In 2001, Bombardier acquired the Evinrude and Johnson Outboards brands; the FICHT technology was reengineered into E-TEC direct injection.
Has anyone bought Evinrude?
In late May, Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) announced it was discontinuing production of Evinrude E-TEC and E-TEC G2 outboards. … BRP stepped in, purchased the brand, recalled bad engines, improved the technology and brought Evinrude back to the marketplace in 2003 with the launch of the E-TEC line of outboards.
Why is Evinrude closing?
Today, Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) announced that it is immediately shutting down production of the venerable Evinrude outboard engines in order to focus on its other marine endeavors. … Altogether, it made the most sense to shut down Evinrude and repurpose the plant for new products and consolidation.
What killed Evinrude?
“Fortunately, Mercury pursued four-strokes and executed brilliantly. BRP stuck with two-strokes. That difference in choices is—in my opinion—what killed the Johnson brand a while back and hurt Evinrude irreparably today. COVID-19 is just the final nail.”
Can you still buy 2 stroke outboards?
Yamaha and Mercury have stopped producing direct-injection 2-stroke outboards (Tohatsu still builds a few), but the latest-generation 4-strokes weigh the same as 2-strokes and offer the latest digital advances.
Can you still buy Evinrude parts?
Yes, we will continue to supply customers service parts as needed and honor our manufacturer limited warranty coverage and extended service contracts. Can I continue to go to my Evinrude dealer for maintenance and repair?
Are Evinrude motors any good?
Not great, but very, very good. For the most part, the engine has always started reliably, and runs like a clock. Over the last 10 years, we’ve only had two problems that can be attributed to manufacturing or design issues: One fuel injector failed under warranty.
Who made OMC engines?
Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC) was a maker of Evinrude, Johnson and Gale Outboard Motors, and many different brands of boats. It was a multibillion-dollar Fortune 500 corporation. Evinrude began in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1907. OMC was based in Waukegan, Illinois.
Are Evinrude motors made in USA?
Today, all Evinrude E-TEC engines are built and assembled in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, less than 30 miles south of Milwaukee. BRP’s Evinrude engine line-up includes engine models from 3.5- to 300 horsepower. All engines are available at authorized Evinrude dealerships worldwide.