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Video: Yamaha WaterCraft builds one-millionth WaveRunner

Yamaha WaterCraft Group, together with Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America, announced the one millionth Yamaha WaveRunner personal watercraft rolled off the line at its manufacturing facility in Newnan, Georgia.

The one millionth model was a 2018 Yamaha VX Deluxe WaveRunner in Black and Azure Blue Metallic.  The event marks the culmination of more than 29 years of manufacturing personal watercraft at the Georgia based facility with the first WaveRunner having been produced on Monday, November 21, 1988 at 7:00 a.m.

Powersports Business had a front row seat for the WaveRunner EX Deluxe deck-to-hull assembly coupling process at Yamaha’s manufacturing plant in Newnan, Georgia. Photo courtesy of Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corp. USA

“This is a historic event for the entire team here at YMMC, marking the culmination of so much hard work and effort from our Georgia based employees over the years to produce great products for our customers,” said Mike Chrzanowski, president of Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America.  “We were proud to be able to pause the assembly line and have the entire team join us for a group photo and celebration around the one millionth WaveRunner, and notably there were several members who were here when the first one was produced. More than anything, we recognize that one million WaveRunners means one million opportunities for our customers to enjoy great experiences on the water.”

“We are honored to produce our watercraft in Georgia and impact the lives of so many employees in our local community,” said Dean Burnett, president of Yamaha WaterCraft Group.  “This milestone is a testament to their hard work every day to produce these amazing personal watercraft that have created memorable outdoor recreational experiences for people all around the world.”

Yamaha has made a video commemorating the milestone, which can be viewed here

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