Tag Archives: Ben Speciale

Yamaha introduces upgraded V MAX SHO and more

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Yamaha Marine recently unveiled a handful of new products including the upgraded V MAX SHO, Battery Management System and Analog Gauge Lines. The newly upgraded 4.2-liter V MAX SHO outboard has a full 40% more charging capacity and contemporary styling as it enters a new era of reliable service. “The newly upgraded 4.2-liter V MAX SHO follows a familiar theme requested ...

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Yamaha announces new alliance with Siren Marine

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Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. announced a strategic alliance with Siren Marine. It is Yamaha’s most recent step to reinforce  CommandBlue™, a philosophy that represents a commitment to move engineering and development into the realm of the customer, ultimately delivering products that are easier to use and creating greater satisfaction and confidence on the water. Siren was chosen for its track ...

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Yamaha, B.A.S.S. sign multi-year sponsorship agreement

Yamaha and B.A.S.S. signed a new agreement that not only continues, but also expands Yamaha’s sponsorship of Bassmaster events through 2024. Yamaha’s support of B.A.S.S. underscores the company’s commitment to the growth of competitive and recreational fishing. “B.A.S.S. continues to elevate and grow competitive fishing. The organization is at the top of the game, and we’re confident in their abilities to take the ...

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Yamaha introduces new V6 offshore outboards

2021 Yamaha Offshore Outboards

Yamaha Marine kicks off 2021 with brand new product offerings including updated V6 Offshore outboards. The new F250 and F300 V6 Offshore Digital Electronic Control (DEC) models boast built-in Digital Electric Steering (DES), Thrust Enhancing Reverse Exhaust (TERE) and other XTO Offshore-inspired features. "The new, updated F300 and F250 4.2-liter V6 Offshore outboards now have many of the benefits previously ...

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Yamaha makes new management appointments

The Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit begins 2021 with several new management team appointments. Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit recently appointed Jonathon Burns as General Manager, Yamaha U.S. Marine Development and Business Planning Division, Ben Mallett as General Manager, Bennett Marine, Inc., and Scott Higgins as Division Manager, Yamaha Marine Supply Chain Management. “Though 2020 was an unexpected and challenging ...

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Yamaha reinforces commitment to workforce development

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During a visit with U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt at Yamaha's facility in Newnan, Ga., Mike Chrzanowski, president of Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation, and Ben Speciale, president of Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit, signed the Pledge to America's Workers, reinforcing Yamaha's commitment to workforce development. “Manufacturing jobs represent the backbone of the U.S. economy. Within the recreational industry, ...

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Yamaha Rightwaters sponsors dive during South Carolina Seven expedition

Yamaha Rightwaters announces blackwater dives

Yamaha Rightwaters will sponsor a blackwater dive in the Cooper River near Charleston on July 29 as part of the South Carolina Seven (SC7), a first-of-its-kind expedition across the Palmetto State showcasing its unique natural beauty while raising greater awareness of environmental threats (resulting from disastrous storms and flooding) to the most vulnerable areas of the state. "The mission of ...

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Onboard for outboards

By David Gee The boat buying public is fully on board for outboards. Retail sales increased for the eighth consecutive year in 2019, nearly reaching pre-recession levels with a 13-year high. “We’re seeing the trend in consumer demand for higher performance engines continue with outboard engine sales growth in 2019 led by engines 200hp-plus, accounting for 27% of sales, and ...

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Yamaha names Duane Kuck 2020 Marine Industry Champion

Duane Kuck, CEO, Regal Boats, became the first annual recipient of the Yamaha Marine Industry Champion award on Thurs., Feb. 13, during the 2020 Miami International Boat Show. The award recognizes individuals who work tirelessly to protect, encourage and grow the marine industry. Kuck’s immediate and unwavering support of the relief efforts in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian and his ...

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Yamaha makes executive team changes

The Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit begins 2019 with several important executive team and structural changes that will help the marine manufacturer/distributor realize its 2030 Vision, announced by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. last December. The changes will maximize synergies and strengths across the organization to better serve customers, dealers and boat builders.   “As we look to the year 2030 ...

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