Stay ConnectedThere was a time when a yacht cruise meant cutting all communications with shore but with the advent of satellite networks and modern electronics, you can enjoy all the luxuries of a charter getaway and yet remain closely in touch with work.
One of the most common drawbacks of a charter for many potential clients is that they “can’t spend that much time out of contact with their office”. In the modern world, being away from the office is one thing, but being unavailable by phone or email is impossible.
Many experienced charterers plan some time each day to “keep in touch” even though they are on a luxury vacation, and charter yachts are equipped for just that need.
Thank goodness for satcomThe advent of modern satellite communications means that no matter where you are in the world-mid-ocean, far up a jungle river, somewhere amidst icebergs – you can pick up an onboard phone and be in touch with your office in seconds.
That same satellite link (“satcom”) also gives you full access to the Internet and email, so you can check on stocks, review contracts, send instructions to employees, and deal with clients from far at sea.
Either way, these desks are set up for full computer connectivity so you can bring your laptop aboard and have full access. In some cases, the yacht will have a dedicated computer available for the use of guests if you don’t want to bring your laptop. The office area may also be equipped with a printer and fax but, if not, they will be certainly be available elsewhere on the yacht.
Charter yachts often have better communication and work facilities than most homes and even a few businesses!
This permits you to make private calls without having to rely on a fixed phone in a public area of the yacht, and it also gives you access to your mobile phone address book. Those receiving your calls will also be able to recognize the caller ID of your cell phone. In essence, you can send and receive cellphone calls as if you were on land.
Modern communication systems on many yachts allow you to use your cellphone at all times
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