sail-world.com -- Yamaha outboards ready as Emirates Team NZ prepares for final Cup push

Yamaha outboards ready as Emirates Team NZ prepares for final Cup push    

'Emirates Team New Zealand chase boat fleet lined up to have their Yamaha outboards serviced by Hugh Stewart. Louis Vuitton Cup 2013. San Francisco.'    © Mike Rose    Click Here to view large photo

Emirates Team New Zealand’s fleet of Yamaha-powered support vessels has been given a thorough going over as the team prepares to race for the Louis Vuitton and America’s Cups.

While ETNZ’s impressive AC72 Aotearoa was undergoing final modifications, prior to competing in the Louis Vuitton Cup finals, Yamaha Motor NZ Ltd’s vastly experienced technical manager, Hugh Stewart, was ensuring the team’s Yamaha outboards were ready for the business end of the regatta.

'To power their various support, chase and tug boats, Emirates Team New Zealand has 18 Yamaha outboards, ranging from grunty little FT60s right up to powerful 350hp V8s,' says Stewart. 'As you would expect from such a meticulous organisation, they also run a rigorous inspection and maintenance regime, ensuring that all of their outboards are always ready to perform at their absolute best.

'As we have already seen in this regatta, there is absolutely no margin for error. For example, ETNZ’s main chase boat, powered by four Yamaha F300B V6 four stroke engines, carries the team’s paramedic and dive crews and they must be able to keep up with the super-fast Aotearoa, regardless of how fast it is going or what the sea conditions are like.'

Stewart says, as he expected, the hard-working outboards required little maintenance.

'Although all of ETNZ’s outboards are exactly the same as those we sell through our dealer network in New Zealand, these outboards work far harder and do far more hours than those on recreational boats.

'Yet, even though some of these outboards have already done over 1200 hours, often at 5000-5500rpm or more, all they required was just a good check up. I replaced the filters and changed the oil and that was pretty much it,' he says.



by Mike Rose
- 10:54 AM Tue 20 Aug 2013 GMT



Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.
If you want to send this story to a friend, please use link below
http://www.sail-world.com/indexs.cfm?nid=113425

Based on your current download speed Sail-World has delivered large images (660 pixels long side.)  If you would like to see only small images (300 pixels long side) click here .  For medium sized images (500 pixels long side) click here .  If you would prefer to see text only (without pictures) click here

Click for further information on
2013 America's Cup
2012 Yamaha New Zealand News

Related News Stories:
27 May 2014  America's Cup: Oracle Team USA under stress
23 May 2014  America's Cup: Oracle and Team NZ designers reveal AC72 secrets
22 May 2014  America's Cup: Artemis death verdict 'result of an human act'
10 May 2014  A year after the Artemis incident, the sailors tell of the pain
16 Apr 2014  America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced
14 Apr 2014  America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess
12 Apr 2014  America's Cup: Coutts claims ISAF Jury on a crusade, backs Kiwi report
10 Apr 2014  America's Cup: Two Kiwis escape hometown action in AC45 rules ruckus
03 Apr 2014  34th America's Cup: A Match of three weeks - Part 3 - Under the Pump
01 Apr 2014  34th America's Cup: A Match of three weeks - Part 1 - Regaining time

Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW AUS
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT