The Archimedes Wave Swing is a system that converts ocean wave energy into electric energy. A pilot plant of this system has been built. The generator system consists of a permanent-magnet linear synchronous generator with a current source inverter (CSI). The correlation between the measured and the calculated parameters of the designed generator is reasonable. The annual energy yield of the pilot plant is calculated from the wave distribution as 1.64 GWh. Using a voltage source inverter instead of a CSI improves the power factor, the current waveforms, the efficiency and the generator force, so that the annual energy yield increases with 18%.