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Suzuki Marine Technical Center

ReliantSouth served as the Design/Build firm on this warehouse/research facility that consisted of 9,038 square feet. Per the client’s request, this 29’ tall facility was constructed with indestructible precast walls and roof structure. The recently completed development of this 20-acre waterfront property includes a main building providing office space, conference rooms, technical/service bays, inside boat storage and other important equipment. Other amenities of the property include additional buildings, a private launch ramp with docks, and a 300-foot protective seawall.

Among the products and innovations being endurance tested and evaluated was Suzuki’s innovative Micro Plastic Collecting device, which integrates with the engine’s cooling system to remove micro plastic pollution from the water as the boat is driven. This device is now standard equipment on all variations of Suzuki’s DF115 and DF140 4-stroke outboards, two of its most popular selling models across the U.S. and around the world. This is but one part of Suzuki’s global CLEAN OCEAN PROJECT initiative, which seeks to explore new technologies and activities to clean up coastal pollution, reduce the use of plastics in products, packaging, and business practices, and explore sustainable alternatives. This ongoing commitment will be reflected in activities at Suzuki’s Technical Center.

“Now that our Technical Center is complete and we have added several important staff members and endurance drivers, we can begin to fulfill our ultimate goal to the boating industry, Suzuki dealers and the boating public,” said George “Gus” Blakely, Suzuki Marine Executive Vice President Sales & Service.

“We will be working not only with boat builders and our 1,200 dealers across America, but also with the Suzuki factory to create and refine the outboards of the future. Although we’re based in Florida — the boating capitol of the U.S. — we are also a Suzuki Technical Center for the world,” added Blakely.

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