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Yanmar to power 35th America’s Cup as the Official Marine Engines Partner

May 24, 2017
America's Cup Event Authority
Yanmar Co., Ltd.

The America's Cup is pleased to announce that Yanmar Co. Ltd. has become the Official Marine Engines Partner for the 35th America’s Cup.

The 35th America’s Cup takes place in Bermuda from May 26 through June 25. Yanmar’s marine diesel engines will be used on the VIP shuttle boat, which takes guests out to the race course area to watch the best sailors in the world compete for the oldest trophy in international sport.

“Through our partnership with Yanmar we can deliver a VIP experience for our guests,” said Russell Coutts, the CEO of the America’s Cup Event Authority. “We need reliability, performance and an environmentally sound power source, and Yanmar delivers on all counts.”

Yanmar’s President Takehito Yamaoka commented on the partnership: "For many years, Yanmar's marine engines have been much loved by pleasure boat enthusiasts all over the world. As a manufacturer of performance marine engines, it gives us great pride that we have been selected for our engines’ power, environmental performance and extreme reliability to become the Official Marine Engines Partner for the 35th America’s Cup. Being able to support the VIP program at the America’s Cup is a great honor for us, and we look forward to the upcoming events."

The America’s Cup is the competition for the oldest trophy in international sport. The 35th America’s Cup opens in Bermuda with the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers on May 26. Beginning June 4, the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs will determine the ultimate Challenger who will face the defending champion of the America’s Cup, ORACLE TEAM USA beginning June 17.

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About Yanmar

With beginnings in Osaka, Japan in 1912, Yanmar was the first ever to succeed in making a compact diesel engine of a practical size in 1933. Moving on, with industrial diesel engines as the cornerstone of the 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, 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,” stands testament to Yanmar’s determination to providing us with “A Sustainable Future.” For more information, visit Yanmar Co., Ltd. at its global website at

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