Mounted on your boat's mast, its backstay, or anywhere else, the powerful WiFi radio at the heart of our system reaches ashore to bring high-speed internet back to your boat.
Accessing onshore WiFi from your vessel is different from accessing WiFi in your home or office. Whether you’re tied up at a marina or anchored just offshore, the distance and crowded environment make finding a good connection challenging. Even if your phone shows an available network with a full five bars, you might not be able to connect or get decent speed.
There's a simple reason for that: you can see them, but they can’t see you.
Onshore hotspots are backed up by powerful radios so that their signals easily reach your phone and laptop—but the low-power radios in your devices, which have relatively tiny antennas, aren’t always strong enough to cut through the clutter and travel the necessary distance in return.
This is where the Coastal Marine WiFi booster comes in.
Mounted high up on your vessel, our powerful radio with its 16” omnidirectional antenna handles the job of connecting to onshore networks.
It transmits at many times the power of your personal devices and can blast through the clutter of a typical marina to maintain a fast, stable connection—even at one nautical mile or more under ideal conditions.
That connection is relayed through a single weatherproof cable to a WiFi router installed in your cabin, which broadcasts its own secure WiFi network for your onboard devices to connect to (just like in your home or office).
You’ll have fast, reliable internet throughout your vessel, and the only WiFi connection that needs to change as you travel is the single one maintained by our booster—there’s no more need to reconnect all your devices every time you drop anchor.
With a few taps of your finger, you have total control of the booster via our free and easy-to-use mobile app, available for iOS and Android; unlike other systems, there's no need to open your browser and log on to a complicated web interface just to connect to new hotspots (although we also provide that option if you don't want to use the app).