We're the first to admit that we love
the convenience of electronic navigation--whether it's
with a computer, electronic chart plotter, or even
just a GPS. However, we always make sure that
we're ready to navigate the old-fashioned way--with the
best traditional navigation tools that we can get our
A cautious sailor will consider an
investment in charts and navigation tools to be money
well spent--some of the best insurance you can buy.
To be confident that you'll always be ready to plot
position or determine your course, choose more than one
strategy. Whether it's traditional navigation or
the newest innovation in electronics, Waypoint has a
solution for you!
Waypoint offers a selection of GPS sensor units,
ideal for any computer navigation system.
Picture a shipboard display with electronic
chart data that includes a mark for every ship
within VHF range. This information can be
yours with an inexpensive AIS receiver (added to
your navigation software or compatible GPS or
Radar Chart Plotter). Standalone models
are available, too!
and Coastal Navigation Tools
Make traditional navigation a pleasure, not a
chore, with the finest dividers, rules,
plotters, and more.
A good set of binoculars is a necessary part
of your coastal navigation toolkit.
Waypoint recommends the Fujinon Polaris series
for stability, clarity, and light-gathering
Celestial Navigation is regarded by some as
black magic and by others as one of the finer
arts of sailing. For safety, serious
offshore sailors should be ready to use a
sextant and calculate position with the
stars. Waypoint offers a complete
selection of sextants, navigation calculators,
and the necessary publications and forms.