Agreement with April Marine applies to Yanmar inboard engines and Dtorque diesel outboards

YANMAR - April Marine

YMI signs new partnership with boating insurance and financing specialist April Marine

Yanmar Marine International has signed a new partnership with boating insurance and financing specialist April Marine to offer affordable payment options to leisure customers buying Yanmar engines in France.

The agreement will enable Yanmar France SAS to provide fast and competitive financing solutions with the sale of the company’s range of inboard engines and accessories and the Dtorque Turbo Diesel outboard through 13 master dealers, and more than 90 sub-dealers in the country.

The additional service is now available for customers who need to repower an existing boat, replace an engine or buy a new boat with a Yanmar engine.

“We are very pleased to announce that YMI has partnered with a financing specialist for the first time to benefit our customers in France,” says Julio Arribas, regional manager for southwest Europe and Yanmar France SAS general manager. ”The new agreement with April Marine, a very skilled and knowledgeable company in the marine market, enables our new subsidiary, Yanmar France, to provide an enhanced service in the country.”

April Marine is a broker specialised in boating insurance and financing, with more than 83,000 clients and 40 years of experience. The company offers insurance solutions for motorboats, sailboats, yachts and jet-skis and also financing solutions for rent-to-own and credit on boats.

Édith Durandet, April Marine’s financing manager, says: ”We are delighted to partner with Yanmar with the joint ambition to give boaters in France new flexibility when buying Yanmar’s inboard engines and the Dtorque outboard. We look forward to using our many years of experience in marine equipment financing to benefit Yanmar’s customers.”

Yanmar France SAS, based in La Roche-sur-Yon, has over 90 sub-dealers in the country to support the separate territories served by master dealers. It was established in September 2018 to strengthen its presence in the country by guaranteeing supply stability and a professional support network, in addition to forging closer relationships with boatbuilders and dealers.

Yanmar, a supplier of innovative engines and technology-driven marine propulsion systems, recently launched its new 6LF and 6LT series of marine diesel engines, adding to its 4LV, 6LY and 8LV series and the proven JH common rail series of sailboat and small craft engines.