New Jeppesen workboat navigator delivers advanced navigation capabilities

ENGLEWOOD, COLO., June 25, 2007 – Jeppesen Marine has launched Jeppesen Workboat Navigator – A Professional Information Service.  It is a piloting solution for commercial boats operating in coastal areas and inland waterways and provides mariners with a combination of detailed vector-based digital marine charts, location-based data, such as Notices to Mariners, and input from onboard sensors, such as GPS, radar, AIS, heading sensors, and onboard cameras.  Jeppesen Workboat Navigator brings together numerous information sources for situational awareness and weekly updates so the software and charts remain current and provide accurate information. 

Coverage areas for the product launch include the contiguous US, with plans to roll out additional regions in the future.

Jeppesen Workboat Navigator delivers a host of features such as integrating AIS data onto the charts, radar overlay, a comprehensive 24×7 support network, and for tow and barge operators, a features that allows customers to input actual barge sizes and configurations, which can be saved and called up if there is an identical barge configuration on another trip.


“Jeppesen Workboat Navigator is a game changing application because for the first time workboats have a professional information service that combines several critical data sources together into one comprehensive display,” said Tim Sukle, senior vice president, Jeppesen Marine.  “We are working with many operators who are evaluating the benefits and efficiencies of our new offering, and we expect to announce a launch customer in the very near future.”

Jeppesen Marine is a provider of digital navigation solutions, based on worldwide vector chart data, meteorological information and transmission technologies. Through its range of products and services Jeppesen Marine serves markets from light marine, to inland/coastal navigation, to today’s safety-conscious commercial shipping industry.


Jeppesen is a subsidiary of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, a unit of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.  Jeppesen corporate information is available online at

Contact Jeppesen Marine at 888-272-6217 for more information about Jeppesen Workboat Navigator-A Professional Information Service.

By Professional Mariner Staff