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This page is home to the latest version of Fugawi Marine 5.

You may begin downloading the software by clicking on the download link below. If you have not yet purchased Fugawi Marine 5, buy it now!

 

Installation instructions:

  1. Download the setup file from the above link to an easily accessible location like your Windows Desktop.
  2. Double click on the setup file to start the installation process.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.
  4. Run the program. The program will ask for the serial number. Input the serial number now or the software will not work.
  5. Once authenticated online, the software can now be used.
  6. Reading the Help file (Help | Contents) is highly recommended

 

Patch Notes Show / Hide

  • Ver 5.1.0.7
    • Query circle for Navionics charts will now disappear on closing the information tab
    • Fixed overlapping of Navionics charts with same ID (.nv2 and .nv3) on Platinum + cards
    • Fixed an issue with selection of Navionics Tide and Current Query date
    • Fixed the settings to Show/Hide the Navigation bar
  • Ver 5.1.0.6
    • GRIB weather settings will now link to www.x-traverse/theyr
    • Fixed issue with creating new location for chart downloads
  • Ver 5.1.0.4
    • Added support for Raymarine Lighthouse II icons
    • Added and optimized memory usage for Navionics Smart Geo Core
    • Added a menu for selection of coverage area in weather settings
    • Added support for GRIB based weather forecast files
    • Added support for high resolution Theyr Weather subscriptions via Fugawi X-Traverse
    • Added crosshairs to cursor for increased accuracy when selecting points
    • Enhanced program settings so that previous settings are retained during future software updates
    • Fixed issues with Data Library access/items
    • Fixed an issue with saving custom layouts
    • Fixed an issue with the print function
    • Cleaned up legacy folders
  • Ver 5.0.0.79
    • Fixed a bug in Settings that caused the software to crash
  • Ver 5.0.0.78
    • Fixed Find Place Name/Address where latitude and longitude values were reversed
  • Ver 5.0.0.77
    • Fixed a crash issue when Chart folder is no longer available
    • Fixed an issue with export of waypoint icons for .USR 4 and 5 files
    • Fixed auto-find MFD settings
    • Fixed Find Place Name/Address
    • Fixed import of Nobeltec GPX files
    • Fixed an issue where unit settings switched to Metric
  • Ver 5.0.0.76
    • Fixed application failure when the chart location folder or drive was not available at launch
  • Ver 5.0.0.75
    • Fixed issue with downloading waypoints from Fugawi X-Traverse
    • Updated Help file
    • Fixed issue with tiling charts which cross the date line
  • Ver 5.0.0.74
    • Added a new Auto Chart Quilter – Each folder containing BSBs or Fx4’s is now automatically quilted as a background task
    • Fixed GPS Simulator for use with international Windows setup
    • Added support for import of non-standard GPX files from SARMap
    • Added warning if attempt is made to import a non-standard GPX file
  • Ver 5.0.0.72
    • Added support to verify Windows user rights to access charts in a non-default location
    • Added Chart ID in Chart Library
    • Added Sort by chart name or scale in the Chart Library
    • Added international marine icons (red buoy and green buoy) as waypoint icons
    • Added a transparent centre to the waypoint default image to help in precise placement
    • Added support for import of KMZ files created by Navionics software
    • Added ability to point to a custom folder in the Fugawi Chart Quilter
    • Improved import of Lowrance to support .USR track points containing depth, temperature and speed
    • Improved routes and tracks to support large numbers of points
    • Improved map pan and zoom performance with large sets of routes, tracks or waypoints
    • Fixed import & export of Raymarine .FSH Name and Comment by ISO-8859-1
    • Fixed label of INDEX map in Fugawi Chart Quilter
    • Fixed non-intuitive activation failure message
    • Fixed AIS vessels which were not turning orange after x minutes with no signal
    • Fixed AIS vessel strike though to orient wit the heading of the vessel rather than horizontally
    • Fixed ENC to support users who manually unzip a NOAA ENC region
  • Ver. 5.0.0.0071
    • Added support to Chart Quilter for the new DPI settings in Windows 8
    • Added km/h units to the Speed instrument
    • Fixed $GPGLL message process so vessel heading is not disrupted when GLL sentence is invalid
    • Fixed download percentage as displayed in the Progress Wheel during downloaded of charts
    • Fixed intermittent “blinking” of chart on screen when Settings|Chart|Autoload Charts is enabled
    • Fixed issue with GPS Input Icon disappearing after Settings change
  • Ver. 5.0.0.0070
    • Added support for ignoring vector charts (Navionics and ENC) when Settings|Chart|Autoload Charts is enabled
    • Fixed Tides/Currents on Navionics chart query when date is changed
    • Fixed issue where vessel heading was set directly to the next waypoint when an invalid GPS value was received
  • Ver. 5.0.0.0068
    • Added NMEA 0183 and 2000 log file
    • Added Auto-Arrange to Instruments
    • Added persistent Instrument Settings
    • Added waypoints, routes and tracks Data Import progress bar
    • Fixed track speed calculation for track point without valid date fields
    • Fixed export/import of .USR v3
    • Fixed Chart Quilter
    • Touch Gestures: Added pinch zoom
    • Touch Gestures: Added tap-and-hold access to map context menu
    • Touch Gestures: Added touch support for rotation with compass on map
    • Touch Gestures: Added touch dragging of map
    • Touch Gestures: Added touch support for moving waypoints
    • Touch Gestures: Added tap map event, similar to a mouse left click on map event
    • Touch Gestures: Added double-touch, similar to mouse double-click, for Data Library folder expansion and item detail viewing
    • Touch Gestures: Added a check box to Data Library items to indicate multi-item selections via touch
    • Touch Gestures: Added a double-touch, like a mouse double-click, to NOAA downloader and Map explorer
    • Touch Gestures: Improved performance of touch rotation and zooming
  • Ver. 5.0.0.0066
    • Added extended labels and notification for Data Library export
    • Fixed ENC chart renderer where white squares displayed for some computer setups
    • Fixed X-Traverse login where special characters such a ‘+’ in the email address would not allow successful login
  • Ver. 5.0.0.0065
    • Fixed a problem with the chart quilter
    • Added extended labels and Notification for Data Library Export
    • Fixed track speed calculation for track point without valid date fields
  • Ver. 5.0.0.0060
    • Fixed support for virtual com ports
    • Removed restriction from allowing input from Garmin GPS 18 while other GPS data arriving from NMEA 0183 or 2000
    • Removed restriction from allowing NMEA 0183 input and output on the same port
    • Enhanced ENC chart settings to support tuning Text (Important and Other) on and off
    • ENC Chart query now displays results
  • Ver. 5.0.0.0058
    • Fixed issue with valid NMEA 2000 GPS data being ignored while NMEA output is enabled
    • Fixed issue with incorrect “Find Places” results when using non-English language versions of Windows
    • Fixed incorrect speed and time reporting in Track details
    • Updated Swedish Translations
  • Ver. 5.0.0.0057
    • Added “No GPS” message onto vessel icon when GPS signal is lost
    • Added BETA support for sending out NMEA 0183 messages ARB and RMB when in navigation mode for autopilot support
    • Added NMEA 0183 Output to up to two com ports
    • Fixed instability when importing GPX files when program set to non-English language
  • Ver. 5.0.0.0056
    • Added the map scale to the distance scale bar
    • Fixed numeric editing of waypoint position
  • Ver. 5.0.0.0055
    • Added support for Export and Import of Lowrance .USR Ver, 2, 3, 4 and 5 files
    • Added icon matching for Lowrance .USR Ver. 2, 3, 4 and 5 files
    • Added support for Fugawi Chart Quilter with Windows XP
    • Performance improvement when importing large GPX files
    • Fixed error with editing routes and tracks when in non-English language
    • Fixed error due to changes in layout when upgrading software
    • Fixed crash when requesting details of a waypoint, route, or track for the first time when the data library panel is closed
  • Ver. 5.0.0.0054
    • Initial release

Old Version (Not Recommended) Show / Hide

    Disclaimer

    This older version is being made available so that Windows XP users who have not yet upgraded to a newer Windows Operating System can continue to use Fugawi Marine 5 with relative stability. Northport Systems strongly encourages users to upgrade to newer operating systems to take advantage of better, faster, and more reliable performance with Fugawi Marine 5 version 5.1.X alongside many amazing new features such as GRIB support and new chart rendering engine. Please be aware that any issue with Fugawi Marine 5 version 5.0.X will be limited in scope and that the software will only be available for limited time AFTER Windows XP End-Of-Life date of April 8, 2014. For more information, please send an email to support@fugawi.com. Thank you for patience.


    Installation instructions:

    1. Download the setup file from the above link to an easily accessible location like your Windows Desktop.
    2. Double click on the setup file to start the installation process.
    3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.
    4. Run the program. The program will ask for the serial number. Input the serial number now or the software will not work.
    5. Once authenticated online, the software can now be used.
    6. Reading the Help file (Help | Contents) is highly recommended

    For patch notes of version 5.0.0.79, please expand the Patch Notes section above.

     

Beta Version (For Power Users Only) Show / Hide

    Disclaimer

    This beta version is being made available so that those users who desire to participate in the testing process may do so. Experimental features available in the beta version are not considered to be part of the commercial Fugawi package, but are provided to users of Fugawi Marine 5.x for evaluation, experimental, and special interest purposes, and for us to receive feedback regarding the new enhancements. Experimental features may or may not appear in future product releases and ongoing support for experimental features cannot be guaranteed. Please also be aware that beta versions are usually unstable and we are highly interested in instability issues that can be reproduced 100% of the time. To send feedback, please send an email to support@fugawi.com with a subject line to the effect of "Fugawi Marine 5 Beta Feedback" so that we can forward your results to the development team. Thank you for participating in our beta development.


    Beta is no longer available

  • Beta Ver. 5.1
    • Added support for Raymarine Lighthouse II icons
    • Improved memory usage for Navionics chart engine
    • Updated Help file with expanded topics for Navionics and Weather settings
    • Added support for high resolution Theyr Weather subscriptions via Fugawi X-¬Traverse
    • Added crosshair to cursor for increased accuracy when selecting points
    • Enhanced rendering speed and display of Navionics maps
    • Enhanced program settings so that previous settings are retained during future software updates
    • Fixed issue that prevented some users from accessing the data library on program start up
    • Fixed an issue with saving custom layouts
    • Fixed an issue with the print function
    • Fixed issue that prevented some users from accessing the data library on program start up
    • Fixed an issue that caused the data folders to disappear from data library
    • Fixed legacy folders created during setup by removing them