Marine Navigation Software offers intuitive trip planning.

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Suitable for use with Windows 7 and 8 touchscreen tablets, Fugawi Marine 5™ optimizes navigation, waypoint management, and chart downloading. Program gives navigators ability to plan trips at home, in office, or on-the-go, as well as navigate via PC, tablet, or chartplotter at boat’s helm or below deck. Fully compatible with Fugawi X-Traverse cloud service, software enables subscribers to download and install charts from as well as receive automatic updates.

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Northport Systems' Fugawi Marine 5(TM) Navigation Software Now Shipping

Newly Designed Navigation Software Offers Streamlined Way to Manage Boat Navigation Systems

Toronto, Canada – Software manufacturer Northport Systems Inc. announced today the availability of its next-generation, streamlined marine navigation software, Fugawi Marine 5™. Completely redesigned from the ground up to make it easier for sailors, power boaters and anglers to manage their boat’s navigation systems to better suit their needs and have more fun on the water, Fugawi Marine 5 revolutionizes navigation, waypoint management and chart downloading. The all-new software utilizes the latest Windows® technology for touch-screen control that is optimized for use with Windows 7 and 8 touchscreen tablets. Ideal for boaters who require ultimate flexibility for navigation planning to maximize safety, fuel savings and enjoyment, Fugawi Marine 5 gives navigators the ability to plan trips at home, in the office or on the go, as well as navigate via a PC, tablet or chartplotter at the boat’s helm or below deck.

“We are thrilled to ship our new Fugawi Marine 5 software and provide boaters an even more powerful set of easy-to-use navigation features,” said Robin Martel, president, Northport Systems. “Our software offers modern and intuitive trip planning that gives individuals increased freedom and safety during on-the-water navigation.”

Fugawi Marine 5, the new generation of Fugawi, provides ultra fast downloading, as well as smooth and responsive panning, zooming, and opening and closing of multiple charts for unrivaled on-the-water safety and situational awareness. Users can easily plan and share routes with friends, and effortlessly connect a variety of tablets and displays to their system. Fully compatible with the Fugawi X-Traverse cloud service, with just a few clicks, subscribers can download and install charts from as well as receive automatic updates. Users have the ability to display routes on Google Earth and share photo waypoints with friends on Facebook. Fugawi Marine 5 also allows seamless transfer of waypoints and routes in a variety of file formats to leading chartplotters and GPS units – by cable or CF, micro SD, SD and MMC memory cards – quickly and hassle-free.

A fully reengineered enhancement to its popular tried-and-true Fugawi Marine ENC navigation software, Fugawi Marine 5 supports a wide and growing list of charts including Navionics Platinum+, Gold and HotMaps cartography; S-57 (NOAA ENC®), Primar and Chartworld S-63 encrypted S-67 charts, NOAA RNC and Canadian Hydrographic BSB Charts, BSB/EAP NV Charts*, and Hilton, Blue Latitude, Wavyline and Solteknik charts, to name a few. All NOAA charts automatically download and update. In addition, the software quickly filters and organizes Automatic Identification System (AIS) vessels data and displays full vessel detail including calculated time and closest point of approach.

For ultimate efficiency, Fugawi Marine 5 offers integration of instruments with NMEA 2000 input using the Actisense NGT-1 NMEA 2000 to PC USB interface or NMEA 0183 input. Capable of displaying important navigation, engine, wind or weather data, route navigation and advanced AIS overlay, the software is also compatible with an optional Instrument Suite that can turn Fugawi Marine 5 into an advanced display with up to 20 motor and sail instruments.

Available now for purchase from leading marine and boating stores throughout North America, Europe and Australasia, Fugawi Marine 5 has a suggested retail price of $299.95. The Instrument Suite software add-on is available for $99.95 and an upgrade from any previous Fugawi Marine ENC version to Fugawi Marine 5 is $149.95. Customers who purchased Fugawi Marine ENC Version 4.5 on or after October 1, 2011 will be eligible for a free upgrade to Fugawi Marine 5. For more information on Fugawi Marine 5 please visit To learn more about Northport Systems and its entire product line, 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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