Stay connected at sea
You can trust that you’re in safe hands with OceanWeb for all of your on board communication and technical needs.
With over 20 years of experience in the marine communications industry and with a team of qualified, professional engineers, we can work together to create a solution bespoke to you.
The majority of our new business comes from recommendations, a fact we are very proud of, and we offer the same exacting level of service and attention regardless of the project or client.
I sincerely look forward to working with you. – Dr Benedict Hextall, OceanWeb Founder
Wave goodbye to poor signal
Make poor coverage and slow internet speeds a thing of the past by using a combination of our solutions to cover all aspects of your communications. Contact one of our engineers today to discuss how we can tailor a unique solution for your vessel.
Case Study – Black Pearl
OceanWeb are proud to provide VSAT Airtime services to the 106.7m Oceanco sailing yacht Black Pearl.
The 106.7m (350ft) three-masted sailing yacht Black Pearl is a unique and complex vessel and was the result of an elaborate and successful collaboration on the part of an international group of designers, engineers, naval architects, builders, and project managers.
Our IT Manager, Damian Brand, and one of our Technical Support Engineers, Josh Brand, visited the vessel to carry out a VSAT commissioning however, they had been made aware that there was an issue with fixed heading programming due to the independently rotating masts. (The dual VSAT antennas are located on the forward mast port and mizzen mast starboard)
Our Managing Director, Ben Hextall, worked closely with Intellian prior to the visit to create a bespoke software solution to overcome this issue. Ben identified the technical requirements and Intellian’s R&D team then created a custom firmware patch which meant that the heading output could be disabled. Following this, they were able to carry out the VSAT commissioning with no additional issues.
“OceanWeb are great to work with! They are attentive and always strive to make the situation perfect by customizing contracts for every customer. Their after sales service is great and I can highly recommend Dr Hextall and the team!”
– Chris Gartner, Captain of SY Black Pearl
Case Study – Ulysses
The 116m Kleven explorer yacht, Ulysses, is specially designed for long expeditions in potentially rough waters and blends a robust, hard-working character with luxurious added extras.
The vessel is equipped with a heli hangar on the top deck which provides storage for her Bell 429 helicopter when covering long distances at sea and her huge 18 metre beam accommodates 66 people!
Our Technical Support Engineers, Josh Brand and Tom Poole, worked closely with the Chief Engineer and Chief Electrician on board to configure a robust and fast bonded 4G solution.
Together with our OMDO and SD-WAN bonded 4G router, they aggregated the bandwidth of 4 cellular connections to provide not only an increase in range and speed, but also a more reliable connection with reduced downtime and packet loss.
With this solution, they were able to achieve an astonishing 58mbps total throughput at a range of 52km off shore.