Tag Archives: Ben Speciale

ELEVATE agenda gets exciting new addition

Boating Industry Elevate Summit 2021

The Boating Industry ELEVATE team is excited to announce that Info-Link founder and managing director Jack Ellis is just the latest addition to an already power packed line-up comprised of some of the biggest names in the recreational boating industry. The ELEVATE Summit conference is November 8-10 at the downtown Hyatt Regency in Atlanta. Ellis, a lifelong boater, started Miami-based ...

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Yamaha’s Harmo makes U.S. debut

Yamaha Marine introduced its HARMO electric outboard system to the U.S. market during the 2021 International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) in Tampa, Florida. Coupling a 48-volt power supply with a high-yield, low-drag 3.7-kilowatt motor, HARMO’s rim-drive electric motor and specially encased impeller provide an incredible 225 pounds of static thrust - the equivalent of a conventional 9.9-horsepower gas-powered motor. ...

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Joan Maxwell and Bill Watters named to NMMA Hall of Fame

NMMA announced today the induction of two industry pioneers into the NMMA Hall of Fame, its most prestigious honor. Joan Maxwell, President and Co-Founder of Regulator Marine, and Bill Watters, President of Syntec Industries, will be presented with the 2021 NMMA Hall of Fame Award during IBEX. The ceremony takes place at the show’s annual Industry Breakfast on Tuesday, September 28 ...

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Yamaha HARMO System advances electric outboard design

Yamaha Marine HARMO electric outboard

Yamaha Marine says their new HARMO is a complete electric boat control system that combines advanced propulsion technology, environmental awareness, future vision and proven joystick control to provide high thrust and maneuverability. “HARMO is the perfect system for horsepower or internal-combustion restricted waterways,” said Ben Speciale, President, Yamaha Marine U.S. Business Unit. “Ultimately, it is up to our boat builder ...

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Pandemic +1: Where are we now?

By David Gee and Adam Quandt Global pandemic. Do you remember when you first heard those words? When dealerships closed their doors and production lines shut down did memories of ’07 and ’08 come flooding back like a bad dream? Did you wonder where this was all headed? Well, we may still be wondering that today, but at least the ...

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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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