BRP announced late last night that they will cease production of Evinrude E-TEC and E-TEC G2 outboard engines.
José Boisjoli, President and CEO of BRP said:
Our outboard engines business has been greatly impacted by COVID-19, obliging us to discontinue production of our outboard motors immediately.
This business segment had already been facing some challenges and the impact from the current context has forced our hand.
We will concentrate our efforts on new and innovative technologies and on the development of our boat companies, where we continue to see a lot of potential to transform the on-water experience for consumers.
BRP also announced that they will continue to supply customers and their dealer network service with parts and will honour manufacturer limited warranties.
The company also stated that they have no plan to bring back the production of outboard engines E-TEC and E-TEC G2 and have no intention of selling the brand or the technology of Evinrude.
John raced Offshore UIM Class 3 in the 1980’s & 1990’s.
He served as the Cowes Torquay Cowes Event Director for 4 years, including running the 50 th Anniversary Event in 2010.
He has recently organised 4 British Offshore races under UKOPRA sanction.
He is the Editor of Powerboat Racing World.