Over the past week, the media has been in a frenzy investigating whether the Microsoft billionaire, Bill Gates, bought a multimillion-dollar, hydrogen-powered superyacht. Nicknamed “The Aqua,” the vessel was designed by Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design  and costs a grand total of $644 million.
When you own a yacht for a number of years, you’ve enjoyed exploring the seas and shared many happy memories on the boat. Along with the cherished experiences came the many maintenance repairs to keep your prized possession in working order. Your engine is probably one of the most important parts of your vessel to maintain. Despite a rigorous maintenance schedule, it will eventually reach a point when you will need to repower your engine or replace it altogether. Our diesel specialists in Fort Lauderdale list some of the reasons to schedule an engine repower.
As tough and long-lasting as yacht engines are, nothing can last forever. Regular marine diesel engine maintenance provided by certified professionals can go a long way to extend the life expectancy of your marine engine. However, sooner or later, MAN yacht engines, Detroit Diesel marine engines, John Deere marine engines, and engines from all other brands will need to go through a major overhaul, be rebuilt, or even replaced.
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.