The best tactical and navigation software available.

Expedition has been used in multiple Volvo Ocean Race, America's Cup and Grand Prix events and is the most advanced and usable software available.

Official supplier to The Volvo Ocean Race, Americas Cups, Sail GP and many other events.

Purchase licence  Download


nickExpedition has been in development since the mid 1990s by veteran Volvo Ocean Race navigator and Whitbread winner Nick White.

v11.0.8 available now for Windows 8 or 10.

4D requires OpenGL support - Windows 10 recommended.


  • S-57 ENCs
  • S-63 ENCs
  • BSB RNCs (versions 1-5)
  • C-MAP 4D
  • NV-Verlag
  • Softcharts
  • Maptech PCX
  • Visit My Harbour
  • Sophisticated display options
  • Grib 1 and 2
  • NetCDF
  • Intelligent merging and display of multiple grib file datasets
  • Weather reports (ships, buoys and land stations)
  • Expedition, Saildocs, NOAA, Squid/Great Circle and many other weather sources
  • Integrated WRF models
  • NOAA, Proudman, SHOM & Tidetech tides and currents
  • Satellite images
  • Weather charts
  • Multiple routing algorithms
  • Display multiple optimum routes
  • Optimal fleet routing
  • Ensemble multiple weather model routing
  • Optimal route sensitivity
  • Wave corrections and avoidance
  • Routing sensitivity
  • Reverse isochrones for graphical interpretation of routing
  • Windward-leeward course support
  • Time to marks, laylines, next leg etc
  • Layline bounds
  • Start line functions
  • Time to ends & line
  • Time to burn
  • Line bias
  • Hold wind and current
  • Display grid
  • What if? functionality
  • Sail chart
  • Simple handicap support

... and much more

  • AIS, DSC and AIS-SART receivers
  • AT+T
  • B&G Hercules, Hydra & GoFree for H390 to H5000
  • Bravo Systems
  • Cosworth
  • DMK Yacht
  • Garmin USB
  • Koden radar
  • KVH Quadro
  • Laser rangefinders
  • Navico Broadband radar
  • Nexus NX2 FDX
  • NKE
  • NMEA 0183
  • NMEA 2000
  • Ockam
  • Optimizer and XGate
  • Sailmon
  • Stowe
  • Tacktick
  • Ventus
  • Vesper AIS
  • Yacht Devices
  • Various compasses, MOB and other sensors
  • Networking support.
  • Stripchart to plot and analyse any instrument function
  • Sail chart
  • YB Tracking
  • AIS target tracking
  • Race tracking functions to track and analyse competitors
  • Display marks, courses, laylines, track, AIS targets, radar, tracks, race schedule information etc. on the chart
  • Polar functions to output, analyse and create or modify a yacht’s performance polars
  • Logging functions to record race data that can be replayed or analysed later to assist with instrument calibration or polar modifications
  • GPX import and export
  • Number boxes to display any system number
  • GPS window
  • Alarms
  • Full screen mode

... and much more!

Purchase licence  Download

System requirements
Windows 10, 8, or 7 SP1. Windows 10 is recommended. Expedition 4D requires OpenGL support.