Yamaha makes outboard engines, personal watercraft, boats and accessories for the recreational marine industry.
Plants in Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, Missouri, Indianapolis, Florida and Wisconsin have shut.
Apalachicola Bay was the Gulf’s leading producer of oysters before the oil spill.
Yamaha president Ben Speciale says the company considered a range of factors when it developed the 425-hp outboard.
South Carolina business has a long relationship with Yamaha.
Yamaha is bringing adult-learning courses to the Bay State in a pilot program.
The first five all had jobs waiting by the end of the course.
While marine was up 4 percent, companywide sales for the first three quarters were flat with last year.
Yamaha Precision Propellers was recognized for its investment in Indiana, including a new facility that will add jobs and increase output.
Instruction will be part of school’s powersports program.