What are Marine Engine Hours?

What are Marine Engine Hours?

So, you’re looking to buy a used boat, but you’re not sure about the hours it has. Or, you’re taking care of your new boat and you have no idea what hours mean in terms of intervals for diesel engine maintenance and repairs. Marine engine hours are the hours your engine has been running since it was new. Many newer engines have a gauge for hours, much like one that shows you miles sailed. For older boats, you will need a computer to pull the marine engine hours.

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Winter Yachting Tips

Winter Yachting Tips

Yachting in the winter can be a rewarding experience when there are so many incredible destinations and sights that are best enjoyed this time of year. At Marine Diesel Specialists, many of our clients enjoy winter yachting and sailing. We share winter yachting tips to ensure safety and enjoyment of everything winter has to offer for yachting and adventuring.

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Where to Sail in the Winter?

Where to Sail in the Winter?

Yachting in the winter delivers wonderful experiences and sights like the northern lights, white sandy beaches, and stunning views wherever you go. At Marine Diesel Specialists, we know that winter is one of the best times to go yachting or sailing. We share top winter sailing destinations for yachting, boating, and everything in between.

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Common Wintertime Boat Troubles and How to Avoid Them

Common Wintertime Boat Troubles and How to Avoid Them

Wintertime can be harsh on boats and yachts, which is why it’s important to perform yacht troubleshooting to avoid potential issues. At Marine Diesel Specialists, we offer repairs, maintenance, repowers, and more for vessels throughout Florida. Though we don’t experience many wintertime boating troubles ourselves, we do know how bad these common boat problems can be. Below are common boat issues and what can be done to prevent such challenges.

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Annual Yacht Maintenance Tips

Annual Yacht Maintenance Tips

Yacht maintenance is something now owner looks forward to, but it is essential if you’re looking to enjoy your vessel. At Marine Diesel Specialists, we provide marine engine service, repairs, repowers, and annual yacht maintenance. Visiting our marine diesel mechanics in South Florida for routine maintenance can ensure that your vessel runs at its best. Here are our tips for annual yacht maintenance.

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New Year, New Marine Diesel Engines!

New Year, New Marine Diesel Engines!

If your new year involves plans for sailing far and wide or hitting the water, you should start the year by upgrading your marine diesel engines. At Marine Diesel Specialists, we offer service, maintenance, repairs, and marine diesel parts. We know that making the investment to upgrade your boat or yacht’s engines can pay dividends in increased fuel efficiency, better vessel operation, and more enjoyable time on the water. So, start the new year by waving goodbye to your old engines and hello to new marine diesel engines!

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Best Boating Destinations Around Fort Lauderdale

Best Boating Destinations Around Fort Lauderdale

Ready to hit the water? Our marine diesel mechanics in Fort Lauderdale have some favorite spots to visit by yacht or boat. Whether you’re spending a day on the water with your family, friends, or you’re looking for some fishing, South Florida has no shortage of boating destinations. After all, our home is in The Venice of America – Fort Lauderdale! Here are our favorite destinations for boating in Fort Lauderdale.

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The Benefits of an Engine Repower

The Benefits of an Engine Repower

While many yacht engine problems can be fixed with simple repairs, sometimes a repower might prove more beneficial. This is especially true if you’re working with a 2-stroke engine, or if you have an older engine that is become costly to maintain. At Marine Diesel Specialists, our marine engine rebuilders are here to make repowering a breeze. There are many benefits of a boat repower!

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Emissions Standards for Today’s Vessels

Emissions Standards for Today’s Vessels

The EPA has varying regulations for engines of all sizes on land, air, and sea. In 2002, the regulations regarding marine diesel engines changed to include previously excluded recreational vessels. This means that the majority of vessels on the water, even smaller noncommercial vessels, must meet EPA standards. Our marine engine service experts are here to help you understand and meet EPA marine emissions standards.

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