New manufacturing and distribution supply agreement between Yamaha Precision propellers and Sharrow Marine to include OEM, aftermarket channels

Sharrow propeller castings

Under a new manufacturing and distribution agreement Yamaha will offer Sharrow propellers to it more than 100 boat builder and 2,000 dealership partners

Yamaha’s US Marine Business Unit announced early Tuesday that the company has entered into a new manufacturing and supply agreement with Sharrow Marine that will see the company manufacture Sharrow product at its Precision Propellers (YPPI) foundry for distribution through its boatbuilder and dealer distribution channels.

Sharrow Marine won an NMMA Innovation Award during the 2020 Miami International Boat Show for its unique propeller design, which is said to deliver improvements in fuel efficiency and boat performance. Under terms of the new agreement, YPPI will offer the Sharrow product to its more than 100 boatbuilder partners and its network of more than 2,000 Yamaha dealers.

Yamaha prop plant

Yamaha expanded its Indiana, US Precision propellers plant in 2021

“Sharrow Marine’s choice of YPPI as a manufacturing and distribution partner underscores Yamaha’s leadership position in the casting industry,” said Yamaha US Marine general manager, planning and development, Jonathon Burns. “Through YPPI and our new relationship with Sharrow Marine, Yamaha can offer boatbuilders, dealers and customers an even greater number of options when it comes to maximising boat performance through propeller selection.”

Yamaha acquired Precision Propellers in 2008, and last year made capital investments to expand its Greenfield, Indiana foundry. YPPI manufactures over 300 different propellers for Yamaha product sold worldwide.

“Yamaha has worldwide respect for the quality and dependability of its products. We’re proud to have the opportunity to have YPPI cast our high-tech propellers in YPPI’s new, state-of-the-art casting facility in Indiana,” said Sharrow Marine CEO, Greg Sharrow.

“We’re also excited to have access to the Yamaha distribution network, which will dramatically accelerate our efforts to deliver the Sharrow Propeller to boat motors across the world.”