As the world takes drastic measures to stop the spread of this terrible virus, we too have implemented many procedures in our workshops and offices to limit the spread and protect our staff and clients. Although some staff are working from home, the workshop remains open for us to continue our engine and assembly builds,
We were asked to visit a yacht in Mallorca and given reports that there had been a main engine failure. The engines installed were a pair of Gardner 6LYTi engines, the LG400 series, some of the last engines produced by the Gardner factory and certainly the last engines designed. There had been some work done
After a recent full refit of classic yacht Destiny in Sanremo, Italy, we were called in to bring the standard of the main engines and gearboxes up to that of the rest of the vessel. The engines are a handed pair Gardner 8L3 engines with Gardner 3UC gearboxes, and installed in the Camper & Nicholson
We were contacted by a vessel owner in Ireland looking for options for his Gardner 6LXDT engine, installed in his working vessel for many years and now in need of an overhaul. We were able to offer an engine on a full service exchange from our stock, reducing his downtime during his off season. Our
We are proud to be mentioned in this months Classic Boat Magazine, as being involved with the restoration of the Motor Yacht ‘Life Aquatic’. Page 38 if you wish to skip straight there… Our 5th mention in the magazine this year.
After a very unexpected call earlier in the year from one of our clients explaining that his yacht had sunk, it was a race against time to try to save the single Gardner 8L3B from deteriorating any further due to sea water ingress. The vessel, named “Ada Hardy” from Sydney, Australia, was half way through
After a challenging project, we have now completed the top end overhaul of a 4L3 engine dating from 1934 on vessel “Emblem”, a 50 foot trawler yacht. The engine has been sea water cooled since she was installed over 80 years ago, and was suffering from overheating due to sediment in the cylinder blocks and
We are very pleased to finally announce the launch of our new spares website, www.gardnerspares.com that has the ability for on-line parts purchasing. It has taken over 6 months to complete the website from conception to launch, but we are very happy with the final outcome. There are over 450 parts available to purchase on-line
The end of January saw the completion of a Gardner 6LXB engine, fully overhauled with a new cooling system installed. It is destined for a new build, single screw vessel for round the world cruising. As such, the discerning client requested an original cooling system, which we gladly built and installed, including a bronze impeller
The month of January is always a busy time for us due to the start of the maintenance period for both commercial vessels and yachts. Our in house engine rebuild schedule is particularly busy with 5 engines in simultaneous build with 3 more in preparation stage. The engines currently in build are (from left to
After one week of engine dismantle, removing over 2 tonnes of engine parts through the 60cm squared hatch, 3 weeks of workshop overhaul work and a further one week of re-assembly, the engine overhaul is drawing to a close. The fuel pumps were the last items to be delivered to the vessel located in Villefranche
Congratulations to the refit team of Motor Yacht Olympia, recently renamed Monara (as she was originally), and re-launched last weekend. During the 2 year refit, both Gardner 8L3B engines were removed and sent to our works for a full overhaul with custom paint finish. They were returned to the Feadship yard in Holland where they
Any keen eyed Gardner fan might have caught a glimpse of the Gardner plaque proudly mounted on the fishing vessel used in the recent Nationwide Bank advert. A bank that really is supporting business – even though they haven’t realised. It is a shame our bankers do not go to such great lengths to promote
After a £30,000 upgrade, we are very happy to announce the opening of our new test house. This will allow us to test engines up to 1000BHP, at full power, with no time or cooling limits. This replaces our old, Heenan & Froude DPX4 dynamometer, taken from the original Gardner factory test house in Manchester.
Gardner Marine Diesels are delighted to be featured in the November issue of Motor Boat & Yachting.
The Gardner Marine Service Division recently called by the old Gardner factory – now a housing development and police station.
Gardner Marine Diesels (GMD) is proud to announce that it exhibited at the 54th Fort Lauderdale boat show in October 2013. This was the first time in over 40 years that Gardner Engines, widely recognised to be one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious names in the marine business, has exhibited at an American
We are proud to announce that we have secured the contract to overhaul twin 8L3B engines with Gardner 3UC gearboxes for use in the restoration of a classic Dutch Gentleman’s motor yacht. The restoration is being undertaken by Feadship in Holland. The engines are having a custom paint finish to the owners specification. There will
After an 8 year re-fit, Tiky (ex Alto-Volante) is launched from Fox’s Marina, Ipswich. She is now on her way to Italy, powered by twin Gardner 6LXB engines supplied by us over 7 years ago. Worth the wait.
We are very pleased to announce that Gardner Marine Diesels Ltd (GMD) has acquired the assets of PGE Services Ltd (PGE). PGE, based in Eccles, Greater Manchester was set up in the mid ’80s by Mr. Paul Gardner, great grandson of Lawrence Gardner, who, together with his four sons founded the legendary British diesel engine manufacturer L Gardner & Sons in
We were delighted to use the occasion of Salon Nautica ’09 to re-launch Gardner operations in the Mediterranean Our client base in the area has developed rapidly and during the last few months, we have undertaken on site working in Barcelona, Cartagena, Olbia Sardinia, Venice, La Ciotat (Marseilles), Palma Majorca as well as supplying parts