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Boat Slip vs Boat Dock: Which Is Right for Your Boat?

Boat Slip vs Boat Dock: Which Is Right for Your Boat?

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.

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How Often To Replace Boat Fuel Filters

How Often To Replace Boat Fuel Filters

The fuel filter on your boat is there to ensure water and other contaminants do not leak into your fuel system. To ensure your marine diesel engine and fuel system continue to work effectively, boat fuel filters need to be regularly replaced. The question then becomes, how often do you change fuel filters on a boat? Typically, you should replace boat fuel filters semi-annually, sometimes more often depending on how much you use your boat.

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A Quick Look At Today’s Yacht Industry Trends & Projected Growth

A Quick Look At Today’s Yacht Industry Trends & Projected Growth

With the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show right around the corner, we thought it would be a good time to delve into the various yacht industry trends owners and industry professionals can look forward to in the coming year. In a series of interviews by Robb Report and Worth Magazine, Azimut Benetti Group Vice President Giovanna Vitelli and Burgess Director Tim Wiltshire provided some unique insights into the industry.

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Tips for Naming Your Yacht or Boat

Tips for Naming Your Yacht or Boat

Serenity. Freedom. Carpe Diem. No, these aren’t cologne names, they’re popular yacht names. Whether your yacht embodies luxury or you’re naming your fishing boat, there are certain rules to follow when it comes to yacht and boat naming. As leading marine diesel engine dealers, we’ve seen yachts and boats with all types of names. But what’s the ruling on the best practices for these names? We share our tips on picking the best names for a yacht or boat.

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Preparing for Yacht Winter Season

Preparing for Yacht Winter Season

While many yacht owners up north are looking into winterizing their yachts for the colder months of the year, there are still owners who are ready to hit the water. At Marine Diesel Specialists, we know how exciting the yacht winter season can be. With a little planning, yachting in the winter can still include sunny skies and warm waters. We’re sharing our favorite tips for yachting in the winter, including wintertime yacht maintenance tips and where to yacht in the winter. 

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What to Look for in a Used Yacht

What to Look for in a Used Yacht

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.

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Yacht

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Yacht

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.

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