The new engines will be available at BRP dealerships in early 2012, adding to BRP's existing line-up of Evinrude E-TEC outboard engines of 15 H.O. to 300 HP*.
"We believe Tohatsu Corporation, who builds quality and market-proven engines, to be the right supplier to complete the Evinrude line-up," said José Boisjoli, president and CEO. "BRP's focus remains on the development and manufacturing of high-value and higher horsepower engines, using the E-TEC technology that we will continue to enhance with industry-leading features and benefits over the years to come."
BRP invested considerably in the Evinrude brand and E-TEC technology, including a $15 million investment in its state-of-the-art facility in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, U.S. This agreement further supports its commitment to the Evinrude brand.
Bombardier Recreational Products, Inc. (BRP.com), a privately-held company, is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorised recreational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea Doo watercraft and boats, Evinrude and Johnson outboard engines, Can Am all terrain and side-by-side vehicles and roadsters, as well as Rotax engines. BRP products are distributed in more than 100 countries.
Sea-Doo, Ski-Doo, Lynx, Evinrude, Johnson, Can-Am, E-TEC, Rotax and the BRP logo are trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
* Available for international from 25 to 300 hp.
For product information:
Taylor Fitts, Media Relations, Evinrude
T: 704-644-6926 / E: tfitts[.]taylorstrategy.com.
Jenny Zammit, Manager, Marketing & Communications, International division
T: +1.514.546.7038 / E: jenny.zammit[.]brp.com.