Forward planning is simple with Garmin HomePort™

Garmin is proud to announce the launch of Garmin HomePort. This new product allows mariners with Garmin chartplotters to plan journeys from their home PCs for the first time.

This PC application allows you to plan your trip from the comfort and warmth of your armchair, leaving you more time to enjoy the voyage, instead of plotting your course in the cold.

Garmin HomePort utilises the charts you have already purchased for your Garmin chartplotter to aid you in arranging and analysing your sailing routes.

This software can read charts from your existing Garmin microSD™/SD™ BlueChart card and display it on your home PC. You can then use the charts to organise journeys, mark waypoints and manage routes. Once you have finished working with your data you can return it to your chart plotter via the SD card slot for use onboard your boat.

If you have a chartplotter with preloaded cartography such as the Garmin 400 or 500 series, you can simply copy your cartography from the plotter onto a blank SD card to use with Homeport on your PC.

HomePort provides a complete marine planning solution that can be used with both traditional and fishing charts. When planning a big trip marine enthusiasts can input a few key details and use HomePort to calculate speed, projected arrival time and fuel flow.

Displaying distance and bearing measurements for your chosen route, Garmin HomePort provides information on tide stations and tidal streams, as well as celestial data.

This useful planning companion also offers depth profiles for your desired journey and can even be used to overlay your course on to Google Earth.

Garmin HomePort can be downloaded to your computer from or alternatively can be purchased via selected marine retailers on a 2GB microSD/SD card at an RRP of £24.99 (€ 29) including VAT. The 2GB microSD/SD card can then be recycled after installation of the software.

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