As superyachts grow in size and sophistication, and as the world’s merchant fleet modernizes, superyacht bridges are coming to resemble those of their big brothers. It starts in school. Superyacht captains and officers graduate from maritime academies where they are trained on commercial ship bridge simulators. Most of the leading commercial maritime systems and software are now available to superyachts. It’s similar to the trend in aviation, where private jets use the same navigation and weather systems as their commercial counterparts. We and others have concluded that anything less than a professional-grade solution is frankly inadequate for a superyacht.
The commercial maritime industry is led by a few respected and expert businesses. Typically, their executives are former deck officers and captains who have transitioned to land and are devoting a second career to improving the safety and efficiency of ship operations at sea. They bring sophisticated applications to market and support them globally, 24/7, as customers and maritime regulations demand. Their seamanship, expertise and commitment to their core business make them ideal superyacht solution providers.
At KVH, we’re selecting and collaborating with a network of these category leaders in charting, meteorology and training, with other specialties to follow. We challenge them to design better services, unrestrained by satellite communications bandwidth limitations. We uncork the communications bottleneck with our IP‑MobileCast multicasting technology. We also provide the file transport programming interface, and the onboard file server where our operations partners find their data.
IP-MobileCast content delivery service is designed for that very purpose: to bring you the content you need, from the leading partners you prefer, via a delivery platform unlike any other in the maritime industry today.