Engine Room

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. Marine diesel engine designs are a…

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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 good portion of…

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Engineer’s Angle: New maintenance systems easy, economical

Engineer’s Angle: by Rich Merhige Reliability of marine diesel propulsion and generator engines is critical, yet regular maintenance of engines and machinery is met with a great deal of resistance.…

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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 included more stringent tailpipe emission…

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The Agent’s Corner: Don’t write off the Caribbean season

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The Agent’s Corner: by Capt. Deb Radtke By now, everyone is well aware of the damage that was caused in the Caribbean by hurricanes Irma and Maria. For vessels that…

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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 the diesel engine for that underwater vessel.”…

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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…

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The Agent’s Corner: Yacht agents play vital role in U.S. ports

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The Agent’s Corner: by Capt. Deb Radtke Who needs a yacht agent in Florida? I get asked this question a lot. The assumption is that there is no need for…

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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 perfected the breakthrough…

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The Agent’s Corner: Summer great time to cruise national parks

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The Agent’s Corner: by Capt. Deb Radtke Summer always gets me thinking of summer vacation, and for many in the U.S. that includes visiting a national park. In the U.S.,…

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