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BRP, Bass Pro, Yamaha, Land’N’Sea, Mercury & Brunswick donate to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

Thanks to the many marine firms contributing to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Evinrude Announces Assistance for Victims of Hurricane Harvey STURTEVANT, Wis., August 30, 2017 – BRP, a world leader in powersports, announced today the company will be assisting those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Evinrude has deployed equipment and resource support to the affected areas. […]

12 year-old New York boy killed by boat propeller during sailing lesson

Three boys in a sailing class at Centerport Yacht Club on the north side of Long Island, New York were out sailing in Northport Harbor Tuesday afternoon 18 July, 2017. Their boat was capsized on purpose as part of a man overboard exercise. Two of the boys stayed with the sailboat. The third boy was […]

Clippard vs. Yamaha outboard flipped in propeller case settled

In May 2013 Timothy Clippard of Missouri was killed in a boating accident on Kentucky Lake during a bass fishing tournament. His fishing partner piloted the Ranger bass boat as they passed under a large bridge on the way back to weigh in. The 225 horsepower Yamaha outboard motor struck a barely submerged bridge support […]

DJ Laz Boat Propeller Kills Ernesto Hernandez

Ernesto Hernandez Struck by Boat Propeller Ernesto Hernandez, 23 of Hialeah, was among several who came to help push a large boat off a sandbar near Key Biscayne Florida on Sunday afternoon 4 May 2014. During the process, somehow he ended up behind the stern of the boat powered by four 350 horsepower Yamaha outboard […]

Unsafe Practices Portrayed in Yamaha Outboard / Boating Ads & Websites

Our review of unsafe boating ads, commercials, and websites found a startling number of Yamaha and Yamaha Outboard Distributor websites and publications portraying unsafe boating practices and behaviors, especially outside the United States. While some think we should not intervene outside our borders, in today’s society there are no borders. The same ads and materials […]

Nicholas Milligan Boat Propeller Accident at Padstow UK: Two Dead 5 May 2013

Nicholas Milligan’s family was on holiday in Padstow in North Cornwall UK on Sunday May 5, 2013. About 3:40 pm all the family members were ejected from Nicholas’ speedboat. The out of control boat / RIB began spinning in the Circle of Death. ******************** UPDATES – Victoria Milligan is raising funds for RNLI in the […]

Padstow UK Speedboat / Boat Double Fatality Propeller Accident ? 5 May 2013

A family of six on holiday in Padstow UK was boating about half a mile from Padstow Harbor about 3:40 pm Sunday May 5, 2013. All six people on board were ejected and the out of control speedboat began spinning in the Circle of Death. Two family members were killed outright (the 51 year old […]

Yamaha Possible Coverup of Propeller Guard Documents Exposed

In March 2012 Yamaha announced a new stainless steel propeller guard for outboards on flood rescue boats in the UK and made several statements about how great it was, how well it performed, and even how prop guards were necessary when people were in the water near the boat. About October we became aware of […]

Yamaha Removed All References to its New Propeller Guard From its Website

Yamaha erased everything ever written about their Yamaha UK Pro Flood Rescue Outboard stainless steel propeller guards from their website. We first noticed it was all gone on November 8, 2012. Last month (October 2012) we wrote three stories on Yamaha’s new stainless steel propeller guard for their rescue outboards: Yamaha Offers Propeller Guards on […]

Yamaha Motor UK Pro says “a propeller guard is essential to reduce the risk of injury”

A March 28, 2012 Yamaha Motor UK press release from their new Pro division showcases recent deliveries of flood rescue boats to Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue. Yamaha’s new Pro division specializes in products for professional users, emergency crews, and the military. (As noted at the end of this post, Yamaha has since removed all online […]