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June 1st, 2020

The 2020 Superyacht Connectivity Survey Launches from Inmarsat

Inmarsat has launched the firm's 2020 Superyacht Connectivity Survey — this third annual research program provides industry professionals with salient insight into the use of on-board satellite communications.

The Inmarsat 2020 research program will analyze data from skippers, senior crew, chief engineers and technical professionals on vessels ranging from 24m to more than 100m to gain targeted insight on respondents’ awareness and current use of on-board VSAT technology, and the future requirements for global connectivity solutions in the superyacht market.

Inmarsat will publish the 2020 Inmarsat Superyacht Connectivity Report later this year to provide data to assist industry professionals involved in the management and use of on-board SATCOM. The research will also support Inmarsat’s commitment to match its leading services with current and future superyacht requirements and provide the best, most reliable connectivity at sea globally.

As digitization, large scale very small aperture terminal (VSAT) usage and the need for effective on-board cyber security increases in the sector, Inmarsat tailors its research each year to reflect the maritime data revolution, with emphasis on operational, guest and crew usages and needs, onboard data speed and airtime expectations, and cyber safety measures and training.

Inmarsat's range of fully-integrated maritime communication solutions for superyachts includes the company's gold standard Fleet Xpress platform, incorporating a range of benefits such as affordable voice calls, multiple voice options for crew and operations, and high-speed broadband for internet access, plus 24/7 online support by certified engineers. Further Inmarsat services for captains and crew are the new managed Wi-Fi solution Fleet Hotspot, its multi-layer cyber defence solution Fleet Secure Portfolio, and Fleet Data, the maritime industry’s first secure IoT platform.

Peter Broadhurst, SVP, Yachting and Passenger, Inmarsat Maritime, said that as part of the company's efforts to work with superyacht captains and engineers, the firm is pleased to launch the third Superyacht Connectivity Survey. Inmarsat would like to ask key professionals to take 20 minutes to provide their input to help the company create a valuable resource for the superyacht industry that will be hugely beneficial in enabling more informed decisions and creating awareness of the latest technology and its potential. Building on the 2018 and 2019 reports, the 2020 report will be able to capture key trends and insights by addressing the specific requirements driving the demand for continuous global on-board connectivity.

Superyacht professionals can access the survey at this direct link and are not required to provide personal details. Inmarsat published two Inmarsat Superyacht Connectivity Reports in 2018 and 2019, both in association with The Superyacht Group.