After only one and a half years of full-time cruising on our 35′ sailing catamaran Irie, Mark and I felt like adding a complication to our floating life. 🙂
It all started with the need for a reliable, affordable, marine grade, long range WiFi system. We couldn’t find a product that was both of high quality and reasonably priced, so we sourced the best marine grade components and built our own. It allowed us to surf the web and keep in touch with friends and family from the comfort of our boat. Cruising friends were impressed with the result and wanted one as well… We called our new venture The Wirie, combining the name of our boat and wireless internet, and the rest is history as they say. While started in the spring of 2009 as a USB-only solution, The Wirie products are now completely wireless and offer connections to WiFi and 3G/4G/LTE networks. They have grown into an invaluable piece of boat gear for every cruiser – or RVer – requiring internet on board. The Wirie provides internet that is all irie!
For more information about our Wirie products, check out www.thewirie.com.