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December 11, 2013 - Enabling navigators to plan trips and then navigate via PC as standalone navigation system or integrate it with chartplotter at helm or below deck, Fugawi Marine 5™ allows downloading, management, and display of high-resolution weather data from X-Traverse web service. Support for Theyr Weather subscription-based add-on gives boaters access to current and forecasted wind, precipitation, air pressure, wave, sea surface temperature, ambient temperature, and tidal stream information.
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Northport Systems Inc.
60 St. Clair Ave. East, Suite 902
Toronto, , M4T 1N5

Northport Systems Announces Theyr Weather Integration for Fugawi Marine 5(TM) Navigation Software

Leading Software Offers Global Premium GRIB Data for Boaters

Toronto, Canada — Software developer Northport Systems Inc. announced today the latest enhancement to its innovative Fugawi Marine 5™ marine navigation software, Theyr Weather. Fugawi Marine 5 allows for simple download, management, and display of high-resolution weather data from the X-Traverse web service, eliminating the need to sift through low quality GRIB files from multiple, hard-to-find sources. Whether planning a multiday journey or trying to spot the biggest wave, Theyr’s GRIB data keeps boaters informed of the weather conditions most relevant to their on-the-water excursions.

A premium, subscription-based add-on to the powerful Fugawi Marine 5 navigation solution, Theyr Weather gives boaters access to current and forecasted wind, precipitation, air pressure, wave, sea surface temperature, ambient temperature, and tidal stream information. Additional condition information including live buoy data is scheduled to enhance the feature-packed weather data. Available through Northport’s X-Traverse cloud service, boaters can purchase the weather data they need in various monthly allotments as standard or premium packages. Offering detailed coverage for North and South America, Europe, the Atlantic, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, Fugawi Marine 5 delivers access to the very best weather data on the market.

“We are pleased to offer our customers access to Theyr’s unparalleled GRIB weather data,” said Robin Martel, president, Northport Systems. “Free GRIB data is wonderful but our implementation of Theyr Weather is easy to use, feature rich and solves the lack of details, options, coverage, general availability, and reliability issues associated with free GRIB solutions. Customers will enjoy the accessibility and peace of mind offered by Theyr Weather while planning short excursions or navigating around the globe.”

Fugawi Marine 5 gives navigators the ability to plan trips at home, in the office or on the go, and then navigate via a PC as a standalone navigation system or integrate it with a chartplotter at the helm or below deck. The software provides ultra-fast downloading, as well as smooth and responsive panning, zooming, and viewing of multiple charts for unrivaled planning and situational awareness. With support for Navionics Platinum+, Gold and HotMaps cartography; S-57 (NOAA ENCŪ), Primar and Chartworld S-63 encrypted S-67 charts, NOAA RNC and Canadian Hydrographic BSB Charts, NV charts, Hilton, Blue Latitude, Waveyline, and Solteknik charts, subscribers to the Fugawi X-Traverse cloud service can quickly download and install the charts of their choice alongside the new Theyr Weather data. Fugawi Marine 5 also allows seamless transfer of waypoints, routes, and tracks in a variety of file formats to leading chartplotters and GPS units via wireless or media cards such as CF, micro SD, SD and SDHC.

Theyr weather data (also available for iNavX users) will be available to Fugawi Marine 5 users through Northport’s X-Traverse cloud service with packages ranging from US $9.99 for a 1-month standard subscription to $149.99 for a 12-month premium subscription. For more information and pricing, please contact Fugawi Sales at To learn more about Northport Systems, please contact (416) 920-9300 or visit

About Northport Systems Inc.:
Established in 1995 in Toronto, Canada, Northport Systems Inc. ( now supplies desktop and mobile navigation and mapping software products and online services to over 130 countries under the Fugawi brand. Northport enjoys a worldwide reputation as a leader in GPS mapping software and innovative GPS applications for the outdoor recreation, marine, tracking and military markets. Fugawi Software, Fugawi Touratel and Fugawi X-Traverse are properties of Northport Systems.

About Fugawi X-Traverse:
Fugawi X-Traverse ( is designed for marine and outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy flexible charting and planning. The innovative application enables users of PC, Mac and mobile software to download charts and exchange data. X-Traverse provides seamless waypoint transfer between an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch and a PC or Mac, and allows users to safely save, retrieve and move data without cabling between a desktop and a mobile device. X-Traverse also facilitates the direct download of maps and charts to a variety of desktop and mobile application. A regularly updated list of supported maps and charts, compatible applications and supported handsets can be accessed on the X-Traverse website.
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