Taza Mas, a 93 ft steel ketch, approached Marine Maintenance Services (BVI) with a challenge. She had 2 old Onan generators that were old & limping & needed replacing.
After reviewing all the options the owner decided to replace them with 2 new M864 25kw Northern Lights. This was a particular challenge as the old generators had been installed by cutting holes in the side of the hull & inserting the units, re-welding afterwards. After copious measurements we decided that the old units could be removed & new generators installed by walking them through the boat. This involved lifting under the aft covered cockpit roof, 20ft through the upper salon, down a flight of stairs, around a corner, down another flight of stairs then monkey swinging both units into place. Nothing like a challenge!
Both generators are now installed & purring away to the great satisfaction of the Captain.
The owner of a Leopard 46 Crewed Charter Yacht asked Marine Maintenance Services in the BVI to replace his faithful 9kw Northern Lights generator.
This unit had 15,000 hours on it & was still running well, but the yacht had only one generator, and with a full charter season ahead they decided to change this out for a new unit. The bonus was that we instantly found him a buyer for the old one!!
The unit is now in place, but we added the optional second mounting system to ensure he had the smoothest and quietest running possible! We expect him to get the same outstanding performance from this new unit and wish him all the best for the oncoming season.
Parts & Power and Northern Lights are announcing the best sale we’ve had on Northern Lights Generators in years.During 1-30 September 2015, we’re offering special pricing on select marine and industrial generators only available through Eastern Caribbean dealers. Contact your nearest Eastern Caribbean dealer, visit www.CaribbeanNorthernLights.com, or contact Parts & Power at 284-494-2830 for details or the dealer nearest to you.
Don’t forget to ask about our Special Pricing on the Technicold brand of Marine Air Conditioning!
All units must be shipped by 30 Sept 2015. Units and Accessories must be ordered together to validate discount. All accessories and optional equipment are at standard prices and discounts. Applies to specific Northern Lights units only, contact us for details of eligible units.
Captains speak very highly of the mechanical engineering skills of Erwan Le Normand and his team at Caraïbes Diesel Services.
Erwan started his own company – Caraïbes Diesel Services – in 2007. He previously worked with the former CAT agent in St.Martin for ten years, and Caraïbes Diesel Services now holds the main agency for CAT and Volvo Penta on St.Maarten / St.Martin. Before arriving in Saint Martin he studied at the reputable school of Etel in Brittany, France.
Caraïbes Diesel’s large workshop is located at Sandy Ground on the French side os St Maarten. They can be found near Marina Port Royale (from the lagoon direction), and the Beach Plaza hotel (from the road). They have a workshop dock to ensure a speedy service by water across the lagoon to provide service to yachts in all the main marinas. Language is not a problem as all four factory trained mechanics and one electrician on the team speak English.
Whilst specializing in Caterpillar and Volvo Penta, this highly professional team work with all main and auxiliary diesel engines including MAN, Perkins, Northern Lights and Yanmar. The company’s quality of service is so highly rated that Erwan services the French coastguard and ‘douanes’ vessels including full large engine refits.
Caraïbes Diesel’s parts store stocks a large range of over 2,500 items covering all manner of spares, belts, filters, lubricants and oils for CAT and Volvo Penta. From simple oil filters and injectors, to engine blocks and generators, they stock it!
This testimonial from a Captain sums up Caraïbes Diesel Services: “Erwan and his team provided a really good service when carrying out a complete rebuild on a Caterpillar engine – and delivered on time!”
We recently hauled a Lagoon 560 at Nanny Cay boat yard to complete a quick Sea Cock check & install 2 new generators.
The original 21kw Onan in the bow had been giving endless issues despite very low hours. So the owner asked us for the solution. After a little brain storming we ended up replacing the forward unit with a 20kw (M844LW3) Northern Lights. We also installed a 12kw (M843NW3) Northern Lights in the Port Aft hull.
The boat is back in the water & chartering again. The crew are very happy with the performance of the forward unit & report that the 2nd unit gives them both a perfect night time generator & the peace of mind knowing that they are not totally reliant on one unit.