Evinrude, of Sturtevant, Wis., is a maker of outboard engines and one of the brands of Valcourt, Quebec-based Bombardier Recreational Products.
More schools are receiving outboards through the program, so students “will be better prepared to enter the workforce.”
After closing the Telwater deal, Jose Boisjoli says BRP has no plans to acquire other boat brands.
Laurent Beaudoin will step down and become Chairman Emeritus.
The engines will help with training as the industry deals with the technician shortage.
NMMA reports the shipments in high-horsepower categories jumped in year-to-date tracking through November.
BRP Evinrude Technology Institute will train technicians in marine engines, motorcycles, boats, PWC and ATVs.
E-TEC G2 engine information is displayed on plotter screens.
Terms of the sale were not disclosed, and the transaction is expected to be completed in the third quarter of BRP’s fiscal year 2019.
The Rotax ACE 300 displaces 1.6 liters and has a redesigned supercharger with a faster-spinning, 32-blade wheel.
BRP said it is making a long term strategic play in forming its Marine Group with the Alumacraft acquisition, rather than making purchases simply for economic benefit.