BSB File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a BSB file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .BSB files.

What is a BSB file?

A .BSB file is a MapInfo Sea Chart file. Through our analysis of BSB files, we know that one use of the format is MapInfo Sea Chart. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

How to open BSB files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension BSB for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 6 different BSB openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension BSB

While we know of one file format using the .BSB file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .BSB file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of BSB files. Remember, different programs may use BSB files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

BioShockBioShockUser submitted
Bioshock-MCEBioshock-MCEUser submitted
Fugawi Moving Map Software for GPS ReceiversFugawi Moving Map Software for GPS ReceiversUser submitted
Blue Sky PlanBlue Sky PlanUser submitted
SeaClear IISeaClear IIUser submitted
OpenCPNOpenCPNUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with BSB-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with BSB-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!