

Getting Started in Electronic Navigation Just Got a Whole Lot Easier and Less Expensive!

Maptech (Amesbury, MA) – For more than 25 years Maptech ChartKit books have been recognized as the standard for high-value full-color reproductions of NOAA charts for boaters and fishermen. In the last several years thousands of boaters have added electronics to their navigation routine with chartplotters or computers onboard. Paper charts are viewed primarily as a necessary backup in the event of a power failure and as an easy way to see the big picture. Maptech’s large-sized paper charts cover a large area and compliment the small screens on typical chartplotters. Yet the common complaint is that charts displayed on chartplotters do not have the detail of NOAA paper charts.

Here’s where Maptech offers a perfect solution. Starting in 2005 Maptech is adding a Companion CD-ROM to its ChartKits and Waterproof Chartbooks. The  Chartbook Companion CD-ROM has the exact same charts; the same GPS waypoints and the same pre-plotted courses just like in the chartbooks… and it comes with GPS Real-Time Positioning/Planning Software and at no additional cost.

"By combining our well-respected Chartbooks with a Companion CD-ROM, says Tim Sullivan, Director of  Sales, "we think every boater or fisherman will now see just how easy it is to enter the world of electronic and GPS navigation. Frankly for many boaters our combo product might just give them all that they need or want and at no additional cost. It’s a great deal and reinforces our motto: ‘nobody makes navigation easier.’ Finally, paper and digital charts that work together. And for those who want more advanced features, our Digital ChartKit and Marine Navigator are a logical next step."

ChartKit Books with Companion CD-ROM Titles – $129.95 each
Block Island RI to Canadian Border
New York to Nantucket and to Cape May
Chesapeake and Delaware Bays
Norfolk VA to Florida with the ICW
Florida East Coast and the Keys
Florida West Coast and the Keys
Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico ($59.95)
Southern California ($59.95)
Pacific Northwest

Waterproof Chartbooks with Companion CD-ROM Titles – $49.95 each
Penobscot Bay to Mount Desert Island
Casco Bay to Camden ME
Cape Ann MA to Portland ME
Cape Cod to Cape Ann
Block Island to Cape Cod
Long Island Sound
South Shore Long Island
Hudson River and New York Harbor
New Jersey Coast 
Upper Chesapeake Bay 
South Florida
Florida Upper Keys
Florida Middle Keys
Florida Lower Keys
Boca Grande to Marco Island
Clearwater to Captiva
San Francisco Bay and The Delta
Point Conception to Catalina Island
Los Angeles to San Diego
San Juan Islands
Puget Sound

See for a complete list showing exact coverage areas. 

System Requirements: Windows 2000 or XP; 500 MB of hard disk space. GPS: Real-time positioning on the PC screen requires an industry-standard NMEA 0183 GPS; data connection cable and available COM port. Note: GPS is optional. 

Maptech Contact Info: Sales – 888-839-5551 or