Suzuki Powers Forest River’s New Nepallo Pontoon Boats

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Suzuki Marine and Forest River have entered a partnership making the Japan-based manufacturer the exclusive outboard provider for Forest River’s new line of Nepallo Pontoon boats.

Nepallo pontoons will be sold exclusively at select Camping World and Gander RV & Outdoors locations.

The Nepallo pontoon line includes models from 18 to 24 feet, each with a 10-foot Bimini top and padded marine seating. Initial Suzuki outboard model offerings will run from 40- to 140-hp.

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“We are thrilled about this partnership with Forest River and Camping World, together we are going to accomplish great things,” George “Gus” Blakely, executive vice president for Suzuki Marine said in a statement. “At a time when U.S. participation in boating and outdoor recreation continues to grow, we will be providing a top-quality, feature-packed alternative to pontoon boat packages offered through other national outdoor retailers.”

Blakely added that Suzuki’s recent success working with Forest River — including record sales growth — helped arrange the collaboration between Suzuki Marine, Forest River and Camping World.

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In other news from Suzuki, the company announced a new 5-year limited warranty on its new outboard motors; the company’s previous standard limited warranty was three years.

The new warranty applies to all motors purchased for pleasure use and warranty registered on or after April 1 this year. Motors must be purchased new from an authorized Suzuki Marine dealer in the continental U.S., Alaska or the Bahamas.

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