As the Authorized Dealer in Sri Lanka for the world-renowned Yamaha Waverunner and its range of marine engines, Associated Motorways (AMW) last week announced that the TR-1 High Output marine engine has been honoured for its excellence in design by the National Marine Manufacturers’ Association (NMMA) of the USA. The NMMA Innovation Awards, presented annually at the Miami Boat Show, are considered the most prestigious awards ceremony in the boating industry worldwide.

“This is the second time in a row that Yamaha’s marine engines have been thus honoured by NMMA. Yamaha’s RiDE system, incorporating the world’s first handlebars with dual throttle controls, received the innovation award in the Personal Watercraft category, last year,” the company said in a statement.

Regarded as the pinnacle of innovation in marine engines, the Yamaha WaverunnerTR-1 swayed the judges with its design revolution that was achieved by eliminating a reduction gear, integrating the oil tank, and using fewer and smaller parts – resulting in quicker acceleration, higher top end speeds, with better fuel economy and more fun for the rider.