Tag Archives: Yamaha Motor Corporation

Yamaha purchases saltwater testing facility

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Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. has purchased Fort George Island Marina in Duval County, Florida, with the intention of converting the existing facility into the Yamaha Offshore Endurance Center (YOEC), which will serve as a testing center for Yamaha Marine products including outboards, sport boats and WaveRunners. The new YOEC includes a 36,500-square-foot warehouse and marina building as well as a ...

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Yamaha donates life jackets to Sea Tow Foundation program

Yamaha distributes lifejackets to loaner stations.

The Sea Tow Foundation, facilitated the generous donation of nearly 800 brand new adult-sized life jackets from Yamaha Motor Corporation to Life Jacket Loaner Stations in California, Georgia and Wisconsin. The Sea Tow Foundation’s Life Jacket Loaner Program, with over 1,000 stands across the US, allows boaters to borrow and return life jackets for a safe day on the water. “We ...

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Yamaha breaks ground on new SMART Warehouse

Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation (YMMC), based in Newnan, Georgia, broke ground on a new, advanced, and innovative “SMART” Warehouse, the first-of-its-kind for Yamaha Motor Company worldwide. Using state-of-the-art automated storage and retrieval systems, the new 200,000 square foot facility will be capable of reducing response time for fulfilling dealer orders for Yamaha WaveRunners, Golf Cars, ATVs, and Side-by-Sides by more ...

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Yamaha Rightwaters provides annual initiative update

Yamaha Rightwaters recapped sustainability and conservation initiative progress from the past 12 months during 2022 Capitol Hill Oceans Week. From June 2021 through June 2022, Yamaha Rightwaters sponsored new carbon sequestration and plastics recycling programs in addition to projects that continue to support marine habitat restoration, managing the spread of invasive species and meaningful scientific research. “Conservation is always the ...

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Yamaha Motor Finance names new president, CEO

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (YMC), has announced that Craig Hewitt, Chief Operating Officer of YMFUS, will be promoted to President and CEO effective February 1, 2022. Hewitt joined Yamaha in 2020 to support the company’s continued growth in the Powersports and Marine segments. Prior to joining Yamaha, he served as CEO of Carfinance.com, a direct-to-consumer auto finance platform dedicated to ...

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Yamaha announces further coronavirus-related furloughs and staff reductions

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Yamaha Motor Corporation’s U.S.-based manufacturing subsidiaries gave production updates as each entity continues to work to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Actions to be taken by each subsidiary include furloughs, staff reductions, and in cases where regulations and conditions allow, a return to limited production to support essential businesses. All Yamaha U.S.-based manufacturing subsidiaries previously announced paused production on March ...

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Marine manufacturers take action against COVID-19

By Adam Quandt Throughout the ever-evolving novel coronavirus outbreak, many marine industry manufacturers are making the decision to temporarily halt production, in an effort to keep employees safe. Last week, Brunswick Corporation announced it was suspending production at certain of its propulsion and boat operations over the next few weeks in response to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19). A ...

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Yamaha Jet Boat Manufacturing wins local award

Yamaha Jet Boat Manufacturing has been selected for the 2020 Best of Vonore Award in the Manufacturers category by the Vonore Award Program. Yamaha Motor Corporation USA manufacturers all its sport boats out of its Yamaha Jet Boat Manufacturing (YJBM) facility in Vonore, Tenn. The 42-acre Vonore manufacturing facility borders Lake Tellico and serves as the primary point of Yamaha ...

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Yamaha Motor Corporation announces new college tech training program in Arkansas

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. formally signed a partnership agreement to establish a new training program for outboard marine motor technicians at Arkansas State University-Beebe’s Searcy campus. The signing took place at Sunrise Marine Center in Searcy, the local Yamaha dealership which helped bring about the discussion between Yamaha and ASU-Beebe. “This partnership and enhanced training program represents a generous commitment ...

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Dometic receives Yamaha Motor Global Award

Dometic announced it has received a Global Award for Excellence in Technology and Development from Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. for the SeaStar Yamaha Integrated Electric Steering Actuator. “To date, SeaStar Solutions; part of the Dometic Group, has shipped thousands of these advanced steering actuators for use with Yamaha XTO outboard motors on vessels around the world,” a news release from ...

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