Right at the end of 2019 we was officially certified as a partnering boatbuilder by Yamaha. This means we now can buy our Yamaha engines and equipment directly from the importer and install everything ourselves. We are very happy with this as Yamaha has the largest portfolio of engines available and also the largest service network in our markets.
With the training and material supplied to us by the importer, we now have a higher level of competence about their engines. This increases the quality and value of the service we provide YOU as we now can offer you high quality Yamaha engines and better recommendations. This also makes our production more efficient, which means shorter production and delivery times for you.
This has already resulted in an awesome 2 x 200 HP Yamaha installation on our first ever AluVenture 7500 CC. This 24 ft. vessel has become very popular and we are now building the second boat of this model. We are also launching a brand new hull this year (a separate newsletter will be sent about this) and the first boat on that hull will have 3 x 425 HP Yamaha XTO engines!! In other words, 1275 horsepowers! Very exciting times!
We are very happy with this cooperation with Yamaha while keeping our organizational autonomy as an independent boat producer of robust, reliable, and safe aluminum boats.
Some Info About Yamaha
Yamaha Motor Company is one of the largest engine producers in the world. They produce motorcycles, scooters, ATVs, golf carts, GoCart engines, snowmobiles, etc., and outboard marine engines, where they are the leading producer.
This year the company celebrates its 60th year as an outboard engine producer! Their first model was called “P-7” and was launched in their home market Japan all the way back in 1960. A lot of development has taken place for outboard engines since then, and Yamaha has been at the forefront of that. Their largest commercial success, and the engine that placed Yamaha in this leading position, was their 85a model, launched in 1978. This was a “bullet-proof”, two stroke engine that was produced for over 30 years!
But Yamaha likes to stay at the front of development and launched already in 1984 their first four stroke engine. This was a small 9.9 HP engine, but they would quickly get bigger. In 2001 Yamaha was the first producer to break the invisible 200 HP barrier with their F225A model. Up until that model, the industry thought that the 200 HP was the upper limit of what would be possible to produce by an outboard engine.
Yamaha also became the first producer to launch an outboard with a V8 engine, when they put their 350 HP model on the market in 2007. This was then the largest engine available on the market. However, fierce competition between the brands have pushed Yamaha further, and in 2019 they launched their XTO engines, which you can get in 375 HP or 425 HP configurations.