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Satcom Direct debuts connectivity services for super and mega-yachts at Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

Satcom Direct debuts connectivity services for super and mega-yachts at Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

Melbourne, FL. / 28 October 2022 – Satcom Direct, the connectivity solutions provider, is making its inaugural appearance at the influential Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this week demonstrating services designed to enhance the connectivity experience for yacht owners that also own business jets.

The SD portfolio includes the SD Marine Router and SD Marine Rack as well as a plethora of value-added services.  The low-profile, rack-mounted router is the next evolution of the well-established SD Router family – which supports connectivity for more than 2,500 business aircraft – and incorporates powerful core software developed specifically to bolster connectivity at sea. The router manages onboard connectivity, and coupled with the SD Marine Rack, provides a standardized, modular solution for securely housing marine entertainment and communication electronics. The SD Marine hardware combines with SD infrastructure, and SD software solutions, to deliver a seamless connectivity experience for customers transitioning between private jets and yachts.

Secure, reliable, consistent, connectivity options supporting safety, productivity and leisure communications is supported by the Intelsat FlexMaritime network which delivers a reliable, secure, high-speed global connectivity solution designed for ships of all sizes. Customer support includes a robust range of SD cybersecurity products, the ability to create an SD Private Network, and tailored Entry into Service training for crew and owners. With a single touchpoint for all aircraft and yacht connectivity SD is revolutionizing the connectivity experience for owners, operators, and brokers that manage a portfolio of valuable assets.

“Operational, regulatory, passenger and crew requirements are putting growing pressure on yacht owners to optimize reliable connectivity throughout a vessel’s entire journey, so having access to high-speed global connectivity at sea today is essential. With Intelsat FlexMaritime solution, our customers will have consistent connectivity wherever and whenever they need it,” comments Michael Skou-Christensen, Chief Commercial Officer for Satcom Direct. “We are transferring our experience from the skies to the seas to streamline the connectivity management experience. We are the only company that can offer this singular service and we know that our multi-asset owners welcome this option.”

Intelsat FlexMaritime leverages Intelsat’s global fleet of multi-layered, high-throughput satellites (HTS) to provide ship owners and operators with “always-on” connectivity in even the most densely populated or remote shipping lanes. The flexible service plans support consistent connectivity for the extended periods of time these elite yachts spend at sea. With FlexMaritime, yachts remain connected, even when their travel routes or bandwidth demands shift unexpectedly.


Photo caption: Satcom Direct showcasing connectivity services for super- and mega-yachts during Fort Lauderdale boat show.


About Satcom Direct
Satcom Direct (SD) is founded on a core belief of understanding the value of time and the importance of maximizing it. The company mobilizes the most cutting-edge technologies to enable connection, wherever you might be. SD’s proprietary technologies span business aviation, marine, government and telecommunications sectors, with the singular goal of leading connectivity industry standards.

Harnessing a powerful combination of tools, SD delivers consistent, reliable connectivity across the globe. Proprietary software, hardware, terrestrial infrastructure, cybersecurity solutions and award-winning customer services create tailored data services for each individual customer mission. The aim is to enhance the passenger experience, improve efficiencies and give back precious time by providing connectivity beyond all expectations.

SD World Headquarters is located in the heart of the Space Coast in Melbourne, Florida, with 15 additional locations in nine countries including UK, UAE, Switzerland, Singapore, Australia, Russia, and Brazil plus a hardware development and manufacturing base in Ottawa, Canada.  For more information regarding SD, visit, e-mail, or call U.S. +1.321.777.3000 or UK


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