Between commercial shipping, defense, and leisure maritime ventures, the waterways are primed for major growth in the marine engine outlook. Marine travel is still one of the most popular methods of transportation, shipping, and defense. Global Market Insights anticipate that the global marine engine market will surpass $13 billion USD by 2024, with the US industry size growing to $1 billion USD by the same year.1
Many people consider buying a used yacht, as the price for a used boat can be considerably less than a new one. And if the yacht is maintained properly and passes important inspections, a used yacht can bring all the joys of yachting for a fraction of the cost. At Marine Diesel Specialists, we have seen far too many first-time boat buyers take the leap into a vessel that’s just too much of a fixer-upper. Before completing your purchase, explore our used yacht buying guide to make sure you’re choosing the right yacht.
Generators are responsible for creating electrical power within your yacht, acting almost as a second engine that focuses on powering your appliances and other electrical features. They work by transforming fuel, typically diesel fuel, into electricity. This is similar to traditional generators you may use on land, but marine generators need extra maintenance and upkeep to ensure their proper functionality. Here are some signs that your generator is not working at its best, along with tips for marine generator maintenance.
Marine transmissions differ from your car’s transmission, bringing different features. Your marine transmission is more like a marine gear, working to provide neutral for your marine engine and to bring reverse rotation so you can easily move your boat around. But, how does your marine transmission work to offer these results? Our transmission and diesel specialists explore what makes your transmission tick.
When it’s time to store your boat, you’ll be choosing between indoor vs outdoor boat storage. Both storage options have their benefits and some drawbacks, so it’s important to consider both options before anchoring your decision. Our diesel specialists weigh the different options for your boat storage methods.
The sun is shining and the days are getting warmer, which means it’s time to warm up by cleaning your yacht. Spring cleaning is an important part of yacht upkeep and should always be done before you hit the water. Whether you’ve kept your yacht on the dock or you’ve had it stowed away, a good cleaning can ensure your boat is ready for spring. Here are yacht cleaning tips to explore before getting ready for spring.
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.
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.
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.
It’s almost time for one of the boating world’s most exciting events – The Miami International Boat Show. Our team at Marine Diesel Specialists is looking forward to participating in this fun-filled event. You’ll be able to find our marine engine experts at the MAN booth in the upcoming event. Here’s what you can expect to see at this great boating event!
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.
While some people are spending their winters shoveling snow, those in the know are spending this season on the deck of a yacht in South Florida. In our sunny paradise, it’s always summer, and it’s always the perfect season for yachting.