In 1997, Greg Pickren launched Florida-based Short Block Technologies (SBT) after seeing
a need to provide remanufactured, PWC two-stroke engines to individual ski owners—and ski dealers—who
were looking for a cost-effective alternative to rebuilding an old engine or buying a new one.
Today, the company is touted as the largest remanufacturer of PWC engines in the industry, selling
more than 10,000 engines in a year from its huge 30,000 square foot factory. Remanufactured
PWC engines for Sea Doo, Yamaha, Polaris, Kawasaki and Tigershark are included in SBT's product
line and makes it easy for the guy who hasn't worked on a PWC engine before. "You've got a six-year
old PWC, and you're about to sink more money into it than it's worth," Pickren says. A rebuilt
engine keeps the PWC on the water.
Each remanufactured watercraft engine undergoes the same rigorous process. Only the block
of the used watercraft engine is reused. The used pistons, rings, rods, bearings, gaskets, and
oil seals are discarded and only new parts are used exclusively in the reassembly of the engine.
SBT uses many of its own branded parts in its rebuilds, and in 2002, expanded into selling hard
parts as well—offering its own line of
and carb rebuild
kits, in addition to
and seal kits.
In January of 2006, after extensive R&D at its own research facility—Alligator
Point—SBT added remanufactured four-strokes to its product line, and was the first
to offer a Premium Engine Package that includes a 24-month fault-free warranty. Every remanufactured
engine automatically comes with a 12-month warranty. Pickren adds, "By upgrading to the Premium
Engine Package, it allows our purchasers the added security of knowing that their engine is
covered for a full 24-months and will be replaced with no questions asked, regardless of the
type of failure." Every SBT remanufactured engine under warranty can be overheated, run out
of oil, or detonated and it will still be covered.
SBT continues to expand its product line with this goal in mind—to become the de facto standard
of the industry—the only company you think of when you need a PWC remanufactured engine, and
to provide valued customers only the best in service and support unlike anywhere else.
To learn more about our remanufacturing processes, we invite you to take our virtual
To learn more about our Alligator Point Research Center click here.
SBT's mission is to change the PWC industry by making it more economical to own, operate, and
maintain a Sea-Doo, Jetski, Waverunner or other PWC.
SBT will provide its customers with courteous, competent and helpful technical
support unmatched by its competitors and stand behind its products.
The company will strive for continuous improvement of
its products, the largest PWC engine inventory in the world, and the shortest delivery time in the
Repower your Sea-Doo, Jet-ski, Waverunner or other PWC
today and enjoy the water tomorrow!