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Yamaha Certifies New Master Technicians

The company said the certification follows a six-month training course covering installation, service and maintenance.

Yamaha’s U.S. marine division announced that a host of service personnel earned Master Technician certification in late 2021 and early 2022.

The certification entails a six-week course covering outboard operating systems; installation, service and maintenance procedures; and troubleshooting skills. Out of hundreds of applicants, approximately 30 technicians pass the certification exam annually, Yamaha said in a statement yesterday.

“Those who obtain Yamaha Master Technician certification are among an elite group of highly skilled marine technicians who achieve the highest levels of expertise within Yamaha’s core technical competencies,” said Gregg Snyder, manager of the marine training department at Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit.

The newly certified Master Technicians include:

Matt Heiken, Dewey’s Cook Inlet

Shaun Raynor, Saltwater Marine

Michael Behm, Adventure Marine

Will Binford, Legendary Assets and Operations

Michael Malone, Sailfish Marina

Daniel Dunn, Norfolk Marine Co.

John Suttle, Pro Marine USA

Joshua Murray, Nauset Marine

Garrett Stone, Monahan’s Marine

Chance Kellogg, Key Marine

John Riddle, City Marine

Gregory Varvouris, Harbor View Marine

Dean Rutkunas, Twin Hull Boats

Derick Dodson, Buck’s Island Marina

Scott Helwig, F&S Yamaha and Marine

Owen Eastwood, Tuckerton Marine

Kyle Kolles, Foster Brothers Marine

Jeffery Nicholes, Texas Marine Conroe

Kevin Hacke, Lake County Watersports

Caleb Shanholtzer, 66 Marine North

Geremy Cree, Ingman Marine

Kurt Bailey, Buzz’s Marine Supply

Seth Morson, Sport Center

Tom Littich, York Road Marine

Meghin Montesa, Bosun’s Assets and Operations

Chase Turner, Adventure Marine

William McDaniel, Bulloch Marine

Keith Vannote, Garden State Yacht Sales

Robert Hamm, F&S Yamaha and Marine

Michael Clark, Paradise Marine Center

Jacob Gailey, Falmouth Pier 37

Drew Burgess, Boating Atlanta

Nathaniel Matthews, Muddy Bay Marine

Walter Melvin, Tim’s Ford Powersports II



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