SUZUKI REPOWER ANNOUNCES SECOND HONOR AT ANNUAL MEETING
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Suzuki RePower by Mastry, a Yanmar company, recently held its annual RePower Center meeting. Aside from the standard business review and planning sessions was the announcement that it was named the 2018 Suzuki Marine #1 Selling Dealer of the Year. This comes on the heels of Suzuki awarding it its 2018 Super Service Award this past September.
"We can't be more pleased by this honor," said Kevin Carlan, Mastry Engine Center president. "Being the top Suzuki Dealer in sales and service is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our ten RePower Centers and David Taylor, who leads their sales and marketing efforts."
Mastry Engine Suzuki RePower Centers grew sales 157% over the same period the year prior. It also played a major role in increasing Suzuki's market share of outboard sales in the state of Florida.
The company aggressively expanded its marketing strategy in 2018. Tactics included enhanced boat show booth displays, doubling the number of sea trial performance reports, increased advertising, PR and brand sponsorship, adding personnel and conducting a series of successful demo days.
MASTRY ENGINE CENTER WINS SUZUKI SERVICE AWARD
Friday, September 21, 2018
St. Petersburg, Florida-based Mastry Engine Center has won a 2018 Suzuki Marine Super Service Award. The prestigious honor recognizes dealers with consistently high customer satisfaction index (CSI) scores.
Suzuki Marine noted that Mastry was among the top dealers who reliably met customer needs and enhanced the overall ownership experience. The award demonstrates a commitment to service excellence by the dealer's entire staff.
"We're pleased to be honored by Suzuki Marine with this award," said Kevin Carlan, Mastry Engine Center president. "We've built a culture of service and education at Mastry, and I'm happy to see those responsible being recognized for their hard work."
NEW GREAT HARBOUR TT35 POWERED BY SUZUKI FROM MASTRY
Thursday, September 6, 2018
The new Great Harbour Trawler TT35 from Mirage Manufacturing is a unique, outboard-powered liveaboard cruiser. When the father and son design team of Ken and Travis Fickett went looking for the ideal power solution, they turned to Mastry Engine Center and the ultra-efficient Suzuki DF60AV.
"We looked at a lot of different outboards, but a large factor was our long-term relationship with Mastry," said Travis Fickett, general manager. Company founder, Ken Fickett, has been buying engines from Mastry for over twenty years, first with Yanmar diesels, followed by Suzuki outboards for his line of Mirage sportfish boats.
The choice of Suzuki outboard power for the TT35 has many advantages. Because the engines are outside the hull, it frees-up internal space for storage. Inside, it's exceptionally quiet with no perceptible vibration. Maintenance is simpler with easier access than an inboard. And with dual engines, redundancy provides peace-of-mind should a prop become fouled.
Suzuki's new 3-cylinder, 12-valve DF60AV delivers massive thrust to the TT35's 9" or 11" propellers through its High Energy Rotation heavy-duty lower unit. Offering exceptional throttle response, the engine was developed with Suzuki's Lean Burn Fuel Control System. It automatically adjusts the air/fuel mixture to deliver enviable fuel economy throughout the vessel's cruising speed range of 8–16 mph.
With a spacious 10' beam and mere 18" draft, the TT35 (trailerable trawler) may just be the perfect Great Loop boat. It provides a cruising couple residential-sized living in its large stateroom and saloon, full-featured galley and spacious head with separate shower. At only 6,500 lbs., it can be towed in days to cruising destinations that would take weeks to reach if by water.
Located in Gainesville, Florida, Mirage Manufacturing builds four models of Great Harbour Trawlers, from 35' to 74'. In its Mirage line, it offers a wide range of skiffs, center consoles and classic sportfish boats. Its website is www.mirage-mfg.com.
TUCKERBILT CONCRETE TRANSPORTER RUNS WITH JCB FROM MASTRY
Friday, August 10, 2018
Tucker's Machine & Steel Service's new Tuckerbilt® T-644 is the most thoroughly innovative Concrete Transport Vehicle available. Harnessing its JCB EcoMax 320/50704 Stage IV/Tier 4 engine supplied by Mastry Engine Center, it moves its six-yard payload 50% faster and 2' higher than previous models.
The 108 kW JCB EcoMax engine has a formidable reputation for performance and reliability. The four-cylinder diesel provides an impressive 145 continuous bhp @ 2200 rpm. Twin auxiliary PTOs deliver massive high torque to power the hydraulic pumps, even at lower rpms.
"Our JCB engine support through Mastry has been great," said Matt Tucker, owner. "They listen to our needs and then offer customized solutions. They're prompt with deliveries and have been very helpful after the sale, ensuring our customers are being taken care of."
The 14" covered auger trough of the Tuckerbilt T-644 Concrete Transport Vehicle boasts infinitely adjustable speed for precise pouring. It handles low-slump, standard mix and SCC. The hopper has an integrated splash deflector and swings 90° left and right on its centerless turntable for incredible reaching capabilities. A smart vehicle, it has CAN-based machine control technology with on board diagnostics. The enclosed climate-controlled cab is ergonomic for long days on the job. Cameras and radar ensure exceptional ground crew safety. A video is at bit.ly/2L2pxYY.
Since 1953, Tucker's Machine & Steel Service, Inc., has dominated the pre-press concrete pouring market. Continually introducing market-changing technologies, it has never strayed from its commitment to manufacture dependable products and deliver the finest customer service. Its website is www.tuckerbilt.com.
Yanmar wins Innovation Award for the 3JH40 CR at Miami Boat Show
Monday, February 19, 2018
Trade Only Today—The National Marine Manufacturers Association and Boating Writers International presented the winners of the 2018 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards this morning at the 2018 Innovation Breakfast.
A total of 17 winning products and two honorable mentions were recognized. Noteworthy winners included S2 Yachts, which took home two crystal trophies. First, from Pursuit Boas, the DC 365 won the Center Console/Walkaround Fishing Boats category and sister company Tiara won the Cuddy Cabin and Bowrider Boats award for the Sport 38 LS. Boston Whaler claimed top honors in the Cabin Cruisers category with its 350 Realm.
Sea-Doo’s GTX Limited took home the honor in the Personal Watercraft contest, while Walk-Around Deck 490 from Jeanneau America won the sailboat competition. Leopard’s 50 catamaran earned an honorable mention.
For engines, Mercury’s new 3.4L V6 Outboard continued to draw attention, winning the Outboard engines category and the new Yanmar 3JH40 Common Rail Inboard Diesel Engine took the Inboard Engines category.
The contest was judged by eight members of the marine press including Innovation Award chair Zuzana Prochazka, who presided over the ceremony and co-chair Alan Wendt.
32' REGULATOR REPOWER BOASTS IMPRESSIVE RESULTS
Thursday, December 14, 2017
A 2008 32' Regulator center console was recently repowered with twin Suzuki DF350A outboards provided by Suzuki RePower by Mastry, a Yanmar company. Its overall performance was stellar, but the results of its fuel economy have been gaining rightful attention.
"We were expecting impressive results, but these numbers are extraordinary," said David Taylor, Suzuki RePower by Mastry sales and marketing. "They're the outcome of matching Regulator's proven hull form with the Suzuki DF350A's industry-leading performance."
Winner of a 2017 NMMA Innovation Award, the all-new 4.4L V-6 Suzuki DF350A boasts a massive 12:1 compression ratio, double overhead cams, 24 valves and two fuel injectors per cylinder. Game-changing features like dual contra-rotating three-blade props, a pioneering air intake system and improved hydrodynamics make for an impressive outboard with spectacular speed and aggressive turning ability.
Boats like the 32' Regulator are often meticulously maintained and in perfect condition, but their engines begin to drop in performance over time. Repowering with state-of-the-art Suzuki engines is the cost-effective alternative to purchasing an entirely new vessel.
MASTRY DONATES $15,000 PRIZE TO OLD SALT KING OF THE BEACH
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Capt. Cameron Fisher of Team Coastal Chaos finished first in the single engine division at the Fall 2017 King of the Beach Mackerel Tournament and Festival, held in Madeira Beach, Florida. He took home the grand prize, a Suzuki 200 hp repower package valued at $15,000, donated by event sponsor Suzuki RePower by Mastry. A supporter of the Old Salt Fishing Foundation since 1993, the company additionally contributed over $25,000 in cash and prizes to the tournament.
After working an area he knows well for three hours, Fisher and his crew decided to relocate. Reeling in, there was a big splash, a silver flash and one of the rods started singing. "Within 10 minutes, we went from having absolutely no luck to having a 31.54 pound kingfish laying on the front deck," said Fisher.
Fisher has been competing in Old Salt events for as long as he can remember. "I love the tournament atmosphere and the competitive fishing it brings," he said. "When it's all said and done, they're a way to bring family and friends together to share a passion and that's the most important part—a nice fish to bring to the scales is a bonus!"
Repowering is something Fisher has considered. Even outboard engines that are meticulously maintained will eventually begin to show signs of a drop in performance, yet the boat is in often in pristine condition. That's when repowering makes sense. It's the smart, cost-effective alternative to buying a new vessel.
A third-generation Clearwater Floridian, Fisher has been fishing the Tampa Bay area since age three. A charter captain, he runs Coastal Chaos Fishing Charters; its website is www.coastalchaosfishingcharters.com.
200 HP SUZUKI REPOWER WON AT OLD SALT FISHING SLAM
Monday, July 17, 2017
At the Old Salt Fishing Foundation's 2017 Baddest BBQ on the Bone Fishing Slam, Lance Oij, captain of JudoKnow, won a Suzuki 200 hp repower package. The grand prize, valued at $15,000, was donated by tournament sponsor Suzuki RePower by Mastry.
Oij's Sea Hunt is only two years old, but his father's 2004 21' Seaswirl still has its original Yamaha outboard. Weeks before the tournament, he had been telling his son how he loved his boat, but the engine had been losing power. Buying new was cost-prohibitive, so he considered repowering. Oij is happily giving his grand prize of a fully rigged and installed lightweight, high-output Suzuki DF200ATXW2 to his father.
A member of the Old Salt Fishing Foundation, Oij has been a tournament angler for years and appreciates Suzuki RePower's sponsorship. "The chance to win gets us to the weigh-in every time," he said. His nephew Alex won the Junior Angler Award with a 19" Trout.
Even well-maintained engines begin to lose power and become unreliable; repowering is the smart alternative to buying a new boat. Staffed by certified technicians, Mastry Engine Center, a Yanmar Company, has eight Suzuki RePower Centers across Florida. They offer sales, parts and service.
SUZUKI REPOWER LAUNCHES OWNER'S EDGE PROGRAM
Monday, April 17, 2017
Suzuki RePower by Mastry, a Yanmar Company, has launched Owner's Edge. The membership program is an integrated initiative to provide superior service to its expanding customer base and market the benefits of repowering a boat.
Owner's Edge provides members with a generous Trade Allowance Program that's based on engine age and hours. Additionally, it includes 24/7 access to a Mastry employee through its private hotline, exclusive discounts on products and services, and invitations to educational seminars and local in-store events. There are eight Suzuki RePower Centers throughout the southeast, with more planned.
"We have a passion for excellence," said David Taylor, Suzuki RePower by Mastry sales and marketing. "Owner's Edge is a forward-thinking approach to delivering customer-focused amenities, benefits and service. We foresee its success providing our company with an unprecedented degree of owner loyalty."
PONEDEL JOINS SUZUKI REPOWER BY MASTRY
Monday, February 13, 2017
Suzuki outboard expert Jon Ponedel has joined Suzuki RePower by Mastry. The announcement was made by David Taylor, company spokesman for sales and marketing. In his new role, Ponedel provides technical support to the company's service personnel, as well as the seven other Suzuki RePower Centers by Mastry throughout Florida. He is also responsible for conducting annual service update seminars.
Before joining the Suzuki RePower team, Ponedel worked for Suzuki Marine for 15 years as a district service manager, technical instructor and application engineer. Prior, he was an award-winning parts and service manager at Sunray Marine.
Mastry Engine Center featured in JCB Powertrain Magazine
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Florida-based Mastry Engine Center was founded over 50 years ago to provide market-leading sales, engineering, service, repower and parts support covering of engines and powertrains, more recently adding JCB to their portfolio. The dealer prides itself on supporting OEM’s with equipment applications and the company’s total network of 220 certified dealers across the south eastern United States and Caribbean has been set up to optimize performance, cost, service and reliability for marine and industrial customers.
Mastry Engine Center recently hosted a JCB diesel training day for local customer, Thompson Pump. Fifteen Service Managers from across the country attended extensive training at JCB Savannah on the JCB Ecomax 55kW/74hp Stage IIIB / Tier 4 engine which is installed in a number their sewer bypass, watering and dewatering, pressure and wellpoint applications.
Mastry and SRC's educational speech on Propane
Monday, January 16, 2017
Check out Mastry and SRC's educational speech on propane engines.
MIAMI AREA SEES A NEW SUZUKI REPOWER CENTER OPEN
Monday, November 7, 2016
Strengthening its coverage in Florida, Mastry Engine Center has added a new Suzuki RePower Center in the Miami Area. Hialeah-based Atlantic Marine joins the growing group of eight retail outlets that specialize in repowering quality Suzuki outboard engines.
Founded in 2012, Atlantic Marine quickly grew to become one of the largest marine engine suppliers in the southeastern US. Its modern facility boasts the latest equipment available. The company's mission is simple: To put its customers back on the water.
"When people think Miami, they think boats," said David Taylor, Suzuki RePower by Mastry sales and marketing. "We're pleased to have Atlantic Marine as our newest RePower Center, especially being at the epicenter of the boating world."
Often, boats that are meticulously maintained simply begin to lose power as their engines age with use. Repowering with a quality Suzuki outboard is a cost-effective alternative to purchasing a new vessel.
All Suzuki RePower Centers by Mastry, a Yanmar Company, have trained and certified technicians working on repowers. They provide sales, financing, service, and extensive parts departments
SUZUKI REPOWER CENTER OPENS IN GULF BREEZE, FLORIDA
Monday, August 29, 2016
Deepening its saturation in the southeast US, Mastry Engine Center has added a new Suzuki RePower Center: Lou's Marine of Gulf Breeze, Florida. This is the eighth location, with more planned.
Lou's Marine is a family-owned business and the oldest Suzuki Marine dealer in Florida. For over 30 years, it has served the greater Pensacola area.
"We're especially pleased to welcome Lou's Marine as our newest RePower Center," said David Taylor, Suzuki RePower by Mastry sales and marketing. "They have a long history selling and servicing Suzuki Marine products, and have deep-rooted connections with the boating community in their area."
Often, engines age and become tired, but the boat they power is in pristine condition. Repowering is a cost-effective alternative to buying a new vessel. It brings renewed life to older pontoons, sailboats, flats and center console boats.
THOMPSON DEWATERING PUMP POWERED BY JCB
Friday, July 22, 2016
Thompson Pump is the standard by which others are measured in the high-performance dewatering pump market. When the company needed its products to conform to impending Tier 4 emissions legislation, it turned to JCB Power Systems and Mastry Engine Center.
The three companies developed a power package that would pass the rigorous particulate matter and nitrogen oxide levels set by the EPA, and the demands of the dewatering market. After 10,000 hours of demanding, real world testing, the solution came in the form of JCB's 55kW 74 hp Industrial EPA Tier 4F-certified diesel engine. The turbocharged, aftercooled, four cylinder 4.4L motor produces 295 lb-ft of torque and exceptional transient performance.
Thompson Pump chose JCB because of the reliable horsepower and tremendous torque the engine delivers, and, importantly, it doesn't require exhaust gas aftertreatment. It's now the standard power unit on their dewatering, sewer bypass, wellpoint and pressure pumps.
Port Orange, Florida-based Thompson Pump manufactures heavy duty dewatering and construction pumps, from 2"–18". ISO 9001-2008 certified, the 47-year old company operates 21 sales, rental and service centers throughout the US. Its website is www.thompsonpump.com.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
After extensive testing, Thompson Pump chose JCB Power Systems as the standard engine on four of its pumps used for sewer bypass, watering and dewatering, pressure and wellpoint applications. In support of this, Mastry Engine Center hosted a 3-day educational seminar, bringing in 15 service managers from around the country. The event was held April 26–28 in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The training centered on the 55kW 74 hp JCB Industrial EPA Tier 4F-certified diesel engine. It meets federal requirements, without the need for aftermarket treatment, and provides the reliable horsepower and torque that JCB is known for.
Andrew Morgan from JCB America oversaw the training. Students were introduced to JCB and learned how to use the company's diagnostic service tools when troubleshooting. Hands-on instruction was part of the event. Techweb, a web-based training and information site was introduced, as were the company's warranty procedures.
"We value continuing education; it's something we see as integral to our customer service endeavors," said Arley Bedillion, Mastry's industrial sales manager. "JCB is a rugged, dependable engine and will serve Thompson Pump customers well."
Based in Port Orange, Florida, Thompson Pump builds high-performance, heavy duty dry prime jet, diaphragm and solids handling, and wet prime trash, wellpoint and hydraulic submersible pumps. Its website is www.thompsonpump.com.
Recognized worldwide for its cutting-edge innovation, JCB Power Systems offers a wide range of off-highway diesel engines. Its website is www.jcbpowersystems.com.
MASTRY BRINGS ON THE VETUS AROUND THE ENGINE PROGRAM
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
The Around the Engine program provides Mastry Engine Center customers access to an extensive range of engine-related VETUS parts and accessories. With a one-stop strategy, it improves efficiency and offers a complete system approach. VETUS and Mastry are both Yanmar companies.
VETUS was the first to advance the boat system concept. Equipment is designed to work together as a seamless package and is backed by a three-year warranty. From air intake to exhaust, and throttle to propeller, everything that's part of the running and controlling the propulsion of a Yanmar-equipped vessel is available from a single source.
"The name VETUS is synonymous with innovation and quality in the marine industry," said Sean Schrader, Mastry Engine Center parts, materials and IT manager. "Our technicians recommend parts and accessories with absolute surety, knowing that they'll install easily and provide the performance customers expect from our engines."
VETUS is a stem to stern developer and manufacturer of innovative marine power and technical equipment for recreational and commercial vessels. It focuses on products that are easy to install and service, and has distribution centers across the globe. The Dutch company has been in operation for over 50 years and joined the Yanmar Group in 2013.
SUZUKI REPOWER EVENT NETS CUSTOMERS $6K IN PRIZES
Monday, April 18, 2016
Suzuki RePower Centers set a sales record in March with a unique basketball-inspired event, March Mania. A division of Mastry Engine Center, the company gave away apparel, Yeti coolers and $6,000 in cash prizes during the month-long promotion.
Winning the $5,000 grand prize, Sam Chavers, Sr. of Sarasota, Florida, replaced a 2-stroke Suzuki on his 18' Flats & Bay with a new Suzuki DF140A. "I've had nothing but good luck with them, never a breakdown," he said. With the best power-to-weight ratio in its class and exceptional performance, the compact DF140A 4-stroke engine has an oil cooler for maximum horsepower.
Joe Hernandez of St. Petersburg, Florida, won $1,000 after he repowered his 38' Fountain with triple V6 DF300APs. They're the first outboard that offers both standard and counter-rotation in the same unit.
"It was a highly successful promotion, far exceeding our goals," said Kevin Carlan, Mastry president. "It demonstrates the growing impact the repower segment is having on the industry as a whole."
Chavers chose repowering over buying new. "The boat's in good shape," he said. "There's no need to throw it away—fiberglass is expensive!"
SUZUKI REPOWER BY MASTRY HOSTS SERVICE TRAINING
Monday, February 1, 2016
Actively planning to meet the growing demand for qualified Suzuki technicians, Suzuki RePower by Mastry hosted a service training session, January 20–21, at its St. Petersburg, Florida, headquarters. The company has seven RePower Centers throughout Florida.
Jon Ponedel, a 14-year Suzuki service and application engineer veteran, shared his expansive knowledge with 25 technicians through classroom and hands-on training. Students learned rigging procedures, engine set up, diagnostics, maintenance, parts and trouble-shooting. Suzuki certifications, warranties and service bulletins were also covered.
"Our Suzuki RePower Centers know the importance of delivering exceptional service, and we're happy to support them with this training," said Kevin Carlan, Mastry president. At the end of the training session, the technicians received Suzuki RePower certificates of completion.
MASTRY ADDS TO GROWING SUZUKI REPOWER CENTERS
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
As an alternative to buying a new engine, Mastry Engine Center's Suzuki RePower Centers are stationed around Florida to help with service and repower needs. Now, the company is expanding this network. Bayfront Yacht Works & Marinas is the most recent certified facility, joining Calusa Certified Marine in Cape Coral; Mavex Corporation, Miami; and Marina One, Deerfield Beach.
"We're proud to welcome Bayfront Yacht Works as part of our group of Suzuki RePower Centers," said Kevin Carlan, Mastry president. "Mastry Engine Center's fifty years of repower experience combined with Suzuki outboard motors enables us to offer packages designed to best fit customer needs without stretching their budget."
Bayfront Yacht Works is a premier full-service marine haul-out, repair, restoration, dry storage and excursion center located off Little Sarasota Bay on Siesta Key. Its factory-certified and trained technicians, as well as support staff boast over 100 years of combined experience in the marina and service industry.
Suzuki RePower by Mastry focuses on the growing marine repower business, as well as service, parts and warranty. Since 1962, Mastry has been the company to turn to for challenging gas and diesel engine applications and installations.
TORQEEDO WELCOMES A NEW DISTRIBUTOR
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Increasing the availability of its electric propulsion systems in the US, Torqeedo signs on South Florida-based Mastry Engine Center as a distributor. It will carry Torqeedo's full range of outboard, inboard and hybrid motors.
"Torqeedo is on the leading edge of technology with their electric propulsion options," said Kevin Carlan, Mastry president. "We're proud to offer these choices to our customers looking for an alternative to gas engines."
Since 1962, Mastry has been the company to turn to for challenging gas and diesel engine applications and installations. It provides advanced power solutions to OEM and re-power markets. The company also services and distributes engines and parts for Yanmar, Mercury, Suzuki, JCB and MasPower.
"Mastry Engine Center has a solid, positive relationship in the industry with an extensive dealer network," said Steve Trkla, president and general manager of Torqeedo, Inc. "This new relationship will help us expand further across the US and also offer Mastry customers an electric propulsion option."
Torqeedo drives include outboards from 1 to 80 hp, inboards from 40 to 80 hp and hybrid drives for yachts up to 160 hp. The company also offers intelligent battery technology and a wide range of accessories.
MASTRY DELIVERS COMPLETE ENGINE PACKAGE FOR STREET SWEEPER
When Schwarze Industries, a leader in its field, was ready to switch to Tier 4 engines for its A4 Storm regenerative air street sweeper, it did its research. After many discussions, the company's decision was easy, choosing Yanmar engines supplied by Mastry Engine Center.
"Every salesman we went to told us we'd have to redesign our truck to fit their engine," said Brian Giles, Schwarze Industries product manager. "Mastry was the only one to work around us. They took the Storm and sent us a complete, turnkey package. That really set them apart."
"Mastry and Yanmar are tremendously well-represented, with a service center nearly every 30 miles in our territory. They offered us the right product for the right application. Their ability and willingness to tailor their products for our A4 Storm made such a difference," continued Giles.
The Schwarze A4 Storm is a heavy-duty, chassis-mounted, regenerative air street sweeper with a 4.5 cu. yd. hopper. It features a hydraulic system designed to ensure clean, fresh fittings. The Storm is built for a wide range of demanding municipal and contractor sweeping applications.
Schwarze Industries is dedicated to using a Total Performance Teamwork concept to produce, maintain and market the most durable, quality power sweeping equipment. The company offers one of the most comprehensive sweeper lines in the industry. It includes models for parking area cleaning, industrial, mall and shopping center, airport runway and street sweeping; milling cleanup and stormwater runoff (PM-10) management.
Friday, June 12, 2015
This is YANMAR's smart diesel technology from a future where all devices operate under constant electronic control to deliver unparalleled levels of efficient combustion.
Through almost instantaneous feedback and control, a powerful new engine is born. The cleanest engine in its class, this is an engine the likes of which the world has never seen.
MASTRY SPONSORS 85TH SARASOTA TARPON TOURNAMENT
Monday, June 8, 2015
Promoting time on the water with benefiting its community, Mastry Engine Center is a sponsor of the 85th annual Sarasota Sportfishing Anglers Club Tarpon Tournament. Running for five weeks, May 9-June 27, it is the oldest, continuous, open-to-the-public tarpon tournament in Florida.
This event not only recognizes the tarpon fishing in the region, but also supports local charities. Last year, it donated $8,500 to Suncoast Charities for Children. For 2015, the tournament will also give to Coastal Conservation Association Florida. More information can be found at www.sarasotatarpontournament.info. Mastry's sponsorship also provides it with a vendor display at Powerboats by the Bay, July 4-5, part of the Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival.
"We're proud to be a sponsor of an event that brings families and communities together in the spirit of fishing," said Kevin Carlan, Mastry Engine Center. "It's a great opportunity to promote our business as well as drive active participation in boating."
YANMAR SAILBOAT ENGINE IS TIER 3 COMPLIANT
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Sailboat owners looking for an engine with less noise, more power, little to no smoke, higher torque and increased fuel capacity have met their match with the new Yanmar 4JH57 offered by Mastry Engine Center. Tier 3 compliant, it is one of the first to offer direct injection common rail technology, increasing performance. This engine also has the same footprint as its predecessors, the 4JH4E, 4JH4 AE, and 4JH5E, so it's easy to install on new boats and repowers.
The direct injection common rail technology is what makes the 4JH57 meet stringent EPA Tier 3 requirements. Through this solution, particulate emissions are reduced by 40% and nitrogen oxide emissions by 20%.
This engine combines exceeding environment regulations with improved performance. Production associate at Calcutta Marine, custom boatbuilder and experienced sailor, Robert Helmick, knows the value of the 4JH57 after using it on his Endeavour 42 center cockpit sloop. "It doesn't smell and there's no soot, but a lot of power at a low rpm. When sailing downwind, there are no diesel fumes, which is uncommon on most sailing vessels. The 4JH57 is very efficient, clean and incredibly quiet. Since it has the same footprint as my older engine, it was easy to install."
"When sailing, I like to go 7 knots so if I'm going less with just the wind, I turn on the engine," continued Helmick. "The 4JH57 uses less than a gallon an hour and I can keep power aboard. Mastry is great, too. Anytime I pick up the phone to call anyone there, I know there's over 100 years of Yanmar experience at my disposal."
Utilizing common rail injection technology allows the amount of fuel, injection timing and how often it is injected to be controlled electronically with the engine mounted ECU (Engine Control Unit). The ECU gives owners access to more information regarding engine operation and fuel consumption, as well as an optional NMEA 2000 CAN bus gateway to display engine data on navigation screens.
MASTRY SHOWCASES SUZUKI REPOWERS AT MIAMI BOAT SHOW
Monday, February 16, 2015
Two high-profile vessels are leading the way for Mastry Engine Center, showing customers the capabilities and durability of Suzuki propulsion in the high-performance and fishing boat markets. Both Nor-Tech's 390CC with the first quad Suzuki 300 hp and Statement Marine's 380 SUV with triple Suzuki 300 hp will be on view and available for sea trials during the Miami International Boat Show, February 12-16 at the Sea Isle Marina, C dock.
Mastry's years of experience in marine power applications combined with Nor-Tech's interest in taking advantage of the latest outboard technology led to the installation of the Suzuki 300 hp quad power. Suzuki's 2.08:1 gear ratio enables the use of larger diameter propellers, improving the overall handling, maneuverability and performance of this center console boat.
Statement Marine's 380 SUV powered by triple Suzuki 300 hp will debut at the Miami Boat Show followed by participation in the Miami, Ft. Meyers, Tampa Bay and Jacksonville poker runs. This summer the boat will be at the Texas Outlaw Challenge and Pirates of Lake Lanier poker runs, as well as Power Boats by The Bay in Sarasota, Florida. It will end the season at the Lake Cumberland and Lake of the Ozarks poker runs followed by the Key West Poker Run in November.
Suzuki RePower by Mastry, a Yanmar Company, concentrates on the growing marine repower business for all boat types as it develops due to the improved quality of fiberglass boats, their extended life cycles, and the increased price of new replacement boats. There are currently four Suzuki RePower by Mastry locations in Florida, including St. Petersburg, Cape Coral, Miami and Deerfield Beach. Within the next year, five more will be added in key markets throughout the state. In addition to boat repower, these full service facilities provide service, parts and warranty.
MASTRY GAINS NEW INDUSTRIAL JCB CUSTOMER
Friday, November 14, 2014
Continuing to gain new industrial customers with its broad range of product offerings, Mastry Engine Center recently delivered JCB engines to FPI Pumps. This is the first time FPI Pumps has taken JCB products.
Mounted on trailers, the three, 120 kW, 161 hp engines will be used with the manufacturer's hydraulic water pumps to help remove storm water and prevent flooding. "We're very satisfied with the engines," said Phillip Metcalf, engineer at FPI Pumps.
"We were looking for diesel engine solutions and JCB was our best option," continued Metcalf. "We've already ordered more for other projects. Plus, the Mastry guys are always there. If there's a question or concern, I can just pick up the phone and reach them."
FPI produces axial flow pumps from 8" to 72" diameter and from 2,000 GPM to 120,000 GPM and heads to 25' per stage. They are designed and manufactured in a number of drive configurations utilizing diesel engine and gear, electric motor, submersible electric motor and hydraulic drive. FPI Pumps serves long-term municipal, industrial and agricultural customers throughout North and South America.
MODERN-DAY MAINSHIP COUNTS ON YANMAR MARINE DIESELS
Friday, October 31, 2014
Unconventional but crafty engine treatment in a powerboat, the Marlow-Mainship 32 has twin Yanmar 4JH4-TCE 75 mhp saildrives as a standard power choice. Options include a beefy single 220 mhp Yanmar 6BY3 inboard, or the 260 mhp Yanmar 6BY3 as an upgrade. This allows owners to best match their boating lifestyle and priorities.
"The saildrives offer fantastic fuel efficiency while still maintaining control and maneuverability," said John Peterson, Marlow-Hunter president. "The singles deliver more speed, but remain fuel efficient. With either choice, maintenance and service are readily available through Yanmar distributors and dealers located worldwide."
The Marlow-Mainship 32 was created with an eye to both performance and practicality. Meeting the highest standards of boatbuilding, it earned CE Offshore Ocean Class A designation, a remarkable achievement for a craft this size. Long cruises on smaller inland waterways are also possible with the boat's 36'8" LOA, 10'10" beam and 2'5" draft. The efficient Yanmar diesel power and 200 gallon fuel capacity add to its versatility.
Twin foil-shaped keels are a signature Marlow design feature. They help reduce drag in choppy conditions, smooth out boat roll and also protect the saildrives. An elegant reverse transom creates a unique profile, and the transom door powers down to create a large rear teak platform.
A spacious v-berth for two, full galley and wet head make longer cruises comfortable, with optional extra sleeping arrangements in the upper salon. The stylish interior is rich with teak finish and fittings. An engine room fire suppression system, hydraulic steering and trim tabs are standard.
The space-saving Yanmar 4JH4-TCE saildrive uses a 75 mhp, inline 4-cylinder diesel engine. It has a displacement of only 121.7 cu. in. and a dry weight of 456 lbs. without gear. The 220 mhp and 260 mhp Yanmar 6BY3 diesels are both inline 6-cylinder configurations, weighing 694 lbs. without gear, with a 183 cu. in. displacement. All three models are turbocharged and use direct injection for greater torque at lower speeds.
MASTRY EXPANDS INDUSTRIAL SALES TEAM
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Bedillion has been with Mastry for 18 years, serving as industrial sales manager since 2005. He is now also responsible for the company's MasPower, tractor and construction segments. Mastry recently became the Florida distributor for Yanmar agricultural and light construction equipment. It's also an authorized Yanmar, JCB and FPT industrial engine distributor, and carries MasPower generators and small power equipment.
Purvis has more than 20 years of retail sales experience, most recently with Florida-based Creel Tractor Company. He is responsible for tractor and construction equipment sales in Florida. Timon will cover industrial opportunities from Eastern Florida down through the Caribbean. He brings a sales background, most recently in fire safety equipment, and close customer relationships in his territory to his new position.
MASTRY TO ESTABLISH SUZUKI REPOWER CENTERS IN FLORIDA
Sunday, November 2, 2014
"In addition to serving Florida-based retail customers looking to repower, we have the flexibility to work directly with local boatbuilders, dealers and commercial marine clients. These market segments offer many opportunities," said Mastry VP Kevin Carlan. The company has plans to establish repower centers in select locations throughout Florida.
Suzuki Marine manufactures a full line of award-winning, four-stroke outboard motors from 2.5 to 300 hp. Suzuki is the only manufacturer that offers select rotation outboards in 250 and 300 hp models.
MASTRY HELPS OEMS ACHIEVE EPA COMPLIANCE
Monday, November 3, 2014
Mastry draws from over 50 years of industrial and marine diesel engine experience to help its customers succeed. It provides 3D modeling services in addition to EPA testing, to help ensure an OEM's final product meets current regulations.
Mastry can supply custom frames, enclosures, harnesses, electronics and control panels for its diesel engine packages. Its sub-assembly work and private-label options give customers more flexibility and customization possibilities, up to Mastry supplying a complete end product. The company's in-house mechanical engineer has a background in equipment repair and assembly, and understands customers' unique product needs.
One company already benefitting from Mastry's services is Cavidyne LLC of Gainesville, Florida. This longtime customer first used Yanmar engines to power its ultra-cavitation underwater cleaning systems, many of which are still in use after years of service. For its new Concrete Blaster model, Cavidyne turned to Mastry for guidance on a higher-horsepower diesel that could transition from Tier 4i to Tier 4 Final in the same footprint, while minimizing size and weight.
Mastry helped design three Concrete Blaster models for Cavidyne using JCB 4-cylinder engines in 125 hp, 161 hp and 173 hp configurations. These diesels offer an excellent power-to-weight ratio in a compact footprint; many are smaller and lighter than 6-cylinder competitive engines. They are also available for qualified OEM applications without the unnecessary aftermarket diesel particulate filtration or selective catalytic reduction components.
To help Cavidyne streamline its product supply, Mastry will build and assemble the Concrete Blaster's frame and enclosure, and assemble the engine's electronics, control panel and wiring harnesses. "Mastry has vast engine experience," said Cavidyne president Dr. Ilia Kondratiev. "They're the best for service, delivery timeframe and honesty with the customer." Information about Cavidyne's ultra-cavitation systems can be found at www.cavidyne.com.
MASTRY SIGNS ON NEW JCB SERVICE DEALER
Monday, November 3, 2014
"We're excited about providing our JCB Power Systems customers an unprecedented new level of service," said Mastry industrial sales manager Arley Bedillion. "Tractor & Equipment Company will be able to provide our JCB customers with everything from planned maintenance to mobile service trucks to its new Renew Center. Not only does TEC have a long and well-respected reputation in the southeast, they've been a partner of ours for over two years, successfully serving our Yanmar customers' needs."
JCB higher horsepower mechanical and electronic engines serve a broad section of heavy equipment needs and offer models compliant to EPA Tier II, Tier III or Tier IV Interim emissions standards. Founded in 1945, UK-based JCB has penetrated more than 150 countries with its models and has facilities on four continents. Mastry specializes in industrial and marine engines and supports its customers with superior service and extensive educational programs.