Yamaha makes outboard engines, personal watercraft, boats and accessories for the recreational marine industry.

Yamaha is defendant in PWC crash lawsuit

Opening arguments took place last week in Palm Beach County, Fla., in a lawsuit against Yamaha brought by parents of a teen who died and another who was gravely injured in a 2005 accident involving a WaveRunner. During opening arguments, a lawyer representing Samantha Archer, who sustained brain damage and suffers a multitude of physical…more

Yamaha donates engine simulators to Ohio group

The marine trades Skills for Life program at the community resource center in Oak Harbor, Ohio, recently got a boost when Yamaha Motor Corp. USA donated six engine simulators. “This is just awesome,” instructor Gregg Sharp told The News-Messenger newspaper. “These simulators are invaluable to the people participating in this program. We are so grateful…more

Former Yamaha president to advise on fishery management

Former Yamaha Marine Group president Phil Dyskow is one of three new public advisers appointed by the U.S. Department of Commerce to provide counsel on national saltwater fishery management issues. The Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee is the only federal advisory panel charged with making recommendations to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Commerce…more

Yamaha updates production schedule in Japan

Yamaha Motor Co. today announced its updated operating plans for May in Japan. The company said its outboard motors and personal watercraft plants will operate May 9 and beyond. Operational levels will depend on supply conditions for parts, according to Yamaha. The factories will be closed during the “golden week” holidays, which run April 29…more

Yamaha schedules production in Japan

Yamaha today announced that it will be in limited production at its outboard motor and personal watercraft plants in Japan from April 15-21. The company previously announced that production was suspended this week, with limited production expected next week.

Yamaha debuts mobile websites

Yamaha Marine Group launched mobile versions of its V MAX SHO and V6 Offshore websites, the company announced. “Our research tells us that a growing number of Yamaha outboard customers are using smart phones,” Yamaha Marine Group advertising manager Frank Wilhelm said in a statement. “They are using mobile digital devices to access the existing…more

Yamaha says halt won’t cause supply delays

Yamaha’s U.S. marine officials said that a production delay in Japan shouldn’t cause a disruption in its supply channel. “With the suspension of production through April 1, the Yamaha U.S. marine team will need to evaluate the impact of deliveries planned from May to June,” the company said in a statement. “Normally, a production delay…more

Yamaha halts some production in Japan

Yamaha announced today that it suspended production of outboard motors and PWC at its plants in Japan through the end of next week. Operating plans for April 4 and beyond will be announced by April 1, the company said on its website. Suzuki announced on its website that its outboard engine plant would be up…more

Yamaha announces production schedules at Japan plants

Yamaha Motor Co.’s Fukuroi outboard motors plant will be open Thursday for assembling partially completed units from stocked supplies, but will be closed Friday, the company announced today. The same schedule applies to the company’s Kumamoto plant, which also makes outboards. The Kuramatsu plant for PWCs will be open Thursday and Friday for assembling partially…more

Yamaha unveils watercraft app

Yamaha WaterCraft Group, a division of Yamaha Motor Corp. USA, released the Yamaha WaterCraft App for the iPhone and iPad in the Apple App Store. This free app is a virtual-salesman tool for Yamaha WaveRunner and boat dealerships. “Never before has such a wealth of information been this easily accessible, in brilliant quality, with engaging…more

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