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Mastry Engine Center adds repowering center in Florida

Mastry Engine Center added a Suzuki RePower Center: Lou's Marine of Gulf Breeze, Fla.
A Suzuki engine is shown on a Key West boat.

A Suzuki engine is shown on a Key West boat.

Mastry Engine Center added a Suzuki RePower Center: Lou's Marine of Gulf Breeze, Fla.

This is Mastry’s eighth location, and more are planned as the company deepens its saturation in the Southeast.

Lou's Marine is a family-owned business and is the oldest Suzuki Marine dealer in Florida. It has served the Pensacola area for more than 30 years.

"We're especially pleased to welcome Lou's Marine as our newest repower center," Suzuki RePower by Mastry sales and marketing representative David Taylor said in a statement. "They have a long history selling and servicing Suzuki Marine products and have deep-rooted connections with the boating community in their area."

Suzuki RePower Centers by Mastry, a Yanmar company, are staffed by certified technicians and offer sales, parts and service. All repowers come with Suzuki's 6-year extended protection.



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