Service Category: Hull Paint
  • Before - Fiberglass Hull
  • After - Fiberglass Hull Paint Job

This 1976 Gulfstar 61' sailboat fiberglass hull was painted with Dupont Imron MS 600 paint system.

Service Category: Generators
  • 21KW Phasor Generator install
  • 1 of 2 21kw Generators installed

This vessel required a new generator.  The 21kw Phasor was selected and installed. 

Service Category: Engine overhauls
  • 3208 CAT overhaul-port engine
  • 3208 Cat overhaul-stbd engine
  • 3208 CAT overhaul-port engine
  • 3208 CAT overhaul-port engine
  • 3208 CAT overhaul-port engine

Both these CAT 3208 engines were severely damaged when salt water flow was stopped due to debris.  Engines were removed from the vessel, then completely overhauled in our shop.

Service Category: Custom Carpentry
  • teredo worm damage on wooden hull vessel
  • Making template for new plank
  • Pre swelling new plank
  • Final product prior to launch

This boat was leaking heavily.  We suspected this was due to  worm damage.  This wooden vessel had previously lived up north in fresh water.  Warm southern salt water create the right environment for teredo worms to bore into unprotected wooden vessels.  The vessel was hauled and worm issues deal

Service Category: Custom Fabrication
  • Space for Desired Seating and Table
  • 2 Piece Fiberglass Back and Base Fitted with Underneath Storage
  • Finished Product
  • Removable Houser Hole Plug

It was desired to add built-in seating and table to maximize space and provide outdoor dining.  Fiberglass was selected for relative ease of fabrication and corrosion resistance.  It could have been built from Aluminum or Steel, but it was felt that fiberglass was the best choice.

Service Category: Bottom Paint
  • Prep work for removal of existing bottom paint
  • Blister repair
  • Final product

This 61' Grand Banks is a regular into the yard each year.  The captain meteculously maintains this 20 year old vessel and stays ahead of all scheduled maintenance - thereby preserving the overall life of the yacht.

Service Category: Electronics
  • Completed Console
  • Wiring
  • Console from manufacturer
  • Installing Garmin and autopilot
  • New VHF radio
  • Radar install

An existing yacht customer took possession of his new 35' Everglades center console and had Gillen Diesel complete the electronics package.

Service Category: Interior
  • Old Crew Quarter
  • New Crew Quarter
  • Sink Moved to Head

The project goal was to change the crew quarters from a single bed to a double bed plus move the stateroom sink into the bathroom, update the finish out and add drawers and cedar lined closet.  The double bed was designed so it can easily be converted to an office desk.

Service Category: Boarding Ladders
  • Existing ladder prior to refit
  • Exiting transom after new paint
  • Extending existing swim platform
  • Fabricating anodized aluminum stairs
  • Finished product
  • Finished stairs with teak treads
  • Finished product
  • Finished swim platform stairs

Customer desired to improve accessibility on the classic 1964 Burger yacht to the aft deck for swimming and boarding of dingy and did not want a ladder but wanted stairs.  This was part of a major post purchase refit performed at Gillen Diesel & Marine Services.

Service Category: Interior
  • Removal of Original Bar and Entertainment Center
  • Original Padded Ceiling Removed
  • Finished Beadboard Ceiling with Removable Teak Perimeter
  • Construction
  • Finished Product

The object of the project was to add a full service bar which included a wine chiller, ice machine and wet sink.  It was also desired to upgrade all audio and visual components.

Service Category: Custom Fabrication
  • 3D CAD Drawing
  • Step Detail
  • View looking Aft
  • Layout Sheet for CNC Waterjet Machine
  • Drawing with Finished Deminsions
  • Welding in Shop
  • After Primed - Fairing is Sprayed On
  • Install on Vessel with First Half of Rail Finished

This Aluminum stairs with Stainless Steel hand rails evolved from the original steel design.  The original design was an enclosed staircase that provided storage within.  It was felt that this would create far to much maintenance and it was desired to have a more open appearance.

Service Category: Refrigeration
  • Upside down view of fabricated freezer prior to installation
  • Fitting insulated box
  • Fitting fabricated freezer under existing center top
  • Nearly finished freezer product

The yacht required additional deep freezer space for carrying meats and flash freezing fish and lobster when caught.  The solution was to convert a rarely used grill area to accommodate this requirement.

Service Category: Custom Fabrication
  • Concept Drawing for new bar
  • Finished Product - Fiberglass custom built bar
  • Chilling station for wine and champagne
  • Trash Receptical
  • Electric, Plumbing and trash area

The customer wanted to remove an existing grill station from the fly bridge on and replace with a wine bar.  The in house design of the bar area to included an ice maker, refrigerator drawers and a station for keeping bottles of champagne and wine chilled.

Service Category: Boarding Ladders
  • Installed ladder in open position
  • Cam detail
  • Ladder in Stow position

This swim ladder was designed and installed with ease of entry in mind. The ladder also doubles as a safety device allowing a person to access the vessel in a man overboard scenario.   The ladder conveniently folds up and attaches to the vessel.  

Service Category: ventilation system
  • one of two powerful 3phase ventilation motors
  • Engine Room distribution
  • Auto or manual closing vents
  • 105' Fedship
  • New intake vent grill
  • Movable ER discharge, note custom plenum
  • New side discharge/suction grille

This beautiful older Fedship required the engine room ventilation system to be replaced.  It was also required to improve the original system significantly, with improved flow and an automatic closing feature for fire supression.

Service Category: Refrigeration
  • Eskimo ice Chipper install

Insulated an existing storage box and use it for the Eskimo Ice Chipper install.

Service Category: Custom Carpentry
  • Custom Teak Fold up TV cabinet
  • Fitting prior to final install
  • Customer supplied monitor

Customer wanted something relatively simple for the TV monitor, this worked out quite well, finished with Eppifannes satin.  a new headliner was also installed

Service Category: Hull Extension
  • Original Aft Hull
  • 3D CAD rendering of Hull Extension
  • Detailed drawings for cutting of steel plates
  • Cutting into existing fuel tank
  • Steel plate Templates
  • Plates primed before being attached
  • Welding new hull plates
  • New Hull before splash

The Project Goal was to improve access towing and use of the tender. Also it provided easy access for swimming and aft boarding, add 500 gallons additional fuel capacity and improve overall performance.

Service Category: Electronics
  • Garmin 8215 Electronics Install

This was one of the first Garmin 8215 systems installed, featuring 25kw radar, Garmin autopilot, and Sonar with  Airmars R99 2kw Broadband dual freq transducer.

Service Category: Electronics
  • Garmin Electronic Install
  • Garmin Electronic Install

A new suite of Garmin products was installed on this sportfish vessel

Service Category: Watermaker
  • Installing 700 gpd HRO Safari Modular Water maker
  • Boost pump, hi pressure pump, pre-filters for water maker

This 1964 Burger had the old style crawl in engine room space where space and access was a premium.  This boat was part of a major post purchase refit performed by Gillen Diesel.

Service Category: Watermaker
  • HRO Seafari 700GPD Watermaker install

The yacht needed an Watermaker so the HRO 700 GPD was speced and installed

Service Category: Watermaker
  • HRO Watermaker
  • HRO Watermaker

This vessel needed a watermaker.  The HRO watermaker was specified and installed

Service Category: Generators
  • Field overhaul of4045 50KW John Deere Generator
  • Considerable wear and aging of all components
  • Genset prior to test run and finish paint
  • Looking forward from generator area
  • At the dock in San Diego

Originally we installed this John Deere 4045 AFM generator new during this Gillen Diesel 1997 major refit of this 1993  90 'Swan.

Service Category: Custom Carpentry
  • Former stateroom beginning to be converted to Laundry center
  • Fitting equipment
  • Washer/Dryer installed, with folding table
  • Washer/Dryer installed, with folding table
  • Canvas cover fitted
  • Very clean and out of sight

This cruising couple needed a laundry room, not an extra stateroom, so a decision was made to convert the port guest stateroom to a laundry center complete with folding/work table. 

Service Category: Engine Services
  • Faulty hydraulic pump on transmission
  • Engine room
  • Condition of injectors
  • Badly plugged transmission screen
  • Badly scored transmission pump housing with failed bearings
  • Turbo charger intake heavy oil residue
  • Adjusting valves
  • Serviced 100KW John Deere generator

Customer was coming in for overdue routine engine service and also complained of low gear oil pressure in one of the transmissions.

Service Category: Overhauls
  • Prepping for Sand blasting
  • Sand blasted, overhauled cylinder now ready for painting
  • Original rotational bearings
  • Boom cylinder ready for paint
  • Final product with new cover

A Nautical Structures 2500lb Davit was completely stripped down to bare metal and components.   The metal parts were then sand blasted, primed and finished with DuPont product paints.

Service Category: Custom Fabrication
  • Original Aft deck
  • First fitting of fiberglass insert
  • New Grill station

Steel hull vessel needed built in grilling station for aft deck.  Custom built fiberglass enclosure built for housing grill as well as extra storage.  Product was finished with Dupont MS600.

Service Category: Electronics
  • New Garmin Multifuntion displays installed
  • Update all electronics and helm area
  • Installing new equipment after laminating
  • All damaged wood removed
  • Bridge sole water damage
  • Installed New mast
  • New fabricated, painted, pre wired mast

Old electronics, analog instrumentation, and other original equipment was removed, cutouts filled and lower helm re-laminated.

Service Category: Watermaker
  • New HRO Watermaker install - 50' Grand Banks

Installed the HRO Safari 1400 GPD modular watermaker unit with commercial pre-filters.  By uitlizing a modular unit this provided the ability to install a large capacity watermaker in a small vessel which is what the owner required.  

Service Category: Stabilizer
  • Building Aluminum plate stabilizer support
  • Stabilizer base plate installed
  • Stabilizer, dual piston, aluminum hull

This 99' Weis was extended to 129' vessel.  Gillen Diesel installed 16 sq ft DSP 4803 Wesmar at anchor stabilization fin in this aluminum hulled yacht.

Service Category: Generators
  • New Phasor Generator Install - 50' Grand banks

The original 9.5 KW Onan was far to small to operate the watermaker, eskimo ice chipper and existing electrical load.  The new 17.5 Phasor Generator with sound shield replaced the original Onan.

Service Category: NMEA 2000 systems
  • Original 1995 Electronics
  • Final Electronics Install
  • Fabricating for new Electronics Pannel
  • Helm AGM Battery system
  • Maretron NMEA monitoring modules

The project goal was to replace the original 1995 electronics suite with new electronics and a NMEA 2000 backbone to monitor all major vessel systems.  A full Raymarine E and G series electronics package including cameras was installed.

Service Category: Propspeed
  • PropSpeed - 70' Realship
  • Installed on Vessel

It has always been desirable to provide antifouling to propellers and other under water bronze components.  In the past this was accomplished by a 3 step process that was expensive and short lived.

Service Category: Fuel Tank Replacement
  • Leaking steel fuel tank
  • Minimal clearance above tank
  • Cutting tank into pieces for removal
  • Half of tank removed
  • Cleaning area prior to tank reinstall
  • Trimming tank supports for new aluminum tanks
  • New sectional aluminum tanks in zinc epoxy primer

Older 1988 55' Jefferson had leaking steel fuel tanks.  In order to replace tanks with minimal amount of work tanks were cut in pieces and removed, then a new aluminum tank is fabricated by making 2 smaller tanks connecting them together with flanges.  

Service Category: Teak Decks
  • Original teak decks leaking badly and in poor condition
  • Original teak decks leaking badly and in poor condition
  • Removing original deck
  • Fiberglass deck under teak needed a great deal of repair, and removal of water from core
  • Fairing and filleting process
  • Post non skid paint, routing fiberglass for flush hinges
  • Finished fwd deck with flush hinges installed
  • Lower house, and transom was also painted

This customer had recently purchased this very nice Grand Banks, which unfortunately needed work on the deck, as well as some other changes, including new laundry center, TV cabinet, and other misc items.

Service Category: Teak Decks
  • Badly damaged teak decks
  • Removal of old decking
  • New decks finished
  • Aft deck after removal of old decking
  • Repairing aft deck
  • Damage under deck from leaking
  • Fiberglass repair underway
  • New decks

The aft decks were particularly in rough shape, the boat had been hit at the platform several times, cleats were not secure, bases for removable aft rails were rotten and badly damaged, hatch cores were saturated with water and an old fiberglass repair from a former fuel tank removal had failed.

Service Category: Outrigger install
  • Rupp outrigger install

28' single spreader Rupp outriggers -  top mount install plus installed several rod holders were added to the cockpit

Service Category: Interior
  • Original Interior
  • Setee Under Construction
  • Finished Product

This vessels original design was built to accommodate regular household furniture.  Although this seems desirable it is not an efficient use of space.  The owner wanted to maximize floor space, improve seating, add storage and provide ability to dine indoors.

Service Category: Underwater Lights
  • Lights in fabricated rail
  • Housing for underwater lights
  • Temporary cover for paint process
  • Easy access to service Underwater Lights
  • Underwater Lights Displayed

As part of the extension of this steel hull trawler powerful Sea Vision underwater lights were added.  The design allows for easy access for service and replacement of bulbs from inside the lazarette hatch of the vessel.

Service Category: Boarding Ladders
  • Original side door
  • Hinged side door
  • New modified side door

This yacht customer desired to change the side boarding door which had previously blocked the deck to a door that opened out.

Service Category: Spur Install
  • New Spurs installed-note props w/Propspeed

Gillen Diesel installs new Spurs as well as maintains original equipment.

Service Category: Engine overhauls
  • Interior covered with door skin for protection
  • Prior to Piston removal
  • Failed antisiphon valve
  • Replaced cooling system antisiphon valve
  • Hoist equipment used to raise motor
  • TAMD Volvo overhaul nearly finished
  • Finished product

This 1993 90' Swans' Volvo engine was originally overhauled during a 1997 refit period at Gillen Diesel and Marine.

Service Category: Custom Carpentry
  • TV Cabinet with Lift 68' Viking

Fabricated a new cabinet and installed a lift for the TV on this 68' Viking.

Service Category: Stabilizer
  • Equipment needed to be relocated prior to actuator install
  • Grinding area for mounting block - note vacuum line to outside boat
  • Laminated block in place
  • Modifying stabilizer fin
  • Faring modified stabilizer fin
  • Fitting modified fin - note lifting strakes on hull outside of fin
  • Finished Wesmar 9' stabilizer
  • Actuator installed

This vessel was not equipped with stabilizers and was desired by owner.  Proper location for fin required the relocation of much of the equipment in the engine room.

Service Category: Bow/Stern Thruster
  • Fabricated aluminum motor mount
  • Welded mount to custom rolled 12" tube
  • Motor installed and tested prior to final installation

Wesmar Electric 12" dual prop Bow Thruster install on this 66' Burger

Service Category: Bow/Stern Thruster
  • Failed Thruster
  • Rebuilding Gear Box
  • Rebuilding Wesmar Dual Gear Box
  • Overhauled unit reinstalled on vessel

The 12' single prop Wesmar bow thruster unit had locked up and upon dissambly found oil was badly burnt and upper seal leaking.  This unit had never been serviced since newly installed 15 years ago.

Service Category: Bow/Stern Thruster
  • Wesmar Fiberglass/ hydraulic Stern Thruster install
  • Wesmar Fiberglass/ hydraulic Stern Thruster install
  • Wesmar Fiberglass/ hydraulic Stern Thruster install
  • Wesmar Fiberglass/ hydraulic Stern Thruster install
  • Wesmar hydraulic Stern Thruster

The owner of this beautiful  86' San Lorenzo wanted to add a Wesmar Stern thruster