Beacon Wi-Fi spreads out service in marinas: The company has marina-based Wi-Fi across 130 marinas on the east coast. There are thousands upon thousands in the U.S. alone, so it's a nice market to tap. People are already throwing their money into a hole in the water, as boat ownership is typically known; add a few dollars a month to that for Internet access, and you don't even notice. Service is as little as $30 per month for a one-year commitment, $40 per month for six months, or $60 a month for each month. Live-on-boards particularly like this kind of service.
Competition is growing. ICOA bought iDock last year and now has 55 marinas unwired. BroadbandXPress (Northwest and B.C.) and Air2Access (Great Lakes) are also building out marina service.