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Greg Pickren founded SBT, Inc. in 1997 and built the company to become the largest supplier of aftermarket jet ski (PWC) parts in the world. Mr. Pickren, at the time a seasoned industry professional in the automotive parts business, was intrigued by the fact that there were no suppliers of remanufactured engines for PWCs. After studying the intricacies of the PWC market, SBT was launched. Although Mr. Pickren was not a PWC expert at the time, the concept would mimic what had been done for decades in the automotive business - high quality remanufactured engines for a fraction of the price of new engines. With little fanfare, a factory was built and the groundwork was laid for what would become the largest PWC aftermarket parts company in the world.

In it's first year of operation, SBT remanufactured over 2,000 engines. Over the next four years, the company quickly grew to over 10,000 engines per year. In 2005, the company transitioned from an engine only company to a full line supplier of parts. Today, SBT is to the PWC market what NAPA and AutoZone are to the automotive market. SBT boasts a product offering of over 15,000 parts for Sea Doo, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Polaris, Tigershark and Honda watercraft. SBT has dealers and customers worldwide with orders coming in every year from over 177 countries out of the 196 on the globe.

The company's 70,000 square foot factory and headquarters are located in Clearwater, FL. Mr. Pickren still owns SBT and is involved in managing the direction of the company.

Research & Development

PWC Engines and parts must be able to operate under tremendous stress and extreme temperatures - yet, test after test at our Alligator Point Research Center, SBT's engineers identify critical differences between SBT's engines and the OE's. The result - SBT engines perform better than new.

This extensive testing and intense research allows us to continually improve our design and remanufacturing techniques to ensure you get state-of-the-art new and remanufactured parts you can rely on. It's just one more reason why SBT is the largest remanufacturer of PWC engines in the world.

Below is a video of SBT in action at Alligator Point!

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Factory Tour

We have released our latest Factory Tour Video's, giving you a behind-the-scenes look at our quality control processes from pressure testing to engine assembly!

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12 minutes, .wmv format
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