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Best Marine Cell Phone Signal Booster for Boat/ Yacht/ Ship.

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017

Boost your Cell Voice, 3G and 4G LTE Internet wireless signals on the high seas with the most powerful best marine cell phone signal booster for boats, yachts, and ships.

Cell Phone Signal Booster for Boat Yacht Ship.

Is 24/7 Wireless Connectedness a Necessity or Choice?

We live in a connected age, and it is unthinkable for anyone these days to be out of touch. You can be hanging from the edge of a cliff on the north face of Mount Everest, and still get a call on your cell phone from your kid asking if he can use the car on Friday night. It is possible to talk to people in space as if they are in the room next door (although the weightless thing is a little weird, we admit), so we all naturally expect to have no problems getting in touch with anyone, anywhere in the world.

How about Wireless Connectivity on a Boat/ Yacht/ Ship?

However, there’s this one place where cell phone service can be a little sketchy. It is called the ocean. Even though we have mastered the art of making phone calls to Mount Everest and the international space station, it can still be a challenge to connect with a call when you're in a boat on the open ocean. Out on the high seas you can face problems like phone calls that disconnect without warning, text messages that are slow to download, emails that don’t get sent, web pages that take forever to load, and reception that fades in and out.

There are several reasons why cell phones don’t work as well on a boat, but here are the two main ones as listed below.


You might remember learning this in Physics class (or maybe that is one of the classes you slept through and didn’t learn anything), but sound travels in waves. Cell signals are sound waves that are amplified and transmitted by cell towers. The waves start out strong, just like waves that are created when a big man does a belly flop in a pool, but as they get farther away from the transmission point, they weaken. If you’re out there in the middle of the briny deep, far from a cell tower, the sound waves are going to be much weaker.


Interference is something we all used as children when we hid behind a bigger kid in the back of the classroom so the teacher wouldn’t call on us. The bigger kid interferes with the teacher’s line of sight, blocking us from her view. Objects can interfere with sound waves also, and this happens when you’re on the water. Large structures made of concrete, metal, or other types of material can block the signal, as well as mountain ranges and other landmarks. The result is your signal gets weakened or blocked completely.

Now this is definitely not an ideal situation, is it? You can’t just go sailing off on your boat and not stay in touch with the world, can you? That teenage son still needs to know if he can use the car, and your mother wants to know when you're coming home for dinner, and your stockbroker wants to tell you that it was a mistake to buy stock in that folding paper map company and now you have lost your nest egg (well, maybe you don't want to take that call).

So what do you do?

You need a cell phone signal booster. This is a handy little gadget that pumps up a cell signal till it looks like a bodybuilder on steroids. It strengthens the signal so it won't drop, won't fade in and out, and your reception will be clear and true. You can talk to your teenager as long as you want and you will hear every word (unless you don’t want to, and in that case you can hang up).

The way the cell signal booster works is: The exterior antenna lassoes the weak signal coming from a faraway cell tower, then pushes that baby to an amplifier. The amplifier supercharges the weak 3G or 4G signal as much as thirty two times. Finally, the interior antenna rebroadcasts the muscled up signal throughout your boat.

This is not to say that you can’t still have problems with cell signals, but they are correctable. Here are the two main problems that can occur.

Signal Overload.

This happens when the signal is too strong for the amplifier. It is like when your mother-in-law is sitting right next to you in the car and you suddenly find you can’t hear her anymore - your hearing circuits are overloaded, as it were. When your boat is close to a cell tower, the signal will be so strong that it will overwhelm the amplifier and cause it to shut down. However, this isn’t really a problem, because you won’t need the booster anyway - you’re close enough to the tower that your passengers should all have a strong signal. Once you move away from the tower, the booster will turn on again.

Signal Oscillation.

If you’re a Heavy Metal fan you know all about feedback and distortion, and that is pretty much what is going on with cell signal oscillation. It is when a signal gets bounced from your inside antenna to your outside one. It is similar to that familiar squealing sound that occurs when someone puts a microphone too close to a speaker. It is a problem that can be easily fixed if you just move the two antennas farther away from each other on the boat, and make sure you don’t have the inside antenna pointing directly at the external one.

Aside from those two minor problems, a cell signal booster system will work perfectly on any boat, and you will find it improves your reception markedly.

So what type booster do you buy?

We recommend the Marine Cell Phone Booster (weBoost Drive 4G-X 470510 + Marine Kit). It is a professional-grade unit that will ensure you have a strong, consistent signal on your boat for high-speed Internet, 4G LTE Internet, and talk/ text.

Here are some of its outstanding features:

  • Offers up to 60% more range than other marine cell phone boosters.
  • It will boost talk and text, plus 3G and 4G LTE data.
  • Up to +50 decibels gain.
  • It works on all cell phones and carriers.
  • Enables clearer talk and text, and improves Internet speed.
  • Recognized as the most powerful cell phone signal booster from weBoost that boosts & enhances 4G data.

Now, that is clear enough that the saltiest sea dog can understand it. The plain facts are that if you want to have a strong cell signal when you’re out on the high seas, you need a signal booster. And the best signal booster around is the Marine Cell Phone Booster (weBoost Drive 4G-X 470510 + Marine Kit)!

Questions? Call us for a FREE product recommendation or try our automated Cell Phone Signal Booster Selector Tool. Need a cell phone booster installer? We offer installation services by a certified installing team that installs boosters nationwide across USA and Canada. Submit location details for cell phone signal booster system design & installation quote to have your amplifier kit installed by professionals.

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