Seattle is our home base and we are surrounded by water. That makes us have both an affinity and a need for nautical charts. Charts have a plethora of information on them concerning navigation and hazards and while a GPS and a chart plotter are invaluable tools paper charts offer the greater picture and backup. And once you become an expert at reading them you can go anywhere your boat will allow!
In addition to NOAA charts we offer handy spiral bound atlases that have charts in page by page detail and are easier to manage in a small boat. That said, many people use nautical charts just to decorate!