Tag Archives: Yamaha

Embracing sustainability

Manufacturers By Adam Quandt Sustainability is certainly not a new notion to our world; however, the idea of sustainability and operating business sustainably has gained more and more momentum over the last few years, especially as we look at the recreational boating industry of both today and the future. “Innovation is alive and well in the recreational boating community. We’re ...

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A new era of power

By Adam Quandt Peanut butter and jelly, Mike & Ike, yin and yang, all things we’ve known to go together. But water and electricity? Not so much. However, with the help of new technologies, new partnerships and much more, marine manufacturers are changing that mindset. With an emphasis on creating more environmentally-friendly products to meet an evolving consumer expectation, boat ...

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Yamaha spearheads training program in Alaska

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Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit and the Alaska Maritime Education Consortium (AMEC) signed a Yamaha Marine Training Program Agreement under Yamaha’s Technical School Partnership Program. This Agreement will establish a comprehensive Yamaha marine technical training program throughout the state, specifically in remote regions. Governor Mike Dunleavy, Dr. Tamika L. Ledbetter, Commissioner, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, and University ...

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Yamaha partners with OCEARCH

Yamaha is now the official outboard of OCEARCH. Through the three-year agreement, OCEARCH will power its chase boats with Yamaha outboards. The first boat will have twin 300-horsepower Yamaha V6 Offshore outboards, while two additional boats will have Yamaha F150 and F60 power. Though known for biological studies of keystone marine species such as great white and tiger sharks, OCEARCH ...

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Skeeter Boats celebrates 75 years

This July, Skeeter Products, Inc. celebrates 75 years in business as the leader in performance fishing boats. The impressive milestone is marked by an unrelenting passion for creating unforgettable experiences on the water. Skeeter celebrates their anniversary with the release of a limited edition FXR APEX bass boat in an all-new gold and black color scheme. Skeeter founder Holmes Thurmond built ...

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Yamaha creates new Marine Procurement Division

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Yamaha announced the expansion of the Marine Procure Department into a new Marine Procurement Division, organizing the growing team into four departments along functional lines. This will allow the teams to develop specialists, who can perform more profound analysis, and strengthen internal and external communications. James Mills assumes the role of Division Manager, leading all Yamaha Marine Procurement departments including ...

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Yamaha announces partnership with Bonefish and Tarpon Trust

Yamaha Rightwaters announced it's the official outboard of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT). With this sponsorship, Yamaha is committed to BTT’s mission to conserve bonefish, tarpon and permit—the species, their habitats and the larger fisheries they comprise. “Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s mission is critical to ensuring the longevity of these species and their habitat,” said John O’Keefe, Senior Specialist, Government Relations, Yamaha ...

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Yamaha Marine names GM of marine service

Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit announced the appointment of Joe Maniscalco to General Manager, Marine Service. In his new position, Maniscalco will oversee marine service training and support for Yamaha outboards and systems as well as Yamaha WaterCraft products. “With Joe’s direction, Yamaha service team members will continue to develop skills as subject matter experts to support the customer relationship ...

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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 Rightwaters, Coastal Conservation Association, Harte Research Institute launch new initiative

Yamaha Rightwaters recently joined forces with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Harte Research Institute and the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) to initiate a new conservation project designed to evaluate the role of oyster reefs in capturing and storing carbon in St. Charles Bay in the Gulf of Mexico. The ultimate goal is to then potentially scale the program to a larger scope. ...

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