Connection don’t leave me! Here’s how to stay online at all times

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Onboard connectivity is no longer a luxury, let's look at how you can also have good wifi on a boat and stay up-to-date with the world

The internet connection on board can serve many purposes: in addition to the recreational ones, it is important to get additional weather information, to learn more about anchorages or ports where we plan to stop, in practice it becomes a valuable navigation aid.

Near the coast, you can use your smartphone or tablet or wifi antennas. With the emergence of the high-speed 4G network, performance similar to that of an ADSL line (50 to 100 Mbps on average) is achieved. But if you go a few miles away from land, the signal weakens and disappears, then you will have to rely on a state-of-the-art 3 or 4G antenna kit. And did you know that you can browse the Internet and see all your browsing data right from your wrist?

THE SOLUTIONS FOR CONNECTING

Captifi Antenna

This is a small, compact and powerful wifi antenna powered completely via USB port. Waterproof, it has an attachment to be installed flush with the deck as well. It mounts up in no time, and there in port your wifi connection leaning on the marina’s network will work just fine. It costs 220 euros. FIND IT HERE.

KS-60 Antenna

This wifi antenna is specially designed to receive the weakest signals in the boat and allows you to surf the Internet with the best stability and maximum bandwidth. Connection to the PC is via USB, you will need to download the drivers and after a while you will be ready to surf. It costs 134 euros. FIND IT HERE.

Wiboat kit

Wiboat’s 23G-ABS and 24G-ABS kits are the complete solution for staying connected while boating. WiBoat is an easy-to-use and easy-to-install system that allows you to have your own wi-fi network on the boat with which you can not only surf the Internet but also access on-board instrumentation. They are outdoor kits in watertight ABS container with 2 3G or 4G SIMs, Wifi and on-board LAN. Starting from 442 euros. FIND THEM HERE.

Garmin Quatix 5

To be always connected with on-board instruments, have functions dedicated explicitly to sailing and navigation, and in the meantime have a smartphone on your wrist is possible. With Garmin’s Quatix 5 smatwatch. He is offended if you call him a “clock.” What 599 euros. FIND IT HERE.

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