December 04, 2017
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources was the beneficiary of a gift from Yamaha Marine Group that will help in future search-and-rescue efforts.
The company announced in a Friday ceremony that it has donated four boats, including trailers and 4-stroke outboards, to the agency.
Two of the G3 boats are equipped with Yamaha F25, one with an F30 and the fourth with an F40.
The company said in a news release that the boats are suitable for handling the maneuvering situations common during search and rescue during emergencies like 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," company President Ben Speciale said. "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."
The boats were presented to Georgia DNR Director of Law Enforcement Col. Eddie Henderson and other DNR officials during a Friday conference at the company's Kennesaw, Ga., headquarters.
"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," Henderson said. "Yamaha appreciates the importance of these situations and understands our need for safe, reliable vessels. Yamaha's support means a great deal to the Georgia DNR, and the donation of these boats could ultimately save lives down the road."