Suzuki GB’s Marine Division will be exhibiting at the Southampton International Boat Show (16th – 25thSeptember) and will once again be offering show visitors some great ways to engage with the brand and participate in boating.
Suzuki RIB Experience
The Suzuki RIB Experience is back! Suzuki will be giving show visitors the chance to get out on the water and experience one of Suzuki’s ultimate outboards in action. Rides will be provided by Solent RIB Charter and their 7.8m Ribcraft RIB powered by a Suzuki 325hp outboard. This is an exciting opportunity for all, and rides will be regularly running on each day of the show. To get booked on, stop by the Suzuki stand at E058 in Mayflower Park.
Overlooking the pontoons and with barista-style coffees being served from the ‘Suzuki Jimny Beans’ drinks station, the Suzuki stand also offers an excellent vantage point to enjoy a drink and choose the perfect Suzuki for your boating requirements.
A Suzuki for every application
Suzuki will be showcasing its range of ultimate four stroke outboards, with many of them also available to test in their natural environment – on the water, powering the following leading boat brands:
- 3D Tenders
- Aquaspirit RIBs
- Cheetah Marine
- Cobra RIBs
- Excel Boats
- Iron Boats
- Island RIBs
- River Boats
- Silver Boats
- Smartfish 25
- Swordfish Boats
- Ultimate Boats
A selection of Suzuki’s Authorised Dealers and partner Boat Builders will also be exhibiting on land at the show, with several leading Suzuki-powered packages on display. Illustrating the breadth of the Suzuki range and variety of applications available, you’ll find RIBs, sports boats, tenders, fishing boats, and commercial craft. So, if you’re in the market for a new boat package or simply looking to re-power your current craft, then Suzuki is the outboard for you.
The wider world of Suzuki
Suzuki is not only a manufacturer of outboard motors, but also motorcycles, automobiles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) for the global market. Every product group will be represented on the Suzuki stand at the Southampton Boat Show which will include one of the Japanese manufacturer’s mighty KingQuad 750XP quad bikes, a new GSX-S100GT+ motorcycle and representing the automobile division there will be the iconic Jimny SUV commercial off-road car, which doubles up as the ‘Jimny Beans’ coffee station.
Supporting accessible boating and promoting the ‘blue gym’
Suzuki is proud to be a long-term supporter of the Wetwheels accessible boating charity, which will once again have one of its wheelchair accessible boats at the show. Wetwheels provides the opportunity for all disabled people, including those with profound and complex disabilities, to access the sea in a safe, stimulating and rewarding way on board specially-built, fully-accessible powerboats. Through the experience of being on the water, Wetwheels aims to build confidence and improve physical and mental wellbeing.
Suzuki also works with professional saltwater angler and serving firefighter, Will Parkinson. Will has spent 17 years serving in the UK Fire Service, where he also uses his passion for fishing to raise awareness and funds for The Fire Fighters Charity.
As well as his duties in the fire service, Will runs two Suzuki-powered boats to take part in boat fishing competitions around the UK, raising money and awareness for the Charity along the way. He also takes fellow firefighters out with him, either to fish, or just to experience the healing properties of being on the water, sometimes referred to as part of a ‘blue gym’. Will’s Smartfish 25 boat, powered by a dual-prop DF300B will also be on display at the show.
Mark Beeley, Head of Suzuki GB’s Marine Division, said, “We are excited to be ramping up for another great Southampton International Boat Show and we are proud to be supporting our network of Dealers and Boat Builders who are launching and displaying a wide range of market-leading Suzuki-powered packages. As ever, we are focused on giving customers the ultimate experience. To this end we’re pleased to be offering a number of opportunities for visitors to get out on the water at the show.”