MARINE PRODUCTSFrom South AfricaDealers Tour Suzuki HeadquartersAs a reward for all-time high sales in 2015, 24 Suzuki Marine dealers from South Africa were invited to tour Suzuki headquarters in Hamamatsu. The group enjoyed visiting Suzuki Plaza, the Toyokawa Plant and Lake Hamana. The visit strengthens ties between Suzuki Auto South Africa (PTY.) LTD. and Suzuki Motor Corporation reminding everyone that no matter how far away we are all part of the Suzuki Family.From AustraliaEveryone’s a Winner Suzuki Marine and the Haines Group were proud to sponsor the Boyne Tannum Hookup, a premier fishing competition in Australia. The headline raffle prize was a Signature 575F powered with a DF150TX. Held from 29th April to 1st May, the event attracted more than 3000 competitors with a crowd of over 13,000 on hand for the evening prize awards and giveaways.Other prizes on offer included a multitude of Sea Jay boats Suzuki powered with the DF6AS, right through to the DF40ATHL with nine Sea Jay tinnie packages up for grabs to the lucky participants. From EcuadorComandato S.A. Provides Free Check-ups Comandato S.A., Suzuki Marine’s distributor in Ecuador knows that after-sales service is as important as the initial sale. Comandato provides fishing industry customers with free check-ups every 4 months. At the check-ups transmission oil is changed, carburettors are cleaned, and spark plugs are changed.Comandato believes that maintaining Suzuki’s engines in perfect condition is a great way to care for their customers. From FranceSuzuki and Beneteau PartnershipSuzuki France Marine was the exclusive partner of Beneteau for outboard engines for the 2016 Barracuda Tour no kill fishing competition. An amateur challenge open to all from 27th to 29th May was followed by a super final from 1st to 4th June at La Rochelle. This year was the 4th Barracuda Tour and over 1000 people, including both professionals and amateurs were able to enjoy sport fishing aboard the fleet of Beneteau/Suzuki. A particular novelty of the event was the boat “Barracuda 8” specially designed by Suzuki France with assistance from students of Etel High School in Brittany.SUZUKI FAMILY September 201614 15©Strong Images©Strong Images