TZ Navigator v3 Video Sneak Peek

TZ Navigator is now officially set for release: May 19th, 2016.

In this video you will see all the new features in action:

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New User Interface

Our redesigned user interface will make your life much easier when it comes to route planning and all the features you are familiar with (Tides, Currents, Weather Forecast, etc.). All the concepts which made TIMEZERO a huge success (Tool Bar, Layers and Navdata) are now included in an enhanced User Interface fully adapted to be used on touch screens!

Security Cone

The new Security Cone is a feature in adherence with the official rules of the IMO. It uses the data in vector charts or the 3D data within the charts to detect shallow areas and isolated dangers. If an obstacle is detected inside this cone in front of the boat’s trajectory, an anti-grounding alarm will automatically be triggered.

Secure Route Planning

Route Planning is of the utmost importance for every boater. Our new technology assures the security of a route upon creation. Through color codes (green/red) it is instantaneously possible to know if the depth is sufficient for the safe passing of your boat.

And more!

Note: The release of TZ Navigator will mean that we will stop supporting all TIMEZERO v1.9.8 and below. We will continue however to support v2 on all compatible operating systems until the end of 2016 (Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1).

TZ Professional v3 Release

We are very pleased to announce the official launch of TZ Professional v3, the biggest TIMEZERO release ever!


Since its release back in 2007, our range of TIMEZERO products has not stopped evolving, always maintaining the same objective: to provide a product that meets the most demanding needs of professionals at sea. Close to 25,000 vessels currently use our TIMEZERO software. This new version offers an incredible amount of new features specifically designed for both professional fishermen and workboats.

The primary new features designed for professional fishermen are the following:

  • New PBG module offering a resolution level twice as powerful
  • New profile window allowing for instant visualization of seafloor detail
  • New Fishing Workspace allowing for customized shading and contour lines
  • New redesigned 3D Workspace (“3D Cube”)

The primary new features designed specifically for workboats are the following:

  • Compatible with S57 NOAA Charts and official S63 ENC Charts
  • New advanced route management (checks depth and obstacles inside the XTE of the planned route)
  • New AIS features (receiving and sending “normal” and “safety” AIS messages from within the software)

Access the complete list of new features and enhancements (PDF):

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 If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to get into contact.

MaxSea International launches its new website

MaxSea International is happy to announce the launch of its new website on September 10, 2012.

MaxSea New Website

3 main objectives: be informed, get support, buy

Besides an overall improvement to its visual appeal, the new website introduces:

  • Lots of videos and pictures
  • Available in English and French.

Newcomers can find a very funny and complete explanation on what exactly marine navigation software is, MaxSea’s core business:

La Solitaire du Figaro 2011 : Jérémie Beyou wins in Dieppe and is crowned king of the Solitaire du Figaro 2011

Today, Wednesday at 12:49:01 Jérémie Beyou crossed the line first to win the fourth and final leg from Les Sables d’Olonne to Dieppe. By finishing in Dieppe ahead of the rest of the fleet, and scoring his third consecutive victory, BPI’s skipper Jérémie Beyou was crowned overall winner of the 2011 Solitaire du Figaro, an edition he dominated from the outset. This win means he joins the exclusive club of double winners of the event.

The BPI skipper covered the 437 miles in 72 hours, 37 minutes and 1 second. It was one of the closest finishes ever for the race, with four boats flying past the line in a little more than 30 seconds. Second place went to Paul Meilhat (Macif 2011) just 12 seconds later, third to Fabien Delahaye (Port de Caen Ouistreham) 28 seconds after the winner and fourth to Erwan Tabarly (Nacarat) at within 35 seconds. Continue reading

La Solitaire du Figaro 2011 : Jérémie Beyou winner and overall leader in Dún Laoghaire

The 2005 Solitaire du Figaro champion crossed the finish line Dún Laoghaire not only to win the second leg but take the overall lead in the four-stage sailing race. Nicolas Lunven, the 2009 champion was second with Adrien Hardy, who won the stage to Ireland in 2010, third. Morgan Lagravière, was top rookie in 6th. The first of the four British sailors, Phil Sharp, was 23rd, just over an hour behind the leader.

The pewter grey skies cleared briefly to let some bright sun through to spotlight the first Figaro on the horizon and reveal the breakaway leader of the 46 solo sailors competing on the second of four legs that make up La Solitaire du Figaro race. The second leg, 440 miles from Caen to Dún Laoghaire close to Dublin on the East coast of Ireland, set off last Sunday and took just over 65 hours for the winner to complete. Jérémie Beyou (BPI), blew his spinnaker in the shifty breeze just a couple of miles from the finish, but had been surfing downwind at a blistering average of 14 knots, whilst keeping a close eye on his pursuers as he helmed his boat to victory at 10:15 in the morning. The successful and experienced French solo sailor, averaged 6.7 knots over the 65 hours and 25 minutes and 16 seconds. He was both jubilant and exhausted upon arrival. Continue reading

La Solitaire du Figaro 2011 : Perros-Guirec bursting with activity

The picture perfect town of Perros-Guirec in Northern Brittany has been a hive of activity since the Solitaire du Figaro race village opened and boats arrived last Saturday. The marina is full with the skippers making final preparations to their boats and the Race Village is bursting with activity. Final security and measurement checks are being made, moments of rest and concentration for others as they plan ahead to the Eric Bompard Cachemire Prologue race, scheduled for Friday 28th at 17:30. Continue reading

Normandy Sailing Week : 110 crews registered on the Eve of Normandy Sailing Week 2011

As has been the case every year since its launch in 2006 in Deauville, NORMANDY SAILING WEEK has racked up an ever increasing number of competitors, despite a busy sports schedule and several other important events in close proximity. In this way, nearly 110 crews have registered to date for NORMANDY SAILING WEEK 2011, with some still yet to sign up before the start of the event this Friday 10 June in Le Havre, where the M34 series from the Tour de France à la Voile will open proceedings. Continue reading

Normandy Channel Race : Victory for Initiatives Saveurs!

“A legendary race” commented Dominic Vittet at the finish, co-skipper on the Class40 L’Express Sapmer. However, after 4 days of intense, action-packed racing it was Tanguy de Lamotte and Sébastien Audigane aboard Initiatives Saveurs who took victory. On the second step of the podium were Fabien Delahaye and Bruno Jourdren on Port de Caen – Ouistreham and in third position Des pieds et des mains helmed by Damien Seguin and Yoann Richomme.

Nearly 870 miles were covered at an average speed of 8.39 knots. The change of course, much awaited by the racers, shortened the course distance by 170 miles but took nothing away from the quality of the competition. Continue reading

Normandy Channel Race : A straight downhill run to the finish!

24 hours before the arrival of the first Class40s, the battle is continuing to rage. It is impossible today to announce the name of the winner, given that the distances between the 3 leaders are so slim. Port de Caen Ouistreham and Initiatives Saveurs have been neck and neck for over a day. At 1000 GMT, Fabien Delahaye and Bruno Jourdren had a lead of just 0.1 miles over Tanguy de Lamotte and Sébastien Audigane. At 1400 GMT, the two crews were completely tied in terms of theoretical distance to the finish. At the last radio session, Initiatives Saveurs had passed back into the lead off Land’s End, just 200 metres ahead of Port de Caen – Ouistreham. Enough to send even the best bookmakers into a spin!

Clearly the change of course has done nothing to upset the furious pace of the race. The 12 competitors are maintaining some fairly high speeds. In a few hours’ time, they’ll pass Land’s End to begin a long run down towards Guernsey. After that there will be two Norman headlands to round, before they cross the finish line later afternoon tomorrow, Thursday. Continue reading

Normandy Channel Race : An event taking off!

2010 was synonymous with the launch of this new demanding race, and it proved to be a big hit among the first participants. 2011 isn’t yet a fully matured year, but with an exceptionally high quality competitive line-up that is virtually double the size, it does reflect the interest that the concept inspires with racers from the Class40 and beyond. The event’s image has been strengthened and developed along its initial lines: an international meeting, a demanding race and course, an event carried by the Norman territory with numerous events on shore to welcome skippers.

It would certainly be hard to call the 2011 winner who will succeed Thomas Ruyant – Destination Dunkerque -, winner of the Route du Rhum the same year! Continue reading