Yamaha makes outboard donation to New York school

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The marine and outdoor power equipment program at the Eastern Suffolk Board of Cooperative Educational Services Harry B. Ward Career and Technical Center on Long Island, N.Y., received a donation of more than $40,000 in Yamaha outboard motors and parts.

Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A. recently gave the program two 250-hp Yamaha outboard motors, tools, parts and software with which students can practice repair skills.

“Each of these motors is worth $17,000 and $18,000, respectively,” instructor Jason Pickerell said. “This amazing gift will enable our students to train on current production Yamaha engines that are very common, not only nationwide, but on Long Island specifically. This opportunity makes our students even more valuable to Yamaha, the marine businesses and the end user. We are very grateful to Yamaha for this gift.”

Click here for the full report by RiverheadLocal.com.

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One comment on “Yamaha makes outboard donation to New York school

  1. Capt.Eric

    Congrats to Yamaha and HB Ward Tech. I learned a lot when I went thru the BOCES Bellport Tech Ctr from 1989-1991. Back then we had a donation of mid-80′s Johnson 200 VRO’s and some other OB’s. HB Ward is in a good position to train the techs of tomorrow, today. And they are in a good location sandwiched between the split of the forks of LI, NY and LI Sound, the Atlantic, etc.

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