Whether you have a motor or sailing yacht, the reliability of your mechanical systems is key and it is therefore essential to maintain them properly. Our mechanical engineers at Berthon Spain fully understand the responsibility on their shoulders when servicing an engine, generator or working on any other mechanical systems. They are without a doubt the most meticulous people in our Team and can spot the smallest of irregularities that most would just not notice!
We are regularly servicing a host of brands including Volvo, Cummins, Onan, Westerbeke, CAT, MAN, STYR, Yanmar, Perkins and many more. Most modern engines are now common rail, though there are those who still remain sceptical about their reliability. A common rail direct fuel injection means that there is one high pressure fuel line that delivers the fuel to all the cylinders via electronic solenoids. In the early days this system had its weaknesses but now the teething problems have been ironed out and they are just as reliable as older mechanical engines with low pressure fuel pumps.
The most admirable attribute of our wonderful engineers is that they never go into a job with blinkers on and are always aware of what is going on around them. When they are sent to carry out a basic service on a system, they will also report back straight away if there are any other problems that they notice whilst aboard. Their attention to detail is always extremely well received by our clients.
We have recently completed a refit on a Discovery 55 which needed a lot of engineering work. The cutlass bearings needed replacing, the Aquadrive and Tides Marine shaft seal had failed, and the engine was also out of alignment. It was one of those simple and quick jobs that grew. This resulted in a lot more essential work than had been originally anticipated. Keeping a client well informed in these cases is key and at Berthon we keep our owners fully briefed throughout all our refits, with photographs taken live, a full explanation and comprehensive details of any failed components.
Our guardiennage team recently started looking after a Sunseeker San Remo 48 delivered by us to Palma from Portugal. Unfortunately, one of the engines has had some issues, oil was making its way into the coolant side of the engine. This was diagnosed by our engineers before any real damage was done and we are now flushing her sickly Volvo D6 out and replacing the failed seals.
We are also working on a 100-foot Swan’s MAXI propeller, carrying out a major service on a Discovery 68’s Yanmar, and replacing the heating system on a Gunfleet 58.
We would love to help keep your yacht systems running smoothly. With our skilled and committed team, we’ve got it covered here at Berthon Spain.
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