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Old 11-09-2019, 05:40 AM
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Default Yamaha or Suzuki 300 on Albury Brothers 23

Iím trying to decide between a Yamaha or Suzuki 300 on a Albury Brothers 23.

The Yamaha is 9k more and gets 10-20% less on gas mileage.

The Suzuki seems quieter.

Ive owned an f225 and f300 Yamaha the last twenty years and have no problems.

Do I spend the extra money on Yamaha or take a leap of faith to go with Suzuki? Will be using it a lot offshore so peace of mind would make a difference.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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11-09-2019, 06:17 AM
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Suzuki is quieter, more fuel efficient, $9000 less.

What is the question?
Old 11-09-2019, 05:47 AM
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There are a zillion threads on this in search.

That being said, in your particular circumstance, I would put a Yamaha on it because of resale. Unless you plan to keep the boat. Resale being that Albury pushes Zukes and there are a lot of 23s out there compared to other models. So when you go to sell it would be an advantage.

I have a Suzuki 175 on my Albury 20. Itís quiet at idle. Sure not quiet running.

Two Yamaha F300s on my Intrepid. Great engines.
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Not sure how the resale/uniqueness factor math makes sense with an initial $9k delta, but Iíve had several boats with Yamaha and Suzuki 300s (new and used) and all were very reliable for me. In my opinion the Suzuki 300 is so tried and true that itís not exactly taking a leap of faith when buying one.
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Suzuki is quieter, more fuel efficient, $9000 less.

What is the question?
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Never owned a Suzuki and donít want it to breakdown offshore. Never had a problem with any Yamaha, so to me itís a leap of faith if that makes any sense.
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Something is not right if the yamaha is getting 20% less on gas mileage. The good news is both are great motors and I don't think you can go wrong with either. If you really want peace of mind grab a commercial towing membership or see whats included w your insurance.
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I’ve owned both. I’m close to 60 years old and have owned many boats. Both are good motors but I prefer Suzuki 300.
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Canít go wrong with either for sure. Mileage difference is a little surprising. Extra $9k alone is a lot to overcome for me. Iíd go Suzuki and not think twice.

I just repowered with twin DF300APs and they are awesome. Go 90 miles out without a second thought. Would do same with Yamahas but again the extra $9k is not worth it to me.

I donít think the resale argument holds much water anymore. Most know both are very reliable motors.

Go with Suzuki and use money somewhere else!!

Good luck!!
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9000 dollars is a LOT of fuel you could put in your boat.
Over 2000 gallons, at a minimum.
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Originally Posted by kwipp View Post
Something is not right if the yamaha is getting 20% less on gas mileage. The good news is both are great motors and I don't think you can go wrong with either. If you really want peace of mind grab a commercial towing membership or see whats included w your insurance.
Or look on the back of all the towing company boats and see what they have chose. Its not grey.
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Maybe itís more like 5-15% better. Suzuki is about 3mpg with that boat, Yamaha is 2.6-2.8 mpg. Itís just that I go offshore a lot so trusting an engine means a lot to me. From 20 years of running engines hard I have lots of trust in Yamahas and maybe change is tough for me. Thatís why Iím asking all of you and again thanks for the responses.
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Whatís the dealer support for both engines in your area? I chose Yamaha 300 in my boats. There is zero dealer support for Suzuki around here.
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yammy no question. better dealer support, well known engine. you are familiar with it and likely have some parts/tools/knowledge available if you have run them previously.
i dont believe the better gas mileage numbers. there is no magic which will get you 10-20% better compared to a suzuki vs yamaha vs mercury. 1-2% maybe.
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Lets see. My motor purchases since 1984. Yamaha, Suzuki, Suzuki, Yamaha, Yamaha, Yamaha, Suzuki. I have been left on the Water once in those 35 years. My own Bad, and it wasn't a Zuke.

If you were buying a truck, would you leave a $9000 Gratuity at the Ford Dealership?
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Buy AMERICAN people! Merc and Evinrude make bad ass motors that are great on performance, price, and warrenty.
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I just got a NEW F300 with 6 year warranty, and it was no way $9K more than a zuke. Shop around, the deals are out there.
I already had a YAMI so it is plug/play on repower and in reality, the zuke would have cost me MORE in the long run.
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Originally Posted by InCogKneeToe View Post
Lets see. My motor purchases since 1984. Yamaha, Suzuki, Suzuki, Yamaha, Yamaha, Yamaha, Suzuki. I have been left on the Water once in those 35 years. My own Bad, and it wasn't a Zuke.

If you were buying a truck, would you leave a $9000 Gratuity at the Ford Dealership?
Not quite the same but whatever. Certified Yamaha techs around here. Car dealerships everywhere.
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Originally Posted by ocean_man_954 View Post
Buy AMERICAN people! Merc and Evinrude make bad ass motors that are great on performance, price, and warrenty.
I presume that you mean buy USA.

Or maybe not.

Mexico is in North America. Does buying stuff from Mexico count as buying American?

Canada is in North America. Does buying Canadian stuff count as buying American?
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Suzuki dealer must be offering one hellava discount.

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Originally Posted by ocean_man_954 View Post
Buy AMERICAN people! Merc and Evinrude make bad ass motors that are great on performance, price, and warrenty.
Yeah but longevity? I think heís considering the right brands. Suzuki and Yamaha employ plenty of Americans. Not to mention Evinrude is owned by a Canadian company as well.

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