Winter Prep for Spring Boating

Winter is the Perfect Time to Prep Your Satellite Communications and TV for Spring.

It’s refit time. That means your Sea Ray is hauled out, and you can fix what’s broken or improve what you already have so that your experience onboard is top notch, with all the comforts of home.

A satellite communications strategy that gives you high-speed Internet, 24/7 connectivity, the latest news and entertainment, and technical support for peace of mind wherever you cruise can be part of the refit plan. If you already have a satcom system on your Sea Ray, refit presents the perfect opportunity to focus on two important aspects: the monthly service plan and preventative maintenance. Check recent airtime bills to see what your boat’s current typical monthly data usage is, and think about what your needs are likely to be in a year or two.

For preventative maintenance and prep for spring, resist the urge to fly solo on this mission; such endeavors are best left to an expert like a trained technician at your authorized Sea Ray dealership or your preferred boat yard.

And, as any car owner who’s faithful to regular oil changes knows, preventative maintenance is the best medicine for all technology, including sophisticated satellite antenna systems. Exposed to harsh marine environments, systems such as KVH TracVision satellite TV antennas and TracPhone satellite communications systems benefit from periodic checks to maximize uptime and identify possible failure modes before they impact vital operations.

Refit is also the ideal time to consider updating your satellite TV and satcom systems. KVH’s customer appreciation promotions make it even more affordable to upgrade with cash back when you trade in your old TracVision for the latest in marine satellite TV (plus it’s as easy as 1-2-3 to get the new system installed), switch from a slow and expensive Inmarsat FleetBroadband system to the powerful KVH mini-VSAT Broadband service, or upgrade your original TracPhone V3 or V7 system to the latest in TracPhone VIP-series technology.

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