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Yamaha Marine Group Hosts Summer Media Event in Baltimore

National Aquarium and Inner Harbor Take Center Stage for New Product Showcase

Kennesaw, Ga., June 13, 2016 – Yamaha Marine Group announced today that it will host a summer media event June 14-15 in Baltimore, a portion of which will be held in conjunction with the National Aquarium® on the evening of June 14. Yamaha Marine sponsors the National Aquarium with outboards for the organization’s 35-foot research vessel, which is dedicated specifically to shark research and sampling, as well as the restoration of wetlands in the area. 


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New Yamaha Talon™ Pontoon SDS™ Propeller Brings Quiet Performance to Midrange-powered Pontoons

Blade design combined with Yamaha's smooth and quiet Shift Dampener System

Kennesaw, Ga., June 9, 2016 – Yamaha Marine Group announced today the launch of the Talon Pontoon SDS Propeller, which provides the solution for many of today’s midrange-powered pontoons. The proven blade design is now combined with the smooth, quiet-shifting and low-speed operational benefits of Yamaha’s exclusive Shift Dampener System (SDS), which customers have come to appreciate in many of Yamaha’s Endless Propeller Solutions. 


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Watching Bass Chase Bait Keyed Omori’s Elite Win

Fishin' Vol. 9, No. 2

Yamaha Pro Changed Lures to Imitate Shad

Takahiro Omori’s recent Bassmaster® Elite Series victory on Alabama’s Wheeler Lake underscores just how important it is for a fisherman to be observant of both bass and baitfish activity going on around him. After seeing a bass chase a shad to the surface right in front of him, the Yamaha Pro changed lures, caught that bass, and went on to win with a total of 81 pounds, six ounces.


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Yamaha Marine Donates F115 Outboard to

Used to power scouting vessel for remote coastal clean-ups

Kennesaw, Ga., May 19, 2016 – Yamaha Marine Group has stepped up to help with the donation of an F115 outboard and propeller. The donations will help power the organization’s 19-foot Monarch scouting vessel, which is used to identify clean-up sites in hard-to-access coastal areas.


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Brunswick County’s Redfish and Cobia Revival

Saltwater Fishin' Vol. 8, No. 1

Brunswick is the southernmost coastal county in North Carolina. It extends from the South Carolina border at Little River Inlet in an east-west direction out to Cape Fear and Smith Island, where the county line turns inland toward Wilmington. It varies greatly from the Outer Banks, but is home to a thriving recreational fishing community and offers a wide variety of fishing opportunities, from the coastal rivers and backwaters to bluewater action along the western edge of the Gulf Stream.


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Yamaha F2.5 Outboard Named One of Boating Industry®’s 2016 Top Products

Selections recognized from hundreds of products introduced since beginning of 2015

KENNESAW, Ga., May 16, 2016 — Yamaha Marine Group announced today that its new F2.5 portable outboard has been named one of Boating Industry’s® 2016 Top Products. The publication’s third annual Top Products list was published this May online and also appeared in the May print edition of Boating Industry® magazine.


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Confidence, Past History Led Tharp to First Elite Title

Earlier Success on Other Ozark Lakes Gave Yamaha Pro Lure Choice, Location

Whenever you’re fishing a lake you’ve never been on before, look for cover or structure that lets you fish your favorite lure and technique and gives you confidence. That’s the advice of Yamaha Pro Randall Tharp, who followed it without hesitation in winning his first Bassmaster® Elite tournament on not one but two lakes he’d never fished before


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Dreyer Joins Yamaha Marine Group

Brings social media expertise to support the Yamaha Marine brand

Kennesaw, Ga., May 9, 2016 – Yamaha Marine Group announced today the appointment of Brad Dreyer as Social Media Coordinator for the Marine Marketing Department. 

In his new role, Dreyer will support Frank Wilhelm, Advertising and Digital Marketing Manager, with the Marine Group’s social and digital media strategies and tactics.


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Yamaha’s New F350C Provides Five Full Years of Limited Warranty Protection

Latest version of F350 offers new look and Yamaha’s best protection yet

Kennesaw, Ga., May 3, 2016 – Yamaha Marine Group announced today the introduction of the new 5.3-liter F350C, which now provides five full years of Limited Warranty coverage, wrapping a refined outboard package with a list of benefits and features that are still unique in the marketplace, nine years after the debut of the original F350.


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Yamaha Announces New 4.2-liter V6 Offshore “Mechanical” Outboards

Yamaha’s latest offshore technology now comes with mechanical control, offers perfect repower solution for larger craft

Kennesaw, Ga., May 3, 2016 – Yamaha Marine Group announced today new mechanical control versions of its legendary 225- and 250-horsepower 4.2-liter V6 Offshore outboards, available as the F250XB in both left and right-hand rotation, and the F225XB in right-hand rotation only.


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