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TRANS AGULHAS RACE REPORT 2018/2019

Team (Arrow Yamaha) Team (Arrow Yamaha) has had an outstanding season achieving a 2nd in the National Championships in the modified class and 2nd in the 2018/2019 Trans Agulhas in the modified class. A huge effort was put into the 2018/2019 Trans Agulhas by the entire...

RUN THE WATER – THE 2019 WAVERUNNER RANGE

The 2019 WaveRunner line-up includes a ground-up redesign of the brand’s luxury FX Series, an all-new entry-level, high-performance EX model, and major performance upgrades for the race-ready Yamaha GP1800R and VXR. GP1800R Performance & VXR Performance...

Yamaha Yard Built – The Lightning 400

Deus Ex Machina are back and working more magic with their latest Yard Built creations for Yamaha. The Italian Deus crew have transformed the SR400 in a celebration of 35 years of the iconic machine. The Deus ‘Lightning’ is a stunning creation that embodies lightness...

WaveRunner Rescue – Jem Johnson

What do you do when a wall of water 20ft high that's been travelling for thousands of kilometres breaks on your head? Well, if it happens anywhere near Cape Town, you'd want Jeremy Johnson rip-roaring in on a Yamaha FXHO 1800 WaveRunner to pick you up and haul you out...

Yamaha Yard Built – XSR700 ‘Double Style’

Lining up to kick-off 2017 in true custom style, Yamaha’s Yard Built programme returns to the workshops of Taiwanese master builder Winston Yeh of Rough Crafts fame. Having set a high level of expectation following his impressive build of the XJR1300, The Guerilla...

It’s About Dam Time – Dam Levels In South Africa On The Rise

Dams across the country have collectively reached nearly 80% capacity and continue to rise according to the Department of Water and Sanitation. Nationally, figures show that the country's dams, with a total capacity of 32 322.6m3, are standing at 79.3% compared to...

Johan Basson – Newest 3000hr Club Member

Meet Johan Basson from Yzerfontein, the newest member of the 3OOO hr Club. He's a commercial operator on the West Coast. He runs two Cape Craft commercial boats, one with a pair of F150AETX Yamaha Outboards that have each done 5000hrs+. He recently bought a pair of...

YAMAHA YARD BUILT – XSR900 DAB MOTORS

Biarritz is famous for its laid-back approach to life, beautiful beaches and stunning scenery which have made it a prime location for holidaymakers for decades and more. But Dab Motors, based in the Basque Coast city, has turned his back on relaxed and is throwing...

MONTEREY BOATS LAND IN SA

From day one Monterey Boats has focused their boat building on quality, design and overall ease of maintenance, and has continued to stand firm in that commitment today. From the very first hull built to every boat built today, the owners, engineers and staff at...

FLW SOUTH AFRICA CHAMPIONSHIP – 2018, BIVANE DAM, KZN

Fishing for bass for some of us is a passion, a lifestyle. We work hard every day to be able to unwind and relax over weekends to go and pursue those that dwell in the deep. It's not a cheap form of relaxation and the more involved you become, the higher the costs...

YAMAHA INTRODUCES NEW 2019 WAVERUNNER RANGE

  While the exact details of which WaveRunners Yamaha Marine Southern Africa will be bringing us is still under wraps, it doesn't hurt to speculate a little. 2019 looks fantastic so far; expect exciting new model additions, existing model upgrades, and new colour and...

MARIA NAMUTENYA LISHUNA – YAMAHA TECHNICIAN INSPIRING WOMAN

To celebrate South Africa’s National Women’s Day, we thought we’d introduce you to Maria Namutenya Lishuna.  One of our trained female technicians working for Dune Marine Services CC.  Our new marine products agency in Walvis Bay, Namibia.   Q: What made you want to...

YAMAHA V MAX SHO 250 OUTBOARD

The V6 V MAX SHO® has transformed the game with its 4.2-litre big-bore displacement, signature four-stroke fuel economy and a holeshot that’s up to 13 % faster than two strokes. Now that anglers have experienced the best of both worlds in one outboard, they won’t...

THE 2019 YAMAHA YZ250

If you're looking for pure performance and full‑throttle adrenaline, the YZ250 is 2‑strokes of lightweight power combined with legendary Yamaha reliability. The YZ250 comes race-ready out of the crate, complete with an aluminium handlebar, 2-position adjustable...

Beyond Borders – Explore More with Yamaha Marine Southern Africa

You don't have to book a flight and cram yourself into a flying metal cylinder with wings for 13 hours to get a fishing experience that's Instagram worthy. Exotic travel has its place of course. But at what cost to your Christmas bonus and the planet. It doesn't have...

YAMAHA YARD BUILT – XSR700 FASTER SON

Yamaha’s first collaboration with legendary bike builder Shinya Kimura has resulted in the stunning ‘Faster Son’, a true testament to the Japanese manufacturer's bike building philosophy.     “Faster Sons’ is our strong belief in our bike development today,” commented...

YAMAHA MOTOR TURNS 63yrs OLD

It's taken 63 years to get to this moment, and it's a special one, it's Yamaha Motor Day, a time to celebrate all the excellent times that Yamaha Motor Corp has aided through the years from our first P-7 outboard motor, to the NEW groundbreaking F425 XTO engine,...

YAMAHA SUPERJET WAVERUNNER

The 2016 Yamaha SuperJet WaveRunner maintains its pedigree and continues to tear up waterways around the world with pure speed and aggression! The all-time favourite watercraft for freestyle, closed-course and free riding continues to lead the industry when it comes...

DURBAN SKI BOAT CLUB FESTIVAL 2018

KwaZulu-Natal is a mecca for fishing enthusiasts in South Africa. It’s the home of ‘The Sharks’, but the real chief of these waters is the King Mackerel or Cuda as they are more commonly referred to as. In the Kingdom of the Zulu, Autumn has just begun. You can tell...

Meet the all-new Yamaha XTO Offshore

Yamaha has just released an all-new V-8 outboard – the F425 XTO Offshore. Yamaha Marine continues to push the level of outboard performance every year, and the 5.6L XTO represents this progression perfectly. It uses plasma fusion technology, a new durable and...

XSR700 ‘SUPER 7’ by JvB-MOTO

Following the stunning concept ‘Faster Son’ created by Chabbott Engineering’s Shinya Kimura this summer to launch the XSR700, Germany’s JvB-moto is now the first custom builder to step up and deliver their take on the latest offering from the Sport Heritage range. The...

THE YAMAHA GP1800 WAVERUNNER

2017 is off to the best possible start as we welcome a racing legend back into the fray. The GP1800 has been reborn this year, powered by Yamaha’s 1.8L, supercharged Super Vortex High Output Marine engine, the most technologically advanced engine ever designed for a...

THE V8 IS THE ULTIMATE OFFSHORE OUTBOARD

The F350C is the only outboard to come with a five-year limited warranty in its horsepower class. With this increased level of confidence, Yamaha invites you to take control of the open ocean like never before. The marine-tough F350C has redefined offshore power and...

THE SEACAT 636 SPORTS CABIN

The 636 Sports Cabin has the sporty good looks and practical features of a craft designed primarily as a fishing vessel, and that shines through as we took it around Durban’s harbour mouth. As the name suggests, the boat is just 6.36m long and weighs in at 1600kg,...

FAZER X-FIRE

The CrossFire is big on versatility meaning that you can pretty much do any and everything while on board. If you’re a fishing nut, enjoy cruising in the afternoon sun or getting pulled across the water screaming while on skis. This boat is for you! And with its sharp...

STRIKING A BALANCE

Sharks are in desperate need of a Public Relations department. They’ve been unfairly demonised since ocean explorers first got a taste of the salty sea, and thrust into popular culture as man-eaters by Steven Spielberg’s 1975 cult film – “JAWS.” It’s unfair because...

THE FISHING DOG FIELD GUIDE

Unless you can find a breed of dog with thumbs, you’d more than likely have a terrible time teaching it to reel in a fish. Our canine compadres do have a whole stack of other highly pertinent qualities, however. Even without thumbs, they’ve been by our side since our...

HEAVY WATER FUNDAMENTALS

Surfing has the humblest of beginnings. None of the ancient Polynesians who rode wooden boards could’ve envisioned that through the years their favourite past time could morph into what it is today. Corporate sponsorships, overcrowded waves on strategic two-week boat...

THE SEACAT 636 FC

The SEACAT 636 is a proven offshore fishing ace. They’ve been a hit with anglers from all over the country and helped spark many offshore fishing adventures. The new Forward Console model is even better looking than before, handles like a dream, and is packed with...

QUINTREX DARTS AND TINNIES!

Quintrexs’ aluminium boats are built to last a lifetime. Established in 1945, Quintrex is Australia’s largest aluminium boat manufacturer producing over seventy models, ranging in size between 2.45m – 6.7m and make more than 12,000 vessels a year. Their boats are...

THE VX DELUXE 1050 WAVERUNNER

The PWC industry moves at a furious pace, and Yamaha’s WaveRunners have been leading the pack since the mid-nineteen-eighties. It’s not surprising then that the most popular of the WaveRunner range, the VX series’ 2016 reincarnation has been turning heads the world...

THE 5 BEST REGIONS TO FISH IN SOUTH AFRICA

Ever heard of the real life – right now rule? It goes something like, the more fun you make your real life seem, the less you may feel the need to escape from it. It’s meant to help with what people refer to as escapism – ‘an intentional detachment and distraction...

A CHAT WITH ACE JETSKI ANGLER JEREMY JOHNSON

Yamaha’s fearless big-wave surfer and jet ski angler Jeremy Johnson is a legend amongst the die-hard coastal communities of Cape Town. Raised near the frigid waters of Llandudno, Jeremy spent his youth fishing, sailing, surfing, diving, and lifesaving. Cape Town...

THE SUBLIME WITH GRANT ‘TWIGGY’ BAKER

Durban is not the first place one thinks of when the subject of massive waves is discussed. Granted, the KZN coast is riddled with many world-class right-hand point breaks, A-frame beach breaks, and many lesser-known mutant slabs that devour surfboards for breakfast,...

10 SALTWATER GAME FISH TO CATCH BEFORE YOU DIE

The saying 'a picture is worth a thousand words' is used so much that it has lost its effectiveness in delivering its moral lesson. This desensitising and cliched expression needs to be tied to an anchor and cut loose into the nothingness. Our planet is undergoing...

THE F100F YAMAHA OUTBOARD

The F100 is fast becoming one of Yamaha’s best. New to the South African market, the F100 is designed to make your time on the water easy. Smooth starting; whisper quiet operation and excellent fuel economy make operating this outboard an absolute pleasure. For good...

CONQUER WATER WITH THE YAMAHA F200 OUTBOARD

The In-Line four 200-hp Yamaha outboard is the lightest DOHC outboard in its class, and it's also the perfect lightweight 200-hp solution for small- to medium-size boats. Plus, itʼs the first in-line four compatible with Helm Master®, our fully integrated digital boat...

YAMAHA’S NEW JET BOAT 242X E-SERIES

Yamahaʼs Jet Boat 242X E-Series is the first high-performance boat Yamaha has made exclusively for the wake-sports segment. It took four long years of research and development by Yamaha engineers and the best wakeboarders in the world to design the series, and what...

YAMAHA EX DELUXE WAVERUNNER – GENERATION EX

Yamaha's WaveRunner pedigree runs deep. All the way from the top of the line luxury FX SVHO, to the Rec-Lite EX Series, Yamaha's proven reliability shines through. The EX Series is a relatively new addition to the WaveRunner family, launching at the start of 2017, yet...

THE 10TH ANNUAL RACETECH YAMAHA JET SKI COMP

What do you get when you combine the untapped fishing potential of Southern Mozambique with the freedom associated with jetski angling? The answer can be found on the shores of Ponta Do Ouro in February when the biggest jetski fishing competition in the world takes...

THE REBEL 531 BASS BOAT

If you’re looking to step up your game this season, look no further than the Rebel 531 Bass Boat. Made in KZN by FG Marine, this craft has been achieved with local conditions in mind, and it shows in its fishability. Whether you fish for pleasure or look to...

YAMAHA FX CRUISER HO WAVERUNNER

The Yamaha FX Cruiser High Output (HO) WaveRunner is both thrill and luxury wrapped up in a neat, high powered package. It's the top choice for those who want reliable, 1.8-litre High Output Yamaha Marine engine performance plus all the features and amenities usually...

YAMAHA F70 OUTBOARD

What’s surprising about boating with one of the new Yamaha outboards is the seemingly visceral connection between driver and outboard. It’s as if the outboard has gained a new level of understanding and control and this makes the life of the skipper easier by...

JOEY’S TOWING TOURNAMENT TRAIL 2018

If you're into competitive bass angling, you need to get involved in Joey's Towing Tournament Trail [Powered By Husqvarna]. With the bass season about to begin in what's gearing up to be one of the most significant years to date on the competitive calendar, anglers...

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