Skip to main content

DeLorme offers contract-free subscription plan

DeLorme will offer a new contract-free satellite subscription plan for its inReach product line of handheld satellite messengers.

The flexible Freedom Plan will allow subscribers to pay for inReach satellite service on a monthly basis only when they need it. They will be able to suspend the service when they’re not using it and retain access to their data, such as messages and tracks from previous trips, reactivating the service plan when they need it.

A minimum 30-day commitment is required.

DeLorme said the plan will make inReach products more affordable for boaters who use them only on an intermittent basis. Service fees for the new plan will start at $14.95 a month for the safety service. Subscribers with year-round requirements can still sign up for a traditional yearly plan at lower monthly rates.

Introduced in June 2013, DeLorme’s inReach SE is a two-way handheld satellite messenger with a built-in bright, high-resolution screen. Users can exchange 160-character text messages with any cell number or email address using the screen and virtual keyboard with predictive text, even when it’s not paired with a smartphone or tablet.

In addition to text messaging, inReach SE provides remote GPS tracking and interactive SOS distress alerting. It uses the Iridium satellite network for 100 percent global coverage without blackout zones or fringe areas.

The company will highlight its new plan at the Feb. 13-17 Miami International Boat Show at booth 1641.



Rays of Light

A key indicator of U.S. consumer confidence rose for the first time in four months in August as the economy added 315,000 jobs.


Yanmar Announces Sales, Marketing Hires

The company has hired Bas Eerden as global sales manager and Michele Durkin as global marketing manager.


So, You Want To Be a Yacht Broker

Tips to help build a network through an online presence which is essential to success


Ian Explodes Into Category 4 Hurricane

The historic hurricane is expected to make landfall this afternoon between Naples and Venice, Fla.


Premier Marine Announces New Minnesota Facility

The pontoon builder recently completed a 150,000-square-foot building with new corporate offices and expanded manufacturing facilities.


Scout Boats Recognizes Top Dealers

Seven Seas Yacht Sales of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., was recognized as the boatbuilder’s top dealer worldwide.


TowBoatUS Vessels Go Pink

Five of TowBoatUS’s response fleet are going pink for the month of October to help increase breast cancer awareness on the water.


Fork in the Channel

Boat registration totals for July mostly revealed considerable weakness compared with a year earlier, and tumbled back into a steeper downtrend than the prior month’s comparisons.


Inflation Stymies Boat Sales

Inventories of new and used boats are improving at the retail level but are still considered comparatively lean, according to the results of the monthly Pulse Report survey.