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Sea-Doo continues to push innovation limits with 2021 lineup

By Adam Quandt Despite a brief slow down in production due to the ongoing pandemic, Sea-Doo hasn’t slowed at all in pushing innovations to the absolute limit. After a successful launch of redesigned models in its recreational segment last year, BRP’s Sea-Doo brand hasn’t rested on any laurels for 2021. The 2021 model year for Sea-Doo brings forward a completely ...

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Alumacraft launches new Competitor models for 2021

BRP announced the launch of an extension of the Competitor model with the new Alumacraft Competitor FSX 175/185 (Fish/Ski Crossover) boats, providing maximum flexibility for families who love the feeling of being out on the water. Built for all levels of multi-species anglers, Alumacraft Competitor series boats include a variety of amenities, like multiple livewells, a built-in cooler and lockable ...

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Manitou introduces 2021 pontoon lineup

BRP announced two new Manitou pontoon boat models for model year 2021. Combining luxury and sports performance, the Manitou LX replaces the Legacy and X-Plode models, to serve boaters in search of both extreme fun and complete relaxation. The Aurora LE, Manitou’s most accessible boat, now offers even more features as standard, and a completely redesigned VP hull to accommodate ...

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BRP launches new experience-based pilot project

Today, BRP (TSX: DOO, NASDAQ: DOOO) launched a new pilot program, Uncharted Society, that will offer more than 40 expertly curated experiences using powersports vehicles in the United States. From the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, the Gulf of Mexico, the Rockies, Joshua Tree, and many more bucket-list destinations, customers will be able to live out unique experiences on Sea-Doo watercraft, ...

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BRP exits outboard motor business

Evinrude G2

Canadian company BRP stunned the recreational boating industry with their announcement it will immediately stop making Evinrude outboards. “Our outboard engines business has been greatly impacted by COVID-19, obliging us to discontinue production of our outboard motors immediately. This business segment had already been facing some challenges and the impact from the current context has forced our hand,” said José ...

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Onboard for outboards

By David Gee The boat buying public is fully on board for outboards. Retail sales increased for the eighth consecutive year in 2019, nearly reaching pre-recession levels with a 13-year high. “We’re seeing the trend in consumer demand for higher performance engines continue with outboard engine sales growth in 2019 led by engines 200hp-plus, accounting for 27% of sales, and ...

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Michigan senator visits Manitou facility

Last Monday, Michigan State Senator Tom Barrett (R-MI-24) visited Manitou Pontoon Boats’ facility in Lansing, which employs 180 people and produces more than 2,500 units annually. The tour showcased Manitou’s plant and highlighted the impact recreational boating has in the state of Michigan – a key pillar of NMMA’s expanded advocacy work. During the visit, Senator Barrett met with company’s ...

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Schools receive engines donated from Evinrude and the ABYC Foundation

The ABYC Foundation announced that 21 Evinrude ETEC G2 3.4L V6 outboard engines have been donated to high schools and post-secondary schools training aspiring marine technicians. More engines will be shipped throughout the year, with schools from 22 U.S. states, Canada and the British Virgin Islands that have applied for the donation program. In 2019, the ABYC Foundation received $2 ...

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Evinrude launches new 150 HP power tiller

Evinrude recently announced the industry’s first 150 HP tiller controlled outboard, with integrated power steering assist and digital shift and throttle, the E-TEC G2 Power Tiller. Designed with beginners to advanced anglers in mind, Evinrude says the new 150 HP Power Tiller is easy to use, even in the worst conditions.  “While the competition is focused on releasing larger and ...

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BRP completes Telwater acquisition

BRP announced the completion of the previously-announced acquisition of 80% of the outstanding shares of Telwater Pty, Ltd ("Telwater"), Australia's leading manufacturer of aluminum boats and trailers. As BRP’s third boat acquisition, BRP says Telwater’s addition to the Marine Group is another step in helping create a strong offering and foundation to expand into new markets, with the objective of ...

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