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 highly-skilled marine technicians who achieve the highest levels of expertise within Yamaha’s core technical competencies”
The newly-certified Yamaha Master Technicians include:
Matt Heiken, Dewey’s Cook Inlet, Inc.
Jeffery Nicholes, Texas Marine® Conroe
Shaun Raynor, Saltwater Marine, Inc.
Kevin Hacke, Lake County Watersports
Michael Behm, Adventure Marine
Caleb Shanholtzer, 66 Marine North
Will Binford, Legendary Assets & Operations, LLC
Geremy Cree, Ingman Marine
Michael Malone, Sailfish Marina
Kurt Bailey, Buzz’s Marine Supply
Daniel Dunn, Norfolk Marine Co.
Seth Morson, Sport Center
John Suttle, Pro Marine, USA
Tom Littich, York Road Marine
Joshua Murray, Nauset Marine, Inc.
Meghin Montesa, Bosun’s Assets & Operations, LLC
Garrett Stone, Monahan’s Marine, Inc.
Chase Turner, Adventure Marine
Chance Kellogg, Key Marine
William McDaniel, Bulloch Marine, Inc.
John Riddle, City Marine, Inc.
Keith Vannote, Garden State Yacht Sales, LLC
Gregory Varvouris, Harbor View Marine
Robert Hamm, F & S Yamaha & Marine, Inc.
Dean Rutkunas, Twin Hull Boats, LLC
Michael Clark, Paradise Marine Center
Derick Dodson, Buck’s Island Marina
Jacob Gailey, Falmouth Pier 37, Inc.
Scott Helwig, F & S Yamaha & Marine, Inc
Drew Burgess, Boating Atlanta
Owen Eastwood, Tuckerton Marine
Nathaniel Matthews, Muddy Bay Marine, LLC
Kyle Kolles, Foster Brothers Marine, Corp.
Walter Melvin, Tim’s Ford Powersports II, LLC
“Those who obtain 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,” said Gregg Snyder, Manager, Marine Training Department, Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit. “Yamaha congratulates the latest class of Master Technicians. Their skills will make them invaluable assets to their dealerships and provide Yamaha customers with the highest level of technical service.”
For additional details about Yamaha’s dealer training schedule, contact email@example.com 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 425 horsepower. It also markets and sells fiberglass, jet-drive sport boats ranging from 19 to 27 feet, and personal watercraft. The 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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