Yamaha America announced this week that the company has acquired Bennett Marine, Inc., creator of the adjustable trim tab.

Known for its hydraulic trim tab systems and the recently-launched Bolt electric trim tab and AutoTrim Pro systems, Deerfield Beach, Florida-based Bennett Marine will become a part of Yamaha’s newly created subsidiary, Yamaha Marine Systems Company, which acquired Milwaukee-based fuel tank manufacturer Kracor, Inc. last month.

“Through the acquisition of Bennett Marine, Yamaha Marine has the capability to further broaden our offerings to boat builders and provide even greater integration of Yamaha marine systems,” said Ben Speciale, President of Yamaha Marine Group. “Bennett Marine has a long-standing reputation for building durable, reliable trim tab systems that can be found on boats all over the world. The integrity of the Bennett Marine brand aligns well with the Yamaha Marine brand, and we look forward to delivering top quality products together.”

Charles Bennett invented the first adjustable trim tab in 1959, dramatically improving a boat’s performance in an expanded range of conditions. Bennett Marine is the largest manufacturer of durable hydraulic and electric trim tab systems designed for a variety of boat styles and sizes.


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