Boating Industry Top Products Award

May 5, 2020


(May 5, 2020 - Brea, CA) — Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.’s Marine Division was recently honored with a 2020 Top Products Award from the leading marine business journal Boating Industry Magazine.

2020 Boating Industry Top Products Award

Suzuki received the award for the new DF300B V-6 4-Stroke Outboard Motor, the first outboard in the 300hp class to offer the proven benefits of Suzuki's contra-rotation twin propellers.

Winners of this annual award are hand picked by the editorial staff of Boating Industry from among hundreds of nominated products. This coveted award is given each year to 50 total products that stand out for their innovation, uniqueness and benefits they bring to the boating industry. They are chosen from a wide array of categories, including boats, engines, electronics, accessories apps, and others.

The Suzuki DF300B was developed to bring a new level of acceleration, performance and efficiency to a whole class of boats rated for 300/600/900/1200 total horsepower in single through quad installations. Suzuki's proven contra-rotating twin propellers deliver superior "grip" on the water when boaters hit the throttle, for excellent hols shot and acceleration - even when pushing large, heavily loaded boats. For anglers and boaters, this means superior performance from start to finish - better hols shot, stronger mid range acceleration, improved top end speed and enhanced low-speed maneuvering.

With the engine's power distributed over six blades, rather than tree, Suzuki us able to reduce the size of the gears and create a sleek, hydrodynamic lower unit that slices through the water with minimum drag. It is an ideal power solution for today's large, heavy center console fishing machines, offshore catamarans and performance pontoon/deck boats.

"At Suzuki, we have always taken great pride in developing new technologies that meet the needs of the market while satisfying consumer demand for performance, reliability and fuel efficiency,” said George “Gus” Blakely, Vice President Sales, Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. Marine Division. “The response to our new DF300B has been overwhelming, and winning this prestigious award is a feather in the cap of everyone at Suzuki who worked so hard to make it happen. We are proud to accept this award,” added Blakely.

Suzuki Marine manufactures a full line of 4-stroke outboard engines ranging from 2.5 to 350 horsepower. Among its new product offerings for the 2020 model year is the DF300B — the industry’s first 300 hp V-6 outboard with Suzuki’s exclusive twin contra-rotating propellers. Suzuki also recently launched new DF150RSS and DF200RSS high performance outboards for the bass and bay boat market. To learn more about these new-for-2020 products, or Suzuki’s entire line up of premium quality 4-stroke outboard motors ranging from 2.5 to 350 horsepower, visit

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