Yanmar Marine International

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…

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…

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.

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…

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Nagata to Lead Relocated Yanmar HQ

Yanmar has announced far-reaching strategic changes to its marine recreational engine business. In a double break with traditional Japanese business practices, Yanmar Marine International commenced the relocation of its marine recreational engine business headquarters from Osaka to Almere in the Netherlands and recruited Shiori Nagata as its first president, with effect from January 1 this year. Almere, about 40km to the east of Amsterdam, has been home to Yanmar Europe BV since 1988…