BRP was named the "Grand Award Winner" by Popular Science magazine in the annual "Best of What's New" for its 2009 Sea-Doo GTX iS watercraft with iControl technology.
BRP's Sea-Doo GTX Limited iS watercraft was selected as the best of 2009 in the recreation segment.
"For 22 years, Popular Science has honored the innovations that surprise and amaze us - those that make a positive impact on our world today and challenge our views of what's possible in the future," said Mark Jannot, editor-in-chief of Popular Science, in a statement. "The Best of What's New Award is the magazine's top honor, and the 100 winners - chosen from among thousands of entrants - represent the highest level of achievement in their fields."
BRP's Sea-Doo GTX Limited iS model features the innovative technologies Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC), which integrates neutral mode and cruise control features; and Intelligent Brake and Reverse (iBR), the industry's only on-water braking system, designed to give more control to personal watercraft riders. The new S3 hull is designed for improved wave penetration and precise handling from its stepped design.
"The Sea-Doo GTX Limited iS, equipped with iControl, is defining the future of personal watercraft with innovations that improve the levels of safety and change the way Sea-Doo watercraft riders have fun on the water." said Bob Lumley, vice president of North American sales and marketing for the Sea-Doo/Ski-Doo division, in a statement.
"BRP is honored that Popular Science has recognized the many advancements the Sea-Doo GTX Limited iS watercraft brings to the recreational boating public. The innovation of iControl technology will be enjoyed by more riders as the technology expands to more Sea-Doo models in the years to come," he added.