Although the 350A’s initial appeal primarily will be to serious offshore anglers, Suzuki also sees a market for it on family boats.

A Suzuki 350 for ‘tomorrow’

With its new 350-hp DF350A, Suzuki has introduced more than just its largest outboard to date. It’s also the first high-output outboard with counter-rotating propellers.

Torqeedo’s Deep Blue outboard motors make as much as the equivalent of 80 hp each and proponents of electric power tout their instantaneous throttle response.

The electric motor and ‘range anxiety’

When it comes to electric motors in a boat, people like the environmental friendliness. They love the super-quiet operation and even the instant torque. But one concern still looms.

The EX Deluxe is one of three models Yamaha is using to target younger riders on a budget.

‘Gateway’ PWC are a hot ticket

For the past five years, personal watercraft sales have grown annually, and it’s estimated that total sales will top 60,000 units this year for the first time since 2008.

Since the 430 SSC made its debut in late 2016, the company has sold five of them and has “serious orders” for another dozen.

Formula scores with 430 SSC

No one in the marine industry looks back on 2009 as a good year. For Formula Boats, however, the economic collapse that crippled the country resulted in a change in course that led to the most successful introduction in the company’s storied history, the 430 SSC.

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