Media Releases

Media Releases

Yanmar Drives Whitlands Rex 600 Wood Splitters

14 March 2014

As the cost of energy continues to soar, slow combustion wood burning heaters are steadily gaining in popularity.  And just as the demand…

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Yanmar Powers Aussie Couple in World Circumnavigation

14 March 2014

A single Yanmar marine diesel engine has powered a unique world voyage completed by Phillip and Margaret Heaney of Newcastle. They are the first Australians to have designed, built and crew their own motor yacht on a circumnavigation of the world.

Phillip Heaney is a professional boat builder who served his apprenticeship at the Halvorsen yard in Sydney during the 1960’s. The seed of thought for such a circumnavigation was formed in Phillip’s mind in 1989.

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