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Yamaha Unveils Dealer Finance Service


Yamaha Financial Services will become the exclusive provider of dealer inventory financing and retail financing for Sportsman Boats.

The agreement is effective July 1, Yamaha Marine said in a statement yesterday.

Ben Speciale, president of Yamaha’s U.S. business unit, said Sportsman is the “first to take advantage” of what is a new service by Yamaha. “Dealer inventory financing, retail financing and related services now join industry-leading marine service training, information sharing and product reliability” as services provided at Yamaha, Speciale added.

“A seamless financing experience, both at the wholesale and retail level, was a logical next step in our ever-growing efforts to deliver a world-class experience to all of our customers,” Sportsman president Tommy Hancock said. “This partnership will bring a competitive edge to our dealers, supercharge their retail promotional offerings, and provide a frictionless transaction from our website to the customer’s dock.”

Based in Summerville, S.C., Sportsman Boats builders center consoles and bay boats from 20 feet to 35 feet.



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