The year is coming to an end and all the year’s major international boat shows have come and gone. All that is left behind is the new yacht technology and innovations introduced at those industry events. From yachts to superyachts, you can expect these yacht tech innovations popping up in more and more vessels as we enter 2020. Here’s a look at the technological innovations yacht owners will be demanding in the new year.
For the uninitiated, “boat slip” and “boat dock” may mean the same thing. While both slips and docks are places where a boat is tied to land, they share a few key differences. When you pull a yacht into a marina, you have the choice between a boat slip or boat dock. Depending on your vessel and docking needs, one option may be better for you than the other. Before you decide, know the differences between a boat slip versus a dock.
With environmental activist Greta Thunberg sailing across the Atlantic Ocean to raise awareness1 and bushfires in Australia endangering the koala population,2 global warming continues to be a hot button topic. With climate change looming large in the public consciousness, all industries are increasingly embracing sustainability and alternative power sources including the yachting industry.
The end of the decade is coming up fast! 2019 has been a year of ups and downs and 2020 promises to be just as eventful. If you are a boat owner, now’s as good a time as any to start drafting up your New Year’s resolutions list.
The fuel filter on your boat is there to ensure water and other contaminants do not leak into your fuel system. To ensure your marine diesel engine and fuel system continue to work effectively, boat fuel filters need to be regularly replaced. The question then becomes, how often do you change fuel filters on a boat? Typically, you should replace boat fuel filters semi-annually, sometimes more often depending on how much you use your boat.
The holiday season is almost here, which means it’s time to get those gifts together. At Marine Diesel Specialists, we know that yachters, boaters, fishing experts, captains, and everyone in between can use the best nautical themed gifts for the holidays. We’ve put together our yacht gift buying guide that includes top gifts for boat lovers, gifts for yacht owners, and any other boating or yachting lover in your life.
China seems to be the land for emerging markets. With more than a billion citizens, a growing middle class, and a rapidly forming elite class of super-rich billionaires, all kinds of international companies are working hard to make strides in the country. The world’s top yachting and superyacht industry players are some of the companies trying to crack into the Chinese market. Many predicted China would soon become a leading superyacht market.1
With the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show right around the corner, we thought it would be a good time to delve into the various yacht industry trends owners and industry professionals can look forward to in the coming year. In a series of interviews by Robb Report and Worth Magazine, Azimut Benetti Group Vice President Giovanna Vitelli and Burgess Director Tim Wiltshire provided some unique insights into the industry.
In an effort to help customers all over the world sustain new market needs as well as meet global emissions regulations for marine engines, John Deere Power Systems has introduced new marine diesel engine ratings. As the brand continues its expansion in specific global markets, the company wants to ensure John Deere marine diesel engines continue to accommodate customers’ demands and market regulations even as these things change in the coming years.
Serenity. Freedom. Carpe Diem. No, these aren’t cologne names, they’re popular yacht names. Whether your yacht embodies luxury or you’re naming your fishing boat, there are certain rules to follow when it comes to yacht and boat naming. As leading marine diesel engine dealers, we’ve seen yachts and boats with all types of names. But what’s the ruling on the best practices for these names? We share our tips on picking the best names for a yacht or boat.
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) is an international event taking place in our own backyard. This event brings yachts, boats, trawlers, and vessels of all shapes and sizes to Fort Lauderdale’s Intracoastal Waterways. If you’re planning on attending the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, check out our guide for this international event.
While many yacht owners up north are looking into winterizing their yachts for the colder months of the year, there are still owners who are ready to hit the water. At Marine Diesel Specialists, we know how exciting the yacht winter season can be. With a little planning, yachting in the winter can still include sunny skies and warm waters. We’re sharing our favorite tips for yachting in the winter, including wintertime yacht maintenance tips and where to yacht in the winter.