BRP Broadens Evinrude ETec line up



2009 models mark 100 years for Evinrude



Sydney, Australia, June 5, 2008 – BRP commemorates 100-years of Evinrude® outboard engine innovation with the introduction of new Evinrude E-TEC® 2009 centennial model year engines. Now 25- and 30-horsepower Evinrude E-TEC outboard engines, featuring an all new anniversary year graphic design, will be available at Evinrude dealerships worldwide for the 2009 model year.

“We’re extremely pleased to make this product introduction during our celebration of 100 years of life on the water with Evinrude,” says Roch Lambert, vice president and general manager,

Outboard Marine Engines, BRP. “Evinrude outboard power began with engineering BRP Evinrude ETec ingenuity and BRP is continuing it today with E-TEC technology in new 25- and 30-horsepower engines,” he continues. “We have broadened our engine family to make the Evinrude E-TEC product advantages available to more boating applications and allow a greater opportunity for boaters everywhere to spend more time on the water.”

The new two-cylinder engines offer the highest fuel efficiency, lightest weight, and most power in their competitive engine class. The engine technology and superior results are proven with five years of E-TEC technology success and a rigorous testing program. With a 35.3 cubic inch (576 cc) displacement and 142-pound weight, boaters will enjoy the advantages of quick acceleration, high power and low fuel consumption these new lower horsepower engines provide to them. Ergonomically designed for easy operation, 25- and 30-horsepower engines feature a more compact and integrated pull handle that locks in place; standard electronic adjustable idle speed control; and a trim and tilt switch that is located at the end of the twist grip that can be operated without moving your hand. The sleek, compact design includes a folding tiller handle for convenient carrying and storage. The tiller handle incorporates a unique “touch troll” button, which acts like a cruise control to allow boaters easy adjustment and maintain optimal trolling speed. Boaters can rely on the high 15 amps of net output for additional power to operate onboard electronics. Each model, regardless of configuration, includes a rewind rope starter so a dead battery will never keep you from enjoying your day on the water.

“These new outboard engines fill a vital product segment in key markets woBRP Evinrude E-Tecrldwide,” added Chris Dawson, vice president and general manager, BRP International. “With the launch of the new 25- and 30-hp models, as well as the 250HO and 300-hp models released earlier this year, we are delivering on our promise to expand the line above and below the current offering. All these new models are expected to bring great enthusiasm from our worldwide dealer network,” stated Dawson.


The new engines feature the same E-TEC technology that provides superior benefits found throughout the line.


No maintenance  including three years or 300 hours of no dealer-scheduled maintenance; a three-year declining warranty; no oil filters and no oil changes; no belts or chains to adjust or replace; and no valve throttle linkage adjustments required. These benefits give E-TEC owners significant savings in maintenance costs. E-TEC engines are so well-engineered and precision-built that no breakin period is required.


Clean and quiet performance  minimizes impact on our environment with extremely low carbon monoxide emission at idle; CARB 3-star rated, EPA and EU compliant; low particulate matter emissions; no crankcase oil to dispose of; and exceptionally quiet operation.


Durable and reliable through reliable design and parts including a new multipoint oiling system; NASA alloy developed pistons; 100-percent power and emissions testing; oversized, robust gearcase; and same proven E-TEC family design.

Best-in-class power and performance with more displacement; up to 40- percent more torque; superior hole shot; faster top speed; and excellent fuel economy – up to 15% better than competitive 4-stroke engines in this horsepower class.

Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), a privately-held company, is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorized recreational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski-Doo® and Lynx® snowmobiles,

Sea-Doo® watercraft and sport boats, Evinrude® and Johnson® outboard engines, direct injection technologies such as Evinrude E-TEC®, Can-Amall-terrain vehicles and roadsters, Rotax® engines and karts