Passage Planner 2 (VPP2) was designed to bring the power
of the computer to the passage planning process. Visual
Passage Planner (VPP) automates the tedious, time
consuming task of off-shore passage planning by using the
historic weather data contained in the official Pilot
Charts to evaluate passage conditions and estimate passage
elapsed times. Using VPP, many "what-if" scenarios can be
played out in the time it would take to manually calculate
one route using traditional methods, allowing selection of
the best route.
In fact, VPP2 now has
an automatic Route Optimization Feature that lets VPP2
do most of the hard work when it comes to selecting a
|Planning a passage with
VPP2 is as easy as 1, 2, 3...
1. Enter waypoints on the world-wide
chart display area to define a route.
2. Create a vessel speed profile and apply it to the passage.
3. Select a particular report to view or simply view the Instant Report
Based on various wind, current, wave height and other
Pilot Chart based weather information within VPP2, waypoints may be moved by mouse or keyboard to optimize a route.
The Automatic Route Optimization feature in VPP2 will
even try to maximize or minimize any of the many route
parameters (i.e. minimize route time while also
minimizing wave heights). The Instant Reports feature
gives you continuous feedback on the passage in
real-time as the changes are made. Further optimization of the route can be made right up to departure time and with a laptop computer aboard,
VPP will continue to provide updates during the passage
and predict your noon-positions as you progress.
Click on the features
listed on the left of this screen to learn more about
each of them.