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Whether you are looking at a New Vessel or Repowering, it is important to make the right decisions and with so many factors to consider, its paramount to get the right advice. With our experience as qualified marine engineers and as the registered dealers of reputable brands, Volvo Penta, Cummins, Suzuki Marine and Honda Marine, we can offer an array of engine options and can match an engine and propulsion systems to meet your needs.
It’s important to maintain your engine in between services, as well as before and after every outing on the water.
Check out Suzuki’s outboard maintenance reminders to help keep your engine in tip-top condition.
Flushing after use
Flushing your engine as outlined in the owner’s manual is imperative to the longevity of your investment.
Flushing options can vary across the different models.
Please discuss the best option for your outboard with our staff.
Once again, Honda Marine will be out in force at the Auckland On The Water Boat Show. This year’s show runs from Thursday, October 3rd to Sunday, October 6th, but in a brand new location!
Team New Zealand has moved into the old venue so the On The Water Boat Show has relocated just over the drawbridge to Te Wero Island right inside Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour.
Honda Marine will be based at stand TW107 on the wharf and there will also be a number of Honda Powered boats on the water located in the Marina at dock M26. You can get on board these vessels for a closer look and there will be opportunities for water tests as well. Honda staff will be on board and on the stand answering your questions to help you to find the right Honda outboard for your boat.
On our stand there will be a select range of outboards from our smallest portable engines right through to our largest and most powerful engine, the redesigned class leading BF250. Come along to our stand and see for yourself the vast amounts of improvements this new Honda outboard engine has.
During the show you will still have a chance to take advantage of the Honda Marine free rigging kit deal for all engines 115Hp and above. This offer is available for a limited time, so don’t miss out.
Plus, we are also offering free fuel vouchers for all engines purchased 100HP and under. You get $10 of fuel for every horsepower you buy. So if you bought a Honda BF60, you will get a BP Fuel Voucher to the value of $600! This competition runs for all outboards 100HP and under purchased up until October 31st 2019. You can see the full terms and conditions here.
Article from Honda Marine NZ
Suzuki Motor Corporation has unveiled all-new large outboard motors DF175A and DF150A at the Genoa Boat Show which is being held in Genoa, Italy from 20 to 25 September 2018.
DF175A and DF150A have enhanced driving performance and fuel efficiency by adopting advanced technologies such as high compression ratio, lean burn, and semi-direct air intake.
Main features of DF175A and DF150A
Adopted advanced technologies including high compression ratio, Lean Burn Control System, and Semi-Direct Air Intake System to the 2,867cm3four-stroke in-line four-cylinder engine common to DF200A.
Compared to the conventional models, DF175A has enhanced maximum torque by up to 14% and fuel efficiency by 14%, while DF150A has enhanced maximum torque by up to 3.1% and fuel efficiency by 7%.
Suzuki Water Detecting System is installed to protect from engine failure by detecting water mixed in fuel.
User-friendliness is enhanced through various functions such as the Suzuki Easy Start System, which enables the driver to just turn the key once instead of holding it to start the engine, and the Suzuki Troll Mode System, which maintains slow, stable driving.
DF175A and DF150A will be produced at the Kosai Plant in Japan, and will be sold worldwide including North America, Europe and Japan.
Full line-up of Suzuki outboards from DF2.5 to DF350A including new white models of smaller outboards are exhibited at the Genoa Boat Show.
Plus, newly-developed Suzuki Multi-Function Display will be premiered. It comes in a variety of sizes (7, 9, 12 and 16-inch screens) including the 16-inch screen, which is the largest* size offered by the outboard manufacturer.
Suzuki’s aim with this new premium accessory is to provide the ultimate connectivity to unite the boat driver with the surrounding environment.
This is achieved through valuable features such as chart plotter, radar, fish finder and weather information via an internet connection. On top of that, this new screen gives drivers access to all Suzuki engine data, so they can easily and quickly see the performance of the outboard/s in one clear view.
Unlike any other display screens on the market, Suzuki’s new Multi-Function Display can be set up to display just engine data, or a combination of engine and environmental information.
*Based on Suzuki research in September 2018.
Words and photo by Suzuki Motor Corporation
Dive Zone Whitianga’s popular dive vessel, the Mystery Machine needed a repower, here are the results after a complete fit out
Dive Zone Whitianga are a popular Diving Educator and run daily dive trips to the great dive spots right on the Coromandel’s door step including Mercury Islands, Alderman Islands, Cathedral Cove and the Marine Reserve. This is what they had to say about the the Team here at Pacific Coast Marine & Diesel after the Volva Penta repower:
“We contracted Pacific Coast Marine Whitianga to repower our 12m Dive boat that took 18 Divers with 36 tanks fully loaded. We were running at an average of 12knots using an old Volvo KAD 43 with analogue gauges. This came fitted, running and we used that for a year. We quickly realized we needed more power and reliability as the 43 was a reconditioned unit but the stern leg we did put on brand new.
The complete fit-out took 5 weeks in total and the results have been amazing – it’s like a completely different boat! (In a good way) The team at PC Marine was excellent to work with; keeping us informed with regular progress updates. They were thorough and offered great advice and input throughout.
Now we run at 20knots with 18 Divers and 36 tanks, using about 40 liters an hour with the capability of running faster if needed, we now have the added advantage of increased safety and reliability, improved comfort, reduced environmental impact, better fuel economy, and higher performance.
Thank you PC Marine for transforming our Dive Vessel – The Mystery Machine.”
BEFORE – Old Engine & Drive
Volvo Penta KAMD43P
6-Cylinder Marine Inboard Engine
Manufactured 2000 / Spec 230hp
Volvo Penta DP-D1 Drive 1.78:1 Ratio