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Old 07 November 2001, 15:22   #11
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Found this elsewhere

"Letter from Marine Power Belgium , was delivered by courier to all UK dealers today (7/11).
All their engine products (namely Mercury /Mercruiser ) will all be handled in future by EP Barrus and no longer Sowester.
hot off the press........"

......is it true?
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Old 07 November 2001, 17:17   #12
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True. and it looks that was the final straw - the receiver is in. Sad for all the people who face the loss of their job. I dealt with their service dept. a few weeks ago and they couldn't have been more helpful.

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Old 07 November 2001, 17:17   #13
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The answer to the above is yes...

"Sowester in liquidation...

http://www.ybw.com/ibinews/newsdesk/...31ibinews.html

"EP Barrus taking on the Mercury/Mercruiser engines...

http://www.ybw.com/ibinews/newsdesk/...25ibinews.html

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Old 07 November 2001, 17:41   #14
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I'd be surprised if Sowester get rescued now. Even if the name lives on, it will be an unrecognisable company. Mercury is just the latest in a whole line of suppliers that have taken up distribution deals with other companies, so Sowester has even less going for it.

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