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Small craft charts


Small-craft charts for the Baltic Sea and the North Sea.

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Professional charts for expert skippers

The BSH's small craft chart series are issued at the beginning of each yachting season. The survey vessels of the BSH systematically measure and record all navigationally significant changes in the German sea areas and provide reliable first-hand data for use in the BSH's official nautical charts.
This allows you to benefit from the high quality and safety standards of the official charts, as commercial shipping has done for decades.

BSH publishes small-craft charts for the Baltic Sea  and the North Sea.

Baltic Sea

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North Sea

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Official survey data. We use our own official survey data and observations, as well as direct contacts with other hydrographic institutions both at home and abroad. Reliable first-hand survey data are provided by the BSH's fleet of modern, state-of-the-art survey vessels, which systematically monitor the German sea areas for changes. Our customers receive the latest survey data and are informed immediately about any navigationally important changes.

Sources where end users can buy BSH products:
If you would like to purchase something from the BSH's wide range of products, you may either contact one of our distributors or buy at a bookshop or yacht chandler. There, you will also obtain the complete list of our nautical charts and books at a price of 7.50 Euro.

If you are a dealer:

Please order directly from the BSH (

Correction service
The BSH offers a free-of-charge correction service for nautical charts and books to small craft mariners.



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