Yamaha signs five-year contract with new Scandi boat brand
Yamaha has entered into a five-year agreement with newly formed Finland-headquartered boat manufacturer, Quarken.
As part of the new five-year partnership, Yamaha’s V6 engines will power all of Quarken’s boats. Quarken was recently formed by a team of highly experienced boat builders – the model range starts from 27 ft and will expand with 33ft and 40ft boats in the near future.
Yamaha’s 300hp and 250hp V6 engines have integrated steer by wire technology and will be used by the Scandinavian boat brand.
Quarken says its models will be completely modular, allowing each craft to be customised to suit “any requirement”. Development and build are taking place now and early 2022 will see the introduction of the vessels on the water. The official launch will take place at the Düsseldorf boat show in January 2022.
Quarken says the client will choose their hull from a variety of options and then the set-up of the deck fittings from an open style day boat to a longer distance cruiser, plus seating choices, dining configurations, watersports features and fishing features.
The flexible customisation is being touted by the new boat brand as a key selling factor. According to Quarken, this type of boat is very popular as a charter or boat club vessel and the simplicity of the refit will prove very attractive to the customer.