34th America’s Cup: ORACLE TEAM USA names Yanmar Official Technical Partner
Friday, 08 February 2013
ORACLE TEAM USA announced today that Yanmar has been selected as Official Technical Partner. Yanmar, a Japanese company with an intimate knowledge of the world’s oceans, will provide engines for ORACLE TEAM USA’s chase boats during the bid to defend the 34th America’s Cup this September.
Yanmar President Takehito Yamaoka gave his full backing to the partnership, saying: “We are fully committed to supporting ORACLE TEAM USA in their bid to win the 34th America’s Cup. Yanmar is proud to become the Official Technical Partner for ORACLE TEAM USA. It is a natural partnership in such a technically demanding field as high performance sailing. We believe their high standards and dedication to perfection complements the way Yanmar operates.”
Through the partnership, Yanmar will provide reliable power for ORACLE TEAM USA’s chase boat program based in San Francisco. The team operates a fleet of chase boats which serves to assist all aspects of the program, from launching the racing yachts to on-water safety. As the team’s AC72 yachts can reach speeds of up to 40 knots, the Yanmar engines will allow the chase boats to maintain the power, agility and endurance required to support the yachts through the variable conditions on the San Francisco Bay.
“We are very excited to partner with Yanmar for this 34th America's Cup campaign,” said ORACLE TEAM USA CEO Russell Coutts. “Yanmar is recognized world-wide for their tremendous expertise in marine engines and technology. It is their precision engineering that will power our chase boats, allowing us to perform the many critical functions required both throughout training and on race day. Yanmar provides a vital component to our program, and it is fantastic to have them onboard.”
Yanmar, one of the world’s leading engine manufacturing companies, has an extensive product range that includes engines, drive systems and accessories for all types of boats. The company entered the powerboat engine market in 1989 and has steadily increased its presence as a manufacturer of high performance, high quality engines. Yanmar has an extensive product lineup that includes a wide range of marine engines.
Yanmar Co. Ltd., was established in 1912 and in 1933 became the world's first manufacturer to develop a practical small diesel engine. Yanmar has a global workforce of over 15,000 and a sales network operating in more than 130 countries. They design and manufacture diesel engines, accessories and finishing equipment for a wide range of applications in pleasure and commercial marine, industrial use, agricultural machinery, construction equipment and cogeneration power systems. The company has pioneered clean emissions technology and sustainable energy systems. With global headquarters in Osaka, Japan, Yanmar is well recognized for the unsurpassed quality of its products. Its North American headquarters is located at 101 International Parkway, Adairsville, GA 30103.
About ORACLE TEAM USA
When ORACLE TEAM USA won the 33rd America’s Cup in February 2010, not only did team owner Larry Ellison succeed in his goal of bringing the America’s Cup “home” to the United States, but also his team became the Defender of the 34th America’s Cup. Led by CEO Russell Coutts and skipper Jimmy Spithill, ORACLE TEAM USA is comprised of the best international sailing, design, build and support talent to defend the trophy on San Francisco Bay in September 2013.
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Last Updated ( Friday, 08 February 2013 )