Yamaha Ships First 4-Star Engines for Jet Boats

KENNESAW, GA – November 7, 2012 -- Yamaha WaterCraft Group, a division of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., today announced it has shipped the first 4-star certified engines for jet boats to its boat manufacturing facility in Vonore, TN where the first 4-star compliant jet boats in the industry will begin arriving in dealerships in January of 2013. 

Yamaha is the first company to introduce an ultra low emission 4-star compliant line-up of jet powered boats to meet the requirements of its customers in California.  Yamaha’s 4-star compliant boats were first introduced to dealers during Yamaha’s 2013 national product introduction in August.

“Yamaha jet boats continue to set the bar for innovation and leadership with the shipping of the first 4-star compliant engines,” said Bryan Seti, Yamaha’s national marketing manager.  “Our 4-star jet boats will deliver the class leading performance that has become a staple for our brand and we will deliver these boats to our California dealers at no additional cost.”

Yamaha boats ended the 2012 selling season as the best-selling boats in their classes and Yamaha boats in total were the best-selling 19-foot to 25-foot’ family runabout boats in the industry.