Inmarsat's latest I4 satellite system, as used for BGAN and FleetBroadband, is the first to make possible the high speeds and flexibility of the Internet that you have come to expect in your home, from some of the worlds most remote places.

The Inmarsat FleetBroadband series range from giving you 150Kbs up to an impressive 432Kbs. Although this is probably not as fast as your home broadband connection, it has given an increasing number of business men and women, the opportunity to run their business from anywhere on the planet.

With the release of the new FleetBroadband 150, Inmarsat have closed the gap between high speed data on-board and affordability. Inmarsat FleetBroadband has made the versatility of the Internet available to a whole new class of boat owner.

Inmarsat Marine FleetBroadband Units

Sailor FleetBroadband 150

The Sailor FleetBroadband 150 closes the gap between affordability and Broadband on your boat.


Sailor FleetBroadband 250

The Sailor FleetBroadband 250, the right balance between speed, size and money!


Sailor FleetBroadband 500

The Sailor FleetBroadband 500, the ultimate in on-board high speed Internet!

Inmarsat Land BGAN Units

Wideye Sabre 1

The Wideye Sabre 1 is a great entry level Inmarsat BGAN unit.


Explorer 300

The Explorer 300 from Thrane & Thrane is the complete mobile broadband office at your finger tips

Running Costs

The running costs for the FleetBroadband series are based on monthly subscriptions, with different packages available for different usage requirements. Inmarsat FleetBroadband are one of only a few satellite systems which can offer the option of very high speed "always-on broadband" style internet access, charged based on the data volume used (versus the time online).

The per MB data cost varies dependent on which plan you choose, but can work out at as little as $6.37/MB. Calls costs from $0.76/min.

The most complicated thing about the airtime pricing is working out what you can get done with a MB of data. As a general rule if you are using MailASail's teleport-it compression, then text emails should go relatively unnoticed on your bill. You should be able to get in excess of 200 emails for a MB. Weather files are not very expensive either. Using the teleport-weather you can get an Atlantic sized GRIB file with 6 predictions for $1.

Browsing the web is a little harder to quantify. If you know where you are going and the site is well written, like BBC news pages, then it won't cost you very much. However it is not priced to browse YouTube. There is a very handy tool that allows you to see how much data you are using so you can get an idea for the costs of browsing the web during your first few months of usage.

An important thing to be aware of, when paying for anything, is what you are paying for. Some people price things in Mega Bytes and others in Mega bits, usually depending on which one makes their system more appealing. They are easily confused but very different. A Byte is eight times bigger than a bit. If someone is referring to a Mega Byte they should use the abbreviation MB. Alternatively if they are referring to a Mega bit then they should use Mb.

Please contact MailASail for your free FleetBroadband sim card email: