Suzuki Italia Marine
is once again teaming up with the Inflatable Boat Club of Milan, setting off from Genoa, Italy, on Saturday, April 22 for a new raid and a new goal. It is the Clean Mediterranean Mission, the Relay Raid that will see nine crews travel more than 2,800 miles at sea, en route to Venice. How does it work? The dinghy will set off cleaning and monitoring the waters of the Mediterranean, thanks in part to the outboard engine starring in the venture, the
, equipped with the
Suzuki Micro Plastic Collector.
Suzuki and the Clean Mediterranean Mission
On Saturday, April 22, the Milan Dinghy Club will cast off its moorings from Genoa to embark on its new adventure, aimed at raising awareness of polluted seas. Nine crews will take turns aboard the Master 630 inflatable boat powered by the DF140B Suzuki equipped with the system that, through the engine’s cooling circuit, filters out microplastics absorbed during navigation, thus throwing clean water back into the sea.
In addition, the crews involved in the raid will have the opportunity to sample and take water at each of the stops along the route, monitoring the level of microplastic pollution along miles separating the departure from Genoa and the arrival in Venice.
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I fuoribordo Suzuki ripuliranno il mare, semplicemente navigando!
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Paolo Ilariuzzi, director of Suzuki Italy’s Motorcycle and Marine Division, says:
“We expect to soon extend the #lavalwater system now standard on the Suzuki DF140BG, DF115BG, DF140B, DF115B and DF100C, which adopt the same 2,045 cc thermal unit, to other models in our range. This is yet another step the company is taking in the direction of offering environmentally conscious outboards to its customers.”
In short, the 2023 edition of the Milan Dinghy Club raid emphasizes a clear theme: the sea needs attention, especially from those who live on it and those who spend a lot of time on it. The planned stops will touch some of the largest islands in the Mediterranean (Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, Malta), starting from Genoa and arriving in Venice, passing through the Tremiti and the islands of Croatia. All aboard a Master 630, precisely powered by Suzuki and equipped with Simrad Yachting electronics. Pushed to maximum rpm, each dinghy will then use about 40 liters of water per minute to cool the outboard, thus filtering about 2,400 liters per hour, or 2.4 m3 of sea. Therefore, the longer the Master 630 sails, the more the Suzuki DF140B can filter water, removing the microplastics dissolved in it.
Finally, introducing the 2023 raid, Virginio Gandini, president of the Milan Dinghy Club, said.
“We would all like a healthier, pollution-free Mediterranean. We inflatable boaters, who very often experience the sea for days at a time, knowing it was suffering could not remain idle. That is why the Clean Mediterranean Mission was born with the aim of raising awareness among all boaters of the problems of pollution above and below the sea. Our technical partners in this new mission,” Gandini added, “will once again be Suzuki, which will provide the Suzuki DF140B equipped with the #lavalacqua system, one of the brands that have made the history of dinghy boating and a longtime supporter of ours, which will provide a Master 630. On-board electronics will be from Simrad Yachting again this year. Specifically, crews will be able to rely on the intuitive technology of a NSX 9″ plotter, equipped with C-MAP mapping,” and the RS40-B VHF, which were already tested last year by Dinghy Club crews at the European Raid.”
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