Are Evinrude E-TEC engines 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.
Why did Bombardier stop making Evinrude?
In late May, Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) announced it was discontinuing production of Evinrude E-TEC and E-TEC G2 outboards. The company cited impacts from the COVID-19 shutdowns as the deciding factor.
Why did BRP stop making Evinrude?
According to BRP’s president and CEO José Boisjoli, “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.”
Why did Evinrude stop production?
Evinrude Outboard Motors was a North American company that built a major brand of two-stroke outboard motors for boats. Founded by Ole Evinrude in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1907, it was formerly owned by the publicly traded Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC) since 1935 but OMC filed for bankruptcy in 2000. It was working as a subsidiary of Canadian Multinational Bombardier Recreational Products
Did Evinrude sell to Mercury?
Today, Mercury’s small engines are mere Tohatsu re-badges. The company does sell some Evinrude and Johnson merchandise, including hats and tees. We would suggest that they develop this identity, for a time when they are ready to re=introduce the brands. Below, a CBS Sunday Morning story of Ole Evinrude, the legendary founder.
Are Evinrude ETEC engines any good?
The Evinrude E-Tec outboard motor is one of the most reliable models of outboard motors on the market. The manufacturer, Bombardier, claims that the engine can run for over 300 hours without maintenance. Still, to avoid problems it is best to service the engine according to the owner’s manual. This will help eliminate problems before they occur.
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. The Evinrude engine was invented by Ole Evinrude in 1907, and they have been built in Wisconsin since 1907. BRP acquired the company in 2001.