Yamaha’s extends relationship with OCEARCH

Yamaha Marine Group
June 19, 2013
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New Sponsorship Helps Power Additional Ocean Research and Education

KENNESAW, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Yamaha Marine Group announced today it has extended its relationship with OCEARCH, an organization that strives to maintain the health of the world’s oceans through research, specifically focused on sharks. As the exclusive outboard motor sponsor of OCEARCH, Yamaha will provide F300 and F150 power for the team’s Contender® 28T and SAFE® Boat.

“Ocean conservation and education is of utmost importance to Yamaha and that’s why we are so pleased to support the incredible research being conducted by the OCEARCH team,” said Dale Barnes, Division Manager, Marketing, Yamaha Marine Group.

OCEARCH expeditions are advancing both marine research of apex predators and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning through the OCEARCH Education Curriculum featuring the Global Shark Tracker, a STEM learning tool being developed by Landry’s. OCEARCH is a proven global model with multi-year funding from Caterpillar, Inc. for field research that generates knowledge at an unprecedented rate, in near real time. Sixteen expeditions have been completed to date with over 30 research papers in process or completed, in collaboration with over 20 institutions and 50 scientists. During the course of the next few years, OCEARCH will travel to the Southeast and Northeast coasts of the U.S., the Far East and the Galapagos Islands to complete eight additional expeditions.

“We are so pleased to have Yamaha on our team again as our official outboard motor sponsor,” said Chris Fischer, Founding Chairman and Expedition Leader, OCEARCH. “The bottom line is if equipment fails on us, serious consequences can occur. That is why we only use the most dependable equipment in the world. When it comes to outboard power we need to capture mature white sharks over 4,000 lbs, while maximizing the safety of our crew, there is only one choice – it’s Yamaha.”

Fans can follow the OCEARCH team on their expeditions by visiting http://ocearch.org, https://www.facebook.com/OCEARCH, http://www.youtube.com/ocearch, or accessing the Global Shark Tracker through http://sharks-ocearch.verite.com/.

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