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IBEX 2019: Honda and SanJuanYachts announce exclusive agreement

Honda is supplying the BF250 for the SJ32 center console.

Honda is supplying the BF250 for the SJ32 center console.

Honda Marine entered into an exclusive OEM supplier agreement with SanJuanYachts. The engine agreement and the builder’s new SJ32 center console were announced at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference in Tampa, Fla.

The the BF250 (with Intelligent Shift and Throttle) will be original equipment on the SJ32. The company said in a statement that the prototype should reach speeds of around 55 mph with the outboard. The boat was designed by Ward Setzer.

“Helping design an entirely new boat from the waterline up has been an exciting opportunity for Honda Marine to work with the visionaries and planners at SanJuanYachts to develop the unique, powerful new SJ32 prototype,” Michael Rickey, senior manager of Honda Marine, said in the statement.

Added Gilbert Villareal, CEO of SanJuanYachts: “Our partnership with Honda Marine began on day one, and we designed the SJ32 exclusively for the Honda BF250 iST engines. SanJuanYachts had been interested in entering the sportfish market for some time but didn’t have total confidence to be successful until we collaborated with Honda Marine.”

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