SonarChart™ by Navionics wins the DAME Award 2012

SonarChart™ by Navionics wins the DAME Award 2012

13 November 2012

Amsterdam, November 13th 2012

SonarChart™ is the winner of this 22nd annual Design Award at METS in the Marine Equipment & Related software category.  This year, DAME attracted 115 products which were scrutinized from 25 countries by an independent, international jury. 

The motivation of the jury for choosing SonarChart™ is:

“It is the first system to enable large-scale displays that incorporate automated and global daily updates of bathymetrical data. The Jury considered this to be a finely designed product that represents a tremendously exciting development in the area of marine navigation and believe that this product is a glimpse into the future of the chartware sector”.

Over the years, Navionics has figured very often amongst the winners of the DAME award, being recognized as a company that continuously brings innovative concepts and change the way people boat. SonarChart™ is a high definition bathymetry map layer offering fishermen and cruisers maximum detail to help locate fishing areas and verify seabed details of itineraries.  The great innovation is that Navionics Community users can contribute their sonar logs and that updated charts can be downloaded within 24 hours through the Freshest Data, the Navionics exclusive chart online updating service. SonarChart™ is available on multiple platforms including Plotter GPS, iPad, iPhone and WebApp.

Navionics President, Giuseppe Carnevali states, “Navionics is renowned for changing the world by making revolutionary features accessible and enjoyable. Nearly every boat has a fish finder or sonar: using the information recorded with these devices we can build fantastic charts… By integrating hydrographic office charts with data from Navionics surveys and sonar logs contributed by Navionics Community users, we have created SonarChart™ providing the best detail of the seabed that a boater has ever seen; the difference with regular charts is outstanding. Innovations like SonarChart™ represent the difference between anxiety and peace of mind.”

METS visitors may receive a live demo of this recently launched product on the Navionics stand 02.432 at METS until November 15th.
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For more information about SonarChart™ click here.


SonarChart™ is a new high definition bathymetry map layer which reveals incredible sea bed detail not available on existing cartography.

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