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Diesel Engine Seminar preps sailor for 10 years of "what-ifs"
Sailor, Devin Taylor, preps for 10 years of “what-ifs” by attending Mack Boring's diesel maintenance seminar before setting sail for his 10-year voyage around the world.

Boat Owner Training

For years, Mack Boring has trained boat owners in proper care and maintenance of their diesel engines. Whether it's the 1-Day Basic Maintenance or the 2-Day Hands On course, find out what we can do for you. Click here to read more or register for a class.

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Training Services

Since 1969, Mack Boring has been a full-time diesel training center. Each year over 1000 individuals pass through our classrooms. Our Training Services Division provides diesel education to equipment owners, diesel engine and generator dealers, all branches of the U.S. Military as well as trainers. Our main office in Union, NJ features a large training center with theory classrooms and expansive hands-on workshops. We maintain a complete library of diesel engines--old and new, along with controls and accessories specifically for training. Courses are offered in all of our locations, as well as on-site. Contact us today to learn about standard or customized training for your specific needs.

Instructor Spotlight: Larry Berlin

Larry BerlinIn 1969, Ed “Mack” McGovern Jr. recruited a young vocational trainer named Larry Berlin. With a profound understanding of diesel engines, a linebacker’s build and a heart of gold, Larry Berlin worked closely with Mack to form Engine City Technical Institute. He began as head trainer, and then became its Director.

Over the years, Larry has taught diesel theory and hands-on training to countless diesel operators and enthusiasts on virtually every make of diesel for both on-highway and off. Larry personally tailored much of the curriculum taught by Engine City Technical Institute, and helped the full-phase diesel technical school gain accreditation by the ACCSCT. Larry was the head of ECTI for approximately 35 years. In 2004, Mack Boring sold ECTI to the institute's management and Engine City Technical Institute now lives on in South Plainfield, NJ. To learn more visit Larry Berlin has remained with Mack Boring & Parts Company, and is the Director of the Training Services Division.

Larry has been featured in numerous publications, and in May, 2004, he was rendered on the cover of Yanmar Scope Magazine. To date, Larry Berlin has been employed by Mack Boring for over 40 years and has personally trained approximately 22,000 individuals around the world.

Jan 2007 Power & MotoryachtLarry Berlin is an industry icon. His reputation is legendary among diesel engine enthusiasts far and wide. If you are fortunate enough to attend one of his courses, it will be an experience you will remember.

Click the image on the left to read more about Larry and Mack Boring Training Services in the January 2007 issue of Power & Motoryacht!