Saturday, June 15, 2024

Suzuki News

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Japanese OEMs to Jointly Develop Hydrogen Engines

Kawasaki Motors, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Honda Motor, and Yamaha Motor have received approval from Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to form a technological research association called HySE (Hydrogen Small mobility & Engine technology).The partners will develop hydrogen-powered engines for motorcycles, Japan-originated mini-vehicles, small marine vessels, construction equipment and drones.The use of hydrogen poses technical challenges, including fast flame speed and a large region of ignition…

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Mastry Repower Helping Boaters Go Green

Mastry Engine Centers have announced that they have developed a program to help owners of older two-stroke outboards make the right decision to trade-up to a clean burning, smooth running, quiet Suzuki four-stroke outboard. All boaters know that older two stroke outboards create more pollution both in the water and in the air. In addition, these older two-stroke outboards are creating noise contamination. Mastry Engine Centers are now offering special incentives to encourage owners of older two-stroke outboards to ‘Go Green’.To qualify for the incentives…

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28-ft. Lake Assault Boat Delivered

Lake Assault Boats, part of Fraser Shipyards, placed a 28-foot vessel into service with the Town of Gibraltar Fire Department located in northern Door County, Wisconsin. The craft provides emergency response and firefighting services for a large section of shoreline and islands located on Lake Michigan’s Green Bay. The purchase of the boat was funded entirely through the Gibraltar Fire-Rescue Association, a local non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.Placed into service earlier this summer, the boatis designed to respond to a wide range of on-the-water emergencies.

Oceanic Systems Switch Suits More Engine Manufacturers

Oceanic Systems (UK) Ltd has just increased the menu of engine manufacturers which can be selected to present on the company’s sleek single-screen Multiple Engine Displays, claimed a press release from the company.It said that these provide a selection of up to 16 inboard and 16 outboard engine manufacturers, an increased capacity which now doubles the choice of engines and provides boat builders with much greater flexibility.Oceanic Systems’ 4161 Multiple Engine Display and the…

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New Great Harbor TT35 Powered by Suzuki From Mastry

The new Great Harbor Trawler TT35 from Mirage Manufacturing is a unique, outboard-powered liveaboard cruiser. When the father and son design team of Ken and Travis Fickett went looking for the ideal power solution, they turned to Mastry Engine Center and the ultra-efficient Suzuki DF60AV.The choice of Suzuki outboard power for the TT35 has many advantages. Because the engines are outside the hull, it frees-up internal space for storage. Inside, it's exceptionally quiet with no perceptible vibration. Maintenance is simpler with easier access than an inboard.

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Suzuki Repower Takes A 20-Year Old Boat On Tour

It's not every day a 20-year-old, 32' center console goes on tour. But to show how a well-cared-for boat repowered with state-of-the-art Suzuki outboards rivals a new vessel, at a fraction of the cost, Suzuki RePower by Mastry is hosting Demo Days. From April through June, it's offering sea trial events at nine of its 10 RePower Centers throughout Florida. Subtle details of the 1998 Intrepid 322 Cuddy may betray its age, but its immaculate condition, combined with a proven hull form, made for the ideal demo project.

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New Suzuki RePower Center Opens in Florida

Increasing its market saturation throughout the southeast U.S., Mastry Engine Center has opened a new Suzuki RePower Center. Oyster City Suzuki in Apalachicola, Fla., is the ninth in an expanding network of retail outlets that specialize in repowering with technologically advanced Suzuki four-stroke outboards. Scipio Creek Marina was purchased four months ago. Working with David Taylor, Suzuki RePower by Mastry sales and marketing, the new owner saw an opportunity in the rapidly growing repower market.

Erling Sande AS headquarters - Drammen, Norway (Photo: Cox Powertrain)

Erling Sande Named Cox Powertrain's Norwegian Distributor

Cox Powertrain has announced its first European distributor appointment as Drammen, Norway based Erling Sande AS. The marine power specialist has signed an agreement to become Cox Powertrain’s sole Norwegian distributor and in doing so will play a prominent role in driving Norwegian sales of Cox Powertrain’s revolutionary marine diesel outboard engine, the CXO300, which will be launched in the second half of 2018. Created in 1932, Erling Sande AS is a well-established and respected name within Norway’s marine industry.

NMMA Recognizes 52 Boat and Engine Manufacturers with CSI Awards

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced 52 recipients of the 2016 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Awards for excellence in customer satisfaction. Award recipients were acknowledged this morning during the Innovation Breakfast at the 2017 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show in Miami. The Marine Industry CSI Awards honor boat and engine manufacturers who actively measure customer satisfaction and pursue continuous improvement to better serve their customers.

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Ponedel Joins Suzuki Repower by Mastry

Suzuki outboard expert Jon Ponedel has joined Suzuki RePower by Mastry. The announcement was made by David Taylor, company spokesman for sales and marketing. In his new role, Ponedel provides technical support to the company's service personnel, as well as the seven other Suzuki RePower Centers by Mastry throughout Florida. He is also responsible for conducting annual service update seminars. Before joining the Suzuki RePower team, Ponedel worked for Suzuki Marine for 15 years as a district service manager, technical instructor and application engineer.

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New Suzuki Repower Center Opens near Miami

Strengthening its coverage in Florida, Mastry Engine Center has added a new Suzuki RePower Center in the Miami Area. Hialeah-based Atlantic Marine joins the growing group of eight retail outlets that specialize in repowering quality Suzuki outboard engines. Founded in 2012, Atlantic Marine quickly grew to become one of the largest marine engine suppliers in the southeastern US. Its modern facility boasts the latest equipment available. The company's mission is simple: To put its customers back on the water.

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Suzuki Repower Center Opens in Florida

Deepening its saturation in the southeast U.S., Mastry Engine Center has added a new Suzuki RePower Center: Lou's Marine of Gulf Breeze, Fla. This is the eighth location, with more planned. Lou's Marine is a family-owned business and the oldest Suzuki Marine dealer in Florida. For over 30 years, it has served the greater Pensacola area. Often, engines age and become tired, but the boat they power is in pristine condition. Repowering is a cost-effective alternative to buying a new vessel. It brings renewed life to older pontoons, sailboats, flats and center console boats.

Mastry to Establish Suzuki Repower Centers

Marine and industrial engine specialist Mastry Engine Center has been appointed as a Suzuki dealer to establish repower centers throughout Florida. The company now adds sales, parts and service of Suzuki outboards to its offerings. "In addition to serving Florida-based retail customers looking to repower, we have the flexibility to work directly with local boatbuilders, dealers and commercial marine clients. These market segments offer many opportunities," said Mastry VP Kevin Carlan. The company has plans to establish repower centers in select locations throughout Florida.

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Suzuki to Power Australian Rescue Boats

Suzuki Marine will be the power of choice for the Marine Rescue NSW rescue vessel fleet under a new two-year agreement just signed by the two organisations. Commissioner Stacey Tannos and Haines Group Chief Executive Officer John Haines signed the Power of Choice agreement, making Suzuki the preferred supplier of outboard motors for the rescue fleet, at the MRNSW Headquarters at Cronulla. He said the agreement would see Suzuki engines fitted on new and refitted MRNSW rescue vessels, including new boats to be delivered in the rescue service’s accelerated fleet replacement program.

Outboards With Battery-less Fuel Injection

The manufacturers say that boaters with smaller boats can now enjoy the benefits of fuel injection, including easier starts, more responsive acceleration and smoother performance, without the added weight and complications of a battery. Fuel injection system components (high pressure fuel pump, throttle body and small fuel cooler, vapor separator and fuel injector) have been completely redesigned by Suzuki Engineers to be as compact and lightweight as possible. The Electronic Control Module (ECM) was designed to operate without auxiliary battery power…