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ACCelerating Into 2017 Lunch and Learn Challenge


YANMAR America is excited to announce the launch of our “ACCelerating Into 2017” Lunch and Learn Challenge!

YANMAR is an official sponsor of ORACLE TEAM USA, back-to-back winners of the America’s Cup. With team owner Larry Ellison, CEO Russell Couts and skipper Jimmy Spithill at the helm, the team is building on the finest of sailing expertise, boat design, boat building technology and a support team second to none towards defending the title at the 35th America’s Cup.

YANMAR provides both the marine engine (8LV inboard marine diesel engine) and drive system (ZT sterndrive systems) for the YANMAR chase boats, which are critical to the team’s efforts on the water. The boats, which can reach speeds of over 40 knots, constantly follow the race boats, and not only provide necessary support, but also track race progress, gather and analyze real time data on the crew’s performance and are ready to provide support for any eventuality. The chase boats have to be able to respond with speed, power and reliability in extremely demanding and rigorous conditions, and the YANMAR marine diesels and drive systems are held in high regard by the team.

Entry into the Lunch and Learn Challenge is open to architects, mechanical engineers, property developers, facility managers and facility owners who attend and provide one business card to YANMAR representative for entry into YANMAR’s print and digital mailing list during a YANMAR America Energy Systems hosted Lunch and Learn event between January 19, 2017 through April 30, 2017.

One prize for two (2) people to Bermuda consisting of the following will be awarded:

  • Round-trip coach class airfare for winner and one (1) guest to Bermuda from major US airport nearest the winner’s residence within the 48 contiguous United States;
  • Three (3) days/two (2) nights hotel accommodations (1 room, double occupancy); June 16 -18, 2017;
  • Two (2) Grandstand Seat Passes to the America’s Cup Race on June 17-18, 2017;
  • $300 Visa gift card.

If you are interested in scheduling a Lunch and Learn for your business, please contact your YANMAR America Energy Systems regional Business Development Manager or email