A full list of Admiralty Leisure Chart Folios, Standard Nautical Charts of this area can be found in Admiralty PublicationNP109 – the North West Europe catalogue; which contains details of other Leisure products for the area as well. This catalogue is correct to the 5th December 2013.
Users of the Leisure Folio may have noticed that the appearance of Leisure Folios has changed recently as Admiralty have moved production to digital printers. The chart paper used is 100% the same, but the cover sheet, which used to be glossy, now appears slightly duller as it is now printed on the same chart paper as the individual charts themselves.
Moving from a lithographic print process to a digital one enables ADMIRALTY to continue to offer Folios at a very competative price, with the cost of the folios remaining constant for several years and making them great value for money. While the price may have remained constant, the paper used has evolved over the years to ensure the best possible qualities required for navigational use; and is not available outside of ADMIRALTY chart products.
The ‘flying A’ watermark is a security feature embedded into the paper of all ADMIRALTY charts which can easily be seen when a chart is held up to the light. Some customers may believe the paper of the charts has changed, it may feel slightly different (perhaps smoother) as it has undergone a different process, but it is in fact the same quality as all of our chart products. To date we are not aware of any incidents of Leisure Folios being copied or forged, however if a leisure folio is found without the ‘flying A’ please contact Customer Services for advice.
Admiralty Leisure produces the best charts and publications essential for safe navigation
Admiralty Leisure offers yachtsmen a fully comprehensive range of folios and publications to ensure that planning and undertaking voyages can be carried out safely and easily. Admiralty Leisure Chart Folios,which are A2 size sheets, are all contained in a water resistant case and cover the key leisure locations in the UK; designed by yachtsmen for yachtsmen!
Because Admiralty Leisure Chart Folios contain A2 sized charts, they are just the right size for the chart table. Printed on heavyweight chart paper and packaged in a plastic wallet, each folio chart is compiled using the same exacting standards and highly reliable data as that used to produce standard Admiralty nautical charts and publications. All Folios are kept up to date via the online Leisure Notices to Mariners (NMs) service; designed to make updating an effortless task, all relevant Notices are made available weekly to ensure you have the best information available to help you navigate safely and effectively.