BRP Partners With Tohatsu to Offer Low HP Outboards

Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), Valcourt, QC, has signed an agreement with Tohatsu Corporation in order to be able to offer Evinrude branded outboard engines from 3.5 to 15 HP. 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, WI. BRP says this agreement further supports its commitment to the Evinrude brand.