Yamaha Outboard Motors




MIAMI, Fla., February 11, 2016 — Yamaha Marine Group announced today from the Miami International Boat Show®   that the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA®) has again recognized Yamaha with a CSI Award for excellence in customer satisfaction in the Outboard Engine category. This year’s award is the fifteenth consecutive, an achievement no other outboard manufacturer can claim

  • In addition, Yamaha’s boat companies Skeeter® and G3® Boats received awards. Skeeter was recognized in the Fiberglass Bass Boat category. G3 Boats was recognized in two categories: Aluminum Outboard Boats and Pontoon Boats.  

“We are delighted to continue to provide our customers with the satisfaction they expect and deserve, and are sincerely grateful to our dealers and boat builders for their unwavering support, said Ben Speciale, President, Yamaha Marine Group. “The CSI award is the result of our combined efforts and we continue to be most proud of this industry achievement.”

NMMA® launched its Marine Industry CSI Award Program in 2001 to provide boat and engine manufacturers with an independently-measured, cost-effective tool to help improve customer satisfaction in the boating industry. The program allows participating manufacturer companies to monitor customer satisfaction on an ongoing basis and to create benchmarks in the industry.

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA®) is the leading association representing the recreational boating industry. NMMA® member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters in the United States. The association is dedicated to industry growth through programs in public policy, market research and data, product quality assurance and marketing communications.

Yamaha Marine products are marketed throughout the United States and around the world. Yamaha Marine Group, based in Kennesaw, Ga., supports its 2,000 U.S. dealers and boat builders with marketing, training and parts for Yamaha’s full line of products and strives to be the industry leader in reliability, technology and customer service. Yamaha Marine is the only outboard brand to have earned NMMA’s C.S.I. Customer Satisfaction Index award every year since its inception.

Mercury Outboard Motors








Mercury Marine wins Game & Fish/Sportsman Magazine's Readers’ Choice Awards JUNE 1, 2016

Mercury Marine wins Game & Fish/Sportsman Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards

Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion and technology, will be presented the Game & Fish/Sportsman Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award for “Favorite Outboard” during the 2016 ICAST show in Orlando. The award will be given to Mercury for its 115 Pro XS FourStroke outboard.

“We congratulate Mercury Marine for winning the Outboard Category of our Readers’ Choice Awards,” said Game & Fish Magazine Publisher Peter Gross. “The 115 FourStroke really ran away with this category. More than 250 voters took the time to write and tell us what they liked about the 115. They often mentioned three things: this motor is quiet, sips gas and is powerful.”

“We are honored to win the Readers’ Choice Award for our 115 Pro XS FourStroke outboard and want to thank Game & Fish/Sportsman Magazine,” said Michelle Dauchy, Mercury Marine chief marketing officer. “This engine has been very well received in the marketplace since its launch at the beginning of 2016.  Anglers demand speed and performance from their outboard and we have heard from customers around the world about the engine’s performance and how quiet it is. Those attributes are ideal when you are coming up on a fishing hole or need that extra power to get you to the grounds faster.”

Mercury’s Pro XS is the best-selling tournament fishing outboard in the world, and has powered more competitive anglers to victory than any other engine.

Game & Fish/Sportsman conducts two Readers’ Choice Award votes each year. Results from the fishing survey are published in March while hunting results are published in July. A total of more than 3,000 readers voted for their favorite new fishing and boating gear. 

Announcing VesselView Mobile!

Mercury Marine is pleased to announce the VesselView Mobile app is now available for free download on the App Store & Google Play in North America (Canada, Mexico and USA). Available for iOS and Android mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, the VesselView Mobile app instantly provides users access to their boat's SmartCraft® digital data in the palm of their hand. 
VesselView Mobile makes preparing for and spending a day on the water easier, safer and more enjoyable by letting users perform the following functions from their mobile device:

  • Connect to the SmartCraft® data network  in your boat from your iOS or Android mobile device via BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0). 
  • See SmartCraft® engine parameters like Engine hours, fuel burn, water temperature, battery voltage, RPM, etc. (parameters available are specific to each engine family). 
  • Get fault code diagnostic information so you know and understand if that fault is something to be addressed when you return to the dock, or is more urgent. 
  • Fuel Management provides accurate fuel usage data along with fuel remaining plus indicate time and distance to empty when the user enters fuel added via the app. 
  • Locate your nearest Mercury Marine dealer 
  • Get points of interest information for your body of water, including fuel and restaurant locations, and more! 
  • Record a moment on the water for future reference
  • Access checklists  associated with your boating lifestyle 
  • Get maintenance reminders and access historical maintenance information logs. 

Mercury Marine's VesselView Mobile app also provides users with a Web-based account that gives them and their preferred dealer an even deeper connection to their boat.  

The VesselView Mobile module, which is needed to use the app, is also now available for purchase. The product is compatible with all Mercury SmartCraft-capable engines built since 2003. One module supports single through quad engine applications.