Inmarsat partners with Europe’s biggest leisure boat manufacturer - Business Leader News

Inmarsat partners with Europe’s biggest leisure boat manufacturer


Inmarsat has announced a new partnership with Lagoon from Groupe Beneteau that enables its ‘Fleet One’ connectivity solution to be available as a line-fit and retro-fit option on all Lagoon catamarans across its shipyards.

Available through partner Advanced Tracking, the offer provides boat owners with a cost-effective, two-year package that features unlimited satellite communication as required, plus shoreside GSM 3G/4G (including 5Go/month broadband) in more than 100 countries and Wi-Fi connectivity within 10km.

Capitalising on Inmarsat’s reliable and flexible Fleet One service created especially for leisure customers, the communication package includes 1000 minutes’ voice package, 24/7 rescue access, medical assistance, international concierge, automatic weather files reception, Konectis-mail email system, personal blog creation and tracking via satellite.

Alexandre Dauberville, Marketing Director of Lagoon said: “In our connected world, communication on a yacht is a key feature for the new generation of sailors and an important point for all boat owners for cruising and security. Creating this partnership between two worldwide leaders, as Lagoon and Inmarsat, offer to clients the best service that they can expect in terms of satellite communication.”

Boat owners can enhance their cruising experience as they wish, by updating chart navigation systems and weather forecasts in real time, making calls, accessing emails and social network apps and live tracking provided by the Konectis platform from Advanced Tracking.

Arvid Karlberg, Business Development Manager, Fleet One, Inmarsat, said: “We are delighted that Lagoon from Groupe Beneteau has provided this significant endorsement for our Fleet One service. Through this partnership with Advanced Tracking and the new communication package more leisure customers will now be able to benefit from being connected at all time with reliable speeds when navigating close to shore and at high seas. We are excited to extend this partnership to more brands within Groupe Beneteau.”