Despite a drop in sales and second quarter loss reported recently by Japan-based Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd., company officials in the United States said they remain confident in the company’s products and its future. The parent company Friday reported a 19.3 percent drop in net sales for the fiscal 2010 second quarter, to $1.05 billion…more
Yamaha makes outboard engines, personal watercraft, boats and accessories for the recreational marine industry.
Yamaha Marine Group launched a Yamaha Certified Pre-Owned Outboard Program to help Yamaha Key Dealers increase the value of their used inventory and create a competitive selling advantage. “This program helps the Yamaha Key Dealer by giving the consumer another reason to buy,” said Dale Barnes, Yamaha Marine Group division manager, marketing, in a statement.…more
Yamaha Marine Group is extending its “Invest in the Best” retail promotion for another four weeks. The program gives customers two options. The first is a credit of up to $1,500 based on eligible outboard horsepower. The credit can be used toward the purchase of goods and/or services from the authorized dealer who sold the…more
Yamaha is introducing an “After Christmas Summer Blowout” sales promotion for new and used boats and PWC. For Yamaha WaveRunners, the promotion features no money down, payments as low as $69 per month, at 7.99 percent for 24 months on all 2009 and prior-year new and unused models. Customers also get five years of Yamaha…more
Yamaha Marine Group announced a new retail promotion designed to give customers an extra incentive to purchase this summer. “Today, customers expect a maximum return on their investments, and this new promotion delivers just that,” said Dale Barnes, Yamaha Marine Group marketing division manager, in a statement. “The ‘Invest in the Best’ program gives customers…more
Yamaha Marine dealers began selling a new line of propellers for virtually any brand and size of outboard and sterndrive engine, according to the company. Yamaha owns Precision Propeller Industries. The company’s Turbo propellers became available through Yamaha dealers in March. “Boaters today are more likely to buy parts and accessories for their current boat…more
Ocean House Marina announced the recent certification of John Patt as a Yamaha Master Technician. In addition to his master technician honor, Patt is also an NEMA-certified marine electronics installer. He’s been employed at Ocean House Marina for more than 25 years and resides in Carolina, R.I. Click here for the full release.
G3 Boats, of Lebanon Mo., planned this week to lay off about one-fifth of its work force because of the poor market for aluminum boats. In all, 53 workers are affected, the Lebanon Daily Record reported. G3 Boats is a Yamaha-owned boat company and manufactures more than 100 models of aluminum fishing boats and pontoons.…more
Yamaha Watercraft Group says 2009 is off to a good start, with strong sales last month for its boat and PWC lines. Sales of Yamaha’s 21- and 23-foot boats increased 68 percent compared to February 2008. The company says WaveRunner sales in February also showed strong momentum. Although the results were slightly below last year’s…more
Yamaha Motor Corporation USA completed a $6 million, 64,000-square-foot expansion and the deployment of sequenced manufacturing technologies at its boatbuilding facility in Vonore, Tenn. “This multimillion dollar investment in our boat plant represents our commitment to deploying the latest technologies, processes and operational improvements to make a better boat for our customers,” said Mark Speaks, president…more