Release of Version 2.1 of MaxSea TimeZero Professional Range

We are happy to inform you that version 2.1 of the MaxSea TimeZero professional range MaxSea TimeZero PLOT and ECS has just been released and is available to download now.

Version 2.1 includes a range of innovative new features as well as several corrections. These improvements provide provide commercial fishing vessels and work boats with powerful functions that will make these activities even more efficient. This update is completely free of charge for all existing MaxSea TimeZero ECS and PLOT users!


Read a complete description of the improvements in v2.1 of the MaxSea TimeZero professional range


Here are a few of the main improvements you will find in version 2.1:

New features in MaxSea TimeZero PLOT

  • New 3D WorkSpace: can be set to full screen or split screen (2D/3D), improved display options. See image below:

New 3D display in v2.1

  • The Bathy Recorder function has been completely redesigned – for even more targeted fishing.
  • Addition of Manual Contour Lines and new Contour Line Tool. The contour line interval can be adjusted to a fixed step and user can choose a “highlight” contour line depth. See below image:
New manual contour lines

New features in MaxSea TimeZero ECS and PLOT

  • Proudman Currents are now available for various zones in Europe and the Arabian Gulf.
  • When integrating with a Furuno NavNet 3D or TZtouch MFD, TimeZero can access the NavNet DRS Dual Range capability from a new “Dual Radar” WorkSpace.
  • Fleet Tracking Position Report: TimeZero now automatically creates the Position Report file that can be sent manually or synchronized among multiple vessels using the file hosting service Dropbox. User can choose the frequency of these reports.

Several other new features have also been added to this update, as well as miscellaneous functions and bug corrections.


Price: The update to version 2.1 is totally free for all current MaxSea TimeZero users.

Download: You can contact your regular MaxSea reseller to download this update. Alternatively, you may log into your MyMaxSea account and use the download link in the ‘Downloads’ tab.

Read full description of v2.1 of MaxSea TimeZero Professional Range

Jeppesen Charts Updated for Rest of World

The following 38 Jeppesen vector chart zones for the Rest of World have been updated and are available as of Thursday, August 7th, 2014. 

New chart updates: Jeppesen Vector charts for Rest of WorldDownload these nautical charts online from our Chart Catalog

Watch our new video - 5 Interesting Facts about Nautical Charts

Improvements to these Nautical Charts

The chart data in these zones has been updated and improved. Many areas now include additional details, which makes navigating these places simpler and much safer.

Here are some examples of direct comparisons between the last version and new versions of the charts:

BAYKAL AND SIBERIAN LAKES – WVJRSM217MAP6.1:

Old/New Lake Ivan

SYDNEY HARBOUR – MWVJAUM007MAP6.1:

Old /New Sydney Harbour

NORTH – WEST AFRICA – WVJAFM210MAP6.1

Old/New Canaries

See more examples of the new chart updates in our Google+ and Facebook albums.

These charts are available to purchase in the MaxSea webstore, by contacting MaxSea sales at info@maxsea.fr or through your local MaxSea reseller.

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New MaxSea Chart RSS Feed

Important Chart Warning: Caution with Vertical Clearances on some Canada Raster Charts

The Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) would like to let you know of that the vertical clearances (bridges, etc…) on charts and equivalent BSB 1313, 1314, 4026, 4275, 2250, 2283-1, 2283-2, 4266, 4201 are inaccurate. Caution.

The MapMedia mm3d Charts concerned are:

Canada Chart – MWRMNA80MAP (only East Coast and Great Lakes)

Canada Nautical Chart - MWRMNA80MAP

Great Lakes – West Chart – WRMNA900MAP

Great Lakes - West Nautical Chart - WRMNA900MAP

Great Lakes – East Chart – WRMNA901MAP

Great Lakes - East Nautical Chart - WRMNA901MAP

Canada – St Lawrence River Chart – WRMNA902MAP

Canada - St Lawrence River Nautical Chart - WRMNA902MAP

Canada – Newfoundland Chart – WRMNA903MAP

Canada - Newfoundland Nautical Chart - WRMNA903MAP

Feel free to contact us if you need any further information.

New MaxSea Chart RSS Feed

Jeppesen Chart Updates for Europe

The following 24 Jeppesen vector chart zones for Europe have been updated and are available as of Thursday, July 17th, 2014. 

Europe Jeppesen Vector Chart UpdateDownload these nautical charts online from our Chart Catalog

New MaxSea Chart RSS Feed

Nautical Charts Enhancements

The chart data in these zones has been updated, and many areas now include additional details, which makes for the safest navigation possible.

Here are some examples of direct comparisons between the last version and new versions of the charts:

NORTH-WEST EUROPEAN COASTS – WVJEWM227MAP6.1 NORTH-WEST EUROPEAN COASTS WEST EUROPEAN COASTS AND WEST MEDITERRANEAN – MWVJEWM010MAP6.1 WEST EUROPEAN COASTS AND WEST MED. EUROPEAN INLAND WATERS – MWVJENM018MAP6.1 EUROPEAN INLAND WATERS

See more examples of the new chart updates in our Google+ and Facebook albums.

These charts are available to purchase in the MaxSea webstore, by contacting MaxSea sales at info@maxsea.fr or through your local MaxSea reseller.

Watch our new video - 5 Interesting Facts about Nautical Charts

Jeppesen Chart Updates for North and South America

The following 19 Jeppesen vector chart zones for various parts of North and South America have been updated and are available as of Monday, June 16th, 2014. 

Download these nautical charts online from our Chart Catalog:

Updated navigation chart list

To visualise the coverage of each chart region, simply replace “CHARTREFERENCE” with the chart reference name at the end of the following link:
maxsea.com/products/charts?zonename=CHARTREFERENCE

Enhancements

The chart data in these zones has been updated, and many areas now include additional details, which makes for the safest navigation possible.

Here are some examples of direct comparisons between the last version and new versions of the charts:

Old-New_WVJNAM24_LosCabos2013
Old/new chart example: Los Cabos New chart reference: WVJNAM024MAP6.1
Old-New_WVJNAM26_GreatLakesErie1_2013
Old/new chart example: Great Lakes – Erie Lake New chart reference: WVJNAM026MAP6.1
Old-New_WVJNAM26_GreatLakesErie2013
Old/new chart example: Great Lakes – Erie Lake New chart reference: WVJNAM026MAP6.1
Old-New_WVJNAM26_StLaurent2013
Old/new chart example: Saint Laurent New chart reference: WVJNAM026MAP6.1

See more examples of the new chart updates in our Google+ and Facebook albums.

These charts are available to purchase in the MaxSea webstore,  by contacting MaxSea sales at info@maxsea.fr or through your local MaxSea reseller. Find a reseller here.

 

 

5 Tips for Choosing the Best Nautical Chart

Team Ashram Qualifies for World Marlin Championships in Costa Rica!

MaxSea is proud to be a partner of The Ashram Fishing Team. This Australian-based team recently participated in the “Seasport Charters Marlin Cup,” using MaxSea TimeZero PLOT on board. Here is their account of how the tournament went.

The team is made up of Sangeeta Menon, Andy Ziepe, Mark Jarrett and Rhyss Whittred. The Seasport Charters Marlin Cup was hosted by the Perth Game Fishing Club in Jurien Bay, and ran from February 20-23rd.

Jurien Bay is approx. 400km north of Team Ashram’s home port and boasts some excellent game fishing species. The winner of this tournament receives an invite to compete in the Offshore World Championships in Costa Rica for 2015.

Rhyss Whittred gives us his account of the tournament:

Team Ashram's boat“For our team this was the first major tournament we had competed in since I purchased my Wellcraft 270 and revamped the electronics to include Maxsea TimeZero PLOT and Furuno’s latest technology. I can’t say how keen we were to compete and in fact one of the teams there had the reigning world champion angler on board Valkoista (Craig White).

It was a 3 day tournament with your 2 best days fishing score counting towards overall championship points. The night before the tournament commenced I downloaded the latest Maxsea weather file and carefully worked out our fishing plan in line with sea surface temp, currents and plankton.

We headed out and had a cracker of a day. The Maxsea oceanic data was spot on and my team was fantastic with their art of angling and we managed Southern Blue Fin, Striped and Yellowfin Tuna to give us some great points of 2,850 points and our nearest competitors were on 375 points.

Saturday dawned and I planned to go to the same area north where we had done so well Team Ashramthe day before. Alas, the water temperature was down 2 degrees, with no bait and no birds. We could hear others on the radio with great fishing results. Unfortunately I had left my mobile phone at the hotel and couldn’t download a current weather file. We were now at a complete low and did not turn a reel for the day.

The next morning I was up very early and downloaded the weather file and made a plan of attack. In fact the good water and temperature breaks we had 2 days before where now 40kms south of Jurien and we needed to get among it. With the early start we got down there in time for lines in at 6am and once again we tagged our limit of tuna and returned to port.

The scoring by other teams was very good and it was an absolute pleasure to have revealed that the Ashram Team picked up Champion Boat, Champion Female Angler, Runner Up Male Angler and Champion Tag and Release.

So my friends at Maxsea, I thank you all for your cutting edge technology and how it all worked in so well with my Furuno equipment and helping us to win this tournament.”

– Rhyss Whittred

Thanks Rhys! And best of luck for the World Marlin Championships in Costa Rica!

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New Worldwide Tidal Data Now Available in TimeZero!

We are happy to announce that new worldwide Tidal Data for TimeZero users is now available on our website totally free of charge.

When you download tidal data in your MaxSea TimeZero, you can view tides stations directly on your chart for the present moment as well as into the future. This is very helpful for planning the best route and departure time.

To install the new tidal data, simply go to our website and click on the link marked in red below:

Please read the PDF file here for full details of this new tidal data.

Feel free to contact us if you need any further information.

 

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UK, Ireland and Holland Navionics Chart Updates

The following two Navionics vector chart zones have been updated and are available as of March 24th, 2014 in our Chart Catalog:

Navionics vector chart updates

 

Enhancements

These chart zones integrate the new routing system in the southern part of the North Sea. This new organisation was put into place on the first of August, 2013 in accordance with the IMO Sub-committee on Safety of Navigation proposal NAV/58/3/2.

Significant improvements have been introduced to contour lines in general.

Here are some examples of these improvements:

Old vc. New UK Contour Lines

Old vs. New Channel Islands Contour Lines

Further details about the Mega Wide Navionics chart for UK, Ireland and Holland (MWVNEW28XGMAP6.1) can be found here.

More information on the Wide Navionics chart for the UK and Ireland (WVNEW28MAP6.1) can be viewed here.

You can find further examples of the changes made to these updates charts in our Facebook or Google+ albums.

 

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Remember!

Until April 15th, 2014, enjoy a 10% off reduction on all charts in the MaxSea webstore by entering the promo code* MX10 upon checkout, before payment.

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5 Tips for Choosing the Best Nautical Chart

Software Update: MaxSea TimeZero ECS and PLOT v2.0.4

The MaxSea TimeZero ECS and PLOT v2.0.4 update improves compatibility with the new FURUNO DFF1-UHD TruEcho CHIRP network sounder. The DFF1-UHD (Ultra High Definition) broadband sounder delivers significant advancements in signal clarity and target definition, and is also able to send Bottom Discrimination information to TimeZero (similar to the BBDS1).

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MaxSea TimeZero Sounder Module

Thanks to its full compatibility with Furuno fish finders, the sounder module allows you to enjoy all the advanced features of Furuno sounders on your PC. The FURUNO DFF1, DFF3, BBDS1 and now the DFF1-UHD can turn your TimeZero display into a powerful, dual frequency fish finder.

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The MaxSea Sounder Module is available for:

.The DFF1-UHD TruEcho CHIRP network sounder

Designed to operate over a wide range of frequencies utilizing a broadband transducer, the new DFF1-UHD TruEcho CHIRP-enabled network sounder for MaxSea TimeZero delivers significant advancements in signal clarity and target definition.

.CHIRP Technology

The clear presentation of the DFF1-UHD marks individual game fish and bait fish, even when tightly schooled together or very near the sea floor.

.Benefits of CHIRP Technology

  • Scans across a range of frequencies
  • Enhanced depth penetration, resolution & clarity
  • Precise separation between bait fish and game fish
  • Enhanced ability to distinguish targets from noise using improved signal-to-noise ratio
  • Improved bottom tracking at high speeds
  • Vastly improved shallow water performance
  • Reveals more fish by eliminating surface clutter & noise

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A full PC-Sounder solution

Paired with a Furuno Ethernet Sounder, TimeZero is a full PC Sounder solution:

  • Bottom Discrimination
  • Bottom hardness
  • ACCU-FISH

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Best of 2013

From sailing tips to product information, here’s our month-by-month year in review:

January

Understanding MaxSea nautical chart references

February

First MaxSea Training Session successfully achieved

March

The Maritime standard terms and abbreviations bible

April

MaxSea TimeZero Spring 2013 Releases

May

Where does the name MaxSea come from?

June

The MaxSea TimeZero App is here!!

July

The Life Cycle of a Marine Chart

August

Overfishing: Losing Nemo

September

20 years of the Transat Jacques Vabre Race!

October

The Different Types of Sailing Explained

November

Learning how to Release Fish Caught in Deep Waters

December

Dismasting – What to do if it Happens

The whole MaxSea team wishes you a very happy holiday season! 

Maxsea Card Christmas New Year 2014