There practically isn’t a single podium in Pro Runabout racing without a Yamaha rider standing tall upon it, and there practically isn’t a single Pro Runabout Yamaha on the podium that hasn’t been touched, tweaked or tuned by Dean Charrier. The shadow cast by Charrier is far larger than his massive Cajun frame an throw, as the performance tuner wields over 20 years of experience in watercraft racing world, and another 30-plus-years in motorsports racing. Bringing all of that hands-on knowledge to the table has been a boon to Yamaha.
Having built his “Dean’s Team” moniker into one of the most prolific and respected names in the industry, Charrier has worked closely with Yamaha Factory Racing since 2009, not only permitting him exclusive access to Yamaha’s vast catalogs of testing and racing data, but future product development and much, much more. Suffice it to say, if Charrier is seen experimenting with a bit of new technology, it’s almost a sure bet that it’ll be made into a production item in a year or two. That’s the kinda impact this guy has.
And until recently, access to Charrier and his know-how was almost impossible. That is, until Dean’s Team became a public store, offering its ECU tunes, performance parts and complete performance packages to the general public! Best yet, now as an advertiser to the industry’s largest and most popular PWC magazine – The Watercraft Journal – you’ll be seeing a lot more on the awesome Dean’s Team products that not only improve throttle response, top speed but even fuel mileage and engine longevity. Make sure to click the link and look out for future stories, technical content and more here!