Tag Archives: Yamaha Marine

Yamaha Marine makes donation to support Tennessee conservation

Yamaha Marine recently made several donations to organizations that support the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and the group’s mission to maintain and preserve the Tennessee Valley. Yamaha also presented the TVA with a plaque of appreciation for the organization’s work protecting the state’s natural resources. “The TVA appreciates the acknowledgement of our stewardship efforts to protect and improve water resources ...

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John O’Keefe Takes New Position with Yamaha Marine Government Relations

John O’Keefe has assumed the role of senior specialist, government relations for Yamaha Marine. In his new position, he will spearhead the company’s growing sustainability and conservation efforts as well as facilitate Yamaha’s relationships with state and federal agencies that regulate access to fisheries resources. “John’s expertise in government relations and knowledge of political functions on a state and federal ...

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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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Skeeter Boats, Yamaha to sponsor Major League Fishing events

Skeeter Boats announced that the company is an official boat sponsor of the all-new Major League Fishing (MLF) Bass Pro Tour and Bass Pro Championship. Nine professional anglers will run Skeeter boats during the 53 episodes airing on Discovery Channel, Sportsman Channel, CBS, and CBS Sports. All episodes are also available on-demand on MyOutdoorTV (MOTV).   “We are excited to ...

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Yamaha launches new T25 outboard engine

Based on the award-winning F25, Yamaha developed the new T25 in response to requests for lightweight, electronic fuel injected performance in a small, high-thrust configuration. “The new T25 has the best power-to-weight ratio of all high-thrust 25 horsepower outboards,” said Ben Speciale, Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit President. “If you have a small but heavy vessel to power, this outboard ...

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Lakeside Motor Sports opens new marine facility

Michigan’s Lakeside Motor Sports — a Boating Industry Top 100 dealer — recently unveiled its new 50,000-square-foot marine showroom and service facility, which is now complete and open for business. The new facility was constructed across the street from their currently operating powersports facility. “This expansion represents our continued investment back into our community to make it better for everyone. Our vision of ...

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Yamaha, MRAA team up for dealership growth

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Yamaha Marine Group and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas recently announced they have joined forces to further foster marine dealership growth and success. To encourage dealer participation, Yamaha Marine plans to offer co-op funds to dealers for the first year of MRAA membership and/or co-op funds to become a Marine Industry Certified Dealership. By becoming members of MRAA, ...

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Outboard engines: More than meets the eye

Engineering and technology are pushing the outboard engine category on a trajectory toward even greater market domination Visitors to the Miami International Boat Show can be forgiven for feeling just a little snow blind this year.  While North America’s largest consumer boat show is always a place to spot emerging trends and glimpse the unusual, the overall consensus is that it ...

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Yamaha’s Joe Maniscalco provides update on YMU initiatives, program

Earlier this year, Yamaha Marine announced it was dedicating substantial resources to Yamaha Marine University initiatives, including a much-anticipated apprenticeship program for developing skilled dealer technicians. Through a combination of technical training materials and hands-on training at Yamaha’s marine training headquarters in Pleasant Prairie, Wisc., as well as Yamaha Marine’s headquarters in Kennesaw, Ga., marine technicians will be empowered to ...

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Engine companies maintain high profiles at MIBS 

As more powerful marine engines are introduced, manufacturers don’t miss an opportunity to showcase their muscular propulsion product offerings. Here’s a quick recap of company announcements from this year’s Miami International Boat Show. Mercury Mercury Marine officially introduced its new V-6 FourStroke outboard family and the expansion of its SeaPro commercial line the evening prior to the show’s opening. The ...

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