Yacht Repair, Yacht Refit, and Marine Diesel Repair

Serving Fort Lauderdale and Dania Beach, Florida

Gillen Diesel and Marine Services is a full-service yacht repair, yacht refit, and marine diesel repair facility located just south of Fort Lauderdale, Florida in Dania Beach. We are celebrating 25 years in business, our family owned and operated company has the engineering experience to both analyze customer needs - and fabricate solutions.

Specializing in boats ranging from sport fishing vessels to mega yachts, the company provides one stop shopping with services performed in-house by experienced technicians and craftsman.

Our convenient dock located just steps away from the shop and parts department provides a cost effective solution for our customers.

Mechanical Services

We have the mechanical expertise for everything from marine engine overhauls, generator repairs and install to the most complicated thruster, stabilizer, ventilation and control systems.  No job is too complicated for our team of qualified mechanics. Our mechanical services include:

  • yacht engine overhauls
  • generator repairs
  • stabilizer repair and service
  • thruster repair

View more information about our mechanical services.

Marine Electrical Services

We pride ourselves in our ability to solve some of the most complex electrical problems associated with all forms of power systems.  From Electronic installs to NMEA 2000 networks we have the ability to engineer solutions for your yacht. View more information about our marine electrical services.

Paint Services for Yachts and Boats

We work with on all types of boats from legacy wooden vessels to steel and aluminum hulls.  Our fiberglass and paint work can easily be performed from our convenient haul out facility located steps away from our shop. View more information about our painting services.

Yacht and Boat Carpentry Services

Our onsite woodshop provides the ability to custom craft interiors or fabricate items needed for a variety of system installs. View some of our recent carpentry projects.

Specialty Services for Yachts

We pride ourselves in developing custom solutions for our customer needs.  Hull extensions, refrigeration needs, fuel tank replacement, teak deck installs, custom grilling stations are just a few of the items we routinely install. View more about our specialty services.

Emergency Dockside Services

Our customers have access to emergency services through the use of the company aircraft.  Flown by a mechanic this can provide an expedient and reliable form of service when cruising. View more information about our emergency / dockside services.

Gillen Diesel & Marine Services offers substantial savings over the larger yards with engineered solutions for your vessel problems, excellent craft and personalized services.


Gillen Diesel

Dave and Kathy Gillen
Ready for your next vessel? Dave and Kathy Gillen are now licensed brokers who are available to assist you in finding the vessel that meets your boating profile. Over the years we have helped numerous customers select and purchase their new vessel – so we decided to make it official and expand our services to include brokerage. Who better to find the right boat than the team who is going to service your new purchase.