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Josh Turner of Harbor View Marine completes Yamaha Marine Apprentice Program

Yamaha Marine tech apprentice

Harbor View Marine, in conjunction with Yamaha Marine, announced tthat Josh Turner successfully completed the Yamaha Marine Apprentice Program offered through Yamaha Marine University. YMAP pairs seasoned mentors in dealership service departments with novice technicians to help them learn the key skills they need to further develop their careers in the marine industry. Service Manager Robbie Lockhart served as Turner’s ...

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Race circuit offers unique spotlight to dealers, OEMs

By Adam Quandt Adrenaline pumping, hairpin turns, eyes set on finishing first — there’s something about the racing side of any sport that shines a special spotlight on whatever the activity may be. Pro Watercross — a non-profit organization — in the personal watercraft world is certainly no exception. Despite getting underway almost two months behind schedule — with cancellations, ...

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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 names Duane Kuck 2020 Marine Industry Champion

Duane Kuck, CEO, Regal Boats, became the first annual recipient of the Yamaha Marine Industry Champion award on Thurs., Feb. 13, during the 2020 Miami International Boat Show. The award recognizes individuals who work tirelessly to protect, encourage and grow the marine industry. Kuck’s immediate and unwavering support of the relief efforts in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian and his ...

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Yamaha expands technical school partnership program

Yamaha recently expanded its Technical School Partnership program in Arkansas with the grand opening of National Park College’s (NPC) new Marine Technology building, Jan. 30. The 7,500-square-foot facility includes a classroom and workshop space for students to train with the latest marine technology. “Yamaha maintains a strong commitment to developing the next generation of marine technicians and answering the industry’s ...

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Grow Boating elects Bryan Seti chairperson, names new board officers

Earlier this month, Bryan Seti, general manager of sales and marketing, Yamaha WaterCraft Group, was elected chairperson of the Grow Boating Board of Directors during their annual meeting in Chicago. Seti succeeds Joe Lewis, owner and general manager of Mt. Dora Boating Center, who served as chairperson from 2011 through October 2019.Seti joined Yamaha in 1998 and leads sales and ...

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US Department of Commerce honors Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers

Ian Steff, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, presented Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers Incorporated (YPPI) with a certificate of appreciation honoring the company’s investment in the state of Indiana. The certificate recognizes YPPI as an international company making a significant contribution to the state’s economy. “On behalf of the entire team at ...

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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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Yamaha Marine breaks ground on new propeller facility

Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers (YPPI), Inc. broke ground on a new 54,000-square-foot manufacturing facility on five of 28 acres in Greenfield, Ind. The company’s expansion is slated to add 30 new jobs and increase total manufacturing output by 67 percent. “This is the largest expansion we have ever experienced at YPPI,” said Jonathon Burns, YPPI General Manager. “YPPI looks forward ...

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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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