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Yanmar to Launch “Wheeebo” Water Activity in Okinawa

July 1, 2021
Yanmar Holdings Co., Ltd.

OSAKA, Japan, Yanmar Holdings Co., Ltd. is to commence service of its personal watercraft “Wheeebo” at selected hotels and facilities in Okinawa.

”Wheeebo” offers fun times on the water

"Wheeebo" is an exciting new water activity created around the concept of "Fun for Everyone!" Yanmar developed the Wheeebo as part of its efforts to create exciting new experiences in recreational marine.

Wheeebo can be enjoyed by people of all ages and is suited to calm waters such as beaches and lakes. As an all new marine experience, Wheeebo allows users the freedom to discover various ways of enjoying time on the water. Its use is limited only by your imagination. Find your own relaxing space or a new way to play on the water with friends. The Wheeebo is also the perfect entry into the world of marine activities for newcomers to the water.

About "Wheeebo"

Size:diameter 140 cm / 150 cm / 160 cm
Max speed:3 knots
Weight:about 20 kg
Drive system:electric motor
Power source: Nickel Hydrogen battery
Operation time:1 - 2 hrs (charge time: 60 min)
Acceleration:2 acceleration modes controlled by hand remote
Area of use:Beaches, lakes and other calm waters
AGE:6 years and up

Service Locations

ANA InterContinental Ishigaki Resort
354-1 Maezato, Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan

ANA InterContinental Manza Beach Resort
2260 Seragaki, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa,Japan

Expected start date:Summer, 2021

※Please check the Wheeebo official website for the latest information on service locations.

”Wheeebo” Official Content

Next steps

To realize speedier and more flexible decision making and develop various aspects of the business, Wheeebo will take part in the Spirete program. Spirete aspires to help companies bring new businesses to the startup phase. By participating in Spirete’s program, Wheeebo will gain access to personnel and knowhow from diverse fields, develop in new directions and speed decision making, realizing rapid business growth through access to outside funding.

※This service will only be available at facilities that follow strict measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 including government and health authority guidance regarding social distancing and the wearing of masks, regular temperature checks and hand washing and disinfection during operation.
※This release features photographs where user’s masks were removed temporarily after taking steps to prevent infection.

About Yanmar

Founded in Osaka, Japan in 1912, Yanmar was the first ever to succeed in making a compact diesel engine of a practical size in 1933. A pioneer in diesel engine technology, Yanmar is a global innovator in a wide range of industrial equipment, from small and large engines, agricultural machinery and facilities, construction equipment, energy systems, marine, to machine tools, and components — Yanmar’s global business operations span seven domains.
On land, at sea, and in the city, Yanmar provides advanced solutions to the challenges customers face, towards realizing A Sustainable Future.
For more details, please visit the official website of Yanmar Holdings Co., Ltd.

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