BRP OFFERS AN INBOARD JET PROPULSION SYSTEM FOR BOAT BUILDERS Valcourt, Québec, March 19, 2013 – BRP expands its marine engines portfolio by offering an in-board jet propulsion system, using its proven Rotax 4-TEC 1503 engine. BRP’s Marine Propulsion Systems division in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, formerly the Outboard Engine division, will now assemble Rotax inboard propulsion systems in addition to Evinrude outboard… More
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
By: Bill Grannis Last October on LakeSheen in central Florida, an Evinrude E-TEC 150hp and the new Mercury 4-stroke 150hp battled it out in a drag race, a top-speed run, and with a tug-of-war to see which engine was best in class. Over a three day period bass boats and center-consoles rigged with 150hp outboards and driven by experienced… More
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As a professional angler and a member of Team Evinrude, I am allowed the privilege to help a large number of boaters “re-power” their watercraft. Here are a few tips that will help in the “re-powering” process. 1. Choose a reputable dealer that is experienced in re-powering with an Evinrude E-TEC engine. Every “Serious” Evinrude dealer I’ve met is… More