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HARMO: Yamaha Motor’s innovative electric boat propulsion system

Showcased for the first time at the Genova Boat Show 2021

For more than 60 years, Yamaha Motor has been at the forefront of engineering breakthrough and technological developments within the marine industry. Today, we take another step forward in electric marine propulsion: HARMO. Next to Electric Drives this is an important milestone in the company’s and the industry’s journey to a more sustainable future. The accelerating interest to smart mobility and a changing mindset globally is fueling the evolution towards more and “greener” alternatives.

While it keeps its commitment in securing combustion engines are evolving to be more and more efficient, Yamaha Motor has a world class foundation in electronic engineering, pioneering electric-powered innovations that include lightweight electric vehicles (LEV), golf cars, motorcycles, wheelchairs, drones and power assisted bicycles. This advanced technology delivers truly innovative and exciting products to the customer while supporting a global evolution; to find new and better ways of matching the Customer’s desires. HARMO is a brand new integrated electric propulsion unit and steering control system. Featuring the brand’s signature engineering excellence and innovation, this next-generation control system platform demonstrates new capabilities in a market rarely impacted by such forward thinking electric technological improvements.

HARMO further opens up the possibility to be at one with nature on the water. Whether that’s enjoying the Italian or Alpine lakes, admiring the world renowned shoreline, or discovering hidden natural treasures on the Scandinavian archipelago, or still exploring Amsterdam canals, HARMO offers an ultra-smooth experience, in both fresh and salt water, so you can truly be at peace with your surroundings. 

It is an end-to-end smart technology package consisting of an electrically powered propulsion unit, a remote box and a joystick for more intuitive operation. Electric motors provide a new dimension to your enjoyment of the water, being quiet enough that you can live the sounds of nature fully and undisturbed.