In a dead ship event such as a lightning strike, where the boat’s batteries are out of action, or a life-raft evacuation, Starlink will be of no use. The GO! exec’s backup battery could literally be a life-saver with 24 hours of standby or 6 hours of talk/data time. The SOS button is an extra safety feature for added peace of mind.
Starlink’s power consumption makes it unsuitable for 24/7 use on most boats.
The GO! exec 5MB plan provides enough data to keep services like GPS tracking, AI Polars, and the PredictWind Anchor App connected 24/7 without any overages. This gives you the flexibility to only turn on your Starlink when you need high speed internet.
The Datahub is required for PredictWind GPS Tracking.
The GO! exec has an IP65 waterproof rating, while the Starlink routers have no waterproof rating, and the standard antennae has an IP54 rating, which is a source of potential failure in storms.
Starlink does not work in heavy rain due to the K band frequency degradation in these conditions, where as the GO! exec’s L band frequency performs in any conditions.
In the event of a life-raft evacuation or medical emergency, make voice calls directly into the unit with no additional apps or devices requires. Be assured emergency services are aware of your situation and stay in contact until help arrives.