NEW CPS-ECP Member Benefit FUGAWI – Navigation Software and more

CPS Fugawi


Jan 25, 2016

Fugawi has been an innovator in GPS applications and digital charts for mobile devices, embedded electronics, desktop computers, and web services since 1995. This is a significant and far reaching benefit program for CPS-ECP members.

This benefit package includes:

• FREE Fugawi Marine 5 (FM5) demo software for all CPS-ECP students and members. Downloadable from:

• 50% Off the retail price of the complete and downloadable FM5 for the duration of the course or time of membership. An immediate savings of $150.

• In addition, if you own a previous version of the Fugawi Software, email sales@fugawi.comto receive a 50% discount on FM5 software upgrades from previous versions. A savings of $75.

• Exclusive Instructors only discount. 67% discount off FM5 software for verified CPS-ECP Instructors. A savings of $200.

• 10% Off all marine products that Fugawi distributes in the store. 

To access these great benefits use your 6 digit membership number at the CPS-ECP exclusive page:


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