Originally Posted by three-quartertime
This is a timely topic for me. For the past week, the Admiral and I have discussed whether or not to install a diesel generator. Yesterday we decided against it. Besides the noise factor, it just adds complexity to the boat. We like to keep things simple.
Complexity is definitely true.
In addition to multiple layers of noise insulation there are water separators that route the cooled exhaust gas out the side of the boat and the water out a thru-hull below the waterline. It's amazingly effective and very quiet.