BRP Expands and Updates Evinrude E-Tec Outboard Line

BRP, Sturtevant, Wisconsin, has unveiled four new Evinrude E-TEC engines and has updated the graphics of its entire Evinrude E-TEC engine line-up. It is also now offering several of its outboards in a graphite finish.

The company's engine additions include a new Evinrude E-TEC Pontoon Series consisting of 90hp, 115hp and 150hp horsepower models. BRP's other new addition is a performance 90 H.O.

"BRP's Evinrude brand is always looking for new ways to enhance the consumer's experience on the water and we've just raised the bar with these new models,' said Alain Villemure, Vice President and General Manager of BRP's Marine Propulsion Systems division. "No other outboard manufacturer produces pontoon-specific engines. This is just another example of BRP's innovative mindset and desire to uphold its reputation as the industry leader in developing new technologies.'

Evinrude E-TEC Pontoon Series

Tailored to meet the specific needs of pontoon owners, Evinrude E-TEC Pontoon Series outboards are available in 90, 115 and 150 horsepower options. The 90hp pontoon engine will be available in two different models – the E90SL and E90SNL. BRP says these new offerings are the ideal choice for any midsize-to-larger pontoon application.

"The performance of pontoon boats is greatly improved when they are powered with outboard engines that match their unique design,' added Villemure.

Evinrude E-TEC Pontoon Series engines will be showcased at boat builder meetings throughout the summer, and delivery will begin in the fall.

Highlights of Evinrude's Pontoon Series include:

• Advanced Motor Mounts – reduces vibration by up to 40 percent, giving consumers a smoother, quieter and more comfortable boating experience. This comes standard on the 90 and 150 HP models.

• Optimized Gear Ratio – provides additional thrust for quicker acceleration, improved throttle response and greater maneuverability while at the dock. This will come standard on the 90 and 115 HP models.

• Remote Oil Tank– extends time between fill ups to 100 hours or more and allows easy access for checking and re-filling. This comes standard on the E90SL model and is offered as an accessory on E90SNL, 115 and 150 HP models.

Evinrude E-TEC 90 H.O.

Evinrude's new E-TEC 90 H.O. features 105.4 cubic-inches of displacement said to provide excellent torque for quick acceleration and top-end speed. The H.O. series is designed to provide more low-end power, improving the experience of pulling skiers, wake boarders or tubers.

"We are extremely proud of the performance and value of the Evinrude E-TEC 90 H.O.,' said Chris Dawson, Vice President and General Manager of BRP's International division. "By offering quicker hole shots, better throttle response and higher top speed than the competition, the 90 H.O. is a game changer in the 90 HP segment.'

The 90 H.O. will be showcased alongside the Evinrude E-TEC Pontoon Series at boat builder meetings throughout the summer, and delivery to authorized Evinrude dealers will begin later this year.

BRP says its new 90 H.O. is a full nine pounds lighter than a 90 HP Mercury outboard, for improved fuel efficiency, handling and visibility while planning. It's also said to place less stress on the structural integrity of a boat's transom. The new outboard also features the company's True High Output Alternator – said to deliver enough power to run outboard electronics with less chance of a dead battery.

All New Graphics and Additional Graphite Models

The Evinrude E-TEC line of outboard engines will also receive an updated look in the form of an all-new graphics package. These new graphics will be featured on all Evinrude E-TEC models, including the popular H.O. series.

Implementation of the new graphics will be gradually phased into production throughout July, and will be available to purchase shortly thereafter.

In addition, Evinrude has expanded its graphite colour offering to nine different models. Select offerings are available in 15, 150, 200, 225, 250 and 300hp sizes. Orders for the new graphite colour are now being taken and will be available to consumers who want a dark, natural coloured engine to complement their boat hulls and interiors by early fall.

BRP's Evinrude engine line-up ranges from 3.5- to 300 horsepower for a full range of applications. Distributed in 105 countries, its portfolio of brands and products includes Sea-Doo personal watercraft, Evinrude outboard engines, Ski‑Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles, Spyder roadsters as well as Rotax propulsion systems. BRP employs approximately 6,800 people worldwide.