Right before this year’s Big Seattle International Boat Show I got a call from the great folks at Evinrude who wanted to know if I wanted to see the next generation E-TEC outboards. The first generation was very impressive and as readers will recall we were part of that experiment in January of 2008 to run two identical boats, one with an Evinrude V4-115 and one with an Evinrude 115 E-TEC, around Bainbridge with identical amounts of fuel to see if there was a difference. Well the V-115 equipped boat after having gone almost all the way around the island died off of Port Madison, while the E-TEC equipped vessel made it all the way back to Elliott Bay Marina. Pretty impressive and that was in 2008 so I was eager to see what Evinrude had come up with for the second generation of E-TEC’s.
The one thing I do know about Evinrude is that they are a very numbers and facts oriented group so I was very impressed with their latest numbers. The new generation of E-TEC’s produce up to 75% fewer total regulated emissions, with 15% better fuel efficiency and 20% more torque than leading four-stroke engines.
“BRP’s Evinrude brand is an integral part of one of the most innovative powersports companies in the world,” said Alain Villemure, vice-president and general manager of BRP’s Marine Propulsion Systems division.
“Our reputation for inventing and reinventing the playgrounds we’re in dictates that a new era in outboard engine technology and design would originate from BRP.”
The Evinrude E-TEC G2 outboard engine delivers unrivaled performance with best-in-class torque and fuel efficiency and lowest total emissions.
The new engines are currently available at BRP dealers in ranges starting at 200 H.O. to 300R.A.V.E., In addition, the new E-TEC G2 engine offers the first and only customizable look, the only clean rigging and fully integrated digital controls. These innovations now allow consumers to choose the absolute perfect combination of boat and engine by selecting top and front panels, as well as accent colors that match your boat.
BRP’s next generation of Evinrude E-TEC engines will be backed by unmatched value with the industry’s best engine warranty, least maintenance and best-in-class fuel efficiency. BRP is the only engine offering 5-5-5: 5-year engine warranty**, 5-year corrosion warranty, and 500 hours with no dealer-scheduled maintenance, allowing for the most time on the water.
Engines are available at authorized Evinrude dealerships worldwide. Become part of the online Evinrude community at:
www.evinrudenation.com and customize your Evinrude E-TEC G2 engine at: