About Us


Marine Diesel Specialists, Inc. (MDS) offers a wide range of products and services including new engine, transmission and generator sales and installations. We specialize in complete engine, transmission and generator overhauls, as well as, routine repairs & maintenance. 

We are an authorized dealer for MAN engines. 

Other manufacturer’s serviced include MTU/ Detroit Diesel©, Caterpillar©, Cummins©, Perkins©, ZF© Transmissions, Twin Disc©, Northern Lights©, Isuzu©, Onan©, Isuzu©, and Westerbeke©. 

We are located off of Marina Mile in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  We also have a sister company, Gulf Coast Diesel Service, located in Fort Myers, Florida.

Mission Statement

For the past 20 years, our mission has been to continue to be a performance leader in the marine diesel engine repair industry.  We strive to have the most knowledgeable and professional team possible.  We aim to problem-solve for our customers and consistently offer superior assistance and support.  We will continue to realize these goals by maintaining the highest standards in service, training, reliability, integrity and customer satisfaction.

Company History

In 1995, President, Peter Angel took his decades of diesel engine experience and created a company that focused as much on customer service as on the repair and maintenance of high-performance marine diesel engines. 

Now, 20 years later, MDS is still a company dedicated to the needs of the marine diesel engine owner and operator. Not only does Pete have over 40 years of experience in the industry, but also, our technicians are some of the most respected and sought after in the business!

This level of experience allows us to anticipate the wants and needs of our customers and to always do our best to deliver.  MDS has built a stellar worldwide reputation based on expert knowledge, support and dedication to always “doing the job right”. 

We carry a full-line of marine parts, representing OEM manufactured engines and components. We look forward to assisting you.