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What Are the Signs Your Marine Generator is on its Way Out?

What Are the Signs Your Marine Generator is on its Way Out?

Marine generators, fueled by diesel or gasoline, produce electricity to power equipment or appliances on your boat or yacht. Although marine generators are specially designed to be durable and handle severe conditions, issues can occur for various reasons. Without proper maintenance and consistent checkups, marine generators can start to stall. Our marine diesel specialists in South Florida want to help you recognize the signs that your generator is on its way out.

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Boat Maintenance 101

Boat Maintenance 101

Like cars, boats and yachts need regular maintenance to run efficiently. For over 20 years, our Marine Diesel Specialists in Fort Lauderdale and Gulf Coast Diesel Service in Punta Gorda have provided top-quality parts and services. With consistent marine inspections and our boat tips, you can keep your diesel engine running smoothly.

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Boat Safety Tips for Kids

Boat Safety Tips for Kids

Summer is here, and that means summer boating events. While our Marine Diesel Specialists in South Florida are excited to hit the water, our diesel specialists want to share some boat safety tips to keep your children safe during boating season.

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How to Prepare & Protect Your Boat for a Hurricane

How to Prepare & Protect Your Boat for a Hurricane

Did you know that hurricane season is approaching? Between the months of June and November, there is an increase in hurricanes and tropical storms that can affect the safety of boats, yachts, or other watercraft.

Our Marine Diesel Specialists in Fort Lauderdale have valuable tips to help you prepare and protect your boat, yacht, or watercraft for an upcoming hurricane.

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Memorial Day Events in Fort Lauderdale

Memorial Day Events in Fort Lauderdale

Our marine diesel specialists are proud to honor those who have served in our armed forces on Memorial Day. If you are fortunate to celebrate Memorial Day weekend with your family or friends, consider attending these boating events. Our Fort Lauderdale marine rebuild specialists recommend these Memorial Day events.

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Ride the Wave this Earth Day: How to Save the Ocean

Ride the Wave this Earth Day: How to Save the Ocean

Our Marine Diesel Specialists in Fort Lauderdale value our oceans, rivers, lakes, and other waterways. Not only do we provide premium marine parts, but also ensure top-quality marine engine repairs to keep your boat running smoothly and prevent a negative environmental impact on the ocean. 

To celebrate Earth Day this year, our authorized MAN dealers share a few ideas on how to save the oceans. 

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on a Boat in 2021

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on a Boat in 2021

March is here which means celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! Our marine diesel specialists can all agree that there is nothing more fun than celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on a boat. At Marine Diesel Specialists, our expert marine rebuild specialists have compiled a few suggestions for St. Patrick’s Day boat events ideas. 

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Michael Jordan’s Incredible Catch 23 Yacht

Michael Jordan’s Incredible Catch 23 Yacht

In 2019, Michael Jordan purchased Catch 23, an 80-foot Viking sportfish luxury fishing boat featuring some amazing details. Our marine diesel specialists are in awe over this beauty, so we endeavored to find out some of the most interesting facts about the Catch 23 yacht and all it has to offer.

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The Best Holiday Boat Parades in the US

The Best Holiday Boat Parades in the US

2020 has been a year unlike any other for many people around the world. With the holidays coming up and families still staying apart, it could be hard to get into the holiday spirit. Our team of specialists understand and want to share some ways to bring some cheer to your holiday season. If you are looking for a socially distanced way to celebrate, our experts recommend looking for a holiday boat parade in your city. Whether you watch from your own boat or onshore, you are guaranteed to be in the holiday mood after seeing these decorated boats sail by

Boat Parades 2020

Whether you are on the East Coast or West Coast of the United States, our experts have listed the best boat parades to go see in a few different cities. We hope that you can safely enjoy the holidays with your loved ones, even if it is from a distance. If you live in any of the cities mentioned below, be sure to check out the parade. If you don’t, check to see if there is a parade taking place near you!

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Every year, Fort Lauderdale holds its Winterfest Boat Parade. This holiday boat parade will be celebrating in a nontraditional way this year to keep all its patrons safe. Though the parade will not be taking place this year, tune into Channel 7 to watch the “Best of the Parade” special, where you can take virtual attendance at Fort Lauderdale’s biggest winter event. There will also be additional virtual events to attend leading up to the special airing on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Newport Beach, CA

The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is a holiday boat parade that started more than 100 years ago as a Fourth of July parade and has since grown. This year, the celebrations will continue in person from December 16-20, and attendees have the option to participate virtually! This will be the first time the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade will be streamed in 112 years of the parade existing.

Charleston, SC

If you are in South Carolina or a neighboring state, Charleston’s Holiday Parade of Boats is a celebration you won’t want to miss. The best places to catch a glimpse of this holiday boat parade are from The Battery, Waterfront Park, and Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park Pier. This event will have precautions in place for COVID-19.

San Francisco, CA

For a holiday boat parade with a jaw-dropping background of the Golden Gate Bridge, you will want to attend the Lighted Boat Parade at Fisherman’s Wharf. With the current climate of the year, the parade may not be happening. However, we recommend you keep it on your list for 2021!

Destin, FL

Another holiday boat parade in Florida, the Harbor Lighted Boat Parade is a Christmas tradition for many. See Santa and fireworks, as boats make their way around the Gulf of Mexico. The parade is scheduled for December 13th at 6 pm but may change with the conditions of the coronavirus.

 

Our experts at Marine Diesel Specialists wish you a safe and happy holiday season. If you are spending more time out on the water these days, we are here to keep your boat running in tip-top shape. If your vessel is due for a marine engine repower or rebuild, we have you covered. Our team provides top-quality parts, service, maintenance, and repairs for MAN engines of all sizes. As factory-authorized MAN service and parts providers, we’re ready to install and maintain your MAN engine. Contact our team today to learn more about our services. With MAN authorized service and parts facilities in Fort Lauderdale and Punta Gorda, we’re ready to care for your vessel. Call today!

Marine Diesel Specialists Celebrates Small Business Saturday

Marine Diesel Specialists Celebrates Small Business Saturday

As boating specialists, we know owning a boat can be an expensive venture — so can being a small business owner. There are more than 30 million small businesses in the United States1, with many to choose from for your mechanical needs. Marine Diesel Service has been serving the marine industry for more than 20 years, providing industry-leading expertise to our customers every step of the way. We are proud to be a small business that serves both coasts of Florida.

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Marine Diesel Specialists Is Open For Business During The Pandemic

Marine Diesel Specialists Is Open For Business During The Pandemic

Our team at Marine Diesel Specialists is taking the COVID-19 outbreak seriously. We understand the importance of keeping our customers safe and doing our part to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Our marine diesel mechanics in Fort Lauderdale also understand that our customers still need our services even during this pandemic.

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Bill Gates Bought A Multimillion-Dollar, Hydrogen-Powered Superyacht?

Bill Gates Bought A Multimillion-Dollar, Hydrogen-Powered Superyacht?

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 [1] and costs a grand total of $644 million.

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