New Repower: See the New DF80s on Zee Koets
Fantastic new power-to-weight, noticeably less fuel and more speed. Here’s why the owner of Zee Koets loves the new Suzuki DF80s on his 5-metre powered cat
Better performance for less fuel, more torque and superior after-sales service that seals the deal. Avid diver, angler, adventurer and doctor Emile Coetzee of Port Elizabeth says he wouldn’t have gone with any other outboard brand than Suzuki (and he’s tried them all before) for the repower of his 5-metre powered cat, Zee Koets.
But upgrading from the Suzuki DF70 to the DF80 was a pleasant surprise.
MORE POWER WITH TWO NEW SUZUKI DF80s
“I had two Suzuki 70s on before, and of course they were great motors,” says Emile. “But you can feel the difference with the new DF80s.
“I can now run at 1000rpm and get to the same speed I’d normally have to up to higher revs for. The boat definitely uses less fuel now. And the configuration is just fantastic: These specific motors just works so well for the power-to-weight on Zee Koets.”
MEET ZEE KOETS
Zee Koets is a 5.7-metre powered cat, centre console, with not too much bulk or anything to really weigh her down. She does need two motors, nothing too big, though. But, as those who’ve seen Emile around on Zee Koets knows, he loves using her to go after big tuna, so she must be able to really perform when it’s needed.
And Zee Koets is comfortable enough in almost any weather conditions. The two new 80hp motors perhaps lending that extra bit of power when needed.
WATCH: PDI AND TESTING ON THE SUZUKI DF80 FOR THE REPOWER
Nauti-Tech Suzuki recently did the Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI) for the repower of Zee Koets, which means we do a thorough 16-point check on everything in the installation. From the fluids and operation to controls, electronics and systems – we check everything. And if anything crops up, we’re able to fix it right then and there.
An inside look at how the DF80 functions. Did you know that with every Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI) we do on newly fitted outboards, we follow a 16-point checklist? We check all fluid levels, fixtures, operation, electronics, steering and controls, charging, emergency stop – everything. It's when we doublecheck for faults and operation, and when we can make tweaks for ultimate performance. This is a PDI on a new pair of Suzuki DF80s, and it's a must for the warranty on these awesome motors. See the full sotry on this repower here: https://nautitechsuzuki.com/zee-koets/ #GetNauti
Posted by Nauti-Tech Suzuki on Friday, 7 June 2019
LISTEN: BEAUTIFUL SOUND OF ZEE KOETS’S NEW OUTBOARDS
At the end of the PDI, you can really appreciate the sound of those powerful new Suzuki DF80s.
Instant acceleration and a finely tuned gear ratio. Doing a PDI on two new Suzuki DF80s on a 5.7-metre powered cat that loves going after tuna. Get the full sotry on the repower here: https://nautitechsuzuki.com/zee-koets/ #GetNauti
Posted by Nauti-Tech Suzuki on Thursday, 6 June 2019
WHY SUZUKI FOR THE ZEE KOETS REPOWER
“I’ve tried other brands and other dealers before,” Emile says, “and I’ll tell you now what makes all the difference is the after-sales service you get at Nauti-Tech Suzuki.
“You might find good products elsewhere, but then when there’s little or no support after the sale it all falls flat. It’s the same with anything you buy. Imagine if you buy a Toyota or a VW – you can get it anywhere, it’s the after sales that makes the real difference.
“And I’m just really happy with Suzuki outboards these days. As I said, I had two Suzuki DF70s on before, but when we looked at the configuration and what I’d get with the new Suzuki DF80s, it was the obvious choice,” Emile concludes.
5.7-metre powered catamaran
Repower: 2 x Suzuki DF80
These awesome images of Zee Koets by Gordon Date of WhiteLens Photography
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