Company News New Charleston Water Taxi Catamaran Powered by Yamaha F200s with Digital Electronic Control Posted 9/24/2015 FORMER 8,700-HOUR OUTBOARD OWNERS LOOK FORWARD TO QUIETER OPERATION AND IMPROVED FUEL EFFICIENCY Charleston, S.C., September 24, 2015 – Owners Scott Connelly and Chip Deaton, who have powered the Charleston Water Taxi with two sets of Yamaha F150 outboards that have run 6,800 hours* and 8,700 hours* respectively, have decided to power their newest vessel with Yamaha F200s based upon their experience with the reliability of Yamaha inline four-cylinder outboards. “As much as we rely on our F150s as true workhorses, we were excited to be able to choose Yamaha’s F200 outboards for the Dorothy Marie,” said Connelly, of the 40-foot Corinthian catamaran they added to their fleet. “With digital electronic control, we can look forward to even smoother operation shifting in and out of gear, reduced rigging components and maintenance – all fantastic benefits when you’re on the water running a high-hour commercial operation like ours.” Yamaha plans to monitor the performance of the new, twin 16-valve DOHC in-line four F200 application under commercial load, and anticipates the advanced technology design and impressive power-to–weight ratio – as well as improved fuel economy – to be big assets in daily operations for the Charleston Water Taxi. Yamaha Marine products are marketed throughout the United States and around the world. Yamaha Marine Group, based in Kennesaw, Ga., supports its 2,000 U.S. dealers and boat builder partners with marketing, training and parts for Yamaha’s full line of products and strives to be the industry leader in reliability, technology and customer service. Yamaha Marine is the only outboard brand to have earned NMMA®’s C.S.I. Customer Satisfaction Index award every year since its inception. Visit www.yamahaoutboards.com. *Results are based on commercial use, and may vary for traditional retail consumer use. This document contains many of Yamaha's valuable trademarks. It may also contain trademarks belonging to other companies. Any references to other companies or their products are for identification purposes only, and are not intended to be an endorsement.