Boat Security and Monitoring Product Wins “Best Concept” at Small Business BC Awards

Victoria-based product, BRNKL, has recently been named as Small Business BC’s “Best Concept”.

Victoria BC – March 20th, 2019 – Barnacle Systems Inc. ( has reinvented how people check on their boats. Their product, BRNKL (pronounced barnacle), is like a “home security system for your boat” allowing users to check in on their vessel remotely from their smartphone, tablet, or computer. Based in Victoria, BC, and founded in July of 2017, Barnacle Systems has recently been recognized as Small Business BC’s “Best Concept”.

“Winning an award like ‘Best Concept’ among such a diverse field of finalists is truly an honour,” explains Barnacle Systems Founder, Brandon Wright. “Knowing that the awards began with ‘crowd sourced’ voting followed by a formal proposal and finally a pitch competition really justified how serious this award is. Our next step is to prove to everyone that our ‘concept’ can help us grow from small business to something much larger.”

The team at Barnacle Systems is eagerly awaiting the 2019 boating season and expects to see sales grow both locally and internationally as publications such as SAIL Magazine have begun to take notice of this Victoria-based product. After having already won Pacific Yachting’s 2019 “Most Innovative” product award earlier this year at the Vancouver International Boat Show the company anticipates “fair winds and following seas” as they move through 2019.

About Barnacle Systems Inc.

Barnacle Systems Inc. is a security and monitoring company based in Victoria, BC, Canada. The team at Barnacle has developed an innovative new product, BRNKL, for boat owners who need to be able to check in on their vessel remotely from their smartphone, tablet, or computer. Like a “home security system for your boat”, users can see inside of their vessel using an onboard camera while also monitoring critical alerts such as anchor drag, low batteries, loss of shore power and high-water. Unlike standard marine electronics that provide monitoring while on board, Barnacle Systems provides a global cellular service for remote monitoring. Whether you’re at the dock, at home, or halfway around the world your boat is at your fingertips.

For more information about Barnacle Systems and the company’s innovation in the marine industry, visit

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