Yamaha WaterCraft Group announced its mobile application is now available for devices running the Android operating system, including Android tablets and smart phones. Every day, 400,000 new Android devices are activated and more than 100 million have been activated, according to a Google report published last month. The app, available free in the Android Market,…more
Yamaha makes outboard engines, personal watercraft, boats and accessories for the recreational marine industry.
The finalists for the best independently produced Yamaha boating video are “Fish” and “Falling for a Yamaha,” and the winner is now in the hands of Yamaha boat and WaveRunner online followers. Online now on the Yamaha Boats and Yamaha WaveRunners Facebook pages are the two finalists from the Yamaha Escape from the Ordinary contest…more
Yamaha Marine Group this week hooked up with the professional anglers behind the National Geographic Channel’s TV series “Shark Men” to promote the durability, endurance and low maintenance of its outboard engines and control systems. Twenty journalists gathered at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Myers, Fla., for the Yamaha summer media…more
Yamaha Marine Group relaunched its ReliablityStartsHere.com website as a means of providing a more accessible forum for its customers to share their personal stories about their experiences with Yamaha outboards and for new customers to learn about Yamaha outboards. “Over the years, customers have shared countless stories of reliability, performance and innovation with us,” Yamaha…more
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
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 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 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 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 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