Full Featured Navigation App

Intuitive drag and drop route planning allows you to easily create or adjust your routes to your daily plans and even share them with your friends.

Free Charts US East Coast

The app comes with a complete set of free charts covering the East Coast from Key West to the Canadian Border.

Digital Guides to Anchorages and Harbours

NV Charts has detailed marina information available for many regions with navigational information and more.

More Charts Available

NV Charts provides a wide coverage of highly detailed cartography. Covering all Bahamas, Caribbean, Cuba, and North Western Europe.

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nv charts‘ intuitive marine navigation app provides dynamic navigation experience using all tools and seamless chart display so you can navigate safely and enjoy nv charts‘ superior up-to-date marine boating charts and geocontent.


Frequently Asked Questions

iOS, Android, Mac OSX und Windows
Supported systems and devices
iOS Devices iOS 12 required.
Following devices fulfil the requirements:
Recomended: GPS (Apple devices only have a built in gps with cellular versions)
iPhone 6 und (not vector chart compatible)
iPhone 6 Plus (not vector chart compatible)
iPhone 6s (not vector chart compatible)
iPhone 6s Plus (not vector chart compatible)
iPhone 7 und iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 8 und iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone X
iPhone Xs und iPhone Xs Max
iPhone Xr

iPad Air (not vector chart compatible)
iPad Air 2
iPad (2017)
iPad (2018)
iPad Mini 2
iPad Mini 3
iPad Mini 4
iPad Pro (1. Generation)
iPad Pro (2. Generation)
iPad Pro (3. Generation)
Android - Android 7 or higher
- Opengl ES 3.2
- 2 GB RAM (for vector chart we would recomend more)
Tested Android Devices Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0
Nexus 6
oneplus 6
Other devices that fulfil the requirements but have not been tested:
Samsung S6,S7,S8,S9,Note8,Tab S4, Sony Z4
Windows Windows 7 or 10
- DirectX 11 or higher
- 4 GB RAM
OSX 10.14 (Mojave) (vector chart compatible) or 10.13 (High Sierra) (not vector chart compatible)
Following devices fulfil the requirements:
Vector chart compatible devices:
MacBook (Retina)
MacBook Air: Mid-2012 oder neuer
MacBook Pro: Mid-2012 oder neuer
Mac Mini: Late 2012 oder neuer
iMac: Late 2012 oder neuer
iMac Pro
Mac Pro: Late 2013 or newer, Mid-2010 to Mid-2012 if a Metal-capable GPU is available.
Sure, in addition to our Videotutorials you can also find a manual as a pfd file
Manual NV Charts App
Obviously there is a great choice between different brands and devices
We think that generally users are more satisfied with high end devices
One thing your would need to find out is what operation system (OS) you prefer. This could be IOS, Android, Windows or Mac
For general planing and route preparation, especially at home, it might be interesting to install the app on your Windows or Mac desktop.
For mobile devices the is quite a bit of a price range at which they are available. When looking closer though, you will find that devices with comparable hardware usual also have the according price tag.
Here are some Ideas:

Apple iPad Air (2019)
only the LTE Version has built in GPS!
€ 690

Apple iPad Pro 11 or 12.9(2018)
Large display size gives a great overview when out on the water. 6 GB RAM
Only the LTE Version has built in GPS!
€ 1000 / € 1200

Galaxy Tab S5e LTE
- built in GPS

€ 490

Samsung: Samsung has devices in store with very different quality levels. Have a look at the Android version that will be delivered and if this is the latest version available. Generaly we can recommend:
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro Serie
Samsung Galaxy Tab S Serie
Samsung Galaxy Tab Note Serie

We can NOT recommend the Galaxy Tab Series.
e.g.: GALAXY Tab 4 10.1 Wi-Fi
You can use your account on up to 5 different devices.
This lets you have your charts and routes or other information shared on all your devices such as telephones, tablets and desktops.
It is important that you always use the same email to activate the app on a new device. This way you will immediately have all you data at hand.
To download your chart data on a new device, simply go to charts > My charts and select the region you like to download.
You can also install the previous version using the following Links: For iOS and Android this version is available as separate app called NV Charts Classic


Windows: https://nvcharts.com/app/upload/nvcharts-570.exe

Mac: https://nvcharts.com/app/upload/nvcharts-570.dmg

Unfortunately for the current version a 64 bit system is required for technical reasons, which is available in most cases. If you have a 32 bit system, you can use the previous version on this system.
Windows: https://nvcharts.com/app/upload/nvcharts-570.exe


Latest information about updates and new features

New App Version 201906/30/2019 15:05:07NV Verlag / nv charts

For the new season 2019 we have again provided an extensive update for the NV Charts App.

With a combined pack of paper and digital charts, the boating app NV Charts has already inspired many water sports enthusiasts with marine navigation charts for the Baltic Sea and North Sea and, for some time now, also with nautical charts for the Mediterranean Sea and the Caribbean. Now the boating app has been revised and besides an extended and easier handling as well as new functions, the marine boating charts are now also available as a digital subscription. Those who can do without the updated paper charts, although these are required to be on every boat, you can also purchase the charts digitally in the app as an annual subscription and thus also receive the current updates of the nautical charts directly in the app.

The new vector charts is an absolute highlight of the nautical charts for the Baltic Sea and the presentation with a sophisticated symbol library of outstanding quality. It is especially nice as we have again paid great attention to a well presented marine boating chart. This is why we have buoys and lighthouse names and light signals displayed without extra clicks. Highlighted lighthouse sectors are also a quality feature, which clearly helps to easily understand even complex fairway situations in the digital nautical chart.
The combination with a AIS app connectivity makes this boating app a superior marine navigation app.

With the AIS function in the NV Charts app AIS signals can be displayed in real time on the chart. A Wifi AIS receiver can be connected to the NV Charts app. This way the AIS Class A and B destinations are displayed and the traffic situation can be better assessed. To activate the AIS function in the NV Charts App, you only need to enter the access data for the Wifi AIS router (IP and port) under Settings and you are good to go. This works with any Wifi compatible devices and we have listed some which are tested with the NV Charts App.

Actisense’s W2K-1 https://www.actisense.com/product/w2k-1/
Weatherdock Wifi compatible Devices https://www.easyais.com/en/products/ais-transceivers/

✔ In App Purchases of digital marine nautical charts
✔ Vector nautical charts for the Baltic Sea
✔ Real-time currents in the North Sea and Baltic Sea
✔ Continuous updates
✔ NMEA wind and echo sounder support
✔ AIS Wifi support
✔ Synchronization with other devices

## System requirements for this version
## iOS version 12
## Android version 7.0+
## Windows 10, 8
## Mac OSX 10.13+
(for all older devices the previous version is still available as NV Charts Classic)

In App Purchase Regions Available06/30/2019 14:56:57NV Verlag / nv charts

So far, you have purchased our popular combipacks and received both paper marine boating charts / maps in the clever atlas format and digital marine boating charts / maps for use in the NV Charts App. This will continue to be possible, but we also offer you the direct in app purchase of digital marine boating charts.

So from now on you can purchase digital boating charts as a subscription directly in the navigation app. The subscription duration is one year and is automatically extended. The advantage: your boating charts are always up to date. The following regions can be selected in the NV Charts App >  Maps > Buy offline charts > digital subscription:

Digital boating charts for the baltic sea and Kattegat from Skagen to Bornholm and Riga with complete German coast as well as Limfjord und south Danish islands.

Digital boating charts for German inland water charts around Berlin, Mecklenburger Waters, River Oder and Peene and River Elbe including smaller channels.

Digital boating charts for German and Danish North Sea Coast incl. Ems, Jade, Weser, Elbe and Eider

Digital boating charts for the Neatherlands Coast incl. Borkum, Waddensee, Ijsselmeer Markermeer and Randmeere as well as Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Osterschlede und Westerschlede to Oostende

Digital boating charts for the South Norwegian Coast incl. Oslofjord, Sorlandet, Flekkefjord and Stavanger

Digital boating charts for the Croatian Coast from Trieste to Dubrovnik and incl. Montenegro

Digital boating charts for the Frensh Coast from Oostende to San Sebastian incl. Cherbourg, St. Malo, Kanalinseln, Brest, Nantes, La Rochelle and Bordeaux

Digital boating charts for the Souther UK Coast from Great Yarmouth to the Isles of Scilly incl. Thames and Solent

Digital boating charts covering the Bay of Biscay passage, coast of Spain and Portugal to Gibraltar and Atlantic passages incl. Atlantic Islands / Madeira – Canary Islands – Azores – Cape Verdes and passage to Caribbean


Digital boating charts for the Western Mediterranean Sea from Gibraltar to Toulon

Digital boating charts for the eastern Mediterranean Sea from Toulon to Naples incl. Sardinia and Corsica.

Digital boating charts for the Caribbean Islands from Grenada to Dominican Republic (without Haiti) incl. Bermuda.

Digital boating charts covering coastal Waters of Florida and ICW from Fernandina Beach to Key West and entire Bahamas.

Digital boating charts for the entire coast of Cuba.

Digital boating charts for US East Coast from Fernandina Beach to Cape May incl. ICW. and Bermuda

Digital boating charts for the US East Cost from Cape May to Maine.


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NV Charts
601 Deale Road Deale, MD 20751 - USA
410 630 4333