Our History


Diesel Center specializes in the integration and sales of propulsion technological systems for motor yachts and mega yachts. It was founded in 1996 by Michele Maggi after decades of experience at Italmotors S.p.A., Maggi’s family company, active in the boating sector for three generations.

Founded as a supplier of MTU Friedrichshafen marine engines for the Italian nautical market, Diesel Center has as its objective to become the leading supplier of propulsion and power systems for manufacturers of motor yachts and mega yachts for Italy, as well as the European and American markets.

The evolution and experience gained in the years has led to the specialization in the supply of products related to propulsion, controls, electrical power supply, transmission systems, exhaust gas piping, stabilizers and electro-mechanical hybrid propulsion systems, home automation, entertainment and electronic navigation systems.

Through the collaboration with the most important Italian Shipyards and the main world manufacturers of propulsion systems as well as the continuous technical innovation, the Client is offered a complete package for the propulsion systems and the management of the electric navigation, home automation and electronic supply. Both in terms of supply and of pre and post-sales assistance.

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1996

Diesel Center S.p.A. was founded by Michele Maggi thanks to the experience gained in the recreational marine engine industry and more specifically that of Yachting.

1996-1999

Diesel Center S.p.A. becomes a supplier of MTU Friedrichshafen for the Italian nautical market.

1999

Diesel Center S.p.A. becomes exclusive supplier for Gruppo Ferretti S.p.A. of diesel engines, inverters, propulsion systems, engine-generators, control levers and gyroscopic stabilizers, exhaust gas pipes, in addition to providing the service assistance.

2005

Marine Propulsion & Service S.r.l. Single-Member company is instituted for the managing of Customer's service at all stages of the sale of products marketed and managing the vessel's first commissioning and any warranty needs.

2008

Diesel Center S.p.A. is the first systems integrator in the world to launch the first hybrid engine Yacht together with the Ferretti Group.

2012

Diesel Center of Florida is founded, headquartered in Miami which operates on the American market.

2014

Full Hybrid Propulsion Technology evolves. A project for a new type of propulsion for the pleasure boating industry in view of energy savings and the reduction of the pollutant emissions, compatible with the performance of the vessel and the comfort of its guests.

2015

Diesel Center S.p.A. becomes distributor for Italy, France and Spain for fast fishing Intrepid boats with outboard engines.