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Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit Announces 2022-2023 Certified Master Technicians

Posted 11/29/2023

KENNESAW, Ga. – November 29, 2023 – Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit announced today the marine technicians who successfully earned Yamaha Master Technician Certification during 2022-2023. To earn the certification, experienced marine technicians must complete six week-long courses covering outboard engine operating systems, proper installation, service and maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting skills. Out of hundreds of applicants, approximately 30 technicians pass Yamaha’s certification exam on an annual basis.

The newly certified Yamaha Master Technicians include:
Kevin Cass, Yamaha Marine Group Daniel Palmer, Philbrooks Roche Harbor
James Sanford, Surfside Marina Dustin Bearden, Sunshine Boats and Motors
Dan Jedlicka, Yamaha Marine Group Jose Vasquez, LMC Marine Center
Andrew Russell, Family Boat & Marine Center Ryan Hutchcroft, Bob’s Marine, Inc.
Bryan Willey, Composite Yacht, LLC Tim Koelling, Buzz’s Marine Supply, Inc.
Joshua Colvin, Bass River Marina Chad Fitzkee, Shorts Marine, Inc.
Hector Benedi, Yacht Works Alexander Tuttle, Spring Garden Marina, Inc.
Robert Smith, Blue Water Boats Jacob Parker, Blackbeard Marine, Inc.
David Kelley, Stone Harbor Marina Danny Rogers, Sonny’s Marine, Inc.
Mark Melhado, Eric’s Outboard Marine Michael Rudolph, Coastline Marine, LLC
Ryan Coffin, Yarmouth Boat Yard Luis Melendez, Strictly Yamaha
Michael Ranagan, Surfside 3-Modern Yachts Russell Kyser, Yamaha Marine Group
Richard DeSilva, Don’s Marine Sales & Service Alex Kinn, Spellman’s Marine, Inc.
Kurt Botelho, Tom George Yacht Group Kent Rewis, Boating Sales & Service
Allen Langholff, Jerry’s Majestic Marine, Inc. John Bowman, Bass River Marina
Nicholas Vitter, Texas Marine Clearlake Ryan Buel, Sovereign Yachts
James Spranger, Comstock Boat Works Matthew Levit, Maximum Outboards, Corp
David Richards, Brown’s Auto & Marine Bradley Ayers, Rock Outdoors, LLC
Andrew Suarez, The Boat House of Cape Coral Steven Malespini, Long Lake Marina
Nickolas Hobbs, Coastal Carolina Yacht Sales Patrick Crawford, South Florida Assets
Anthony Cologero, Unique Marine, Inc. Nicolae Profiroiu, MarineMax Ship Bottom

“Yamaha congratulates the latest class of Master Technicians on this great accomplishment,” said Gregg Snyder, Marine Training Department Manager, Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit. “Those who receive Yamaha Master Technician certification are among an elite group of highly skilled marine technicians who achieve the highest levels of expertise within Yamaha’s core technical competencies. They are invaluable assets to their dealerships as well as to Yamaha customers.”

For additional details about Yamaha’s dealer training schedule, contact or 1-800-854-4876, Option 3.

Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit, based in Kennesaw, Ga., markets and sells marine outboard motors ranging in size from 2.5 to 450 horsepower. It also markets and sells fiberglass, jet-drive sport boats ranging from 19 to 27 feet, and personal watercraft. The U.S. Marine Business Unit includes manufacturing divisions of Yamaha Marine Systems Co., Inc., including Kracor of Milwaukee (rotational molding), Bennett Marine of Deerfield Beach, Fla. (trim tabs), and Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers of Indianapolis (stainless steel propellers). Yamaha Marine Group is a division of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., based in Cypress, Calif.


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