Company News Yamaha Introduces New Talon® Pontoon and Talon GP™ Aluminum SDS™ Propellers Posted 1/19/2017 DELIVERS QUIET PERFORMANCE TO MIDRANGE-POWERED PONTOONS AND LIGHTER BOATS KENNESAW, Ga., January 19, 2017 — Yamaha Marine Group announced today the addition of two new propellers to its Talon family: the new Talon Pontoon and Talon GP Aluminum SDS propellers. The two new propellers bring Yamaha’s exclusive Shift Dampener System (SDS) technology to the thrust-optimized Talon family and deliver quiet performance to midrange-powered pontoons and lighter boats. “Given their wide array of applications and uses, midrange-powered boats frequently need specific propeller designs for maximum performance and efficiency,” said Ben Speciale, President, Yamaha Marine Group. “The new Talon Pontoon Propeller and the lighter, general purpose Talon Aluminum GP propeller suit a variety of needs for midrange-powered boats with the quiet convenience of SDS technology.” The Talon Pontoon and Talon GP SDS Propellers greatly reduce or eliminate the clunk that is sometimes associated with shifting in-line four-stroke outboards into gear. They also provide smooth and quiet in-gear operation, even at very low speeds, and SDS can also reduce the more audible sounds that can be transmitted to aluminum boats as well. Talon Pontoon SDS Propellers are cast in brilliantly-polished stainless steel. They have a significantly larger blade area that helps provide outstanding thrust and control, with added grip and reduced ventilation in turns - perfect for larger pontoons. Talon GP aluminum propellers provide excellent grip on the water, especially in turns, and are ideal for a variety of lighter weight boats and applications using T50-F115 outboards. No special tools or hardware is required for operation - just bolt the propeller on and go. Both Talon Pontoon SDS and Talon GP SDS Propellers fit Yamaha T50, T60 and F70 through F115 four-stroke engines. They also fit 60-horsepower through 130-horsepower two-stroke Yamaha outboards. 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.