Yamaha names newest Certified Master Technicians

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Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit announced the marine technicians who successfully earned Yamaha Master Technician Certification during late 2021 and early 2022.

In order to earn the certification, experienced marine technicians must complete six week-long courses covering outboard engine operating systems, proper installation, service and maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting skills. Out of hundreds of applicants, approximately 30 technicians pass Yamaha’s certification exam on an annual basis.

The newly-certified Yamaha Master Technicians include:

Matt Heiken, Dewey’s Cook Inlet, Inc.  Jeffery Nicholes, Texas Marine® Conroe 
Shaun Raynor, Saltwater Marine, Inc.  Kevin Hacke, Lake County Watersports 
Michael Behm, Adventure Marine  Caleb Shanholtzer, 66 Marine North 
Will Binford, Legendary Assets & Operations, LLC Geremy Cree, Ingman Marine 
Michael Malone, Sailfish Marina  Kurt Bailey, Buzz’s Marine Supply 
Daniel Dunn, Norfolk Marine Co.  Seth Morson, Sport Center 
John Suttle, Pro Marine, USA  Tom Littich, York Road Marine 
Joshua Murray, Nauset Marine, Inc.  Meghin Montesa, Bosun’s Assets & Operations, LLC
Garrett Stone, Monahan’s Marine, Inc.  Chase Turner, Adventure Marine 
Chance Kellogg, Key Marine  William McDaniel, Bulloch Marine, Inc. 
John Riddle, City Marine, Inc.  Keith Vannote, Garden State Yacht Sales, LLC
Gregory Varvouris, Harbor View Marine  Robert Hamm, F & S Yamaha & Marine, Inc. 
Dean Rutkunas, Twin Hull Boats, LLC  Michael Clark, Paradise Marine Center 
Derick Dodson, Buck’s Island Marina  Jacob Gailey, Falmouth Pier 37, Inc. 
Scott Helwig, F & S Yamaha & Marine, Inc  Drew Burgess, Boating Atlanta 
Owen Eastwood, Tuckerton Marine  Nathaniel Matthews, Muddy Bay Marine, LLC 
Kyle Kolles, Foster Brothers Marine, Corp.  Walter Melvin, Tim’s Ford Powersports II, LLC 

“Those who obtain Yamaha Master Technician certification are among an elite group of highly-skilled marine technicians who achieve the highest levels of expertise within Yamaha’s core technical competencies,” said Gregg Snyder, Manager, Marine Training Department, Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit. “Yamaha congratulates the latest class of Master Technicians. Their skills will make them invaluable assets to their dealerships and provide Yamaha customers with the highest level of technical service.”

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