NOT JUST DIESEL REPAIR! Gillen Yacht provides ONE stop for ALL your vessel services!

Serving Fort Lauderdale area for over 25 years

Gillen Diesel and Marine Services is undergoing a name change to better reflect the companies full service capabilities.  Over 25 years ago we began as a diesel mechanic shop, but have evolved to provide the full range of services our customers have grown to know us for.  Gillen Yacht provides customers with one stop for all their yacht servicing and refit needs.  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 service, overhauls and re-powers
  • generator repairs and installs
  • stabilizer service, repair and install
  • thruster repair & installs
  • In house hydraulic hose fabrication

View more information about our mechanical services.

Marine Electric and Electronics 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.

Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Watermakers

We install and maintain a full range of air conditioning systems.  Let us solve your refrigeration needs with both factory and custom solutions.  

Paint Services

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.

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

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

Gillen Diesel & Marine Services is pleased to announce our newest Navico dealership providing service and installation for Simrad, Lowrance, C-Map and B&G.  The Simrad brand offers a comprehensive portfolio of navigation solutions for cruisers and sportfishing vessels.