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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Some work days are better than others. Testing Yamaha outboards on a stunningly beautiful mid-September day on Wisconsin’s Lake Geneva would qualify as a good one. With just a hint of color in the trees, we put all of Yamaha’s latest offerings through the paces aboard a wide range of boats. Everything from a tiny 2.5 hp

by: Ken Quant, Broad Reach Marketing

tags: Engines, Events

Monday, September 18, 2017

BRP, a world leader in powersports, recently announced the launch of a revolutionary joystick system that instills 360 degrees of confidence when docking your boat — the Evinrude iDock joystick piloting system. Available on boats with twin Evinrude E-TEC G2 150 to 300 HP engines, the new intuitive, integrated, and attainable

tags: Electronics, Engines

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Travel 1003 C is a new, longer-running model of Torqeedo’s best-selling electric outboard with integrated lithium battery. The Travel 1003 C boasts a 915 Wh battery – 73 percent more battery capacity compared to the standard Travel 1003 at an almost-identical weight. Both Travel 1003 models offer the same performance

tags: Engines, Environmental Impact

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Volvo Penta of the Americas is expanding its service school offerings by partnering with vocational technical schools in the United States and Canada. Volvo Penta is now offering technical training classes at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario; Oak Harbor Vocational School in Oak Harbor, Ohio; Lake Career & Technical Center in

tags: Education, Engines

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

BRP (TSX:DOO) announced that its Evinrude brand, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences, has launched the BRP/Evinrude Water Research Excellence Fellowships. The two $5,000 annual fellowships support tuition for graduate students at the School of Freshwater Sciences. The

tags: Engines, Environmental Impact

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

BRP (TSX:DOO) announced today that its Evinrude brand will dedicate a memorial to the legacy of Ole Evinrude at a ceremony on June 23, 2016. The event will include the unveiling of a plaque to be placed on a bridge over Okauchee Lake in the town of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin at 10:30 a.m. “Ole Evinrude not only invented the outboard

tags: Engines

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Fast, fun and 100% electric, the Cruise 10.0 R outboard motor delivers commanding performance with the simplicity of a low-voltage system. Newly designed and engineered, it delivers the equivalent to a 20 hp combustion engine with 12 kW peak and 10 kW continuous input power. The new flagship of Torqeedo's full line of Cruise motors

tags: Engines

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Pacific Power Group is powering a new custom-built vessel for whale watching with Volvo Penta engines, engine monitoring and throttle controls that will improve the experience for Prince of Whales passengers. PPG’s marine team is powering the Salish Sea Dream with four Volvo Penta D13-700 Inboard turbo diesel engines that will

tags: Engines

Thursday, February 4, 2016

LEHR PROPANE POWERED OUTBOARD MOTORS use Propane also known as LPG , a less expensive fuel which does not go bad over time therefore avoiding fuel-related / carbureted maintenance and repairs, particularly with today's ethanol added fuels. Ethanol problems are plaguing small HP outboards as well as all engines. These fuel problems

tags: Engines

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Yamaha Marine Group announced today the return of one of its most valuable incentive programs, “Why Wait? Buy Now.” The new promotion gives customers a great way to add value to their Yamaha four-stroke outboard purchases this fall. “The ‘Why Wait? Buy Now’ promotion gives customers an opportunity to get

tags: Engines