Palm Beach Opening

Gillen Yacht Services has just opened a new office in Palm Beach to better serve its yacht customers. The company is licensed and insured to work at all local boat yards in the area out of its new Palm Beach fabrication shop. High skilled marine technicians and Lloyds certified welders will allow the company to provide a high level of service. The Palm Beach location will focus on engine room ventilation systems, bow and stern thruster installs, gyro stabilizers, HVAC and a variety of high-end product installations. GYS specializes in fabrication services.

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Furuno Side Scanning Sonar

The latest rage in offshore sportfishing is Side Scanning Sonar. GYS just completed an installation of a Furuno Multi-Beam Sonar for one of its longtime customers 66’ Buddy Davis. The installation required GYS to fabricate a custom tube which allows the transducer Sound Dome to extend and retract below the vessel to scan for a variety of fish. The system can locate both structure and species from over a mile in distance and from 3 different directions. This product is a game-changer for offshore fishermen.

Employee Spotlight


Our Gillen team of highly-skilled technicians were excited to train with the Smartgyro team with their factory in Italy. We know this is the future of marine stabilization. When refitting a vessel or looking for the perfect stabilization solution, Smartgyro’s unique modular construction makes the process seamless. We don’t just make installation possible. We make it easy.

IMAGE: Gillen Yacht Service’s in-house welders completing Lloyds certification

Dave Senior’s Boating Tips


Smartgyro – This is must-see technology. Gyros have been around for a long time, but its’ popularity continues to explode as boaters desire a smooth ride. GYS is pleased to be the first company in Florida to offer the Smartgyro state-of-the-art gyro stabilization system. The real difference is in its compact size and the ease of installation and serviceability. See Smartgyro at booth 403.

ElectroSea – Boaters are all too familiar with the problems associated with barnacles and the constant cleaning of strainers. Water flow is essential in keeping AC units and other equipment operating at top performance. ElectoSea’s Clearline system is not a gimmick – it really works and will keep growth from forming in your raw-water system minimizing and even eliminating descaling. See ElectroSea’s Clearline product at booth 1223.

Zipwake – The state-of-the-art trim tab control system is a new design for planning and semi-planing boats. The improvement in trim provides more efficient lift and less drag which ultimately delivers greater control and fewer waves resulting in better fuel economy and a more stable ride. Zipwake has been one of the most popular product requests from our customers during their yard period. See Zipwake at the Imtra booth 774.

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Wheels UP!


Dave Gillen Sr and General Manager Ralph Hall landed at Peter O Knight Airport in Tampa to attend IBEX for meetings with suppliers and to find the best in new products for our customers.

Need service or parts in a remote destination? You might find Gillen Yacht Services Aviation Department an effective solution.

IMAGE: Dave Gillen Sr. & Ralph Hall