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The beautiful, historic vessel M/Y Christina O cruised St Martin and St Barths during December and January with an average of 20 guests on-board at any time. The guests had expressed a need for good connectivity from the moment they arrived on-board for both business and entertainment purposes. They were making Zoom calls as well as using YouTube and Netflix. During that period, they were consuming over a Terabyte of data each month.


  •  Provide complete coverage in the Windward and Leeward islands, the ABCs and all of the USA and Mexico. In most locations it needed to connect to a number of networks and select the strongest signal to be able to keep the charter guests connected at all times.

  • Provide satellite TV service, DirecTV Caribbean, to the yacht


e3 Systems, supplied the yacht with one 3G/4G contract comprising six BIG DATA Caribbean SIMs connecting with three Pepwave MAX Transit Duo LTEA devices, each with two modems, therefore two SIMs in each. David, the yacht’s General Manager, commented that during the season the connectivity met the guests’ expectations, and they did not need to use the VSAT at all, as the yacht was always located in reach of a GSM mast, the range from which was now enhanced by the use of the new Pepwave equipment. He added that, from their point of view, the data connectivity which they were able to provide this year with the e3 solution was much better than anything they had previously experienced. The DirecTV Caribbean satellite TV service also worked without a hitch.

Want to know more about connectivity solutions for yachts? VSAT | 4G | IT Networks | IPTV | Connectivity for yachts (e3s.com)