Yamaha empowers Sea Angling Classic for 2023

Matt Taylerson from Yamaha and Sea Angling Classic founder Ross Honey at the 2023 event launch.

Following the huge success of the inaugural Sea Angling Classic in the UK this summer, it looks set for expansion for 2023, starting with a major partnership with engine manufacturer Yamaha Marine UK.

The top prize in the recreational boat angling category next June will be a fully equipped Extreme 745 Game King boat, (and trailer00, powered by a 300hp V6 Yamaha outboard engine, complete with Yamaha Joystick Helm Master EX control.

Not only will this get anglers to the fishing areas very quickly, it means that when they arrive they can use the GPS anchor locking system through the Helm Master EX, enabling them to fish in snaggy areas where the fish are with no fear of getting an anchor stuck.

Matt Taylerson, Yamaha’s divisional manager, marketing, said: “We are delighted to partner with the Sea Angling Classic in 2023. Along with our boat partner, Extreme Boats, we look forward to demonstrating how our outboard engines lead the market for performance and reliability, whilst our innovative and integrated boat control system, the Helm Master EX, provides anglers with a whole new level of boat control with its Autopilot functions.

“The way the Sea Angling Classic continues to promote UK angling in a responsible manner is something we are particularly impressed with. The shore clean-up programme, a prerequisite for entry to the competition for participants, complements our European wide Yamaha initiative, Clean The Sea.

“The initiative demonstrates Yamaha’s commitment towards preventing the danger to our planet and motivates communities and users to do the same. This is a natural tie for both of us, and we are excited to work together in the future.”

Ross Honey, managing director of Angling Spirit and event founder, added: “Extreme Boats EU, who are providing the prize boat for the Sea Angling Classic 2023, has signed an exclusive agreement with Yamaha and will be rigging all boats sold in Europe during 2023 with Yamaha engines. So, there was a natural, logical link for Yamaha to be the official engine partner of our event.

“It’s really great that so many of the activities and initiatives linked to the Sea Angling Classic’s best practice catch photo release angling event, such as respect for the environment and children's education, directly mirror those of Yamaha.

“So, let’s raise a glass to passion and performance and welcome Yamaha on board.”