Yanmar sponsors 2021 Nautique Wakesurf Series

Yanmar Marine International (YMI) has announced a new sponsorship deal with the World Wake Association (WWA), confirming its support for key international wakesurf events in the US, Japan and London during 2021.

Extending last year’s inaugural contract as a global partner, Yanmar says its continued collaboration with the WWA builds on the company’s strategic plan to promote the potential of watersports as an enjoyable activity and invest in the wider recreational marine industry.

Yanmar will be the presenting sponsor for three events on the 2021 Nautique Wakesurf Series, the competition series organised by Nautique Boats and The WWA. The series is contested by elite surfers from around the world at seven events spanning three continents.

Sander Gesink, marketing manager of YMI, says: “We are delighted to extend the successful collaboration with the WWA and sponsor three of this year’s exciting wakesurf events. It is a great opportunity for the Yanmar team to meet and mix with the athletes, fans and spectators on such a prominent stage for wakesurfing at three amazing locations. The series’ focus on celebrating the joy of wakesurfing exactly matches the Yanmar philosophy to bring the fun of watersport to more people and to help create the best marine experiences. We are looking forward to sharing the Yanmar expertise and technology, and to showcasing solutions such as our 8LV engine, the world’s first fully-integrated diesel option in wake sport boats.”

Showcasing its engine technology to the wakesurf community through on-site demonstrations, YMI will have a presence at the Nautique European Wakesurf Championships at Liquid Leisure in London, on July 16th and 17th and the Japan Wakesurf Open at Lake Biwa, Japan, on July 31st and August 1st. The winners of each event in the series will be invited to the Nautique Masters Wakesurf Championship, with the grand finale at Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Georgia, from August 25th to 28th, also presented by Yanmar.

“There is a lot of synergy between Yanmar and the WWA which makes this partnership work,” adds WWA president, Shannon Starling. “We are looking forward to getting back out on the water with the addition of Yanmar’s game-changing diesel technologies at three of the Nautique Wakesurf Series events. These events are the perfect platform for them to showcase their reliable, fuel-efficient diesel technologies.”

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