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Glacier Bay to use Yanmar Marine Engine in Next Generation Marine Generator for Hybrid Marine Propulsion

Feb 19, 2009 UNION CITY, CA – February 12, 2009 – Glacier Bay Inc., a leading manufacturer of advanced energy management technologies, announces the next generation Marine Generator for Hybrid Propulsion.  Glacier Bay, with Yanmar Marine USA's pre-approval, will be using a Yanmar Marine engine in its next generation hybrid-electric propulsion system.  This is a promising development in the field of marine hybrid-electric power and addresses some of the challenges previous implementations were facing.
 
While most marine generators use industrial engines that have been marinized, the system Glacier Bay will develop is based upon a Yanmar marine engine that leverages Yanmar's decades of marine experience and is rated for Tier III emissions standards – far exceeding current USA regulations.  Boat builders and owners alike find it compelling that their engine can be easily serviced anywhere in the world through Yanmar Marine's vast support network.
 
"We're proud to use a Yanmar Marine engine on such an innovative project.  The industry is yearning for a reliable hybrid propulsion solution that can be easily serviced worldwide," said Glacier Bay CEO, Marc Hoffman.
 
Glacier Bay's next generation marine propulsion and power system provides power for both house loads and propulsion, eliminating a generator solely for "hotel-load" power.  Glacier Bay generators are true "load following", which eliminates "wetstacking" and improves efficiency, since they only create the power needed at the moment required.
 
"Our systems have some of the best power-to-weight ratios in the industry and provide boat builders unmatched design flexibility.  And now, as our customers travel the globe, they can enjoy the benefits of the extensive Yanmar Marine service and parts dealer network," said Lance Brown, Glacier Bay's VP of Business Development.
 

About Glacier Bay, Inc.

Glacier Bay is an internationally recognized leader in advanced energy technologies, known for designing and manufacturing ground-breaking intelligent power management systems.  Since 1990 Government Agencies, Defense Contractors and Leading Corporations including NASA, the Department of Energy (DOE), the Defense Advanced Research Products Agency (DARPA), Northrop Grumman, IBM and Hewlett Packard have repeatedly turned to Glacier Bay for innovative, high efficiency thermal management and energy control solutions.  Today Glacier Bay continues to solve the energy challenges of a broad portfolio of commercial, governmental and research customers while simultaneously providing high efficiency, state-of-the-art refrigeration and power management products across a wide range of industries and applications.  For more information, visit: www.glacierbay.com