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Northern Lights Caribben Customer Support

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Parts & Power General Manager, Gavin Dooley, Barbara and Tom Gerker met with the Northern Lights factory branch Sales & Service staff in Deerfield Beach, FL on the 19th of October to discuss the Caribbean strategy for supporting customers in Caribbean. Vice President, Nathan Price, emphasized how important the Caribbean was for supporting the Northern Lights product. It is recognized that Northern Lights generators are the preferred generator for experienced crews on Charter Vessels, and in the Bareboat Fleets. The reliability and endurance of the product makes it an ideal choice for charter vessels in the Caribbean. Although the yachts in these fleets are Pleasure Craft, the duty that is demanded of their generators is certainly Commercial, with more than 2000 hours being put on these units in some applications. Northern Lights philosophy of building Commercial Generators in Yacht Friendly packages, including low noise, compact size and attractive finish, make them the go to generator for Charter Yacht Owners, Managers and Crew.

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Nathan Price committed the full support of his factory branches of Deerfield Beach, FL, Boston, MA and Kenner, LA, as well as that of the Corporate Office in Seattle, WA. He said that he wanted the Northern Lights product to be best Serviced and Supported Generator in the Caribbean and pledged to do anything Northern Lights can do to make this so.

Nathan also showed the Parts & Power contingent the very impressive production of Technicold air conditioners and refrigeration. Northern Lights applies the same principles of high quality, simplicity, serviceability and endurance to the Technicold product. As with Northern Lights generators, they are built to a standard, not a price, making them the ideal choice for the Charter Yacht and Super Yacht Industry. The factory in Deerfield Beach is working at full capacity with many pending orders on their books.

Pictured is a Technicold Chilled Water Air Conditioning system. Also pictured is a photo of Sales Coordinator Corky Garcia, Tom Gerker, Vice President Nathan Price and General Manager, Gavin Dooley discussing the improvements made to the accessibility of the latest sound enclosure for the M673L3 generator.

James Todman

Parts & Power's customer James Todman

Parts & Power Ltd is proud to have provided the finest quality of customer service to James Todman's Construction Company over the last six years. James Todman Junior is one of the youngest operators of the 550-170 Loadals in the B.V.I. James jr. depends on his Loadal as the driving force of his business. He trusts the Parts & Power Sales and Service department to keep his loadal up and running 24/7.

D&B Construction

Parts & Power's customer D&B Trucking

For more than three years, Parts & Power Ltd has been supplying D&B Construction with parts for their JCB equipment. We recognized Derek and Brian Maduro for the outstanding work they have done in the growth of their family owned company that specializes in construction and engineering. The staff of Parts and Power Ltd takes pride in backing them up with High Quality Service.

Ganesh Completes Installation of Perkins Sabre M92B & ZF45-1

Parts & Power's customer Ganesh

Cruising World Editor-At-Large, Author & Marine Journalist Gary "Cap’n Fatty" Goodlander has completed the re-power of his Wauquiez 43 "Ganesh". With the engineering assistance of Parts & Power, he removed his 30+ year old Perkins 4.154 and replaced it with a new Perkins Sabre M92B.

The M92B is a naturally aspirated 4.4 liter engine producing 86 hp at a modest 2400 RPM. He chose the ZF45-1 reduction gear for its cast iron ruggedness and reliability. During sea trials, he was able to achieve 6.5 knots at 1700 rpm, did 7 knots @ 2000 rpm and reached a maximum speed of 8 knots @ 2400 rpm. All of this was achieved with a noise level that is nearly half of their previous engine. The ZF 45-1 gear is velvet smooth and almost noiseless in the shifting process.

Cap’n Fatty and his wife Caroline are thrilled with the performance. "We’re in bliss with our new M92B engine", Fatty recently emailed. Preparing for their upcoming 3rd circumnavigation, they have increased confidence in having a low speed, high torque, long-lived engine when they need it.

Parts & Power would like to thank all the local BVI businesses that assisted with making this project such a success. BVI Yacht Charters, Tui Marine (the Moorings/Sunsail) & Village Cay Marina all assisted in making the installation go smoothly. Thanks also to the BVI Customs Department, and Comptroller of Customs Wade Smith, in making Cap’n Fatty and Caroline feel welcome.

Cap’n Fatty is author of "Chasing the Horizons" and eight other marine books, the most recent being "How to inexpensively and safely BUY, OUTFIT, & SAIL a Small Vessel Around the World". His next book "The Sea Gypsy Manifesto" is due for publication in early 2014. All of Cap’n Fatty’s books are available on

Meridian Construction Company

Meridian is synonymous with innovation; the key to our success is rooted in our project supervision, earning an excellent reputation for quality, client satisfaction and the ability to develop the most cost effective solutions.

With more than sixty years of combined industry experience and $65 million in completed construction work, principals, Percy Rhoden and Richard Starkey understand the goals of Meridian’s clients and the significance of on-time and on-budget, high-quality performance.

From its very beginning, Meridian Construction Company has consistently demonstrated an ability to solve complex design and construction problems. Meridian Construction prides itself in taking on sophisticated and challenging tasks and our commitment to our customers is emphasized by providing the highest standard of service. The Meridian team ensures the smooth running and successful outcome of all of our contracts, no matter how large or small.

The Meridian portfolio includes over 80 projects that the principals have undertaken together since 1989 specializing in marine works, pilings, structural steel erection and general construction. You can visit their website at

Tel: +1(284)494-2830

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