Tag Archives: Yamaha

Yamaha debuts updated XTO Offshore outboard

Yamaha has announced an updated XTO Offshore outboard which delivers 450 horsepower. “The XTO 450 allows boaters to enjoy the convenience and ease of operation associated with the XTO line – in addition to more torque and power,” said Ben Speciale, President, Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit. “In addition, Yamaha’s esteemed F200 and F150 DEC and Mechanical outboards now feature ...

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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 names district manager of the year

Yamaha WaterCraft Group, a division of the Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit, named Mountain West District Manager Adam Williamson their 2022 District Manager of the Year. The WaterCraft Group’s District Manager of the Year Award is based on Yamaha boat and WaveRunner wholesale and retail sales attainments, employee evaluation scores, dealer CSI scores, and dealer call count results, according to ...

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NMMA team visits Syntec, Yamaha

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) team spent time in Georgia last week visiting two member company facilities, including Syntec Industries in Rome and Dalton, as well as Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America, located in Newnan. Long time members of the NMMA, Syntec Industries offers the most extensive collection of carpets, resilient flooring, LVT, steering wheels, and other market-specific ...

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Yamaha offers support to Center for Coastal Studies

Yamaha Rightwaters continues its support of the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, Mass., by recently helping the marine rescue organization repower a boat with new 300-horsepower outboards. The F300s will power the twin-engine Ibis, a whale disentanglement vessel used to assist with several research and rescue programs in the Cape Cod Bay area. "The Center for Coastal Studies' Marine Animal Entanglement ...

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Yamaha Marine team members named to SkillsUSA contest chairs

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Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit announced Kerry Schroder, Senior District Service Manager and Ron Lubic, District Service Manager will serve as the Florida Technical and Co-Technical contest chairs for the SkillsUSA Marine Service Technology competition. Schroder and Lubic each have over 25 years of experience in the marine industry and work with technical schools throughout the state of Florida by connecting ...

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Bring in the jets

By Adam Quandt While the entire recreational marine industry has been extremely hot over the last few years, there’s one segment in particular that has been absolutely on fire; Personal watercraft (PWC). Despite facing similar and near-constant supply chain challenges as the rest of the industry, the PWC market has been a driving force to getting people of all ages ...

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Pro angler appointed to Florida Boating Advisory Council

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced the appointment of Yamaha/Skeeter Pro Angler and National Boating Safety Ambassador Hunter Bland to the Boating Advisory Council. During his three-year term, Bland will help the council make recommendations to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Department of Economic Opportunity regarding issues affecting the boating community, including boating and diving safety education; ...

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Skeeter awarded ISO 9001 certification

Skeeter Products, Inc. earned International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 certification for the design and manufacturing of outboard motor fiberglass performance fishing boats on July 15, 2022. This internationally recognized standard ensures Skeeter Products, Inc. meets the needs of customers through an effective quality management system. “Quality is at the heart of everything we do at Skeeter, and we must ...

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Yamaha Marine creates project management office

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Yamaha has announced the creation of a new Project Management Office under the business planning division. Megan Bennett will lead the new team as Department Manager. “Megan’s knowledge of efficiently planning and executing projects along with years of experience at Yamaha will serve the Project Management Office well as she is promoted to the lead the Project Management team,” said ...

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