ADAIRSVILLE, Ga.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--ORACLE TEAM USA, with Yanmar Co., Ltd. (Yanmar) as its Official Technical Partner, recently won the 34th America’s Cup by completing the greatest comeback in America’s Cup history and one of the most dramatic in any sport.
“We were very excited to partner with ORACLE TEAM USA for this 34th America’s Cup campaign”
Yanmar provided engines and drive systems for the ORACLE TEAM USA chase boats which serve to assist all aspects of the program, from launching the racing yachts to on-water safety. As the team’s AC72 yachts can reach speeds of up to 40 knots, the Yanmar engines allowed the chase boats to maintain the power, agility and endurance required to support the yachts through the variable conditions on the San Francisco Bay.
“We were very excited to partner with ORACLE TEAM USA for this 34th America’s Cup campaign,” said Yanmar America President Ted Bregar. “Yanmar is recognized world-wide for our industry-leading strengths in marine engine-building and technology; and this premier event was an opportunity to showcase that expertise. And to be a part of this historic victory was absolutely amazing.”
Having trailed 8-1, ORACLE TEAM USA won eight straight races, with the final victory coming in the first winner-take-all race since 1983.
About Yanmar America
Based in Adairsville, GA, Yanmar America Corp. is a subsidiary of Yanmar Co., Ltd. – which recently celebrated its 100th year of operation. Yanmar America is a recognized global leader in the design and manufacturing of advanced performance diesel engines and diesel-powered equipment for a multitude of market segments including marine and industrial engines, compact tractors and compact construction equipment. Yanmar Co. Ltd., was established in 1912 and in 1933 became the world's first manufacturer to develop a practical small diesel engine. Over the last 80 years, Yanmar has been a manufacturer of world-renowned diesel engines and agricultural, construction and industrial machinery. With global headquarters in Osaka, Japan, Yanmar is well recognized for the unsurpassed quality of its products. Its North American headquarters is located at 101 International Parkway, Adairsville, GA 30103. For more information, visit us.yanmar.com.