Inmarsat launches Digital Yacht initiative


Inmarsat has launched its Digital Yacht initiative with the release of a video tailored to offer unique insight to the superyacht, yachting, explorer and racing communities, enabling them to capitalise on the latest developments in onboard connectivity. The video will be the first in a new series, featuring a combination of online and live event formats and supporting content.

Introducing six key topics, Inmarsat will explore how digitalisation in the yachting sector is revolutionising different areas of superyacht management, design, operation and efficiency, changing the guest and crew onboard experience, improving safety and cyber security and increasing accessibility to worldwide cruising.

The Digital Yacht series, presented by Inmarsat yachting ambassador Nick Moloney, will feature industry experts and guests, professionals, and Inmarsat specialists. Through analysis and discussion of each topic, the digitalisation initiative will highlight future trends and opportunities.

Available to view now Digital Yacht: Performance Sailing and The Ocean Race starts the series with an interview with Simon Fisher, professional offshore sailing team member and an Ocean Race participant. The series will continue throughout the summer and culminate at METSTRADE 2021 with an in-person presentation and interactive event.

Peter Broadhurst, senior vice president, Safety, Security, Yachting and Passenger, Inmarsat Maritime, said: “The evidence is clear that digitalisation in the yachting sector continues to grow. Developments in connectivity and the transfer of data in greater volumes between yacht and shore continue to bring significant gains for guest and crew experience, operations, yacht management efficiency and crew welfare. We also know from our own research that usage and spend of VSAT is predicted to increase.

“Inmarsat is keen to reinforce and forge links with mariners with entertaining and engaging material. Whether superyacht managers, owners looking to improve efficiencies, a crew member concerned about life onboard and the effect of Brexit or the 90-day rule, a participant in elite racing, or an average boat owner hoping to tap-in to some of the new technology, we have great content for you.”