Customer Testimonials


400W Hardtop Installation

"We would like to let any one thinking about a solar 

system for their vessel or R V 

to rest assured that dealing with Chris was truly a pleasure 

He was very knowledgeable , punctual and very helpful before , during and after our purchase.

We had a couple of issues as we installed this system ourselves 

Chris was at our boat a couple of times (promptly)

to help me with advise on the installation and corrected my errors 

Solar has reduced our generator run time by 50%, obviously reducing fuel, oil changes and oil filters and the replacement of impellers 

I would have installed a system like the one we have years ago , hindsight as they say is 20/20.  We own our M/Y, name 

BUOYOHBUOY we live aboard the full season and highly recommend Chris and his company to anyone considering a future purchase."

~ Bill and Mary


200W Bimini Top Installation

"Very happy with new purchase. 4hrs with stereo, fridge and lights on full charge. Thanks for all your help."

~ Derek


400W Hartop Installation

“We are very excited to have been able to fit 400w of solar on our new boat! This is our second installation using Chris’ panels as we sold our boat that had a beautiful 400w solar system installation! Can’t wait to try out the new panels this summer!!!"

~ Cam


150W (3X50W) Installation

"MSI was able to provide a perfect solution to my power consumption needs. I have a small 22 foot boat with only 2- 12volt batteries, and a very large power hungry stereo system installed."
The hardtop space was limited, but Chris was able to come up with a solar solution to keep my stereo pumping hard all day at the beach, with power to spare for charging cell phones.
Thank you Chris, and MSI for your professionalism, and outstanding customer service.

~ Chris


100W Rigid Installation on a Sailboat


"Hey Chris so far so good very happy. We left the marina and sailed for a couple of hours and anchored under sail with batteries still at 100 percent. Awesome normally we would start the diesel to anchor and give the batteries a shot but now we don't have to. If you want to use us as a reference we have nothing but good to say. Our boat is a Morgan Outisland 33"

~ Ross


200W Bimini Top Installation

"Chris was very helpful in selecting a system that would suit our needs and boat. Looking forward to many days on the hook without the need to run geni to top up batteries.  Thanks."

~ William


400W Hardtop Installation

"We had 400W installation on our hard top with the  layout help from Chris. Absolutely impressed with the service we got from MSI as we originally ran the panels in series then after a few conversations he came up with a brilliant idea of running the panels in a series parallel to achieve the optimum performance. His customer service to us was over and above even coming out the boat while we were anchored. The performance is truly a blessing as we can go a few days with out turning the gem set on as the sun power does its job keeping us at near full power. 

Extremely happy with this purchase and extremely happy with Chris Purchas."

~ Sylvie


400W Panther Series Hardtop Installation

MSI was able to taylor a solar system that was specific to our needs,  in our case it was a 400 watt system. It has greatly expanded our self sufficiency  which adds confidence that our batteries will be charged by noon .   Chris' customer service is excellent and was always willing to answer any questions that we had before and after purchase. We're due for some new batteries this spring and will be looking forward to working with MSI again.

~ Phil & Kim


200W Panther Series Installation

Chris, First of all, Thank You! We really did enjoy not having to run our generator every day. Since installing our solar panels we have put only one hour on the generator. We are looking forward to this next year boating with assurance that our electrical needs are taken care of.  Looking back, I wish we would have had them when we were on a mooring ball in Marathon Florida. 

I'm sure there are more solar applications in our future.  Thanks!

~ Al and Ruth

Illinois, USA


400W Hardtop Installation

I'd like to thank Chris for selling me solar panels for my boat.  I got 4-100 watt panels, I already had the battery bank, this was awesome addition.  In full sun I don't need to run the generator to maintain the house batteries.  We were out for one week , the only time that we ran the generator was for hot water.

I recommend this for anyone who doesn't want to run their generator. I highly recommend Chris, he knows his stuff and really stands by the product he is selling.  Thanks again Chris for the set up for my boat.

~ Ted


400W Express Hardtop Installation

We are so happy with the installation and product. Installation was so neat and tidy it looks better than factory. You would never know we rewired quite a bit of the boat.

~ Scott


400W Hardtop Installation

Hi Chris … a short follow-up to let you know I am incredibly pleased with the system you provided for our Sea Ray 42 Sundancer.  The Victron charge controller works seamless with my iPhone and provides comprehensive performance and logging data.  Our 42DA has two fridges and a freezer and so far, the four panels have kept the batteries fully charged every day.  We just came back in from 4 days of anchoring and the battery voltages were identical to when we left the dock. 

~ Bob


400W Rigid over-the-canvas custom Installation

Thank you Shayne and Chris from Brandys Cove, you guys did an amazing job on the install. The system worked flawlessly during our 1 week vacation, never needing to plug in or run engines... batteries stayed fully charged the whole trip. Thank you also to Chris from MSI, as the 200W panels are the perfect fit for our needs and the quality of the product is outstanding!! Highly recommended.

~ Bjorn


500W Sailboat Bimini Installation

Hi Chris,

I hope all is well. I just wanted to let you know I was happy with my solar installation. I put it all together in July and we took the boat to the 1000 Islands for the month of August. I haven’t started my engine or plugged in to charge since installing them!

I just wanted to let you know it all worked out as planned and I’m quite happy with the result. Thank you for your advice and support during my planning and order phase. It was much appreciated.

I’ll likely see you again at the Boat Show.

~ Bob


400W Bimini Installation using Magnets

It was the best investment I’ve done.  Thanks Chris looks good and works even better!

~ Neil


400W Hardtop Installation using stainless studs

3 days out, all solar works great, thanks Chris

~ Ed

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