BRP signed 20 new Evinrude dealers in the final quarter of fiscal 2016, bringing the total of new North American dealers for the year to 72.
Evinrude, of Sturtevant, Wis., is a maker of outboard engines and one of the brands of Valcourt, Quebec-based Bombardier Recreational Products.
Evinrude added 31 new boat manufacturer partners in North America since the introduction of its E-TEC G2 high-horsepower outboards in June 2014, according to parent company Bombardier Recreational Products.
BRP said it signed a multiyear sponsorship agreement for its Evinrude brand with the Fishing League Worldwide tournament fishing organization.
BRP announced an Evinrude E-TEC “Choose More, Save More” boat show sales event.
BRP said it intends to invest $118 million in its Valcourt, Quebec, manufacturing activities within the next five years and is implementing a three- to five-year pay freeze for all employees working in manufacturing and in the technical and administrative sectors.
Evinrude said it has an exclusive agreement as the official engine sponsor of the new Wild West Bass Trail.
BRP’s Evinrude E-TEC engines will be rigged on Sea Pro Boats’ seven new models in the mid-tier center console saltwater fishing boat market for 2016.
BRP is calling its new Intelligent Shift and Throttle option on Rotax jet propulsion system engines a game-changer that brings electronic control to formerly mechanical functions in jet propulsion.
BRP is preparing for the launch of its 2016 Sea-Doo watercraft line by offering a chance at one of five $1,000 prizes for thoughts on what’s next.
BRP said it added 15 dealers and five boatbuilders in North America during its fiscal second quarter, something the company is chalking up to its award-winning Evinrude E-TEC G2 engine.