Sharrow Marine and Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers Announce Agreement

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Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers will manufacture and distribute Sharrow Marine propellers at its facility in Greenfield, Ind. // Courtesy of Yamaha

Sharrow Marine in St. Clair Shores has selected Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers (YPPI) in Indiana to manufacture and distribute Sharrow’s new propellers.

The terms of the agreement allow YPPI to cast Sharrow Marine propellers at its foundry in Greenfield, Ind. Yamaha will also offer Sharrow propellers through its boat builder and dealer distribution channels.

Sharrow Marine won an NMMA Innovation Award at the 2020 Miami International Boat Show for the Sharrow Propeller. Recognized for its original design, the Sharrow propeller offers improvements in fuel efficiency and boat performance.

“Yamaha enjoys worldwide respect for the quality and reliability of its products,” said Greg Sharrow, CEO of Sharrow Marine. “We are proud to have the opportunity to have YPPI cast our high-tech propellers at YPPI’s new state-of-the-art casting facility in Indiana. We are also delighted to have access to the Yamaha distribution network, which will greatly accelerate our efforts to deliver the Sharrow propeller to boat engines around the world.

Yamaha will also offer the Sharrow propeller as a new option to over 100 of the world’s largest boat builders and its network of over 2,000 dealers. Sharrow propellers will have unique part numbers that Yamaha dealers can easily order for their customers, according to Yamaha.

“Sharrow Marine’s choice of YPPI as a manufacturing and distribution partner underscores Yamaha’s leadership position in the foundry industry,” said Jonathon Burns, general manager of Yamaha US Marine Planning and Development. “Through YPPI and our new relationship with Sharrow Marine, Yamaha can offer boat builders, dealers and customers even more options when it comes to maximizing boat performance through selection. propellers.”

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