BRP, Sturtevant, Wisconsin, has signed an agreement to provide Renaissance Marine Groups' KingFisher Boats with Evinrude outboard engines. The welded heavy-gauge aluminum boats, manufactured in a state-of-the art facility in Vernon, British Columbia.
During BRP's recent unveiling of its Generation 2 (G2) E-TEC outboard engines, ranging from 200 to 300hp models, a KingFisher 3025 equipped with twin 250hp G2 Evinrudes was available for dealer testing. The 30-and-a-half foot vessel achieved a speed of over 50 mph in a moderate chop on Lake Michigan with nine people on board and a nearly full tank of fuel.
"This partnership is exciting for BRP. Showcasing our Evinrude E-TEC technology and innovations alongside a leader in heavy gauge aluminum boats allows us to continue expanding our presence in the industry, and reinforces our commitment to providing a superior consumer experience across multiple segments and markets,' said Alain Villemure, Vice President and General Manager of BRP's Marine Propulsion Systems division. "We're confident this agreement with KingFisher Boats and The Renaissance Group is a strategic one and we look forward to the mutual opportunities it represents.'
"We're very excited about this partnership because BRP's newest offerings with its Evinrude brand bring outstanding technological innovation to our product,' said Byron Bolton, CEO of Renaissance Marine Group and KingFisher. "Our boaters require top performance for that hole shot and the reliability of Evinrude engines is something they can count on.'
KingFisher and Renaissance have a west coast distribution network of more than 100 dealers and claim to be growing in the Great Lakes, Northeast, Central Canada and Northern Europe regions.