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Yamaha ends supply agreement with Alumacraft

Yamaha Marine Group announced today the end of its supply arrangement with Alumacraft, after attempts to continue the relationship were unsuccessful. On June 28, 2018, BRP U.S.A., Inc. (BRP), maker of Evinrude outboards, announced it had purchased Alumacraft and will make it part of a BRP entity. “To effectively support our valued dealers who may have existing orders for Yamaha-powered ...

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Yamaha, MRAA team up for dealership growth

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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Yamaha Marine Group releases new V MAX SHO outboard

Yamaha Marine Group has announced a new member of its V MAX SHO family for 2018, the V MAX SHO 90. The new addition is the smallest of the SHO family. “The new V MAX SHO 90 is the perfect power solution for boaters looking to replace an older two-stroke 90-horsepower outboard with the clean, quiet efficiency of a four-stroke,” said ...

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Skeeter Boats announces new trailer factory

Skeeter Boats announced the establishment of a new trailer factory. Skeeter Built trailers will provide 100 percent of Skeeter boat production starting in the third quarter of this year. As a part of the expansion, Skeeter will add up to 35 new employees who will be based in the 43,000-square-foot trailer factory in Kilgore, Texas. “The expansion into the boat ...

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Yamaha purchases Bennett Marine

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. announced the acquisition of Bennett Marine, Inc., creator of the adjustable trim tab. The company is known for hydraulic trim tab systems and the recently launched Bolt electric trim tab and AutoTrim Pro systems. With its manufacturing facility and headquarters in Deerfield Beach, Fla., Bennett Marine will become a part of Yamaha’s newly created subsidiary, Yamaha ...

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Yamaha announces 4.2-liter F300 V6 offshore “mechanical” outboard

Yamaha Marine Group announced a new mechanical control version of its 300-horsepower 4.2-liter V6 Offshore outboard, available in both left and right-hand rotation. “Yamaha Marine is dedicated to providing premium boating experiences for all of our customers, and we believe it’s important to incorporate a variety of choices throughout our product line to meet specific boat applications and customer demands,” ...

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Yamaha purchases Kracor, Inc., forms Yamaha Marine Systems Company

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. announced the creation of Yamaha Marine Systems Company, a subsidiary of Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A. This newly formed subsidiary has acquired the assets of Kracor, Inc., a rotational molding manufacturer based in Milwaukee, Wisc. “The creation of YMSC and the acquisition of Kracor are part of Yamaha Marine’s long-term business strategy to expand into more integrated ...

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