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Diesel Digest: Choose fuel additives carefully

Diesel Digest: by Capt. Jeff Werner Diesel fuel additives are an important part of a yacht’s fuel preventive maintenance program. There are many brands of …

Diesel Digest: Inverter generators power up some ‘new school’ advantages

Diesel Digest: by Capt. Jeff Werner The phrase “old school” is heard so often now in the yachting industry that older captains and engineers sometimes …

Diesel Digest: Fuel properties drive diesel engine’s performance

Diesel Digest: by Capt. Jeff Werner Whether diesel engines are powering a yacht, a jet drive tender, an onboard generator or a crew car, their performance is …

Diesel Digest: Study on Dutch vessels points to all-electric future

Diesel Digest: by Capt. Jeff Werner The Dutch government plans to ban all new diesel and gasoline vehicles from its roads beginning in 2030. While this trend …

Diesel Digest: Stricter regulations helped develop new diesel engine pollutant treatments

Diesel Digest: by Capt. Jeff Werner Diesel engines are designed for two broad application categories: on-road (such as trucks, cars and buses) and off-road. …

Diesel Digest: Sailboat engines benefit from enhancements for megayachts

Diesel Digest: by Capt. Jeff Werner While the primary focus of the yachting industry is superyachts, vessels with an LOA in the 50-foot range also make up a …

Diesel Digest: Understanding ultra low-sulfur diesel standards

Diesel Digest: by Capt. Jeff Werner In 1990, the U.S. Congress amended the Clean Air Act to require stricter reductions of air pollutants. These amendments …

Diesel Digest: Hybrid propulsion helps yachts set course for a greener future

Diesel Digest: by Capt. Jeff Werner “AUGSBURG, Germany – Last year, the French submarine Aigrette was launched with diesel electric propulsion. MAN built …

Diesel Digest: Diesel basics boil down to chemistry

Diesel Digest: by Capt. Jeff Werner The petroleum that is pumped out of the ground via an oil well is called crude oil. This crude can vary in color and …

Diesel Digest: A primer on compression ignition engines

Diesel Digest: by Capt. Jeff Werner Rudolf Diesel envisioned a new type of engine, one that would replace the available steam and gasoline engines. In 1895, he …

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Hurricane Florence drenches North Carolina

Hurricane Florence drenches North Carolina

Sept. 18, 11 a.m. North Carolina and parts of South Carolina continue to face rain and flooding after Hurricane Florence as the …

Yacht Deckhand Sinead McNamara dies in Greece

Yacht Deckhand Sinead McNamara dies in Greece

Updated report on Sept. 11, 2018: The family of Deckhand Sinead McNamara has hired an attorney to investigate her death on Aug. 31 on …

New, larger docks open at LMC

New, larger docks open at LMC

By Dorie Cox The first of about 35 new large yacht dock spaces are installed in the west dock area at Lauderdale Marine Center (LMC). …

Triton Networking Sept. 19 with Alexseal

Triton Networking Sept. 19 with Alexseal

Join us for Triton Networking on the third Wednesday in September (Sept. 19) with Alexseal Yacht Coatings. With U.S. operations based in …

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