Embrace the spirit of the sea with reliable global connections

Few things are more liberating than cruising on the open water — just you, the wind and the waves. But this sense of freedom can quickly disappear when trouble arises and you need to reach out for help. Iridium is there to make sure your voyage is an adventure, not your communications.

Iridium and its partners provide a range of reliable global voice and data communications products and services that keep boat owners connected to what matters most, everywhere.

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Exceptional performance for
adventures of any size, anywhere

A recognized marine satellite communications leader, Iridium works with its partners to offer boaters many key advantages, including:

  • Satellite coverage from the Mediterranean Sea to the Alaskan coast, or anywhere on the globe
  • Compact and low-cost above-deck equipment that will fit on boats as small as six meters
  • Flexible and competitive airtime packages
  • Below deck equipment that is easily mounted in tight spaces
  • Smooth transition and forward compatibility to our next generation satellite constellation, providing connectivity for decades to come.

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    A link from ship to shore

    With a range of cost-effective communications products and services, Iridium and its partners help boat owners run a tight ship by providing:

    • Communications to shore through low-cost voice
    • Low-cost access to critical data, such as weather information, including water temperature, wind speed and local forecasts
    • Access to applications for social media and marina services
    • A choice of rugged and compact, SOS-enabled devices providing a crucial link to shore and to peace of mind
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    Built to perform in
    tough conditions

    Backed by an industry-leading, five-year limited manufacturer's warranty and combined with the Iridium OpenPort® broadband service, Iridium Pilot® is the only global, reliable connection for broadband voice and data maritime communications — supporting leisure boaters with exceptional performance, durability and value while at sea


    Stay on top of weather conditions

    As varied as the environment itself, Iridium and its partners offer a range of solutions that support the collection and transmission of up-to-the-minute weather data, accessible from any of the world’s waters.

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    In touch with who matters most

    Being at sea for extended periods of time can make passengers long for home. The ability to talk on the phone and exchange messages with loved ones can help to keep the adventure alive — something only Iridium makes possible on a global scale.

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    Connecting the world like no other

    Enhanced with high-value features and services, Iridium handsets such as Iridium Extreme® and Iridium 9555 put more innovative capability — and more ways to connect — into the hands of leisure boat passengers everywhere.


    Passenger devices now work

    Iridium GO!® provides global voice and text messaging for smartphone users. Get the latest information for weather, sailing GRIB files, social media access and enhanced email capabilities through optimized apps. No worries. Just connected, wherever the sea takes you.



    Putting boat and passenger safety first

    On the open water, being prepared is often the best protection. A boater in trouble needs the reassurance of a dependable communications system — especially when travelling outside the limits of traditional networks.

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    Reaching vessels when no one else can

    Powered by a unique global constellation of 66 cross-linked low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites, the Iridium network provides robust connections, anywhere on Earth — including in waters beyond the reach of traditional networks.

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    Partner ecosystem

    An engine for global innovation

    Iridium is proud to support a strong partner ecosystem driven by value-added collaboration, powered by Iridium core technologies and focused on delivering global communications solutions that connect people and information in exciting new way.


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