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

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

Yamaha closes four factories until next week

Yamaha Motor Co. announced that its outboard motor factories (Fukuroi South, Arai and Kuramatsu) and PWC factory (Kuramatsu) in Japan will be closed today through next Wednesday. Operating plans for the remainder of next week and beyond will be announced by Wednesday, the company said. The company also temporarily suspended operations through the middle of…more

Yamaha to sponsor walleye tournaments

Anglers Insight Marketing is partnering with Yamaha to sponsor the AIM Pro Walleye Series. AIM will promote the Yamaha brand at each of the 2011 tournaments, as well as online. “We are proud to team up with the AIM Pro Walleye Series to promote the Yamaha brand. Walleye anglers are some of the most dedicated…more

MIAMI – VIDEO: Yamaha, Volvo Penta announce joint venture

MIAMI – Yamaha Motor Co. and AB Volvo Penta Thursday announced a strategic alliance designed to utilize each company’s strengths to make both stronger. The announcement was made at the Miami International Boat Show and builds on the announcement in December that Volvo Penta and Yamaha signed a technical agreement for the joint development of…more

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