The Georgia-based Yamaha Marine Group recently donated four new G3 boats, complete with trailers and Yamaha four-stroke outboard motors, to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Georgia’s DNR Law Enforcement Division will use the boats, including to assist in search-and-rescue efforts during the event of an emergency or natural disaster. Yamaha Marine Group President Ben Speciale presented the boats to Col. Eddie Henderson, Director of the Law Enforcement Division, in front of Yamaha employees on Friday, Dec. 1, at Yamaha’s headquarters in Kennesaw.
Two of the G3 boats donated to the Georgia DNR are equipped with Yamaha F25 outboards, a third boat is equipped with a Yamaha F30 outboard, and the fourth boat is powered by a Yamaha F40 outboard. All four boats are suitable for handling the difficult, tight maneuvering situations that can occur during search and rescue in the event of a natural disaster.
“Yamaha has a great deal of respect for the role the Georgia DNR plays in managing Georgia’s wildlife and, in particular, our fisheries,” said Speciale. “This organization contributes greatly to the sportsmen and sportswomen across the state, and on behalf of the 1,800 Yamaha employees in Georgia, I am proud to show our support of Georgia DNR through the donation of these boats and outboards.”
Col. Henderson said, “During an emergency or natural disaster, it is critical that our team has access to the best equipment in order to carry out our job successfully. Yamaha appreciates the importance of these situations and understands our need of safe, reliable vessels. Yamaha’s support means a great deal to the Georgia DNR, and the donation could ultimately save lives down the road.”
For more information on Yamaha Marine Group, visit www.YamahaOutboards.com.