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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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Yanmar Powers Mercedes Styled Motor Yacht

Yanmar's six-cylinder 6LY3-ETP diesel engine has been selected by Silver Arrows Marine to power its distinctive, new, 14m Arrow 460 Granturismo motor yacht, which has been styled by Mercedes-Benz. A pair of the 5.8 litre units, each developing 480hp, gives the pre-production craft a maximum speed of approximately 38 knots and 26 knots for cruising. The yacht, named Mercedes, is described by Silver Arrows as "a complete re-imagining" of luxury yachts of its size. She is the product of four years' development by Silver Arrows Marine…

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Strong Demand at SCIBS

Sancutary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) has reported strong exhibition space take-up from Sydney and Melbourne based exhibitors for the 2016 Show, showing a vote of industry confidence in the event strategically positioned at the launch of the Australasian boat show season. An array of interstate exhibitors will grace the marina and pavilion space at SCIBS in May, including Victorian based Sundance, who will be bringing the coveted Monte Carlo to SCIBS, along with Yanmar, Energy Power Systems (Cat Marine) and the City of Melbourne Marina among others.

Yanmar to Display New Common-rail Diesels at METS

Yanmar Marine International (YMI) will show its new range of common-rail fuel injected marine diesel engines rated for leisure marine and workboat applications at METS 2015, RAI Amsterdam, November 17 - 19. Topping the bill of new inboards is its in-line six-cylinder is rated at 440 mhp at 3,300 rpm. This is the world marine-trade debut for the new unit, which will also be offered in a 400 mhp version and will go into full production early in 2016, YMI said. Although new, the 6LY440 and 6LY400 have a pedigree derived from the mechanically controlled 6LY2A engine series…

Left to right: Floris Lettinga, YMI Global Sales Manager, with Lutz W. Lester: Managing Director Neander Shark (Photo: Oliver Franke)

Neander Deal Sees Yanmar Return to Diesel Outboards

Marking its return to the diesel outboard market, engineering company Yanmar Marine International (YMI) has reached an agreement for exclusive distribution rights with German outboard manufacturer Neander Shark. YMI, whose headquarters are in the Netherlands, will distribute Neander Shark outboards worldwide through its network with access to more than 130 countries. From 1985 until 2009 Yanmar manufactured three-cylinder diesel outboards rated at 27 and 36 hp, but ceased when EPA and EU RCD emissions regulations restricted their sales in key markets.

Yanmar to Display New Diesels at Cannes

The first public preview of a new series of common-rail leisure-marine diesel engines in the 400-500mhp power sector is presented by Yanmar Marine International (YMI) at the this year's Cannes' Festival de la Plaisance, September 8-13. YMI, in conjunction with its French distributor Fenwick, is unveiling a preproduction six-cylinder 6LY440 unit with one of the highest power-to-weight ratios in its class at the Mediterranean's premier in-water boat show. The new 6LY440 is rated at 440mhp at 3,300 rpm and is one of a new 6LY2…