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Baltimore, MD - Marinalife Partners with Beacon Wi-Fi

By Sue Richards last modified Apr 16, 2010 04:04 PM

Published: 2010-04-16 16:04:46
Countries: USA

Marinalife, the online concierge and trip planning service, has recently partnered with Beacon Wi-Fi, the largest supplier of wireless Internet to marinas along the East Coast.

The new partnership has exclusive benefits for both marina and boater members of Marinalife. One of Marinalife’s goals is to help the boating industry connect with active cruisers and to help active cruisers receive a wide array of services from marinas. As partners, Marinalife and Beacon Wi-Fi are able to serve both of these communities.

Marinalife boater members will receive a 20% discount off Beacon Wi-Fi services as new subscribers. In addition, Marinalife member marinas will receive a 30% discount off the Beacon Wi-Fi wireless installation fee and 15% off monthly service fees (for new installations only). For marinas that aren’t already members of Marinalife, this is yet another incentive to join the extensive online database of over 8600 marinas that boaters can access.

Joy McPeters, president of Marinalife states, “We polled our boating members and an overwhelming number responded that having Internet access was an important amenity at a marina. This partnership was critical for us as well as Beacon Wi-Fi because we both want to improve the experience of the boater at marinas. Beacon Wi-Fi is a very reputable company and it is ideal to be able to offer their Wi-Fi to our marina and boater clients at a better rate.”

“Beacon Wi-Fi provides service at hundreds of the finest marinas on the U.S. east coast, all of which are focused on serving their customers well,” said Chris Reitz, Co-founder of Beacon Wi-Fi. “It makes perfect sense for us to partner with Marinalife so their boating members can benefit from our 20% discounts and securely surf the Internet. When Marinalife marina members add the Beacon Wi-Fi Network at their marina, their customers benefit from free roaming at over 200 marinas in the Beacon Wi-Fi Network.”

The Marinalife and Beacon Wi-Fi partnership became effective at the end of March 2010 and launches just in time for the start of the boating season on the East Coast. Marinalife has member marinas from Canada to South America and all are eligible to take advantage of the discounted rate in order to be able to offer boaters Wi-Fi service. More information is available online at www.marinalife.com/beaconwifi.

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