Yamaha Motor Corporation USA has acquired Bennett Marine Inc., creator of the adjustable trim tab. The company is known for hydraulic trim-tab systems and the recently launched Bolt electric trim tab and AutoTrim Pro systems. With its manufacturing facility and headquarters in Deerfield Beach, Florida, Bennett Marine will become a part of Yamaha’s newly created subsidiary, Yamaha Marine Systems Company Inc. (YMSC).
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.
Adding Bennett to the Yamaha portfolio allows increased control-system integration and the potential for an even better boater experience.
“We’re very excited to become part of the Yamaha Marine family and look forward to continuing the great legacy of producing innovative and high-quality boat-leveling solutions well into the future,” said Charles Sweet, CEO of Bennett Marine Inc. “We believe this acquisition will enable us to innovate and expand at a pace unparalleled in the industry.”