Navionics Announces Huge New "XL9" Regions for Gold+ Charts in the Americas05 February 2007Category:NavionicsXL9Chart RegionsGold+ ChartsAmericas
Cartography Leader’s New Coverage Size Offers Complete U.S. Coverage on Three Cards
Wareham, Mass.– Navionics, the leader in electronic charting and navigation data, announced today a new coverage size for its popular Gold+ Charts, XL9. Providing over three times the coverage previously available in XL3-size regions and featuring the same renowned level of detail and accuracy, the XL9 regions are available for the Great Lakes, US navigable rivers and coastal waters throughout the Americas. In addition, thanks to a recent and dramatic decrease in the cost of digital media cards, Navionics new Gold+ XL9 Charts can be purchased for the same low US$199 price as previously available XL3 Charts.
Designed for serious long-range cruisers, Navionics’ new Gold+ XL9 Charts enable navigators the freedom to travel with less boundaries than ever before. With the purchase of just one huge XL9 region, boaters can fulfill their voyaging dreams: the entire US East coast & northern Bahamas; the Great Lakes, Inland waterways and the US Gulf of Mexico; or the entire West coast, Alaska and Hawaii. Canadian, Caribbean and South American coverage has also been expanded.
“Gold+ is the workhorse of the Navionics product line,” said Bob Moshiri, vice president of sales and marketing, Navionics. “Many of our customers own two or more charts. Now with our new XL9 size, we’re able to provide our customers with terrific value; genuine Navionics cartography, more coverage and less cost.”
Navionics Gold+ XL9 Charts are based on official government and NOAA S-57 digital cartography, and provide the same renowned detail and accuracy of all Navionics charts. Gold+ Charts also provide additional features such as enhanced port services, coastal roads to help locate amenities near port; and an extensive wreck database for diving and fishing enthusiasts. In addition, customers who purchase select Gold+ Charts are eligible to receive Navionics new Fish’N Chip, high-definition fishing detail for serious fishing. Fish’N Chips contain the most detailed and unique bottom contour information available to help locate near shore and offshore structure, ledges and canyons in US waters. Gold+ XL9 Charts are available in CompactFlash (CF) and SecureDigital (SD) media formats and are compatible with today’s leading chartplotter manufacturers.
Pricing and Availability
Navionics Gold+ XL9 Charts are priced at US$199.00 and are available at marine and sporting goods stores throughout the United States and Canada. For more information on Gold+, XL9 regions, Navionics compatible chartplotters, or to learn more about Navionics and its entire product line, contact us 800-848-5896 (toll-free).