News Release

All New Marine Activity “Wheeebo” to Commence Operation

January 7, 2020
Yanmar Co., Ltd.

Enjoy relaxing activities by the water with Wheeebo

Osaka, Japan January 7, 2020 – Yanmar commences its all new marine activity Wheeebo, an exciting new way to enjoy marine life. Wheeebo will be available for fun times by the water from the end of April 2020 in the island resort of Guam.

Wheeebo was developed as an exciting and all new activity in the marine pleasure domain around the concept of “Fun for all”. Users ride the circular board, steering by leaning in the direction they wish to go. It is hoped that everyone from children 6 years and older, to seniors will enjoy fun times on the Wheeebo.

An all new way to enjoy calmer waters such as beaches and lakes, it is expected that different users will discover different ways to use the Wheeebo with families that enjoy marine life together forming a target segment that will be the focus of future domestic Japanese and overseas activity and travel planning.

About the Wheeebo

Dimensions: Diameter140~160cm (different sizes depending on use and user weight)
Speed: Walking speed (max. 3 knots)
Weight: About 20kg
Propulsion: Electric motor
Power plant: Custom nickel hydride battery
Operation time: 3~4 hours on one charge
Acceleration: 2 acceleration modes controlled by hand remote
Area of use: Beaches, lakes and other calm waters
Ages: 6 and up

A sensor detects shifts in the user’s center of gravity and propels the Wheeebo in the desired direction via a directional thruster located on the underside of the vessel. The Wheeebo is easy to use with intuitive operation. Needing only a moderate level of skill to master, the Wheeebo is an ideal introduction to the excitement of marine activities and is expected to appeal to a wide user base.

Different ways to use Wheeebo

Special Wheeebo Website

Visit the following website for more information about the Wheeebo and to find the latest Wheeebo updates, news and information.

https://www.wheeebo.com/en/

About Yanmar

With beginnings in Osaka, Japan, in 1912, Yanmar was the first to succeed in making a compact diesel engine of a practical size in 1933. Then, with industrial diesel engines as the cornerstone of its enterprise, Yanmar has continued to expand its product range, services, and expertise to deliver total solutions as an industrial equipment manufacturer. As a provider of small and large engines, agricultural machinery and facilities, construction equipment, energy systems, marine equipment, machine tools, and components, Yanmar’s global business operations span seven domains.

On land, at sea, and in the city, Yanmar’s mission of “providing sustainable solutions focused on the challenges customers face, in food production and harnessing power, thereby enriching people's lives for all our tomorrows” is a testament to Yanmar's determination to provide us with “A Sustainable Future.”
For more details, please visit the official website of Yanmar Co., Ltd.,: https://www.yanmar.com/global/about/

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Inquiries about Wheeebo

https://www.wheeebo.com/contact/

Media Inquiries

Public Relations Group,
Brand Communication Division,
Yanmar Co., Ltd.
E-mail: newsroom@yanmar.com

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