YANMAR Marine International in the spotlight, both virtually and at sea. Starting from the primordial element, the water, YMI has announced a new sponsorship deal with The World Wake Association (WWA), confirming its support for key international wakesurf events in the US, Japan and London during 2021.
YANMAR Marine International and WWA
According to the Japanese company, “extending last year’s inaugural contract as a global partner, YANMAR’s continued collaboration with The WWA builds on the company’s strategic plan to promote the potential of watersport as an enjoyable activity and invest in the wider recreational marine industry. The alliance also supports a joint commitment to sustainability and the use of clean and efficient power – the key synergies behind the recognition of YANMAR as the leading diesel solution for the wake sports community. Marine diesel engine and propulsion specialist YANMAR will be the presenting sponsor for three events on the 2021 Nautique Wakesurf Series, an innovative competition series organized by Nautique Boats and The WWA. The series is contested by elite surfers from around the world at seven fun and family-friendly events spanning three continents.
Sander Gesink, Marketing Manager of YMI, said: «We are delighted to extend the successful collaboration with The WWA and sponsor three of this year’s exciting wakesurf events. It is a great opportunity for the YANMAR team to meet and mix with the athletes, fans and spectators on such a prominent stage for wakesurfing at three amazing locations. The series’ focus on celebrating the joy of wakesurfing exactly matches the YANMAR philosophy to bring the fun of watersport to more people and to help create the best marine experiences. We are looking forward to sharing the YANMAR expertise and technology, and to showcasing solutions such as our 8LV engine, the world’s first fully-integrated diesel option in wake sport boats.»
Yanmar and Mastry Engine Center
Last year, YMI and southeast US YANMAR distributor Mastry Engine Center announced a partnership with Nautique Boat Company, Inc. to introduce the efficiency, performance, and safety benefits of a premium YANMAR diesel package to the recreational wake sports industry and superyacht tender market. The innovative package is based on the YANMAR 8LV370 marine diesel engine, including custom speed control technology, and is available on the 2021 model year Super Air Nautique G23 and G25 wake series of boats.
Yanmar showed at Virtual Nautic on 12th and 13th March
“Described as Europe’s largest virtual boat show, the interactive Virtual Nautic on 12th and 13th March was free of charge for visitors, bringing together over 1,000 professionals from the global boating industry and featuring 150 booths. YANMAR joined with the strengthened YANMAR France regional office to exhibit a range of products in Hall 4, with separate dedicated stands catering specifically for visitors interested in either powerboats or sailboats. Displaying its complete line-up of common rail marine diesel engines spanning a range of 10hp to 640 hp, YANMAR also used the platform to introduce the new 6LF marine diesel engines, which have just started shipping to customers, and the next-generation YANMAR VC20 Vessel Control System.
The fullest range available on the market today, YANMAR’s new-generation engines suit a wide variety of vessels from sailboats, multihulls, superyacht tenders and motorboats to fast sports craft and wake boats. The engines feature the renowned YANMAR reliability and durability, plus exceptional acceleration, fuel efficiency, quiet and virtually smoke and odor-free operation, low vibration and smooth-running performance. Setting the global standard for sailboat and small craft engines, the YANMAR range encompasses the GM, YM, JH and 4LV Series, while its powerboat portfolio offers responsive power for shaft, stern and jet drives with the 4LV, 8LV, 6LY, and 6LF engines. The new high horsepower 6LF model is ideal for large superyacht tenders and planning and semi-planning motoryachts up to 55ft.”