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KVH Celebrates Superyachts in Newport for Candy Store Cup Regatta


The company’s Superyacht Group is a supporting partner of the event, which takes place near KVH’s global headquarters

KVH is pleased to announce that its Superyacht Group is a supporting partner of the 2017 Candy Store Cup Superyacht Edition, a regatta that will feature world-class sailing yachts racing off Newport, Rhode Island, July 27-29. Organized and hosted by Newport Shipyard and Bannister’s Wharf, the event includes daily racing by such superyachts as Zenji, a 56-meter Perini Navi ketch; Meteor, a 52-meter Royal Huisman schooner; Ranger, a 42-meter J Class sloop originally designed in the 1930s; Audrey II, a 27-meter Jongert ketch; and Freya, a 27-meter Nautor’s Swan sloop.

“The superyacht market is an exciting area of the marine industry right now, with demand growing for these stunning yachts worldwide,” notes Darryl Matfin, sales manager for KVH’s Superyacht Group. “It is an honor to be part of this regatta and see nearly a dozen superyachts racing off Newport, which has such a legendary sailing history.”

KVH’s world headquarters is located in Middletown, Rhode Island, just a few miles from the Candy Store Cup’s base at Newport Shipyard, in the heart of Newport. The company’s history is tied to prestigious yachting events in Newport, dating back to 1982 when KVH developed electronics for America’s Cup yachts.

Today, the company is known for its end-to-end marine solutions encompassing onboard high-speed Internet, high-definition satellite television, content delivery, and technical support—all from one provider. KVH’s products and services include: advanced TracPhone® VIP-series satellite communications antenna systems; award-winning TracVision® TV- and HD-series satellite television antenna systems; mini-VSAT Broadbandsm global connectivity; and IP-MobileCast™ content delivery services for chart and weather data and a unique combination of daily news and entertainment content.

“We are committed to ensuring that the superyacht experience is enhanced by our services, whether it’s a CEO who needs to conduct a business meeting from the yacht, or a captain who needs chart updates for the next voyage,” says Matfin. “We care about every customer, and our 24/7 global concierge approach means we are always on call to deliver exceptional service.”

Note to Editors:  For more information about KVH’s mobile connectivity solutions for yachts, please visit the mini-VSAT Broadband website, For news updates, please follow KVH on LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.

About KVH Industries, Inc.
KVH Industries, Inc., is a leading provider of in-motion satellite TV and communications systems, having designed, manufactured, and sold more than 200,000 mobile satellite antennas for applications on vessels, vehicles, and aircraft. KVH is also a leading news, music, and entertainment content provider to many industries including maritime, retail, and leisure. Videotel, a KVH company, is a market-leading provider of training films, computer-based training and eLearning. KVH is based in Middletown, RI, with research, development, and manufacturing operations in Middletown, RI, and Tinley Park, IL. The company’s global presence includes offices in Belgium, Brazil, Cyprus, Denmark, Hong Kong, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, the Philippines, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

KVH, TracPhone, TracVision, and IP-MobileCast are trademarks of KVH Industries, Inc. mini-VSAT Broadband is a service mark of KVH Industries, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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