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In a survey produced by Inmarsat and The Superyacht Group, megayacht captains and crew reported increasing demand for satellite-delivered bandwidth and identified three operations as the most important functions of satellite communications on board: vessel management, navigation and usage of Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

Initial findings of the 2018 Inmarsat Superyacht Connectivity Report also revealed that the level of cyber security deployed by the global megayacht fleet is minimal, with nearly 64 percent  of yachts relying on a simple onboard firewall or crew managed system.

According to an Inmarsat news release, survey respondents represented more than 160 megayachts from 30m to more than 80m. To enhance details of the report, the company also holds meetings with captains and engineers during events such as the MBYA Charter Show in Barcelona, the Palma Superyacht Show and the Newport Volvo Ocean Race stopover event in the U.S.

Inmarsat is a U.K.-based provider of global mobile satellite communications services for land, sea and air.

“The survey has provided us with really valuable insight into exactly how the owners’ representatives, captains and engineers use satellite communications,” stated Rob Myers, Inmarsat’s senior director of maritime market development. “It also underlines their needs for the future and how we can help to ensure our global services match these requirements.”

For more information, visit inmarsat.com.

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2 thoughts on “Survey looks at yacht connectivity needs

  1. John Valence

    4G LTE Cell Data services should always compliment Satellite due to the demands of High-Speed data. We all know that cellular is much more secure than WiFi and you can get signal 7-8 miles offshore.

    Cell data has been more and more popular as of late and is a fraction of the cost. The trick is finding finding the best partner 😉

  2. Darren Andrews

    Maverick High Speed Internet from Network Innovations is low cost, and allows me to stream video on demand, on my yacht, just like my home connection. I love it!

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