Suzuki del Caribe announced Thursday it will begin distributing a “portable, quiet and easy-to-handle” outboard motor, described as the lightest four-stroke in its horsepower class in the market.
The outboard will be available in the region in early 2017, the company said.
“The compact design and weight of only 51.8 lbs. will surely make the DF6A very popular with the boaters,” said Erving Rosario, sales and marketing manager for Suzuki Del Caribe. “The use of small boats such as tenders is becoming very popular in the Caribbean, making the DF6A outboard ideal to mount on such boats.”
The new lightweight DF6A motor has been redesigned with a larger and more ergonomic integrated carrying handle, making it easy to mount on the transom of a dingy, small, or inflatable boat.
The outboard also features a new tiller handle, which transmits fewer vibrations to the user; a gravity-fed fuel delivery system that eliminates the need to prime the fuel line before starting, even after storage; and an exclusive forced lubrication system, which adds an additional oil passage to the upper and lower crankshaft for cooler, more dependable operation. This lubrication and fuel systems will allow the outboard to be stored either on front, port, or starboard sides.