Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > Yamaha Introduces World's First Boat Hulls Engineered Using Nanotechnology

Abstract:
Lighter, Stronger Nanotech Materials Create New Opportunities for Boat Builders

Yamaha Introduces World's First Boat Hulls Engineered Using Nanotechnology

SANDESTIN, FL | Posted on August 20th, 2007

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA today unveiled the world's first line of personal watercraft hulls, decks and liners manufactured with a proprietary nano-engineered material called NanoXcel(TM) that significantly increases performance by decreasing weight by 25 percent.

Yamaha introduced the NanoXcel hulls, decks and liners on its new
SHO(TM) and HO WaveRunners(R) during opening ceremonies of the company's
worldwide dealer conference that began yesterday in Sandestin, Florida.

Yamaha utilizes a state of the art, environmentally-sound, high
compression molded process to create its personal watercraft hulls, decks
and liners. The investment in this unique process enables the creation and
exploitation of a range of new technologies on the cutting edge of
engineering. In an effort to reduce weight and increase performance, Yamaha
engineers have deployed an exclusive, nanotechnology formula, called
NanoXcel, in its hull, deck and liner manufacturing.

The result is an important manufacturing achievement -- the ability to
create hulls, decks and liners that are 25 percent lighter than before
while being significantly stronger.

Yamaha's announcement marks the industry's first significant evolution
in hull and deck construction in decades and begins a new era of
technological advancements aimed at meeting the comfort and performance
characteristics demanded by a new generation of boat buyers.

"Consumers will instantly be able to feel the difference provided by
NanoXcel. The lighter weight material, with its remarkably smooth finish,
is more nimble and agile in the water than anything else we've sold," says
Mark Speaks, president of Yamaha Watercraft Group. "We will be continuing
our pursuit of advanced technologies wherever we can find real benefit to
the consumer."

For 2008, Yamaha models that feature NanoXcel hulls, decks and liners
include the all-new Yamaha FX Cruiser(R) SHO(TM), FX(R) SHO(TM) and
Yamaha's High Output models. These models are available today and start at
$11,599 MSRP.

For more information about the 2008 Yamaha WaveRunner(R) and boat
product lines, visit http://www.yamaha-motor.com .

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
1270 Chastain Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Sales, marketing and distribution of WaveRunners.
Customer Relations
(800) 962-7926

Copyright © PR Newswire Association LLC.

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Marine/Watercraft

Enhanced Graphene Components for Next Generation Racing Yacht March 5th, 2015

BRAAVOO will design an unmanned surveying vessel and marine buoy that carry biosensors to monitor marine pollutants November 12th, 2014

First Observation of Electronic Structure in Ag-Rh Alloy Nanoparticles Having Hydrogen Absorbing: Storage Property –Attempting to solve the mystery of why Ag-Rh alloy nanoparticles have a similar property to Pd– October 30th, 2014

Engineered proteins stick like glue — even in water: New adhesives based on mussel proteins could be useful for naval or medical applications September 22nd, 2014

Materials/Metamaterials

Liquipel Debuts Eyesight-Saving ION-Glass Blue Light Protection for iPhones and Androids at RadioShack Stores Nationwide: Liquipel's Unique Protective Screen, Available at RadioShack, Cuts Harmful Blue Light Implicated in Macular Degeneration by 10x July 28th, 2015

Perfect Optical Properties in Production of Aluminum Oxide Colloid Nanoparticles July 28th, 2015

Quantum networks: Back and forth are not equal distances! July 28th, 2015

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Provides Update on PCAOB Audited Financials July 27th, 2015

Announcements

Laboratorial Performance of Nanocomposite Membrane Improved in Water Purification July 28th, 2015

Perfect Optical Properties in Production of Aluminum Oxide Colloid Nanoparticles July 28th, 2015

Short wavelength plasmons observed in nanotubes: Berkeley Lab researchers create Ludinger liquid plasmons in metallic SWNTs July 28th, 2015

'Seeing' molecular interactions could give boost to organic electronics July 28th, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project