The new facility on the Brisbane River
Mr Kajikawa, President of YMC and Steven Cotterell, Director/General Manager of YMA deliver the opening address.

Yamaha Officially Opens New QLD Facility

27 Oct 2009

Yamaha Motor Australia has officially opened its new Brisbane facility in a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony performed by Takashi Kajikawa, President of Yamaha Motor Corporation.

The new facility covers 11500 m2 of prime riverside location on the Brisbane River in the rapidly growing Rivergate Marina precinct. The building houses Yamaha’s national head office for marine operations as well as being a Queensland base for YMA motorcycle and golf car divisions and motorcycle accessories company, Ficeda.

In his speech Mr Kajikawa expressed the need for focus and hard work in market conditions that have been difficult for all businesses. He was confident the new state of the art facilities would help build on Yamaha’s strong position in the Queensland marine market as well as the Australian market as a whole.

Yamaha Motor Australia has experienced great success over the past five years and currently holds the number one position in both outboard and motorcycle markets in Australia. With product development moving ahead strongly, confident dealers and a resurgent Australian market, Yamaha is predicting great things for the future.

“The past year has been difficult for everyone in the marine industry,” says Brett Hampson, National Sales and Marketing Manager for Yamaha Outboards. “The businesses that have been able to get through these times have had to work hard to survive. They will all come out stronger, more focused and better prepared for the future. We certainly intend to.”

Yamaha outboards are available through an Australia-wide network of authorised Yamaha outboard dealers. All Yamaha 4-stroke outboards are supported with a full 4-year manufacturer’s warranty and all 2-stroke outboards are backed by a 3-year warranty – conditions apply.

All Yamaha outboards are available with the unique “Protection Plus” package that allows customers to access extended service protection, Yamaha Marine Insurance as well as DatadotDNA theft protection for more confident and worry free boating.