Monday, December 11, 2017

Yanmar News

Flexofold manufactures low-drag folding propellers for sailboats and multihull yachts (Photo: Flexofold)

Yanmar Acquires Flexofold

Yanmar said it has reached an agreement to acquire of 100 percent of the shares in Denmark based propeller manufacturer Flexofold ApS. With the acquisition Flexofold, which develops and manufactures low-drag folding propellers for sailboats and multihull yachts, Yanmar said it aims to strengthen its position in the recreational marine industry. Flexofold will maintain its own brand identity as it continuse to operate from Denmark. Flexofold founder, Jack Skrydstrup, will remain employed as special adviser focusing on R&D and product development.

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YANMAR Launches New Training Initiatives

YANMAR America has announced the launch of the YANMAR//ACADEMY and POWER//TRAIN following the recent opening of the EVO//CENTER, YANMAR America’s training and customer experience center headquartered in Acworth, Ga. Both initiatives provide an enhanced training experience focused on YANMAR’s dealerships, employees and customers. The YANMAR//ACADEMY consists of eight schools; six focused on dealer training, one on employee training and one dedicated to customer training. POWER//TRAIN is the registration…

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Change of Management at Yanmar

Having reached the age of retirement, Geert Jan Mantel will resign from his position as President of Yanmar Europe B.V. as per June 30, 2014, a position he has occupied since April 1, 2002. He will simultaneously step down as Managing Director of the Yanmar Co. LTD Board of Directors in Osaka, Japan. He has served as a member of the Board since June 2009. Mantel will take the position as Corporate Advisor for the three newest 100% Yanmar owned subsidiaries in Europe, namely Yanmar Construction Equipment Europe S.A.S. of Saint-Dizier in France, Vetus B.V.

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Extended Warranty from Yanmar for Sailboat Engines

Yanmar Marine International B.V. has introduced an extended 3 years’ period of YANMAR Limited Warranty for Sailboat Engine Models. This extended warranty of 3 years is offered to owners of specific YANMAR marine engine models which will be used for private and personal pleasure use only. For the first retail purchaser on or after July 1, 2015. · YANMAR 4JH45, 4JH57, 4JH80 and 4JH110: For the first retail purchaser of all engine serial numbers regardless the production date. We…

Yanmar high-speed diesel engine

Yanmar Launches Commercial High-Speed Engines

Yanmar America Corporation of Adairsville, Georgia, has introduced a range of propulsion and auxiliary power High-Speed Commercial Workboat diesel engines. Offered in models from 350 to 1,800 hp (257 to 1340 kW), these powerplants open new commercial business opportunities throughout North and South America. Yanmar already dominates the commercial marine diesel engine sector in Japan and other Asian markets. The Yanmar high-speed diesel engines deliver the same renowned reliability, durability and efficiency for which Yanmar is known.

YANMAR Expands Americas Distributor Network

YANMAR America’s Commercial Marine Division has made three new additions to its distribution network, Mack Boring & Parts Co., W.W. Williams and Antilles Power. Established in the 1920s, Mack Boring & Parts Co. is one of America’s leading distributors of marine diesel engines, including YANMAR’s pleasure marine product lines. For YANMAR’s commercial marine division they will support the northeastern United States, including Maine, New Hampshire, Rhoda Island, Connecticut, eastern New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, eastern Pennsylvania, Virginia and North Carolina. W.W.

Yanmar Repower Spells Fuel Savings

The rising cost of diesel fuel can significantly cut into commercial fishing profits, especially with an inefficient engine. But Mazatlan businessman Jesus Loya realized a nearly $60,000 annual fuel savings after repowering one of his fishing vessels with a new Yanmar diesel. His 69' Rio Elota now stays at sea longer and benefits from fuel savings of over 15% with a Yanmar 6AYM-WST turbo-charged direct injection engine, Yanmar said. With more than 23 years of industry experience…

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YANMAR Breaks Ground on US Training Center

Federal, state and local officials joined together with YANMAR America and its honored guests on November 16, 2016 to officially break ground on the new YANMAR America Training and Experience Center located in Acworth, Ga. “Customer service is a top priority for our company,” said Kengo Shibata, General Manager of the Global Customer Support Division with YANMAR Co., Ltd. in reference to the need for the new facility during his speech to those in attendance at the ceremony. YANMAR America has invested $20 million to acquire the 50-plus acres of land in Cherokee County to build its new 50…

Yanmar, VETUS Cooperate Under Separate Names

On April 1, 2013, VETUS joined the Yanmar group. Immediately after the acquisition both parties started working closely together on a project with the objective to realize a brand and distribution strategy for both Yanmar and VETUS. In December 2013 the results of this project were presented to both Yanmar and VETUS sales and distribution networks. The most important conclusion is that both brands, VETUS and Yanmar will remain as two separate brands, for both the marine engine range as other systems. VETUS products will not be relabeled as Yanmar, or vice versa.

Floris Lettinga (Photo: Yanmar Marine)

Yanmar Appoints Lettinga as Global Sales Manager

Yanmar Marine International has appointed Floris Lettinga as Global Sales Manager. His promotion from his previous role of Manager, Marine Sales Department for Europe, Russia and Africa, follows the diesel engine manufacturer's recent relocation of its global marine leisure and light-duty commercial engine business headquarters from Osaka, Japan, to Almere in the Netherlands. Lettinga has worked for Yanmar in the marine leisure sector since 2003 when he joined the company as an account manager for Yanmar Benelux.

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Canadian Shrimp Boat Repowered by YANMAR

When it came time to replace the engine in the shrimping boat R.J.H. No. 1 operating in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and GaspéPeninsula in Quebec, mechanical simplicity, reliability and improved fuel economy led the vessel’s owners to opt for a YANMAR 6AYM-WST repower. Installed in 2015 by YANMAR dealer Enterprises Maritimes Bouchard, Inc. and supported by YANMAR distributor Diesel-Bec, the new 6AYM-WST engine runs at 659 mhp 1900min-1 coupled with a Twin Disc MG 518 ratio 5.92:1 marine gear.

Anthony Domenici (Photo: Valley Power Systems)

Yanmar Names US/Canada West Coast Distributor

Valley Power Systems has entered into a distributor agreement with Yanmar America Corporation for the sale and service of Yanmar’s commercial marine diesel engine line throughout the states of California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska, as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia. In business for over 65 years, Valley Power Systems provides power and propulsion products for the commercial and pleasure craft marine industries from manufacturers such as MTU, Electro-Motive (EMD), Scania, Northern Lights, Technicold and now Yanmar Commercial Marine.

The YANMAR EPA compliant, fully mechanical workboat engine.

YANMAR's New EPA Compliant Commercial Engine

Installed and on the water, Yanmar’s 6AYA-ET engines are already providing value on the U.S. Gulf Coast. This fully mechanical engine is anything but low-tech. More than 60 years of worldwide experience plus an engine designed specifically for the United States market has made a winning combination for YANMAR’s new EPA compliant commercial engine application. The Push boat Sherry L, owned by E Squared Marine Services, LLC from Texas and repowered by Laborde Products, now operates even more quietly and with better fuel consumption thanks to its new 6AYAM-ET engines.

Left to right: Floris Lettinga, YMI Global Sales Manager, with Lutz W. Lester: Managing Director Neander Shark (Photo: Oliver Franke)

Neander Deal Sees Yanmar Return to Diesel Outboards

Marking its return to the diesel outboard market, engineering company Yanmar Marine International (YMI) has reached an agreement for exclusive distribution rights with German outboard manufacturer Neander Shark. YMI, whose headquarters are in the Netherlands, will distribute Neander Shark outboards worldwide through its network with access to more than 130 countries. From 1985 until 2009 Yanmar manufactured three-cylinder diesel outboards rated at 27 and 36 hp, but ceased when EPA and EU RCD emissions regulations restricted their sales in key markets.

New Engines and Joystick from Yanmar

Yanmar presents boaters and industry professionals new engines and advanced technical features at BOOT Düsseldorf in Germany, one of the world’s largest watersports exhibition, from January 18-26, 2014. Yanmar's technical frontrunner is the completely new developed common rail JH-CR four-cylinder diesel engine that comes in production in the summer of 2014. The new compact midrange is available in 45,57,80 en 110hp, fitting perfectly with a range of boats: larger sailing yachts, motor cruisers, fast RIBs and tender boats. Direct fuel injection results in less diesel consumption.

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Yanmar Powers Mercedes Styled Motor Yacht

Yanmar's six-cylinder 6LY3-ETP diesel engine has been selected by Silver Arrows Marine to power its distinctive, new, 14m Arrow 460 Granturismo motor yacht, which has been styled by Mercedes-Benz. A pair of the 5.8 litre units, each developing 480hp, gives the pre-production craft a maximum speed of approximately 38 knots and 26 knots for cruising. The yacht, named Mercedes, is described by Silver Arrows as "a complete re-imagining" of luxury yachts of its size. She is the product of four years' development by Silver Arrows Marine…

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Common-rail Injection for Sub-110hp Marine Diesels

The new JH-CR series engines from Yanmar bring the benefits of common-rail fuel injection technology to units of below 110mhp. Boat owners can now choose digitally-controlled common-rail engines from the Yanmar range with power outputs starting as low as 45mhp.The company will launch the new engines at Boot Düsseldorf 2015, with immediate availability through its worldwide distributor network. "Ever since the early 2000s, diesel engine manufacturers have been using common-rail fuel injection to meet ever-tighter emissions regulations…

Terry Wallace (Photo: YANMAR)

Wallace Named Commercial Sales Manager, YANMAR America

YANMAR America has promoted Terry Wallace from his current role as Regional Sales Manager for the Industrial Engine Division to Sales Manager for the Commercial Marine Division reporting to Yutaka Tanno, Commercial Marine Product Manager, effective January 3, 2017. In his new role, Wallace will be responsible for developing and achieving the commercial marine sales performance goals and objectives by continuously driving sales growth through all channels, creating and implementing effective sales programs and working collaboratively with other staff members to achieve performance objectives.