We have run Suzuki power on our off shore charter vessels for the last 4 seasons, and I can say without reservation Suzuki is the best choice for reliability and Breakers beats the competition hands down for service.
To illustrate our belief in the product and service, I'll share our story. We recently purchased a 265 Grady White Express with 200 hours on Yamaha 4 stroke engines, and we replaced the Yami's with Suzuki's. Conventional logic would say we were nuts to re-power, but when you operate off shore 30 miles I need to know we have reliable power to get us home, and the great service to back that up.
Suzuki backs their product with a no quibble warranty, so you have confidence that if there is an issue it's covered - no surprises. That kind of piece of mind is priceless.
When it comes to service, between Gord's shop in Bamfield and Dennis in Port Alberni we know we have almost immediate access to emergency service. Gord and his crew have saved my bacon on more than a few occasions by getting us in same day and on the water for our charters in the morning by doing whatever it takes. They really understand the impacts of downtime!
Moreover, we needed some help designing and custom fabricating a steering system for the kicker. After researching the internet and talking to more marine fabricators than I care to remember I explained our challenging design problem to Gord. After a half hour of measuring and looking over the problem, Gord designed a custom system for us when many other so called "experts" had given up.
I think our decision to dump the Yami's and go with Suzuki's speaks volumes about our confidence in the product and service. So unless you want second best, your smart choice is Breakers.