Fleetbroadband Sailor 500

The Fleetbroadband Sailor 500 together with Inmarsat's fast, reliable satellite services, provides the combination of rugged equipment and affordable rates that best suits today’s mariners, who require fully equipped and reliable communications systems at sea worldwide. Designed to meet the specific needs of large commercial vessels and luxury yachts, this system operates at the fastest data rates possible with FleetBroadband service.


Fleetbroadband Sailor 500 provides up-to-the-minute access to e-mail, Internet, and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), as well as telephone services, creating an “office at sea” that can travel with you wherever you go. With the TracPhone FB250, you will enjoy Internet and telephone connections just like the ones you have at home.

By keeping your crew happy and connected to home, as well as maintaining a high level of safety and efficiency on your vessel, you are ensuring that your business at sea will be profitable for years to come.

Founded in 1979 and supporting more than 225,000 users worldwide, Inmarsat is the world leader in global mobile satellite communications.

Key Benefits

  • IP connection for e-mail and internet/intranet access including secure VPN
  • Streaming IP (Quality of Service; i.e. guaranteed bandwidth)
  • ISDN (SAILOR 500 FleetBroadband only)
  • Voice and data simultaneously
  • Small size hardware

Simultaneously having access to voice and high-speed data services on a global basis will revolutionize data success on vessels. Sea chart information, online weather data, route planning and crew calling can all be undertaken at the same time, highly increasing information efficiency on board.

Operation and service of FleetBroadband will continue for many years ensuring a stable platform for the future.

Details / Specs


Manufacturer Thrane & Thrane
Name SAILOR 500

Phyical Characteristics

Weight 18.0kgs
40 lbs (18 kg) – M7 Matching / 77 lbs (35 kg) – M9 Matching



Data Capabilities

Standard 432Kbps (Send)
Data 432Kbps (Receive)
Up to 432 Kbps


256Kbps (Send)
256Kbps (Receive)
32, 64, 128, 256 Kbps