Product News Yamaha Sets Schedule for 2013 V MAX SHO® Demo Tour Posted 4/22/2013 YAMAHA MARINE GROUP NEWS RELEASE, APRIL 22, 2013 Kennesaw, Ga., April 22, 2013 -- Yamaha Marine Group today announced the 2013 schedule for the Discover V MAX SHO® Demo tour, a national program consisting of high-performance demo rides in 18 markets designed to show the benefits of Yamaha’s V MAX SHO®, an outboard motor that is becoming known as the most capable in the realm of bass fishing. "The V MAX SHO® Demo Tour allows consumers to see and feel just how game changing these outboards really are,” said Dale Barnes, Yamaha Marine Group Division Manager, Marketing. “The holeshot and midrange punch are unequalled. We can say that, you’ve heard it, but it needs to be experienced, and that’s what this tour is all about.” The 2013 Discover V MAX SHO® Demo tour kicked off Friday, February 22, during the Bassmaster® Classic in Tulsa. Activities took place on Grand Lake in Grove, Ok., where over 80 fishing fans signed up to ride in Skeeter® bass boats equipped with Yamaha VF250LA V MAX SHO outboards. In conjunction with The Discover VMAX SHO® 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 VMAX SHO®. Some restrictions apply. Additional terms and conditions apply. See discovervmaxsho.com for complete details. At the heart of the VMAX SHO® is an all-new four-stroke 4.2-liter V6 powerhead that provides the best power-to-weight ratio in its class. With considerably more displacement than its competitors, the 4.2-liter outboard employs new materials and processes that help make it lighter, more efficient and powerful. The VMAX SHO® is 34 pounds lighter than its two-stroke predecessor, the VMAX Series 2, and burns less fuel, about 12 percent less on average. That makes longer runs possible between fill ups, and that could mean the difference between getting to the fish or not. Overall, fuel efficiency is best in class. The new outboards not only offer better performance, they deliver that performance with the same clean, quiet smooth demeanor four-strokes are famous for. Whether at idle, part or wide open throttle, the VMAX SHO® is smoother and quieter than the VMAX Series 2. The current schedule for the 2013 Yamaha VMAX SHO® Demo Tour is as follows: Feb. 22 - 24 Bassmaster Classic® Championship March 14 -17 Bassmaster® Elite Series - Sabine River Challenge March 15 - 16 Texas Oilman’s, BASS® Invitational March 21- 24 Bassmaster® Elite Series - Falcon Slam April 18 - 21 Bassmaster® Elite Series - Ramada Quest April 24 - 27 Mark's Outdoors Tournament - Lay Lake Open May 2 - 5 Bassmaster® Elite Series - West Point Lake Battle May 9 - 12 Bassmaster® Elite Series - Alabama River Charge May 21 - 25 Boat U.S.® Collegiate Bass Championship June 7 - 10 Skeeter® Owners’ Tourney June 20 - 23 Bassmaster® Elite Series - Mississippi River Rumble July 18 - 20 AIM Pro Team Challenge Aug. 8 - 11 Bassmaster® Elite Series – St. Lawrence River Showdown Aug. 22 - 25 Bassmaster® Elite Series – Lake St. Clair Championship Oct. 4 - 5 Madisonville Marine Skeeter® Classic Oct. 25 - 26 Carolina Bass Challenge Championship Please go to DiscoverVMAXSHO.com for more information about the Discover VMAX SHO® Demo tour and for schedule updates as they become available. Tour dates are subject to change. 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 www.yamahaoutboards.com. Contact: Martin Peters Manager, Communications Yamaha Marine Group (770) 420-5829 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ### *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. 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.