Company News Yamaha F2.5 Outboard Named One of Boating Industry®’s 2016 Top Products Posted 5/16/2016 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. “This year’s selections were chosen from hundreds of products introduced or significantly updated since the beginning of 2015,” said Boating Industry® editor in chief Jonathan Sweet. “Honorees were selected for their innovation, their impact on the industry, creativity and more.” “We are so pleased to have the F2.5 recognized amongst Boating Industry’s® Top Products for 2016,” said Dale Barnes, Division Manager, Marketing, Yamaha Marine Group. “With the C.A.R.B. certification, Yamaha’s new F2.5 is now available in all 50 states. Not only is it cleaner and more efficient than its predecessor, it’s also easier to store, handle and use, thanks to several important design changes.” The new Yamaha F2.5 is now certified with three stars from the California Environmental Protection Agency Air Resources Board (C.A.R.B.) for “ultra-low emissions,” due to internal improvements that make combustion cleaner and more efficient. New Yamaha F2.5 clean-burning features include a new intake manifold, new combustion chamber design, a four-degree cylinder offset, an enlarged water jacket for more consistent engine temperature control and a two-stage exhaust gas recirculation system. The new Yamaha F2.5 is also easier to carry. Its new ergonomic carrying handle can also be used for assistance in steering when in reverse. In addition, boaters can store the F2.5 virtually anywhere. A new oil leak prevention system allows the outboard to lie flat on one of three sides or it can be stored vertically. 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 builders 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. 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. NMMA is a registered trademark of National Marine Manufacturer’s Association, Inc.