Sea-Doo Honoured With Safety Award

Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) was recognized with an award for its commitment to boating safety from the United States Coast Guard Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety at this year's Miami International Boat Show.

The company received the award for its new intelligent Brake and Reverse (iBR) system featured on its new 2009 Sea-Doo GTX Limited iS 255 and the RXT iS 255 PWCs. The company has also earned an Innovation Award from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) for the same system and a new suspension system called intelligent Suspension (iS), designed to give the rider more control while underway.

According to BRP, the iBR system allows the operator to stop within a remarkably shorter distance, while maintaining more control. The system utilizes a computer to automatically activate the perfect combination of control steps to quickly and safely activate reverse thrust. By simply squeezing a brake handle, the computer instantly moves the throttle to idle, drops the reverse gate, then automatically applies the optimum amount of reverse thrust, according to speed and amount of braking applied.