YMC (Yamaha Motor Corporation) have announced that they intend to cease production of the Diesel stern-drive, effective December 2010.

We at Redbay Boats are the largest user of the stern-drive in Europe, we have always found the Yamaha product to be superbly built  and ultra reliable. This  news is a shock to us and many in the marine industry but it is by no means the end of the Yamaha relationship. We are planning to forward buy several stock engines and YMUK have  committed to providing spares and back up  for 15 years. 

We have just finished our latest demonstration boat’Corryvreckan’ which was rigged with twin ME432 TRP (285 Hp) Yamaha stern-drives which produce a spritely 39 knots and are proving extremely fuel efficient.

Looking to the future we have  already been approached by a number of Stern-drive producers all very keen to have us fit their product. We will now embark on a testing program of the other products available on the market and report back in due course.



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