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Yanmar Establishes New Marine Company in Asia

Yanmar has established a new company: Yanmar Marine International Asia (YMIA) to support growth of the company’s marine business.The company will be responsible for the development and production of boats and marine equipment and plans to expand its activities to the development, production, sales and service of marine engines and propulsion units in the Asia region, including Japan. Under the management of Netherlands-based Yanmar Marine International (YMI), which operates globally including the leading European and North American markets…

Taro Kitamura (Photo: Yanmar)

Kitamura Named President of YANMAR MARINE INTERNATIONAL

YANMAR announced Taro Kitamura has been appointed as the new President of YANMAR MARINE INTERNATIONAL (YMI) and head of YANMAR’s Recreational Marine Business Unit.Effective from April 1, the 30-year company veteran will replace current YMI President Shiori Nagata, who has been promoted within YANMAR Holdings Co. Ltd. in Japan after overseeing a strong five-year period of growth for the Netherlands-based recreational marine division.Taro joined YANMAR head office in 1990 as Procurement Buyer…

The suspension boat at the Japan International Boat Show 2018 (Photo: Yanmar)

Yanmar, Nauti-Craft Ink Tech Transfer Deal

Yanmar and Nauti-Craft  entered into a technology transfer agreement with the purpose of commercializing Yanmar’s boats by utilizing Nauti-Craft’s patented marine suspension technology.Cooperation between Yanmar and Nauti-Craft began in 2016 with Yanmar evaluating the technology by constructing a 10-meter Suspension Boat concept. Yanmar showcased the concept boat at the Japan International Boat Show in Yokohama in March 2018.Following the evaluation of this Concept Boat and further close cooperation to evaluate various market opportunities…

Example of X47 deck layout (top) and interior layout (bottom) (Photo: Yanmar)

Yanmar Reveals the Exterior Design of X47

Yanmar Co., Ltd. has revealed further details about its innovative new brand flagship, the X47 Express Cruiser - the 47-foot vessel that will serve as the Official VIP Cruiser the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada, the oldest trophy in international sport and the pinnacle of yachting. With a global launch scheduled towards the end of 2019, the X47 will accommodate VIPs in luxury and comfort throughout the whole competition, culminating in the world series and the final race in Auckland NZ…

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YANMAR Introduces New Generation Electronics

YANMAR introduces its latest new-generation electronics with the launch of two new multi-purpose engine switch and instrument display solutions for boat owners. Compact and modern YANMAR display units offer market-leading solutions for a range of yachts, catamarans, motorboats and RIBs.The YANMAR YD42 Multi-Function Color Display and YD25 LCD Switch Panel Display offer innovative functionality and a compact and modern style to suit a range of yachts, catamarans, motorboats and RIBs.Featuring a low-profile glass helm design and a 4.1-inch full color screen…

Wheeebo (Photo: Yanmar)

Yanmar's Debuts “Wheeebo”

Yanmar has developed a new marine activity called the Wheeebo, based around the concept that anyone can enjoy new experiences on the water. The development of the Wheeebo demonstrates the application of design thinking and rapid prototyping to discover the needs and difficulties that users themselves did not necessarily realize they faced and offer a solution that reflects the needs of the market. Users of the circular board lean in the desired direction of travel and onboard…

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Yanmar, Catana Partner

Demand for catamarans is increasing, especially in the burgeoning charter market, as a result, a new partnership between a pioneering French boat builder and a Japanese marine engine manufacturer is already making big waves in this growing sector of the maritime market.For Catana President Olivier Poncin, enabling customers to discover new horizons was one of the main reasons that drove him to design a new ‘Bali’ range of catamarans. Launched in 2014, they have attracted a phenomenal…


The Dockmate team (left) demonstrated the latest wireless
propulsion control technology at IBEX in Tampa last week (Photo: Dockmate)

A Convergence of Propulsion Technology

The latest state-of-the-art propulsion controls were demonstrated aboard Yanmar’s 30-ft RIB Scorpion at IBEX in Tampa last week.Dockmate’s advanced wireless remote control system was fully integrated with Glendinning’s new Genesys Pro Pilot engine controls and the innovative VETUS BOW PRO Series thruster.The handheld wireless Dockmate transmitter took complete control of the engines and bow thruster once it was engaged, allowing the boat to be fully maneuvered without the driver at the helm.The cutting-edge products will be aboard the Scorpion once again during the VETUS Demo Day on October 9…

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YANMAR, ABYC Partner in Technician Training

YANMAR and the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) are teaming up to conduct marine technician certification courses at Yanmar Academy which is located at the new YANMAR Evo Center in Acworth, Georgia.A YANMAR trainer will facilitate the course with ABYC’s guidance and certification materials, making ABYC Certification more accessible than ever for rising marine technicians.YANMAR Academy brings a systematic approach to training with a variety of course offerings for YANMAR product lines…

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A New Twist on a Classic

This time of year is always stimulating for the yachting industry with several high-profile shows to pique our interest. First up is the Southampton Boat Show in mid-September, followed rapidly by the Monaco Yacht Show two weeks later. There are the usual upgrades and technology tweaks around these events, but it is always gratifying to come across something that makes the event worthwhile. With four weeks still to go until the doors open at Southampton, there is one launch that is already inked into my diary…

Armada Engineering Powers Up for Global Growth

Hydraulics specialist Armada Engineering, which went through a management buyout late last year, is relaunching its services with a view to accelerating the growth of its worldwide customer base, as well as providing enhanced services to its many local clients.From its base in Falmouth, where it has operated for nearly 30 years, Armada Engineering has established itself as one of the world’s foremost experts in hydraulic engineering. Over the last six months the company has strengthened its team and expanded its core range of services.

Mastry to Host ABYC Diesel Engine Certification Course

St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Mastry Engine Center will host an American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Diesel Engine Certification course, July 31–Aug. 2.Course instructor Curt Ainsworth will cover diesel engine theory of operation, troubleshooting and marine-specific installation requirements. Students with engine manufacturer training will benefit by learning key ABYC standards. A passing score on the 185-question exam will provide 32 CEUs and nationally accredited ABYC certification. Training will be in Mastry's classroom facility…

Left: Ms. Shiori Nagata, President Yanmar Marine International Right: Mr. Sascha Mornell, CEO & co-founder GetMyBoat (Photo: Yanmar)

Yanmar Announces Investment in GetMyBoat

Yanmar announced a strategic investment in San Francisco-based GetMyBoat,  a boat rental and water experience marketplace. The investment includes funding and a strategic partnership between Yanmar Group company Yanmar Marine International, a leading provider of marine engines and GetMyBoat. GetMyBoat is the world’s largest boat and watercraft rental marketplace with over 108,000 listings in 184 countries and over 9,300 locations. The company brings all types of water experiences to renters anywhere in the world…

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Suzuki Repower Takes A 20-Year Old Boat On Tour

It's not every day a 20-year-old, 32' center console goes on tour. But to show how a well-cared-for boat repowered with state-of-the-art Suzuki outboards rivals a new vessel, at a fraction of the cost, Suzuki RePower by Mastry is hosting Demo Days. From April through June, it's offering sea trial events at nine of its 10 RePower Centers throughout Florida. Subtle details of the 1998 Intrepid 322 Cuddy may betray its age, but its immaculate condition, combined with a proven hull form, made for the ideal demo project.

3JH40 inboard engine (Photo: Yanmar)

Yanmar Rolls Out New Marine Power Offerings

Yanmar has already introduced several new products for the marine market in 2018, including a new common rail inboard marine diesel engine touted as the world's smallest, higher horsepower offerings in its mid range series, and expanded joystick controls. Yanmar Marine International has launched the latest addition to its family of new generation common rail (CR) diesel engines, the compact Yanmar 3JH40 inboard engine, at boot Düsseldorf. The three-cylinder 3JH40 has been developed as the marine industry’s smallest CR inboard diesel engine, Yanmar said.

Flexofold manufactures low-drag folding propellers for sailboats and multihull yachts (Photo: Flexofold)

Yanmar Acquires Flexofold

Yanmar said it has reached an agreement to acquire of 100 percent of the shares in Denmark based propeller manufacturer Flexofold ApS. With the acquisition Flexofold, which develops and manufactures low-drag folding propellers for sailboats and multihull yachts, Yanmar said it aims to strengthen its position in the recreational marine industry. Flexofold will maintain its own brand identity as it continuse to operate from Denmark. Flexofold founder, Jack Skrydstrup, will remain employed as special adviser focusing on R&D and product development.

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New Suzuki RePower Center Opens in Florida

Increasing its market saturation throughout the southeast U.S., Mastry Engine Center has opened a new Suzuki RePower Center. Oyster City Suzuki in Apalachicola, Fla., is the ninth in an expanding network of retail outlets that specialize in repowering with technologically advanced Suzuki four-stroke outboards. Scipio Creek Marina was purchased four months ago. Working with David Taylor, Suzuki RePower by Mastry sales and marketing, the new owner saw an opportunity in the rapidly growing repower market.

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New Suzuki Repower Center Opens near Miami

Strengthening its coverage in Florida, Mastry Engine Center has added a new Suzuki RePower Center in the Miami Area. Hialeah-based Atlantic Marine joins the growing group of eight retail outlets that specialize in repowering quality Suzuki outboard engines. Founded in 2012, Atlantic Marine quickly grew to become one of the largest marine engine suppliers in the southeastern US. Its modern facility boasts the latest equipment available. The company's mission is simple: To put its customers back on the water.

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Suzuki Repower Center Opens in Florida

Deepening its saturation in the southeast U.S., Mastry Engine Center has added a new Suzuki RePower Center: Lou's Marine of Gulf Breeze, Fla. This is the eighth location, with more planned. Lou's Marine is a family-owned business and the oldest Suzuki Marine dealer in Florida. For over 30 years, it has served the greater Pensacola area. Often, engines age and become tired, but the boat they power is in pristine condition. Repowering is a cost-effective alternative to buying a new vessel. It brings renewed life to older pontoons, sailboats, flats and center console boats.

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