Global Positioning System (GPS) is a global navigation satellite system for determining positioning and time-keeping - essential at sea! Nautical navigation, for example using GPS, is necessary for anyone wishing to experience a safe and accurate trip, whether it’s used in commercial shipping, by professional sailors, for recreational or charter use. Those not wishing to explore the oceans Christopher Columbus style with a sextant, the cross-bearing method and astronomy, make use of modern GPS devices.
GPS has established itself as the world's most important positioning method and is widely used in navigation systems. Specialised sea GPS navigation devices are important tools for nautical navigation, such as determining the exact location of beacons, buoys, sound signals or dolphins. Browse and find the right GPS device for your needs in the boatoon.com shop.
GPS was developed in 1970 by the US Ministry of Defense and around 1985 replaced the US Navy’s old NNSS Satellite Navigation System (Transit). GPS has been fully functional since the mid-1990s. GPS is accurate down to the centimetre or even less. GPS has established itself as the world's most important positioning method and is widely used in navigation systems.