Whether you're looking to browse in private online or looking to stream your favourite shows while at sea, a VPN is the answer to both situations.
A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a completely private network accessed via a public internet connection. It allows you to trick your computer into thinking your IP address is in another location and protects your online activity. So if you need to access sensitive emails, private information or want to browse or stream something remotely, a VPN allows you to remain anonymous and protects your online movements as you do so. It's worth noting that a VPN can be used on laptop, mobile and PC too.
So if you're looking to binge on your favourite TV programme while onboard your superyacht, take a look at our picks of the best VPN services to buy now.
NordVPN is a popular service offering a range of features. Promising worldwide access on secure networks, it is compatible with multiple browsers and devices. It has a strict 'no logs policy' to ensure your data is strictly private and their pricing is very reasonable, plus they have 5,200 servers in 62 countries.
- 1-month plan: £9.20
- 1-year plan: £3.79 per month
- 2-year plan: £2.86 per month
For another trustworthy VPN service, ExpressVPN has a great rapport with customers. Offering super-fast connection speed you'd think you were sat next to your router. With a global reach, it has more than routers in 97 different countries and works on all devices.
- 1-month plan: £10.30
- 6-month plan: £7.95 per month
- 12-month plan: £6.62 per month
CyberGhost is easy to use and quick to set up, boasting over 6,000 servers in 88 countries. This particular VPN is great for streaming if that's your intention, including region-blocked sporting events. It safely hides your IP address and protects your digital identity.
- 1-month plan: £10.29
- 6-month plan: £5.95
- 18-month plan: £2.15
For a great-value VPN service try Ivacy. It doesn't store logs but it does keep track of the login attempts to their servers and it has a great unblocking function. A particularly great function is the ability to connect up to five devices simultaneously, however it doesn't have quite as many servers as the others, at 1,000 in over 100 regions.
- 1-month plan: $9.95
- 2-year plan: $2.40 per month
Private Internet Access can hold up to an impressive 10 devices simultaneously while maintaining a great connection. This is because it has over 11,000 servers across 95 locations and it continues to be a safe platform.
- Monthly plan: £8.09 per month
- 1-year plan: £2.71 per month
- 2-year plan: £2.19 per month
ProtonVPN is another reliable and robust service that's easy to use. They have a strict no data logging policy for those looking for more security, however, they have a smaller reach with 1,060 servers in 54 countries and a maximum of 5 VPN connections (with the plus package).
- Basic package: €4 per month
- Plus package: €8 per month
- Visionary package: €24 per month