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Top 5 superyacht technology trends of the future

Top 5 superyacht technology trends of the future

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Project Loon WiFi

Live sporting events and internet-based streaming services are making it more and more important to have a reliable high-speed internet connection on board, but with owners keen to cruise further afield, the technology is racing to keep up.

“In general if you are cruising somewhere you cannot say that you will have a high-band internet connection,” Kerkhof admits. “On the sea there’s still not very much available and, if it is available, it is extremely expensive. This could be something that is going to change in the upcoming years.

“Project Loon by Google (pictured above) is already trying to deliver Internet access to the most remote places. I won’t be surprised if there comes a day when every yacht has its own balloon travelling with it, just to make sure it has a high bandwidth internet connection. I’m sure I’m not the first one thinking of that.”

Photo: Flickr / Ilitephoto

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