Media Releases

Media Releases

Sailing Adventures Near & Far made easy with YANMAR/GORI propeller combination

15 September 2020

A new Grainger Raku 48 sailing catamaran on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is not only sitting pretty with its stylish, high-performance design, but its…


Adventurous Explore Group discovers no better alternative to the proven reliability of Yanmar

04 September 2020

The latest high-speed catamaran built for the Explore Group is set to raise the standard in vessels for quality dive trips and dining…


Luhrs 37 Yanmar repower helps man & machine in ultimate fishing battles

21 August 2020

The 6LY440 fully-electronic diesel superstar does better than standing on the shoulders of its successful Yanmar predecessors, it is proving that Yanmar repowering…


Yanmar and Aluminium Marine prove sometimes smaller is better

28 July 2020

Experienced commercial ferry builder Aluminium Marine and Sea World Cruises have chosen a pair of 650mhp 6HYM-WET Yanmars to power a new whale…


Yanmar – Power Equipment 2019 National Marine Dealer of the Year

24 July 2020

Power Equipment would like to acknowledge the contribution of our dealer network in providing great support and product knowledge to the customer face…


“Nothing runs like a…” John Deere refit set to turn heads in the Australian market for vessel power

02 June 2020

The owner of a North Queensland-based Dyna 53 sought advice recently on the best option for repowering his 30-year-old vessel. The results in…


Halvorsen 48 refit brings 21st Century power to a 1970s Sydney classic

19 May 2020

The clean common-rail efficiency of new 6LY440 engines has given one of Sydney’s Halvorsen 1970s flybridge cruisers an engine room to be proud…


Oracle expedition vessel repowered for the serious job of retirement off Western Australia

06 May 2020

The MV Oracle  was originally launched in 2000 to support one of the world’s highest-profile America’s Cup racing teams. Today she continues her testament…


Akuna shows “the way forward” in boat repowers

20 April 2020

Yanmar’s popular 4LHA turbo-diesels have ensured a yacht club start/rescue boat can give the durable support expected while using a fraction of the…


Indigo project a true game changer in cost-effective, long-range commercial boats

18 March 2020

The new OXE Diesel outboard has opened a whole new world of cost-effective commercial boating options thanks to its leading propulsion abilities and…


Catamaran set to become ‘torque’ of the town after repower installation

12 February 2020

An innovative approach to installing two new diesel Dtorque outboards into a 52 foot Hitchhiker sailing catamaran has given owner Ilan Sebban peace…


Yanmar 6HYM-WET powered vessel will help investigate sustainable fishery options for Mauritius

04 February 2020

Experienced Australian boat builder Steber International has powered its largest hull to date with Yanmar. Built for the Mauritius government, the Westcoaster-based hull…


Classic launch more spritely than ever with new John Deere engine

09 April 2019

The owners of the classic launch April are now enjoying its new amenities and additional power after a refurbishment by the Wooden Boat…


Remarkable versatile new Shoreline 86 powered by Yanmar

14 February 2019

A new multi-purpose fishing vessel paired with Yanmar 6AYEM-GT series engines is set to create waves in Western Australia’s marine industry. Shoreline Marine…


Yanmar Racing readies for World Championships off Fremantle

18 December 2018

Yanmar Racing, the Dragon Class competition sailing team sponsored by Yanmar Co.,LTD, have been finalising race preparations off Fremantle for the upcoming Australian…


New John Deere 4.5L Marine Engine is Now Available to Order

12 December 2018

Following an announcement by John Deere Power Systems on October 2018 in Waterloo, Iowa the new PowerTech™ 4045SFM85 marine engine is now ready…

The new John Deere 4045SFM85 4.5L Marine Engine

Catamaran ready for big adventures with new Yanmar common rail engines

23 November 2018

The upgrade of a stylish, custom-made catamaran has been a great success thanks to her powerful new Yanmar engines and the skill of…


Yanmar engine a ‘dream fit’ for new 14m Roger Hill catamaran

20 August 2018

Boutique Sunshine Coast boat builder Noosa Marine recently finished fitting a pair of 480hp Yanmar 6LY3-ETP engines to a new Roger Hill ‘planing…

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New Gori propellers lift catamaran’s performance

18 July 2018

  New Gori three-blade single pitch propellers retrofitted to its saildrive engines have given a 44ft Queensland catamaran more manoeuvrability, responsiveness and stopping…


Impressive new diesel outboards make their debut

26 June 2018

On June 26th marine and industrial engine distributor Power Equipment hosted a media day at its head office in Melbourne, inviting journalists from…


Yanmar Quality and Support Meets 7 Star Expectations

04 May 2018

In a big, competitive world and the even more rarified world of 7 Star resorts, superior levels of quality, reliability and service are…

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John Deere Re-Power History Into A New Era of Sail – Duyfken

04 May 2018

Who would ever have linked a 400 year old Dutch ship with the discovery of the Australian continent and an iconic American farming…


Gori Propeller New Logo & 3 Blade Single Pitch Propeller

05 March 2018

Gori Propeller full speed ahead under new owners Gori Propeller – New Logo Gori Propeller has a lively new look and a new…

Gori Propeller New Logo & 3 Blade Single Pitch Propeller

Wooden Boat Quality and Performance come Alive in Geelong

05 March 2018

Whether under power or under sail, the popularity of the wooden boat remains high. This unique major biennial event, run by the Royal…

Wooden Boat Quality and Performance come Alive in Geelong

Yanmar launches world’s smallest Common Rail inboard marine diesel engine, higher horsepower in mid-range series and expansion of joystick controls

19 February 2018

YANMAR Launches 3JH40 – world’s smallest CR Inboard Marine Diesel Engine YANMAR 3JH40 common rail inboard engine YANMAR MARINE INTERNATIONAL is launching the…

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Melbourne to Brisbane with out refuelling – Yanmar 6LPA Efficiency at work

11 January 2017

Recently launched by Pacific Power Cats is “Paradigm”, a Pathfinder West Coaster 49 and the first of the Pathfinder “M” range. Pacific Power Cats is a Brisbane based boatbuilding…

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New Yanmar Engines power Aussie Built Tourist Ferries in Mexico

11 January 2017

The first two ship sets of the new Yanmar 6AYEM-GT common rail diesel engines have been installed by Aluminium Marine into a pair of passenger ferry destined…

Aussie Built Tourist Ferries

It’s Yanmar Again to the Rescue

11 January 2017

The exceptional demand for Yanmar powered Steber built marine safety vessels has continued with the recent launch of a new boat for NSW Marine Rescue, Port Stephens 31 (PS31), the…


Yanmar Chosen for Trawler’s Two Repowers – 200,000 hours apart

11 January 2017

The Petuna Endeavour is a commercial deep sea fishing trawler, a vessel with a long and proud history. Repowered with a Yanmar just four years into her life,…

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Yanmar Power Delivers again for Coral Coast Marine Constructions

11 January 2017

Custom built, high quality aluminium cruising catamarans don’t come any better than Elloura II which is powered by a pair of 700mhp Yanmar 6HYM-WET marine diesel…

Coral Coast Marine Constructions

Moonraker Benefits from Re-build & Yanmar Dieles Power

11 January 2017

When a skilled shipwright sets about restoring his own boat, chances are that the outcome is going to be stunning. In the case…


Yanmar, The Perfect Match for High-Tech Cats

20 October 2016

Some of the most stunning, recent multi-hull launchings share two common elements. Both vessels are Yanmar powered, and both were built by the Noosa Marine shipyard. The…


Yanmar Logs 46,000 hours on Bass Straight Trawler and is as strong as ever

19 August 2016

Commercial fisherman Tony Guarnaccia repowered his deep sea fishing trawler, the Lady Miriam, with a Yanmar 6HYM-ETE in 2009 and has now clocked…


Yanmar Marine Diesel V8 makes revamped Matilda Bay 32 Sing

19 August 2016

A single Yanmar 8LV370 has been specifically selected to power the redesigned Matilda Bay 32. Following a comprehensive stem to stern makeover, this…


Yanmar Selected for Two World-Best-Practice Pilot Boats

19 June 2016

Following an exhaustive nationwide review of pilot boats, Flinders Ports has purchased and commissioned two new vessels. Both boats are powered by dual…


Power Equipment introduces Torqeedo – the world leader in electric propulsion

11 June 2016

Power Equipment unveiled the newest member of its high quality power brands – the world’s leading electric marine propulsion, Torqeedo. Jason Hodder, Torqeedo…


Yanmar at work in retirement

19 May 2016

Boaters rarely come more dedicated to the Yanmar brand than Geoff Tickle. Following a 23 year career selling Yanmar marine and industrial diesel…


Yanmar – Our First Choice in Marine Diesels

19 April 2016

The Queensland based Fodico Marine Group is a tightly held collection of associated companies, each falling under the ownership of the Toy family….


Yanmar Powers All Timber Cruising Smack

28 January 2016

In creating the beautiful timber cruising smack “Jane” as a tribute to his late wife, Christopher Sinn committed himself to achieve absolute quality…

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Yanmar Repowers Rejuvenate Sydney Harbor Ferries

09 December 2015

Commercially rated Yanmar marine diesel engines have been selected and installed to re-power all four Supercat ferries, operating on Sydney Harbour. The vessels…


Five Years Later & Yanmar 6AY is still like new

06 November 2015

Tasmanian fisherman John Hammond repowered his commercial fishing boat Shandara with a Yanmar 6AY-STE marine diesel engine in July 2010. Now, some five…

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Yanmar Re-Power Saves Ferry operator Time and Fuel

21 October 2015

A Yanmar re-power has provided a welcome boost to the Maria Island Ferry business operated by John Cole-Cook. Thanks to the pair of…

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Yanmar Powers Boutique Snorkeling Vessel

21 August 2015

Yanmar commercial marine engines have been specified to power the most recent reef snorkelling vessel to arrive into Port Douglas. The new multi-million…


Yanmar – The best decision I ever made

20 August 2015

Hobart cray fisherman Rodney Clark is his own man.  He’s a professional fisherman who by choice works alone at sea and co-designed his…


Yanmar – The Only Engine to last the Distance

28 July 2015

Commercial fishermen the world over are amongst the toughest critics of marine engines. Dick Cleall is a Yanmar man through and through having…


Yanmar Releases New 30MHP Engine and New SD25 Saildrive

07 July 2015

Two new Yanmar products specifically designed for the yachting fraternity have been released in Australia with immediate availability. The new Yanmar 3YM30AE marine…

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Yanmar Powers ahead with Aluminium Marine

06 July 2015

Over recent years, Aluminium Marine has launched a string of Yanmar powered aluminium catamaran hulls. In fact 8 out of their last 9…

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Yanmar Powers Rapid Response Vessel

01 July 2015

  Auckland Airport is a busy intercontinental hub, located on the shore of Manukau Harbour. With a constant stream of aircraft approaching and…

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“We could not have Chosen a Better Engine than Yanmar”

04 June 2015

  Bill Coombe is a long standing, well respected commercial operator who powered his new whale watching vessel, Amaroo, with a pair of…


Yanmar Re-Power Reduces the Eco-Footprint

04 June 2015

  The Black Cat Group in New Zealand is an award winning eco-tourism company that is progressively repowering their fleet with Yanmar marine…

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The Explore Group Powers Ahead with Yanmar

02 June 2015

  Brisbane based Aluminium Marine is widely regarded as one of Australia’s most respected shipyards, designing and manufacturing aluminium catamarans for the passenger…


Yanmar Saildrives – The ideal Match for the Multihull Kato

18 March 2015

  Tony Longhurst is a man of action who has always led a fast life. A retired V8 Supercar driver, water ski champion…


Yanmar L Series Key Driver in Pumps Australia Expansion

12 March 2015

  Pumps Australia is enjoying unprecedented growth with the Perth based company relocating to substantially larger premises. Much of the growth is attributed…

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Yanmar Powers Australia’s Largest Water Taxi

23 February 2015

  Fantasea 8 Seasons is touted as the largest water taxi in Australia. Offering a hop-on hop-off service on Sydney Harbour, Yanmar 6HY-WET…

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Yanmar 6AYM-WGT Powers Reef Ranger

10 December 2014

There’s no tougher operating environment in Australia, than the commercial marine market in Far North Queensland. It’s a market where the Yanmar marine…

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Yanmar 6LY2-STP Engine Drives Gold Coast Thrill Seekers

05 December 2014

The notion of a high speed thrill ride for tourists on the glitzy Gold Coast used to be the exclusive domain of high…


Motoring Around Australia (Almost) in a Yanmar Powered Wooden Boat

25 November 2014

“Thrifty” – that’s how Tim Phillips summed up the performance of the Yanmar 6BY2 engine after his voyage from Perth, across the top…


Oceantech Backs Yanmar in Commercial Vessels

31 October 2014

Operating in Adelaide’s commercial marine precinct of Largs North, specialist naval architects Oceantech Design is a passionate advocate of the Yanmar range of…


Yanmar Re-Powers Angles Day-Charter Boat’s

24 October 2014

Dependability is everything in the charter boat business. Mills Charters, (Perth’s leading Charter Company specialising in Deep Sea Fishing, Whale Watching and private…


Sailing Legend Backs Yanmar

06 October 2014

In sailing circles, Mooloolaba based yachtsman Bob “Robbo” Robertson, is revered in the sport of offshore sailing. Early on in his sailing career,…

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Yanmar Re-Powers Harbour Commuter Ferries

01 September 2014

Rarely does a single commercial vessel go through such a transformation as the “Harbour Cat”, operated by Fullers of Auckland. But to transform…

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Powerful New Yanmar 12AY Diesel Series Launched

01 September 2014

A new Yanmar commercial marine engine has been launched in Australia, the mammoth 40 litre 12 cylinder Yanmar 12AY delivering a new level…


Yanmar Selected for Big Torque at Low Revs

15 August 2014

El Torito is a fitting name for this vessel; it’s Spanish and translates as ‘little bull’.  Built in 1968 in the US, El…

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Yanmar Joystick Control makes Boating Easier

31 July 2014

Brisbane surgeon Micheal Mastry is a recreational boater who appreciates the very finest in life.  Not only does he own a stunning 43’…

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New Yanmar Diesels Pay for Themselves

29 July 2014

Lighter engines, more power and massive fuel savings, can a re-power be any better than this?  Indeed it can, when the cost benefit…

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Yanmar 8LV Repower Leaves Owner With No Regrets

30 April 2014

In boating terms, this old girl of the sea has been around a bit.  Reel Deep started life in Queensland as a commercial…

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Designing Yanmar Repower Rejuvenates Sentimental Bertram 39

28 April 2014

A boatie with a keen eye will instantly recognise Outsider as a classic vessel.  This fully imported and rare boat, the Bertram 39…

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Designing a Passion for Yanmar

24 April 2014

Naval architect Stuart Ballantyne is a highly talented man of the sea.  He frequently challenges conventional wisdom in ship design, but when it…

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Torres Pilots Choose Yanmar….. Again and Again

03 April 2014

Torres Pilots is a the largest GBR pilotage provider in the three compulsory pilotage areas on the Great Barrier Reef being the Great…

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Fusion Cats Cruise the World with Yanmar Saildrive

12 February 2014

There’s a new wind blowing through the cruising cat market with manufacturers looking to new business models to bring quality products to market. …

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Yanmar’s Swapped after 10,000 Hours But Still Running Strong

25 November 2013

Brian Dodds is the first to admit, that he probably didn’t really have to change his Yanmar 3GM30 Saildrive engines.    But after logging…

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Kirby Marine Produces Exotic Yanmar Powered RIB

11 November 2013

Fremantle based iconic boat builder Kirby Marine, has launched an exceptional new RIB, powered by dual Yanmar 6LY3 diesel engines driving Hamilton jet…

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Fairway Brand Enters a New Era

06 November 2013

The Fairway brand of motor yachts has transitioned to enter a new era.  Company founder Wally Schuba has built his last Fairway with…

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Yanmar Specified Where Raw Grunt is Needed

17 October 2013

As their name suggests, Perth based Niche Marine is a specialist boat builder who supplies vessels for very specific commercial applications.  One of…


Yanmar Powers Spirit of Queenstown

19 September 2013

A purpose built passenger ferry, the Spirit of Queenstown, is the newest tourist venture by Southern Discoveries for Lake Wakatipu in New Zealand.  …

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Commercial Cat Logs Big Hours in Double Quick time

07 July 2013

Commercial Cat Freedom Monarch logs massive hours with the Yanmar GTE engines. In just seven months of operation, Commercial Cat Freedom Monarch has…

Commercial Cat Freedom Monarch

New Yanmar Powered Ferry Operating in the Whitsundays

27 June 2013

The passenger ferry market continues to be a growing market segment for new boat projects and repowers alike, s range of commercial engines….

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Dual Yanmar V8s Sterndrives Gives New Spirit to Sports Cruiser

29 May 2013

The joy of buying a 2002 model Riviera M430 sports cruiser was short lived for Gold Coast boater Brad Hay when one of…

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Yanmar Signs On With Oracle Team USA

25 February 2013

Yanmar has become the official technical partner of Oracle Team USA in their s Cup in 2013.  Yanmar is providing engines and drive ystems…

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Gori – Fastest Propeller Around the World?

31 January 2013

Why did 17 of the 20 skippers starting the Vendee Globe solo round the world race in Les Sables-d’Olonne, choose Gori propeller for their Open 60 racing…


Yanmar Repower Delivers Better Handeling at Sea, with Big Fuel Savings

25 January 2013

Based out of the deep water port of Portland (South Western Victoria) pro fisherman Tom Bibby knew that an engine re-power was ahead…

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Total Refurb by Original Manufacturer pays Dividends for NSW Marine Rescue

25 January 2013

To replace or to refurbish, that’s the dilemma that not only confronts recreational boaters, but also marine rescue authorities.  Marine Rescue NSW faced…

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Yanamr Powers Buizen Superyacht

25 January 2013

Described by the manufacturer with terms such as artisanal craftsmanship, European style and luxury, timeless design and cutting edge technology, the Sydney built…

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Whisper Quiet Yanmar Power For Aussie Cruising Yacht

04 November 2012

Good things often evolve to meet a very specific need.  That is certainly the case with the new Osborn Chapman OC50 cruising yacht. …

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Yanmar Re-Powers this Princess

22 October 2012

Operating a 35-metre passenger ship through some of the most environmentally pristine waters on the planet brings with it massive responsibility.  So when…

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Yanmar Powers Opulent Cat – Stefan Ackerie

14 December 2011

In Queensland, boaters don’t come with a much bigger profile than flamboyant hairdressing entrepreneur, Steve “Stefan” Ackerie.  Well known for his string of…

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Yanmar Yet Again Based on Experience

04 December 2011

Commercial boat owner and operator, Peter Lynch of Blue Dolphin Tours in Harvey Bay has been operating his own charter boat business for…

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The Yanmar Maestro of Bermagui

18 October 2011

Amongst both recreational and professional boaters, Craigh Hurst is revered for his work in re-powering boats.   In short Craigh Hurst enjoys the highest…

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Yanmar Power of Choice for New Steber Twin Cab

12 October 2011

Upon the north coast of NSW, tucked away in the idyllic riverside town of Taree, the Steber family is already gearing up for…

Yanmar Power of Choice for New Steber Twin Cab

First Yanmar 6HY-ETE Owner is Australia has No Regrets

11 October 2011

Rarely do you see an engine that has clocked up 6000 hours in a commercial fishing boat, and the engine looks just as…

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Yanmar Unleashes New V8 Diesel Pleasure Craft Power

27 June 2011

Yanmar has announced the arrival of the all new Yanmar 8LV series in Australia – this is a V8, 4.46 litre diesel engine…


Yanmar Gives Fisherman His Mojo Back

19 May 2011

By any measure Mark Parkes is a fishing tragic.   Mark openly acknowledges that he is obsessed by the lure of heading offshore to…