Tag Archives: Gus Blakely

NMMA’s EMD Board reaches full BoatPAC participation


BoatPAC announced it has reached full participation in contributions from NMMA’s Engine Manufacturers Division (EMD) Board. Comprised of nine members, each member has contributed to BoatPAC in 2021, whose mission is to support federal candidates that champion the recreational boating community and help propel its agenda in the halls of Congress. “Our engine manufacturers understand the importance of being on ...

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Suzuki manufacturing reaches 1 million motor milestone

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. recently announced that the production facility in Thailand that manufactures its 2.5HP through 30HP 4-stroke outboard motors has reached a significant milestone — the production of its 1,000,000th motor. Thai Suzuki, located in Thanyaburi, Pathum Thani, began producingmotorcycles in 1968 as Suzuki’s first motorcycle plant located outside ofJapan. The factory added production of outboard motors ...

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Suzuki names GM of new marine tech center

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. announced it has named industry veteran David Greenwood to be general manager of the company’s new Suzuki Marine Technical Center USA in Panama City, Fla. The appointment of Greenwood to this post comes shortly after Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. announced that the new technical center will be built on a 20-acre waterfront property the ...

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Onboard for outboards

By David Gee The boat buying public is fully on board for outboards. Retail sales increased for the eighth consecutive year in 2019, nearly reaching pre-recession levels with a 13-year high. “We’re seeing the trend in consumer demand for higher performance engines continue with outboard engine sales growth in 2019 led by engines 200hp-plus, accounting for 27% of sales, and ...

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Outboard Q & A with Gus Blakely, Suzuki Motor of America

By David Gee In the next issue of the magazine, we will be running a Market Trends piece on outboards. We don't want to steal any of the thunder from that story, but we did gather some good interviews. And since we don't have the space to include the complete interviews in the magazine, we thought we would feature some ...

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