In a busy PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre dive operation such as Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures, keeping Downbelow boats reliable and fully operational is very important for many obvious reasons. Needless to say safety is definitely top of the list.
We regularly service and maintain in house, however our boats do work very hard so from time to time a replacement power unit is more cost effective than trying to repair a tired engine.
We recently chose to exchange our 2x 150hp configuration for a single Yamaha F250 commercial grade option on one of our 35ft dive boats as these have proven to be a very reliable unit and able to handle the heavy dive equipment we regularly carry.
Swiftly supplied and installed for a reasonable price by our local Yamaha dealer EM Technology Marine Sdn Bhd we have her straight back to work within a day! After an hour of sea trials with our head Captain Cody and the installation technicians some height adjustments and fine tuning were carried out and we are set up to continue serving our divers with the reliable safe service they expect from the team at the Downbelow Dive Centre.
The Yamaha F250 has proven to be able to handle the weight with ease and also deliver reliability with speed when needed we have also noticed overall she uses less fuel than the previous twin engine set up so it comes well recommended!
If you own a boat in East Malaysia and are in need of a Yamaha marine engine, contact Alex Hii and his experienced team at E.M Technology Marine Sdn Bhd and if you require a great day of reliable scuba diving, come join us at Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures PADI CDC!