Florida Boat Owners, It’s DIRECTV Time!

It’s that time for boat owners in Florida to come home! The Mediterranean cruise season has ended and you’re headed back to the Sunshine State. When you get there, you’ll be getting some much-needed repairs done to your vessels. It’s how you prepare for next year’s season. While your craft is docked, why not get DIRECTV for your boat? Some of you have put off upgrading that old, standard definition equipment. Others are thinking about getting a new DIRECTV installation but haven’t pulled the trigger. In either case, our Signal Connect division can help. Just ask around at the marinas. They’ll probably tell you that we’ve helped many other Florida boat owners enjoy this premier satellite TV service.

Marine Satellite TV Experts

Getting DIRECTV for your yacht, superyacht, or cruise ship is a big decision. That’s why I turned to our two, in-house marine satellite TV experts for this post. I’m talking about Signal Connect reps Josh Weiss and Dave Ross. These two have put DIRECTV in more boats that I care to count. They’ve also conducted satellite TV presentations to crowds of marine electronics installers. Needless to say, these guys know the ins and outs of putting DIRECTV on boats. They were kind enough to share their expertise with any and all Florida boat owners reading this post.

“Why Should I Get it Now?”

Signal Connect’s David Ross

This is actually an important question that Josh and Dave get all the time. They understand why boat owners and cruise companies ask this, too. Dave summed it up best when he said, “The first thing they say is, ‘Why should I pay for DIRECTV now when I won’t be using it for six months?’ It makes perfect sense when you put yourself in their shoes.” The good news is that the folks at DIRECTV understand the seasonal nature of the cruise industry. “It’s great for boat owners who don’t like contracts,” Dave added.

Boat owners only have to pay their monthly DIRECTV fees when they’re using the boat. Josh explained, “It’s simply a matter of putting their residential or commercial account in ‘sleep’ mode during the off season. We do this all the time for our marine DIRECTV clients; that way they aren’t paying for service when they’re not using the boat.” As a DIRECTV Authorized Dealer, our marine team knows who to call at AT&T. This means our team can put your account to sleep or wake it up quickly and easily.

Get That DIRECTV Upgrade You Need!

Josh Weiss Signal Connect

Signal Connect’s Josh Weiss

Are you a boat owner who’s still rocking that old, standard definition (SD) equipment? You need to know there’s a good chance that some or all of that SD content is going to go offline this year. DIRECTV plans to turns off satellite 119. Josh said, “This could put an end to some or even all of its SD programming. This is why it’s so important for boat owners to upgrade to DIRECTV high-definition (HD).”

The Signal Connect marine dream team is here to help boat owners upgrade to DIRECTV’s high-definition (HD) programming. “It can be a process to upgrade to HD but we’ve already helped many commercial and private boat owners through it,” Dave said. “The important thing is that we can have all of this in place for your guests before next season!” The same goes for new DIRECTV installations. “From service to equipment, activation, and more, we handle it!” he added.

The Satellite TV Equipment Connection

Whether you’re upgrading or getting a new installation, you need the right DIRECTV equipment on your boat. “Our Solid Signal division carries all the marine satellite domes, wiring, and receivers,” Josh said. If you’re not sure what you need, we’ll put together the complete package.” Your Signal Connect rep might also be able to help you save as much as possible on all this gear. We did say that we’re the marine satellite TV experts, after all!

DIRECTV Installation Made Easy

Since our offices are located in Michigan, our team can’t come to Florida to handle your installation. Fortunately, we rely on a network of qualified, professional marine electronics installers to handle that job. Dave explained, “We arrange for an installer to come to the dock to do the job. The people we work with are hand-picked for their experience with marine DIRECTV.” Here’s how the process works:

  1. We match you with a marine electronics installer in or near your area.
  2. This person will show up at your boat on an agreed-upon day/time.
  3. After the installation is finished, we activate your account at a day/time of your choosing.
  4. As part of our account management service, we also put your account to sleep with a phone call.

Marine satellite TV installation can be a huge job for less experienced dealers. Signal Connect has streamlined the process so Florida boat owners get what they want when they want it.

Boat Owners in Florida…

…We encourage you to give us a call. Getting DIRECTV for boats is a big decision. Yacht owners and cruise ship companies want to make sure they’re making the right decision, so you need more information. Our reps understand if that you probably have some questions about this TV service and our process. We encourage you to give our Signal Connect reps a call at 888-233-7563. They’ll be happy to answer your questions. Filling out the form below is another good way to connect with us. We look forward to hearing from all you Florida boat owners!

About the Author

Jake Buckler
Jake Buckler is a cord-cutter, consumer electronics geek, and Celtic folk music fan. Those qualities, and his writing experience, helped him land a copywriting gig at Signal Group, LLC. He also contributes to The Solid Signal Blog.