Yamaha To Display Prototype Hydrogen Outboard Engine

Accelerating development to achieve carbon neutrality on the water

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. has announced that it will exhibit a prototype hydrogen-powered outboard motor at the Miami International Boat Show from February 14 to 18, 2024.

Marine products run through water and are thus subjected to water resistance, requiring significantly more energy for propulsion than land vehicles. Additionally, marine products’ performance and engineering requirements vary widely depending on the usage environment—such as the ocean, rivers, or lakes—and the usage itself, from commercial fishing to recreation. To achieve carbon neutrality with marine products while facing such challenges, the Company is promoting a multi-directional development approach, looking to other new energy sources and technologies in addition to its electrification efforts.

Yamaha Motor has set a companywide environmental goal to achieve carbon neutrality in Scope 3* emissions by 2050. To create a more sustainable world, the Company will continue promoting the research and development of technologies contributing to sustainability.

*Emissions produced from the Company’s value chain, e.g., use of sold products.