Yamaha Engines Powers Research

August 21, 2014 by dyertrust

When you work out at sea on some of the most well known rough sea regions, around Dyer Island in the Western Cape of South Africa, you know the importance of a well tuned and powerful boat engine.

The Dyer Island Conservation Trust motored around the greater Dyer Island area with two 85hp engines, tagging and tracking the infamous Great White Shark - collecting important research data to better understand these magnificent apex predators, their movements, feeding ecology, interaction and habitat use.

Swells and windy conditions prohibited the movement of our research boat Lwazi, affecting our productivity, and we realized that it was time to harness a few more horses.

We would like to say thank you to Yamaha South Africa and Heinemann Yamaha in Swellendam, who arranged the new 100hp four stroke Yamaha engines for us at cost, which saved us nearly R75 000.

With the ground breaking research The Dyer Island Conservation Trust involves itself with, cost always plays a major role.

These engines are amongst the most versatile and user friendly outboards available, with unmatched performance.

At Marine Dynamics and The Dyer Island Conservation Trust we take matters like pollution very seriously, which makes utilising engines that are environmentally friendly and use a lot less fuel, the perfect choice.

Each year our Eco Tourism partner, Marine Dynamics Shark Tours, hosts approximately 12,000 visitors who come to experience Great White Sharks in the white shark capital of the world, Gansbaai.

Together with our corporate sponsor, Volkswagen South Africa, and Yamaha, we can now bring research to a new level, to further promote awareness of this enigmatic species amongst these visitors.