STURTEVANT, Wis. – BRP (TSX:DOO) has added 19 new Evinrude dealers and four boat builders to its North American network in the third quarter of fiscal year 2016. The company attributes the success of the Evinrude E-TEC G2 engine, as well as the entire Evinrude product line, to these new network additions. BRP received a coveted 2015 Red Dot Design Award for its Evinrude E-TEC G2 engines. The annual award is an international product and communication design prize, awarded by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany.
“So far this year, we’ve signed a total of 55 new dealers and 17 OEMs in North America,” said Alain Villemure, vice-president and general manager of BRP’s Marine Propulsion Systems division. “These new dealers and boat builders are just the latest to join our ever-growing network. The performance benefits of our E-TEC technology provide our dealers with a superior choice for their discerning customers.”
Based on BRP internal testing, the Evinrude E-TEC G2 engines range from 200 to 300 HP, delivering up to 20 percent more torque, up to 15 percent better fuel efficiency and up to 75 percent fewer total regulated emissions than leading competitive four-stroke engines. In addition, the Evinrude E-TEC G2 backed by a warranty of five years or 500 hours of no dealer-scheduled maintenance.
“We’re excited to be able to offer our customers the power and customizability of the Evinrude E-TEC G2 engines,” said Jeff Junker, general manager, Wher-Rena Boatland in North Carolina. “The Evinrude E-TEC G2 outboard is not only the best performing and most fuel efficient engine on the market, but it has garnered praise for its bold, breakthrough design and stylish good looks. Gone are the days when an outboard was an ugly, but necessary add-on at the transom. Including the Evinrude outboard line-up in our current portfolio offers our customers a superior choice in outboard engine technology.”
For a complete list of new and existing Evinrude dealers, visit www.evinrude.com.