Ship Shape TV
Popular TV Program now sponsored by Yanmar Diesel

John Greviskis, 
host of “Ship Shape TV”

As part of the company’s focus on customer service and awareness, Yanmar Diesel America will now sponsor the popular boat improvement program, “Ship Shape TV.” Hosted by originator John Greviskis, the series’ format is similar to popular home improvement-type TV programs and reaches over 80 million homes in the U.S., Canada and the Bahamas.

It its seventh year, “Ship Shape TV” is carried by three major television networks: Public Broadcasting System (PBS), which airs with 300 U.S. affiliates; Speedvision, which covers the U.S. and Canada; and the Sunshine Network, which reaches markets in Florida and the Bahamas. The program also receives exposure as a member of the National Education Telecomm Association (NETA), one of PBS’s sponsors.

Referred to as the “Norm Abram” of boating, Greviskis helps viewers to make improvements and repairs on their boats and equipment. Combining his extensive radio and TV production experience with a passion for boating, he writes, directs, produces and stars in every episode. Topics range from simple maintenance to major projects such as engine repowering and fiberglass repair. Another 26 shows are in progress for the 2000 season.

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