Tag Archives: Ben Speciale

Yamaha Rightwaters sponsors Ducks Unlimited Gulf Coast Initiative

Yamaha Rightwaters is a new sponsor of the Ducks Unlimited Gulf Coast Initiative, a multi-year conservation initiative dedicated to rebuilding wetlands lost to erosion, subsidence and sea level rise in Louisiana and Texas. Through the Meraux Foundation Terracing Project in Louisiana and the Sargent Marsh Shoreline Protection Project in coastal Texas, Ducks Unlimited, Yamaha Rightwaters, and other supporters will restore ...

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NMMA’s EMD Board reaches full BoatPAC participation

BoatPAC

BoatPAC announced it has reached full participation in contributions from NMMA’s Engine Manufacturers Division (EMD) Board. Comprised of nine members, each member has contributed to BoatPAC in 2021, whose mission is to support federal candidates that champion the recreational boating community and help propel its agenda in the halls of Congress. “Our engine manufacturers understand the importance of being on ...

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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 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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