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Suzuki Marine Distributor in Ireland
Whitewater Marine has been appointed as Suzuki Marine distributors for Eire

Suzuki at Dublin Boat Show

Sean and Susan Whiteman


Whitewater Marine has been appointed as Suzuki Marine distributors for Eire. Their appointment sees the beginning of the Suzuki Motor Corporation's move to meet demand for high quality 4-stroke outboards in the country. Whitewater Marine is based at Malahide Marina in new, purpose-built sales and service facilities. Whitewater Marine will receive technical and product support from UK Distributor Suzuki GB Plc.

The owners are husband and wife team Sean and Tara Whiteman. Sean has undertaken all the relevant Suzuki training for the whole range of outboards, including the top of the range V6 DF250, commenting, "We have been really impressed with the support we have received from Suzuki GB and the staff we have met. They are all very knowledgeable and it's really nice to be working with a company that actually lives up to, and exceeds, expectations."

Sean has had an enviable engineering career, having worked for many leading brands, including Sunseeker and Volvo. The chance to develop Suzuki's distribution and service network in Ireland was an exciting opportunity. "We want to provide the highest standards of customer service, outboard engine care and backup," he said.

Masa Shimizu, Head of Suzuki Marine Sales in Europe, said "The appointment of Whitewater Marine ensures we
can provide the boating public in Eire with new Suzuki 4-stroke outboards. We are very encouraged by Sean and Tara's enthusiasm for our products and their passion for providing the high levels of customer service today's discerning customers expect."

Tara is heading up the business development and customer service side of the company. With a background in the fast moving consumer goods industry, she knows that only the highest standards in customer service are expected by the boating public. "I am passionate about making sure people get the same level of service that I demand. It is great to be working with such high quality products," said Tara.

"Everyone knows Suzuki outboards are reliable but they need to be sure that they can get service and support, should it be needed. Over the next two years, we plan to build a network of dealers that share our commitment to the end user so that we can support all the main boating areas in Eire."

March 2005