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


Yamaha turbo propellers

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

Marina technician earns Yamaha master status

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.

Yamaha boat company plans layoffs

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 reports solid February sales

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 finishes expansion of Tennessee plant

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

Yamaha halts production at 11 plants

Yamaha Motor Company plans to temporarily stop production at 11 facilities worldwide because of the soft market. It was not specified which facilities would be affected. The company said production would stop for seven to 10 days in February and March at plants that manufacture marine products, as well as those that make motorcycles, recreational…more

Yamaha running outboard promotions

Yamaha Marine Group has launched two retail promotions to help dealers through the slump. Both promotions are for outboards sold between Jan. 1 and March 31. “Yamaha is adding a high level of support at the retail level during boat-show season,” said Phil Dyskow, Yamaha Marine Group president, in a statement. The first promotion, Repower…more

Yamaha increases its boat-show presence

Yamaha Watercraft Group has expanded its display space at major boat shows, including the New York National Boat Show, Atlantic City (N.J.) International Power Boat Show, Miami International Boat Show, Minneapolis Boat Show and Southern California Boat Show. “Boat shows are a great venue for boaters to come out in a comfortable, low-pressure environment and…more

Yamaha program defers dealer interest payments

Yamaha Marine Group is answering dealers’ cries for help during these tough times with an Interest Deferral Program that will allow dealerships to conserve cash flow through the winter months. “We’ve never done anything like this, but these are unprecedented times,” Yamaha Marine Group president Phil Dyskow told Soundings Trade Only this morning. Authorized participating…more

Yamaha handing out awards for online course

Yamaha is offering prizes for sales professionals at authorized dealerships who pass the company’s new online Product Training Course. Those who achieve an overall passing score (80 and above) on Yamaha Marine University’s “Why Is Yamaha Your Best Investment” course, will be entered into a drawing to win one of 10 prizes, including a Yamaha…more

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