Always wanted to work remotely from a yacht but foiled by laggy internet? You’re in luck.
Starlink, the satellite-internet service from Elon Musk’s SpaceX, is now available for boats, the company announced on Thursday.
—SpaceX (@SpaceX) July 7, 2022
Starlink Maritime costs $5,000 per month, plus an initial $10,000 fee that covers two high-performance satellite dishes. It promises to deliver download speeds of 350 Mbps. Regular Starlink internet costs $110 per month, along with $599 for the necessary hardware.
In a tweet, Musk clarified the importance of the special pair of terminals, saying they’re “important for maintaining the connection in choppy seas & heavy storms.”
The company says Starlink Maritime can withstand extreme weather and is suited for uses “from merchant vessels to oil rigs to premium yachts.” It said it has been using the service to film SpaceX rocket landings at sea.
SpaceX in May introduced a $135-per-month service targeted toward RV owners who want to move their service from place to place.
SpaceX has launched a constellation of some 2,000 Starlink satellites that beam internet to roughly 250,000 users.