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Father's Day Promotion

Your boat's electrical system can be overwhelming. If you are not sure where to start, or if you would like to learn more about your electrical systems, book an Electrical Audit with PYS

Where is the best place to install a solar panel on my boat?

We get this question a lot and it all depends on what type of boat you have and how much solar “real estate” you have available. The first consideration is shadows. If you own a sailboat, your biggest concern will be the shadows cast by the mast, boom and rigging. On a powerboat, you will have to consider the arch and antennas......

Looking for Visitor Moorage? There’s an App for that.

April is always a good time to start planning your summer boating and there is a new app that makes booking visitor moorage easier than ever. Swift Harbour, from Yachting’s Best Media, allows you to save your boat information in the app so as soon as you choose a marina, you receive the price based on your boat length and time of year............

Do Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO 4) Batteries Share Your Values?

Lithium Ion (LiFePO 4) battery technology is widely available and becoming a viable option for pleasure vessel owners. Do you value any of the following features offered by lithium battery technology?

Battery Charger Settings for Different Types of Batteries

At the Vancouver Boat Show this year we received a lot of questions about sizing a battery charger, the proper settings on a battery charger, and if you can use one charger to charge different battery chemistries, for example, flooded lead acid or AGM lead acid.

CZone Simplifies Electrical Installlations

Marine electrical wiring has not changed a great deal over the years. Recently, we have seen the introduction of multiplexing or digital switching as a way of simplifying wiring and providing far easier monitoring and control.

Xantrex Authorized Service Centre

Pacific Yacht Systems is pleased to announce that they are now a Xantrex Authorized Service Centre. Technicians have been factory trained to trouble-shoot and repair warranty and out-of-warranty Xantrex products including the Freedom SW, Freedom Marine and Freedom 458.

Garmin Acquires Navionics

It was announced this week that Garmin has acquired Navionics, a privately-held worldwide provider of electronic navigational charts and mobile applications for the marine industry.

PYS Presents Women's Day at the 2018 Vancouver Boat Show

PYS has teamed up with Navis Insurance, Pacific Yachting Magazine and Western Marine to host Women’s Day at the 2018 Vancouver Boat Show. Join us on Sunday, January 21, 2018 for a full day of boating seminars and guest speakers designed to educate and inspire.

We Are Celebrating Our 10 Year Anniversary - A Message from Jeff Cote

It’s hard to believe it has been a decade since we opened our doors. PYS has come a long way from one employee, one truck and a shared office over Skyline Marina. I started this company because, at the heart of it all, I am a boater.

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