Troon becomes first Scottish marina to install Wi-Fi 6 technology
30 May 2024

Troon Yacht Haven has announced its completion of a major connectivity upgrade across the site, bringing the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology to berths across the 400 berth marina.

As the next generation of Wi-Fi technology, Wi-Fi 6 is designed to comfortably handle a higher number of devices compared to the previous Wi-Fi 5 technology, perfect for a busy marina like Troon Yacht Haven. But, most importantly, Wi-Fi 6 can deliver greater Wi-Fi coverage at faster speeds.

Troon Yacht Haven’s initial monitoring shows areas of the marina which previously only had download speeds of 5Mbps are now seeing speeds of up to 60Mbps.

This upgrade is complemented by 19 new access points across the marina, contributing to a major connectivity upgrade across the marina.

“Investments like the rollout of the new Wi-Fi 6 comes from the feedback we had from our berth holders over recent years”, comments Marina Director Stephen Bennie. “We’ve seen an increase in the number of devices using our Wi-Fi service, along with a marked increase in data usage. Boat owners are changing the way they use their vessel and how they spend their time onboard; in many cases using it as a remote workstation before or after a day on the water. So, finding a solution to meet the requirements of modern day boaters was important to meet these changing demands, and Wi-Fi 6 does exactly this.”

2024 is likely to be a busy year for Troon Yacht Haven and the town itself. The mainland to Arran ferry has been relocated to Troon Harbour and the picturesque seaside town is preparing to host The Open Championships golf this summer. Demand for the marina and on-site facilities such as The Salt Lodge hotel and Scotts Restaurant will surge this year with an additional 250,000 visitors expected to the town compared to a normal year.