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OCEARCH Names Official Outboard Brand


Yamaha Rightwaters yesterday announced that it entered into an exclusive three-year agreement to supply OCEARCH — an ocean research and shark conservation organization — with outboards for its chase boats.

Yamaha said in a statement that the first boat will be powered with twin 300-hp Offshore outboards, while two other boats will have F150 and F60 engines.

“The Yamaha Rightwaters team understands healthy marine habitats start with good research and understanding — that’s what OCEARCH is all about,” OCEARCH founder and expedition leader Chris Fischer said in the statement.

“The work we do from our chase boats requires extreme concentration — we don’t have time to worry about the reliability of our equipment. Yamaha power on the backs of these boats gives us the peace of mind needed to focus on the animals and research,” he added.

OCEARCH’s shark tracker can be accessed at



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