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

Yamaha extends B.A.S.S. sponsorship deal

B.A.S.S. and the Yamaha Marine Group signed an agreement under which Yamaha will continue to sponsor Bassmaster events through 2016. Yamaha is an official premier engine sponsor of all B.A.S.S.-owned events, which include the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Series, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series and the grass-roots B.A.S.S. Nation regional tournaments. Also…more

Yamaha-sponsored angler wins fishing tournament

Yamaha Pro Brandon Palaniuk led wire-to-wire in the Bassmaster Elite St. Lawrence River Showdown tournament last weekend in Waddington, N.Y., to win with a four-day total of 88 pounds, 12 ounces. The victory carries not only a $100,000 first prize, but also a guaranteed berth in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic world championship. The tournament was…more

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Old vs. new: Yamaha puts outboards to the test

After logging 8,700 hours, a 2005 Yamaha F150 can match the performance of a new F150, according to test results released by the engine manufacturer. Yamaha had two F150s that had racked up thousands of hours over three years powering a Charleston, S.C., water taxi. Engineers took one of the old outboards, mounted it on…more

Yamaha unveils summer outboard promotion

The Yamaha Marine Group is offering incentives this summer for customers who choose to invest in Yamaha power. The “Wake up the Summer Sales Event” promotion applies to select eligible new 2.5- to 350-hp Yamaha four-stroke outboards and provides the purchasing consumer with two options. The first option is the addition of two free years…more

Yamaha signs sponsorship deal with Ocearch

Yamaha Marine Group extended its relationship with Ocearch, an organization that strives to maintain the health of the world’s oceans through research, specifically focused on sharks. As the exclusive outboard motor sponsor of Ocearch, Yamaha will provide F300 and F150 power for the team’s Contender 28T and Safe Boat. “Ocean conservation and education is of…more

Yamaha Marine unveils Facebook sweepstakes

Yamaha Marine launched its “Jump into Summer” Sweepstakes on Facebook, an event that will last through June 27. “We are excited about the start of the summer boating season and to have a new way to interact with the online community that shares a passion for the Yamaha brand,” Yamaha advertising manager Frank Wilhelm said…more

ABC 2013: Former Yamaha president receives top manufacturer award

WASHINGTON — Phil Dyskow, the former president of Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A., received the Eddie Smith Manufacturer of the Year Award from the Center for Coastal Conservation at a luncheon held Wednesday to welcome conferees to the American Boating Congress. “It’s an honor to have my name on the same award as Eddie Smith,” Dyskow…more

Yamaha reaches 10 million mark in outboard production

Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd. rolled its 10 millionth cumulative Yamaha outboard off the production line Thursday. After manufacturing its first P7, a 7-hp outboard, in July 1960, cumulative production continued to mount, reaching 5 million units in March 1996 and 8 million in October 2006. In the roughly six and a half years since then,…more

VIDEO: Propulsion options keep growing

What a plethora of propulsion options this year at the Miami boat shows. The Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show and the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach hosted everything from joystick helm control to electric and propane-powered outboards. I tested two new joystick systems for outboards — Yamaha’s Helm Master and Teleflex’s (now…more

Yamaha adds jobs at Tennessee plant

Yamaha Watercraft expanded its jetboat plant in Vonore, Tenn. Yamaha invested $3 million to expand the facility to 40,000 feet, according to WBIR, an NBC affiliate. The company bought an additional 7 acres at the site and will create as many as 100 new jobs at the facility, where 340 people already work. The director…more

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