SUZUKI FAMILY March 201614 15MARINE PRODUCTSFrom IndonesiaRiver RunOn 25th October 2015, the Kalibodo River in Cilacap, Central Java, Indonesia, came alive with 108 local fishermen racing up and down the river in 54 boats fitted with DT15A, 11.0kW(15PS), 2-stroke Suzuki Outboard Motors. With crowds of viewers lining the river and flags and banners promoting Suzuki’s brand, the community event was held to commemo-rate Suzuki Marine’s 50th Anniversary, to demonstrate the speed and reliability of Suzuki’s engines, and to thank loyal customers in Cilacap for their support of Suzuki. The fisher-men, local officials including police and rescue workers and even tourists enjoyed the event and hoped it would be held again next year.From MalaysiaWinning Fishing Competition It took landing a catfish of 5.03kg to be first among the 1300 anglers at the KTSTrading/Suzuki Outboard Motor/Angler’s Paradise fishing competition in Bongawan, Malaysia on 8th November 2015. Other winners included the anglers who caught the heaviest albino fish, the most fish caught and the biggest Tilapia caught. Fishing wasn’t the only activity. Participants and guests also enjoyed a display of Suzuki Outboard Motors, a family picnic, singing and a food fair.From FranceSuzuki Marine at Paris Nautica 2015 Suzuki Marine was very proud at the Paris Nautic Show 2015 to announce sponsorship of a special partnership with Stephane Mifsud, world record holder of Static Apnea, holding his breath underwater for 11 minutes and 35 seconds. Mifsud will travel the world on his sailboat Bene-teau powered by a Suzuki outboard to meet with students and scientists and study marine environments. At the opening event Mifsud performed a 6-minute apnea in 6-degree water in memory of the victims of the recent Paris terrorist attack. From ChileEarthquake AssistanceWhen a devastating earthquake hit the Coquimbo region of Chile on 16th September 2015, the boats and outboard motors of many fishermen were destroyed or damaged. To help the fishing community get back on their feet, the Funda-cion Del Rio Arteaga made a donation of 5 Suzuki outboard motors to the city of La Serena. This donation illustrates both how important fishing is to that region of Chile and how respected Suzuki is as a product whose quality and reliability will help to put this community back in business.