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Yamaha Sets Schedule for 2013 Discover V6 Offshore 4.2L Demo Tour

Posted 4/22/2013


Kennesaw, Ga., April 22, 2013 --Yamaha Marine Group today announced the 2013 schedule for its V6 Offshore 4.2L Demo tour, a national program consisting of high-performance demo rides designed to show the benefits of Yamaha’s line of 4.2-liter V6 offshore outboards.  

 “The V6 Offshore 4.2L models need to be experienced to be appreciated,” said Dale Barnes, Yamaha Marine Group Division Manager, Marketing. “The midrange punch is incredible. Customers need to feel it, and we are hoping they come out to do that.”

The 2013 Yamaha Discover V6 Offshore 4.2L Demo tour debuted Thursday, February 14, 2013, during the Miami International Boat Show® at the Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center. Over 150 fishing fans were invited to attend a first-come, first-served opportunity to ride in boats equipped with Yamaha 4.2-liter V6 Offshore outboards.i

In conjunction with The Discover V6 Offshore Demo Tour, for a limited time, Yamaha is offering a special promotion. The first 100 participants each day to take advantage of the demo ride  will receive a voucher good for a one-year Yamaha Extended Service contract (Y.E.S.) (choice offered in Florida is a 12-month limited warranty) with an MSRP value of up to $1,500.00. The voucher can be redeemed only after the customer has purchased a new 4.2-liter V6 Offshore outboard.  Some restrictions apply.  Additional terms and conditions apply.  See for complete details.   

The schedule for the 2013 Yamaha Discover V6 Offshore 4.2LDemo Tour is as follows:


Feb. 14-18
Miami International Boat Show®
Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center
Miami, Fla.


March 21-24
Southwest International Boat Show
South Shore Harbor Marina
Houston, Tex.


April 4-7
Gulf Coast Yacht and Boat Show
Gulfport Small Craft Harbor
Gulfport. Miss.


April 18-21
Bay Bridge Boat Show
Bay Bridge Marina
Stevensville, Md.


April 25-28
The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show
The Wharf Marina
Orange Beach. Ala.


Sept. 13-15
Emerald Coast Boat Show
Emerald Coast Convention Center
Fort Walton Beach, Fla.


Sept. 28-29
On the Water StriperFest
Marina Park, Falmouth Harbor
Buzzard’s Bay Mass.


Please go to for more information about the Yamaha Discover V6 Offshore Demo tour, and for schedule updates as they become available. Tour dates are subject to change.

At the heart of the new offshore family is an all-new V6 powerhead with class- topping displacement – 4.2 liters. Also with a class-leading power-to-weight ratio, it is considerably larger in displacement than Yamaha’s previous generation 3.3-liter four-stroke V6.

The 4.2-liter employs new materials and processes that make it light, efficient and powerful. The result is class-leading acceleration and top-end speed. In addition, the Yamaha F300 is up to 19 percent faster at cruise rpm than other 300 hp four-stroke outboards.  Cruise rpm is where most offshore outboards typically operate, meaning you get there faster, using less fuel, than competitive models.*


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 OEM 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


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Contact: Martin Peters
Manager, Communications                                                            
Yamaha Marine Group                        
(770) 420-5829




 *The information and data contained herein is approximate and subject to many factors and variables, including but not limited to atmospheric, water, and equipment conditions, and operator ability.  Therefore, such information and data is provided as a guideline only.

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