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MILWAUKEE — Propulsion system and power sport manufacturer BRP kept its cards close to its vest when it invited marine journalists from around the world to a sneak peek at its newest engine line.

Marine journalists from around the globe were taken on a guided tour of the 33-acre, 400,000-square-foot production plant in Wisconsin.

BRP plan is a well-oiled machine

STURTEVANT, Wis. — BRP’s 2012 consolidation of its Evinrude outboard operations from Waukegan, Ill., to its plant here in Wisconsin was the start of a $15 million investment program focused largely on renovation and innovation.

A ‘straight shooter’ goes out on top

The marine industry in Connecticut lost a veteran advocate June 1 when Grant W. Westerson retired after 31 years on the board of the Connecticut Marine Trades Association, the last 27 as president.

Lyman-Morse says the new Haas GR-172 router can cut parts and materials with previously unattainable speed and accuracy.

A high-tech workhorse called Gretchen

Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding has made a significant capital outlay for a new in-house CNC router that should pay dividends     in efficiency, quality and additional revenue opportunities.

A 35 Scarab Offshore was fitted with three new 300-hp Evinrude E-TEC G2 outboards for demonstration rides for journalists on Friday in Milwaukee.

VIDEO: BRP unveils new Evinrude E-TEC G2 line

Powersport and propulsion system manufacturer BRP admits to being relatively quiet lately in touting its Evinrude brand of outboard engines, but only because it was working on making a big splash with a new product and boldly affirming its commitment to two-stroke technology.

‘Young bloods’ organize

Sam Crocker is the assistant manager at Crocker’s Boatyard in New London, Conn., and he was born and raised in the marine industry. At 24, he is a fifth-generation Crocker — along with brother Greg — and is working his way up the ranks of the family business.

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