Yamaha

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

Yamaha develops new sales promotion

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 launches summer incentive program

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

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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

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