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Storing Your Boat During Hurricane Season

Storing Your Boat During Hurricane Season

If you’re in South Florida and are wondering what to do with a boat during a hurricane season, you’re not alone. While Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is one of the yachting capitals of the world, it, unfortunately, has to deal with a yearly hurricane season that is a hassle at best and uniquely destructive at worst. That’s where storing your yacht or vessel becomes imperative for owners. Proper storage makes the difference between your boat making it to the next yachting season or whether you need to shell out exorbitant amounts of money to repair or replace it. Let our team of Marine Diesel Specialists give some advice on how to properly store your boat in Fort Lauderdale.

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Chartering a Boat in Fort Lauderdale

Chartering a Boat in Fort Lauderdale

Chartering a boat in Fort Lauderdale is an incredibly fun and entertaining experience. However, you don’t want to get stuck chartering from a sham charter service, take out a boat that is substandard, or end up with one that was not what was advertised. While challenging, picking the right charter service is not the overwhelming endeavor it might first appear to be. The selection of companies and crews that charter boats and yachts in Fort Lauderdale are quite extensive. That is why the experts at Marine Diesel Specialists have put together this list of high-quality services you can charter boats in Fort Lauderdale from. 

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A Guide to Hunting and Fishing Boats

A Guide to Hunting and Fishing Boats

Hunting and fishing boats are instruments to some of the best times anyone can have while out on the water, if you are interested in either fishing or hunting, then a boat that is specially made to accommodate your wants would be a perfect fit. But what are some of the first things you will need to understand about fishing and hunting boats before you decide to purchase one? Marine Diesel Specialists, South Florida-based experts in all things related to marine engines, have created a quick guide to these types of boats in hopes that it provides the baseline knowledge necessary for anyone looking to join these boating communities.

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Is Below Deck Real?

Is Below Deck Real?

Below Deck has become one of, if not the, most popular television show that is centered on the nautical world. The series follows a Yacht crew around the world and presents viewers with a look into life aboard luxury yachts as a crew member as opposed to a passenger. But is ‘Below Deck’ scripted? Marine Diesel Specialists, certified MAN engine experts with experience in all things boating, have decided to thoroughly investigate the show and present their findings here! So, is ‘Below Deck’ real or scripted?

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Things to See in South Florida While Boating

Things to See in South Florida While Boating

It is no secret that South Florida boating is one of the best ways to see amazing views, experience lovely weather, and create memories that will last for a lifetime. And if you do not know what things to see in South Florida during a nautical adventure don’t worry, Marine Diesel Specialists, the Fort Lauderdale and Punta Gorda MAN engine experts have created this quick guide of things to see and do in South Florida just for you! This entire state is incredibly beautiful when viewed from the water, but these are just some of our favorite places.

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Is Joining a Yacht Club Worth It?

Is Joining a Yacht Club Worth It?

 

The benefits of yacht club memberships are often touched on by people who are either trying to get new members or by the very people who are already a part of a yacht club, but is joining a yacht club worth it? Marine Diesel Specialists, experts in all things nautical engines with more than 25 years of experience in the field, have decided to fully investigate the issue of the cost of yacht club memberships and their benefits to make deciding on whether or not to join easier. 

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When Is Yachting Season?

When Is Yachting Season?

Life on a yacht can seem like a breeze from afar. But if you get caught on a boat in the wrong place out of season, it can spell serious trouble for you and your crew. There’s a particular flow to when yachts are out and about, and it’s important to keep track of when and where you should take your yacht.
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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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When Is Off-Season in Yachting?

When Is Off-Season in Yachting?

During the yachting season in the Caribbean or Mediterranean, yachts, their crews, and their owners are busy cruising the waters. Charter yachts are even busier with a steady schedule of guests coming in an out. As a result, the only time you can get major repairs or overhauls done is during the off-season months. It is good to know when off-season in yachting is to better schedule yard periods and major maintenance projects without disrupting your winter and summer season itinerary.

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New Russian ‘La Datcha’ Yacht Launched & Available for Charter

New Russian ‘La Datcha’ Yacht Launched & Available for Charter

First announced in 2015, the highly anticipated SeaXplorer expedition yacht La Datcha was finally unveiled in the beginning of July. The stunning superyacht won’t be delivered to her Russian billionaire yacht owner, banking mogul Oleg Tinkov, until the end of the summer. However, Damen Yachting officially launched the luxury vessel and will be displaying the La Datcha yacht in its private viewing event in the Netherlands, scheduled for September.

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How Is COVID-19 Affecting The Yachting Industry?

How Is COVID-19 Affecting The Yachting Industry?

The coronavirus pandemic has affected the global economy and industries across the board. The yachting industry is no different. With travel restrictions in the Caribbean and Mediterranean putting a pause on the season, COVID-19 has had major effects on the industry and those working in it. A few industry professionals and leading influencers have talked about the changes they see happening in the industry due to the global health crisis as well as growing yachting industry concerns.

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European Countries Open for Tourism and Reopening Dates

European Countries Open for Tourism and Reopening Dates

Europe was hit hard by the coronavirus, with Italy being the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic at one point. Hundreds of thousands of cases and thousands of deaths. After the tireless work of healthcare workers, government officials, and citizens following social distancing guidelines, many of these countries are ready to reopen to international tourists.

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