Technical Tidbits: The Detatchable Rowboat Motors – The Early Evinrude Outboards

  • Bill Grannis

Ole Evinrude did not invent the outboard motor nor was he the first to produce one. Versions of portable propulsion systems, both gasoline and battery powered, had been around since the late 1800’s. An attorney named Cameron Waterman began manufacturing his Porto-Motor several years before Evinrude built his first prototype. It was an associate of Waterman who first used the… More

Recap of the 2013 Miami International Boat Show


This past weekend, Miami hosted the biggest boat show in the US, the Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail.  Evinrude was there for all of it, catching up with some of our boat partners (Premier, Manitou, Ranger, Dusky, and many more) and seeing the latest and greatest innovations in the boating world.   The Miami Boat Show website adds:… More

Iron Dog Snowmobile Race – Featuring E-TEC Technology


The Iron Dog Competition, which is the toughest snowmobile race in the world, is currently underway in Alaska.  11 teams in the competition will be running Ski-Doo snowmobiles, which feature the same E-TEC technology as Evinrude outboard engines.   From the Iron Dog website:   The Iron Dog course is now over 2,000 miles, starting in Big Lake to Nome… More



Sturtevant, Wis., Feb. 11, 2013 – What a year it has been! Today, BRP celebrates the first birthday of E-NATION, the socially-driven online community. Visitors to will experience new features like an enhanced navigation bar, and special sections for both Evinrude product reviews and professional teams.   “Whether you’re into fishing or just hanging out with friends and family… More

Evinrude, Andros, and the Optimus 360 Steering and Joystick Controls


In this video, Andy Eggebrecht (from Andros Boatworks) and Larry Koschak (Senior Product Specialist at BRP) highlight the features and benefits of the new Optimus 360 control system.  These controls harness the power of two Evinrude E-TEC engines and makes them able to maneuver in ways they weren’t able to before.

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