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Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit announced today the appointment of Joe Maniscalco to General Manager, Marine Service. In his new position, Maniscalco will oversee marine service training and support for Yamaha outboards and systems as well as Yamaha WaterCraft products. “With Joe’s direction, Yamaha service team members will continue to develop skills as subject matter experts to support the customer relationship experience at Skeeter® Boats, G3® Boats and Yamaha Marine Systems Company, which includes our connected brand Siren Marine®,” said…

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Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit announced today the marine technicians who successfully earned Yamaha Master Technician Certification during late 2021 and early 2022. In order 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. “Those who obtain Yamaha Master Technician certification are among an elite group of…

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National Safe Boating Week arrives May 21–27 with an annual reminder for boaters to champion recreational boating safety all summer long. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water suggests that boat owners need to know about three recent U.S. Coast Guard regulations that have changed, what’s needed to be carried aboard, and how a vessel is to be operated at higher speeds. 1. Fire extinguishers: As of April 20, the USCG enacted a regulation allowing them enforce fire extinguishers having a…

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Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is advising boaters with vessels that have a U.S. Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation to be wary of any letter arriving by U.S. mail offering renewal. BoatUS advises that while the Coast Guard does send official annual renewal notices by U.S. mail, other notices being received by BoatUS members are not from the Coast Guard but rather third-party companies whose name or return addresses may appear similar to that of the official…

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Bass Cat Boats marked the company’s 50th year of operation by introducing the Puma STS, the company’s newest 20-footer and the latest addition to the “Soft Touch” series. The innovative platform was rewarded not only with record-breaking initial sales, but also with a spot in Boating Industry magazine’s 9th annual Top Products awards. These awards celebrate the marine industry’s newest and most innovative products and services to recently hit the market, ranging from boat models to building components and everything in between. In…

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