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Taro Kitamura (Photo: Yanmar)


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…

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…


Oracle Team USA Wins the 34th America’s Cup

Oracle Team USA with Yanmar Co., Ltd. (Yanmar) as its Official Technical Partner has won the 34th America’s Cup in a brilliant performance that puts it in a class of its own at the top of world racing. With the series opener held September 7th on San Francisco’s picturesque bayside, Oracle  Team USA soon found itself in trouble and by day 8 of competition its opponents, Emirates Team New Zealand, needed just one more win to seal victory. Thus began one of the more remarkable comebacks in recent sporting history…