May 24, 2012


Suzuki will power the "Sea Cadets" in the Diamond Jubilee.


On Sunday June 3rd, the Marine Society & Sea Cadets will be taking part in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Thames Pageant in the United Kingdom. The Sea Cadets - aged between 12 and 17, have been selected from different units within the UK and will be at the helm of their model Trinity 500 boats.  The flotilla of 55 strong will be sailing in a diamond formation for this event.


Each boat will be powered by a Suzuki 2.5hp four-stoke outboard motor.  Weighing in at only 29lbs, the Suzuki DF2.5 is the lightest four-stoke outboard on the market. It boasts a range of features that you wouldn't expect on such a small outboard, including F-N gearshift, water-cooling and a one liter fuel tank that will last for hours.  With a large ring shaped, smooth edged carrying handle, the engine is easily lifted on and off a tender or dingy, while the four tilt positions ensure that you can set the engine to your boat's requirements.


Patrick Balfour, Staff Officer Operations of the Marine Society and Sea Cadets said, "This is an exciting event and one in which we are very proud to be participating. Suzuki has been an excellent supporter of the Sea Cadets and due to its light weight and ease of operation, the DF2.5 is perfect for our Trinity 500 boats."


The Thames Pageant will run from Battersea to Tower Bridge and is expected to surpass all other flotillas ever mustered on the Thames, boasting numbers of up to 1,000 different craft.


Yasuharu Osawa, Manager for Suzuki Europe/Middle East/Africa Marketing Group said, "2012 is an exciting year for Suzuki and this is another prestigious event to be involved with. The Pageant will make for a fantastic spectacle and we are looking forward to see 55 DF2.5 outboards on the water at one time!"


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