ECRC Repowers With Evinrude
Eastern Canada Response Corporation (ECRC) selected BRP's Evinrude E-TEC engines to repower its 79-boat fleet. The CA$1.5 million contract was awarded to BRP based on Evinrude outboards' low cost of ownership and high environmental standards. ECRC operates six centres in eastern Canada and provides marine oil spill response services in all navigable waters east of the Rocky Mountains. Boats powered by the 30 hp to 225 hp Evinrude E-TEC engines will be at the forefront of chemical and oil spill cleanup throughout Canada and the United States.
BRP’s Evinrude Welcomes New Dealers, OEMs
BRP continues its North American expansion of the Evinrude sales network by signing 16 new dealers and four premium OEM boat builders to its portfolio – a clear indication of the excitement surrounding its Evinrude brand and the continued momentum of its industry-leading engines. These four OEMs are Calypso Skiff, Chaparral Boats, Polar Kraft Boats and Mowdy Boats of Texas. division. “We introduced our new E-TEC G2 150 HP to 200 HP offering in June, which has garnered significant attention.
BRP in An Expansion Mode
BRP has added 19 new Evinrude dealers and four boat builders in its North American network in the third quarter of fiscal year 2016. The performance and breakthrough design of the award-winning Evinrude E-TEC G2 engine, as well as the entire Evinrude product line, continues to draw interest from the world’s top dealers and boat builders. “We’re excited to be able to offer our customers the power and customizability of the Evinrude E-TEC G2 engines,” said Jeff Junker, general manager, Wher-Rena Boatland in North Carolina, U.S., one of the leading dealers in the North American market.
BRP $10m Contract for Evinrude Engines
BRP has been awarded a $10m contract from the United States Marine Corps (USMC) for its Evinrude multi-fuel engines (MFE). The Evinrude 55 MFE engines with an impeller equipped jet model pump will repower their fleet of F470 Zodiac boats / Combat Rubber Raiding Craft (CRRC) used during small craft operations. The strict procurement requirements of the USMC to secure non-gasoline burning outboard engines led directly to BRP. In accordance with the Department of Defense mandates, these engines must be able to operate using available battlefield fuels and to operate from naval shipping without the need for gasoline. According to the USMC…
Enivrude Signs With KingFisher
BRP 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, are known for their custom-built quality. “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.
Iveco Motors Of North America, a subsidiary of Iveco Motors is making waves in the marine industry with the introduction of the NEF 370, the first engine in its new line of marine engines for the pleasure craft industry, from the NEF series of diesel engines. The six cylinder, high performance NEF 370 model features an electronic common rail fuel injection system. With 370 hp and weighing just 1,312 lbs, this engine has a power to weight ratio of 3.54lbs/hp. In addition, the design of the four-stroke NEF engine requires less routine maintenance. "Diesel is becoming the preferred choice in marine power as manufacturers and boaters alike realize the benefits," says Vincenzo Perrone, General Manager of Iveco Motors of North America.
Evinrude Expands E-Tec G2 Horsepower
BRP (TSX:DOO)announced today the release of the next generation of Evinrude E-TEC G2 models with horsepower ranging from 150 to 200, the E-TEC G2 150, 150 H.O., 175 and 200. Building on the success of the 200 High Output (H.O.) to 300 horsepower models launched in 2014,the introduction of the new mid-range models will usher ina new era of outboard engines to even more boaters. Combining thrilling performance with the most intelligent design and the cleanest outboard engine combustion technology available…
BRP Begins Testing Next Generation Biofuel
BRP begins a program to test butanol-extended fuel in a variety of recreational marine engines for Argonne National Laboratory, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office. Butanol-extended fuel will be tested as an alternative to gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol (E15). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted a waiver allowing up to 15 percent ethanol in gasoline. According to industry test data published last October, E15 can cause significant damage to marine engines.
Lake Ontario Tests New Spyder Patrol Boat
The tri-hulled ReflexTM 850 Spyder underwent assessment and evaluation trials on Lake Ontario off Port Credit and Burlington’s LaSalle Park by with federal provincial and municipal police marine units from July 20 to 23. Completely designed locally and manufactured in Maine, U.S., the 28-ft craft comes to Canadian waters after considerable testing in the United States by various police agencies. The U.S. agencies expressed significant admiration for the vessel after comparing the ReflexTM tri-hulled speed and maneuvering prowess against their own traditional V-hulled patrol vessels…
BRP Offers Inboard Jet Propulsion System
BRP expands its marine engines portfolio by offering an inboard 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 engines. The heart of the jet propulsion system is the proven Rotax 4-TEC 1503 engine that is currently used in Sea-Doo watercraft. This jet system provides an energetic, thrill-seeking driving experience not available with other propulsion systems, and is a viable alternative to stern drive. The Rotax 1503 power pack is available exclusively to boat builders and includes the 4-TEC 1503 engine…
BRP Opens New Training Institute
BRP today marked the opening of its state-of-the-art technician training institute within its Sturtevant, Wisconsin manufacturing facility. This new institute will train dealers and their employees to maintain and repair all BRP vehicles, engines and accessories. Alain Villemure, vice president and general manager of BRP’s Marine Propulsion Systems division and Martin Soucy, vice president of its global after-sales function, participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony before employees, media and the general public.
BRP Names Pierini as Marketing Director
BRP has appointed Olivier Pierini to fill the position of director of global marketing and strategic planning for the Marine Propulsion Systems Division (MPS). In this new role, Pierini is responsible for leading the MPS team to deliver its marketing strategy that includes reinvigorating the Evinrude brand and helping to define its mission, vision and purpose in the marketplace. His primary focus includes identifying the most impactful commercial marketing strategy for the company’s groundbreaking design efforts…
BCGP Features Three Boats at WorkBoat
This week Brunswick Commercial & Government Products (BCGP) showcased three boats at the International Workboat Show. The 32' Justice is a unsinkable deep-v hull. The center console interior features stand-up headroom, lockable storage and electronics wiring access. The standard features include hardtop, electronics box, floodlights and shorepower. Port and starboard bow benches. The 32' Justice features twin 300 hp Yamaha outboard engines. This vessel is equipped with a 10-year limited warranty. The 1100 Impact has a molded fiberglass deep-v hull with non-skid.
New RIB Delivered to Vermont State Police
The Vermont State Police Department Marine Division has taken delivery of a specialized RIBCRAFT 7.8 RIB built by RIBCRAFT, a U.S. manufacturer of professional grade rigid inflatable boats for safety professionals, law enforcement and military agencies. The 25-foot RIB is the third RIBCRAFT boat in the Department’s fleet and will be used by the State Marine Patrol for patrol, enforcement operations as well as search and rescue applications on Lake Champlain. Designed as an offshore fast response craft…
Ribcraft Delivers Patrol Boats to Vermont State Police
Ribcraft, the United States manufacturer of professional grade rigid inflatable boats for law enforcement, safety professionals, and military agencies, announced the recent delivery of two Ribcraft 6.5's to the Vermont State Police Marine Patrol. The RIBs will be used by the State Marine Patrol and SCUBA Team for patrols, dive operations, and general search and rescue applications on Lake Champlain. The two 21' RIBCRAFT 6.5's will provide the flexibility required for the varied mission requirements while still offering a large open stable platform for the dive team. The two professional grade RIBs feature a center console with bolster, aluminum T-top, an aft tow post, and an antenna arch with integrating folding dive ladder.
Willard Contracted for 42 U.S. Army SOLAS Rescue Boats
Willard Marine, a 56-year-old builder of composite and aluminum boats, has received a contract to supply 42 rescue boats for U.S. Army supply ships and landing craft. Under the contract, awarded by the U.S. Army Contracting Command in Warren, Michigan, Willard Marine will deliver 16-ft. rigid-hull inflatable boats (RIBs) for eight Logistic Support Vessels (LSV) and 34 Landing Craft Utility (LCU) vessels. The boats will be built at the company’s plant in Southern California. Deliveries will take place between March and August 2014.
Mystik Lube Caters for Wider Marine Engine Range
Houston-based supplier Mystik informs that its lubricants will now be available in a wider range of 4-cycle FC-W marine engine oil viscosity grades, including full synthetics 10W-30 and 10W-40 as well as the new synthetic blends 25W-40 and 25W-50. Formulated to meet the demanding requirements of 4-cycle marine engines, Mystic say that the new products deliver unmatched performance, protection and cleanliness for engines requiring FC-W engine oils. In addition to providing superior wear…
ASIS's 7.5m RIBs Get Their Sea Legs
ASIS Boats announced the completion of the first of the new production series 7.5m Asis RIBs to be equipped with Sealegs System 60 amphibious technology. The 7.5m Asis Midi will include the two-wheel drive and automatic braking systems as well as power steering and high quality, marine-ready Sealegs components. Powered by a 150HP Evinrude E-Tec on the water, the craft reaches speeds of up to 39 knots. Featuring Hypalon Tubes, 180 litre fuel tank and self-draining deck, the Asis 7.5 Midi is also equipped with four straddle style seats designed for additional comfort and lateral stability.
Metal Shark Makes Multiple Latin American, Caribbean Deliveries
Louisiana-based boatbuilder Metal Shark has announced several new contracts with Latin American and Caribbean operators, further expanding the company’s presence in the region. At a recent ceremony with Puerto Rico’s Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla in San Juan, the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) officially commissioned its first three Metal Shark 36-foot Fearless-class center console patrol boats. The welded-aluminum offshore center console vessels have been designed to operate at speed in the large ocean swells prevalent off the Puerto Rican coastline.
Innovative Propulsion Systems for Fast Craft
Performance, Speed, Fuel Economy & Environmental compliance all come together to form the ultimate balancing act for engine OEM’s and their customers alike. The ‘need for speed’ has been at the heart of professional fast craft operations since powerboats first overtook their bow wave and went on the plane. However, it is a hard fact of life for many professional organizations that fuel budgets are being cut. Engine manufacturers now recognize that high performance must be balanced with fuel economy and environmental compliance.
SeaArk Fire/Rescue Boat for Wilder Fire Department, KY
SeaArk Marine, Inc. has delivered a 26-ft Utility Series (Little Giant) all-welded aluminum fire/rescue boat to the Wilder, KY Fire Department. The boat features a heavy duty “cathedral” multi-vee hull that produces a fast, smooth, dry ride and provides a stable fire fighting platform. These characteristics were high priority items required by the Wilder Fire Department in order to meet required fast response times and capability for all-weather fire fighting and maneuvering requirements. The boat is tasked for fire/rescue missions on the Licking River and surrounding waters.
Ribcraft Delivered to Boston Fire Dept.
Ribcraft, manufacturer of professional grade rigid inflatable boats for law enforcement, safety professionals, and military agencies, announced the delivery of a specialized 30-ft Ribcraft 9.0 dive boat to the City of Boston Fire Department. The mission specific RIB was delivered to the Boston Fire Department's Rescue Dive Team for search and rescue operations. Given the large active harbor with considerable commercial and recreational traffic, countless wharves and marinas, and many harbor islands and recreational areas within the city's jurisdiction…
DOE Funds Research on Alternative Biofuels
Tomorrow, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) kicks off a third summer season of alternative biofuel testing in an effort to further advance marine engine technology and find an alternative to fuel containing more than 10% ethanol as a result of its damaging effects on marine engines. The tests are funded by the Department of Energy which released a 2011 report on engines using E15 revealing performance issues like stalling, corrosion leading to oil or fuel leaks, increased emissions and damaged valves, rubber fuel lines and gaskets. These results reinforced the recreational boating industry’s concern that E15 is not a suitable fuel for boat engines.