This 1970 Feadship underwent a major refit allowing the owner to maintain the yachts classic look and feel while updating the entire mechanical, electrical, hull and interior to make this vessel a modern gem.Learn More
Adding Custom Fabricated Safety Features
The customer needed a better solution for his family to safely board their vessel after swimming or boarding their dingy. The answer was to extend the swim platform and add an elegant staircase to this classic Burger Yacht. The ladder and handrail were fabricated out of aluminum with beautiful teak step inlay, all produced in-house.Read More
See Our Latest WORK
It is our goal to not service the massive number of vessels in South Florida, but rather to provide a high level of personalized services to our family of customers. By maintaining a private client relationship, we get to know both you and your vessel to better respond to your needs.
See some of our recent work and happy captains.
OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM
IN THIS INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE COUNTS
When it comes to knowledge, our team has the industry experience to draw upon. Our management team has experience working on all types and sizes of vessels. Drawing upon years of actual jobs, this team can engineer and advise on the best solution or services for your yacht. Not only does this team service yachts – but as boat owners and previous yacht captains, we have the practical experience which allows us to relate to our customers.
- President -
45-Years Marine Experience, 100-ton Captains License, Commercial Multi-Engine Pilot
- Marketing & HR -
25-Years Marketing Experience
- General Manager -
25 years experience in Yacht Repair
- Parts Manager -
20-Years Marine Parts Ordering Experience
- Project Foreman -
35-Years Marine Experience, Commercial Ship Chief Engineer
WHY GILLEN YACHTS
OUR TEAM OF HIGHLY SKILLED TECHNICIANS & CRAFTSMEN, COMPREHENSIVE FACILITY WITH DOCKAGE, COMMITTED TO QUALITY.
What began as a diesel mechanic shop over 30 years ago in Fort Lauderdale; has evolved into a full-service yacht maintenance, yacht repair, and yacht refit company our customers have grown to know us for throughout Florida now with 2 locations to better serve you.
Our family-owned and operated company has the engineering and technical expertise to both analyze customer needs and fabricate solutions for boats ranging from sport fishing vessels to megayachts. Gillen Yacht provides customers with one-stop for all their yacht servicing and refit needs based in Fort Lauderdale with a new branch location in Palm Beach. Having skilled and experienced technicians in all of the marine trades is one of the many keys to our success. We not only know about the ins and outs of repairs, but we fully understand how boats are enjoyed, operated, and maintained. We are committed to providing most large boatyard services at a significant savings. Our convenient dock located just steps away from our in-house shop and parts department in Fort Lauderdale; provides a cost-effective solution for our customers. These are only a few reasons why GILLEN YACHT SERVICES IS THE BEST for your yacht repair, yacht refit, and marine diesel repair needs.
STAYING AHEAD OF THE YACHT INDUSTRY
“We had a major refit of an engine room fan system and fire louver system. Even though several substantial obstacles were found along the way, the Gillen team methodically and professionally worked through and solved the issues. Fantastic team of team and pleasant to have onboard. Highly recommend!”David Krokoski
“Have been using them for years, great work and service.”Robert Stack, Captain
“I have been sending my yachts & tenders to Gillen Diesel for over 18 years. From 30ft to 120ft. From engine rebuilds to complete paint work…Would not go anywhere else.”Stephen Lockhart, Chief Engineer
“Outstanding Service from a skilled staff. They will not sell you want you don’t need!”Gary Church