King Controls, though a major player in the RV market, is still a new guy on the block in the yachting world. Hence the aggressive $3,695 price tag on its 14-inch Sea-King stabilized antenna system, which can feed two user-supplied receivers as is, more with an optional multiswitch. The 9815-RJ is also HD-compatible, which means that you'll need HD receivers, as well as a $295 HD converter if you use DirecTV. Note that receivers and boat subscriptions are often quite inexpensive when added to an existing home satellite TV service.
This article originally appeared in the August 2007 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.