The free data is available to existing Coastal Explorer customers through the Coastal Explorer Network. Users will be able to download periodic updates of the free and paid data. Coastal Explorer users will also be able to post comments about marinas they’ve visited through the newly released Coastal Explorer Network. The comments are posted to the Community Cruising Guide and add an interesting facet to the ACC data, namely user generated comments and reviews.
“I’ve been working in the PC based navigation software market for nearly 20 years” Said Jeff Hummel, director of Sales and Marketing at Rose Point Navigation systems. “Many companies have tried to implement third party content like this, but for one reason or another, the business model never worked out. Now, for the first time, users will be able to gain easy access to the best marina guides available. Best of all, all of the ACC-covered marinas are represented by icons on the Coastal Explorer charts and a simple click of the icon brings up the ACC marina info in the Coastal Explorer Browser Panel.
Stop and see the results of the new Atlantic Cruising Club/ Coastal Explorer partnership at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, booth 433 in the Accessory Tent.
Rose Point Navigations Systems is a leading developer of PC based navigation systems and produces Coastal Explorer and Rose Point ECS. The company was founded in 2003, by Brad Christian, an ex- Microsoft developer and is located in Redmond, Washington.