Tag Archives: Yamaha Marine Group

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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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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New Yamaha propeller facility hits full capacity

The new Yamaha Marine Precision Propeller (YPPI) facility in Greenfield, Ind. reached full production capacity this July. The advanced casting facility and foundry uses state-of-the-art robotics to significantly reduce lead times and increase production by more than 67 percent, allowing YPPI to deliver more than 100,000 propellers to customers annually. “It’s great to finally be firing on all cylinders in ...

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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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Yamaha WaterCraft joins Rightwaters initiative

Yamaha WaterCraft Group today joined forces with Yamaha Marine’s Rightwaters initiative to extend the program’s focus on marine stewardship, product responsibility, and manufacturing advancements across Yamaha’s WaveRunner and boat product lines. Yamaha Rightwaters is a leading national marine sustainability program, focusing efforts toward sustainability from factory floors to the great outdoors. Pursuit of these initiatives includes protecting the environment, improving water quality, increasing energy ...

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Yamaha Rightwaters signs National Conservation Proclamation

Yamaha Rightwaters and other leading conservation groups kicked off National Invasive Species Awareness week by signing a National Conservation Proclamation highlighting the importance of invasive species awareness and recognizing May 15 as National Clean Drain Dry Day. “During the last year, millions of new boaters and anglers purchased boats, fishing licenses and equipment in search of safe outdoor activities. Educating this new audience ...

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Workforce Development: Why it matters

By Sarah DevlinContent Director, American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) The 2021 Boating Industry annual dealer survey indicates one of the top challenges for dealers is finding qualified marine technicians. For this three-part series, the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) team is reaching out to key players in the industry to address why this is a concern, what programs ...

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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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