Super Yacht Posts

The posts in this section are about the super yacht industry.

SMM in Hamburg is a massive trade show in a city with a fascinating nautical history. SMM is the meeting place for the world's maritime industry. So there are a lots of cool things for a ship enthusiast to see there. But one of my main takeaways this week was the super-lightweight Sailor 600 Ku-band VSAT antenna.

Fans of Inmarsat Global Express (GX) will welcome recent enhancements to the Sailor 100 GX antenna system from Cobham. Until now, GX ships that wanted to eliminate the effects of blockage from ship structure would need a huge amount of hardware and two full monthly airtime accounts in their attempt to address the problem of blockage from masts, cranes and other objects protruding from the deck.

A typical ship using Fleet Broadband or Iridium as its primary satcom system could save 10s of thousands of dollars per year. Despite the click-bait headline, it is actually true. A clever mobile browser called Puffin removes the stuff you don't need from every web page you visit. Images and videos are optimised and compressed. When we tested it we saved 90% on data usage.

Now you can find out with Cobham Satcom's new 3D catalogue app. Being 3D, you can pinch, pan and rotate your way to maritime satcom heaven with all your favourite ship satellite and radio products.

China Zhongwang Holding Limited has acquired a majority stake in Australian ship builder Silver Yachts of Henderson, Western Australia.

One of the best things about working at Acutec Systems is our connection with the huge range of diverse and fascinating maritime projects our customers are involved with.

The last time I was here in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea commissioning a Sea Tel marine VSAT system, this beauty was erupting. It took us a bit longer than usual to figure out why we couldn't get the system on satellite.

We are looking forward to catching up with customers, suppliers, partners and friends this week at the Monaco Yacht Show. And of course getting our hands and feet on some of the latest and greatest marine hardware on the planet. 125 super yachts will be on show with 580 exhibitors from every corner of the world. Including Australia of course! Highlights for us comms nerds in ...

We had the pleasure of working with Signature Marine on the newest addition to Sydney's charter fleet this week. Recently re-located from the Middle East, the 30m Nadara yacht Shadow is sleek, contemporary and well equipped both inside and out. Best of luck to the Owner and the team at Shadow Charters for their upcoming first season on the stunning New South Wales and Queenslan ...

There has been a small but very welcome relaxing of the rules for super yachts visiting Australia's great Barrier Reef. National peak body Superyacht Australia announced this week that after many years of lobbying the federal government, their requests for better access to the iconic cruising grounds have finally enjoyed some success. New anchorages have been defined that will ...

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