Question: Is Evinrude outboards going out of business?

With three new outboard engines that debuted in 2019 and the boating season happening now Evinrude has closed its doors unexpectedly. The iconic Canadian outboard motor manufacturer is out of business. It will eliminate 400 jobs at its manufacturing plant in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, just outside of Chicago.

Who bought out Evinrude?

Bombardier Recreational Products Evinrude motors parent company, Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), announced last week that it would discontinue manufacturing of its Evinrude E-TEC and E-TEC G2 outboard engines. Instead, the company will focus on growing its boat brands and developing technology and innovation of other marine products.

Why is Evinrude going out of business?

Company says it will no longer make Evinrude outboard boat engines, citing impact from coronavirus. Company president and CEO José Boisjoli said, “Our outboard engines business has been greatly impacted by COVID-19, obliging us to discontinue production of our outboard motors immediately.

Will Evinrude parts still be available?

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?

Is Evinrude still making outboard motors?

We will discontinue production of Evinrude E-TEC and E-TEC G2 outboard engines. Following our decision to discontinue E-TEC and E-TEC G2 outboard engines, we have signed an agreement with market leader Mercury Marine to support boat packages and continue to supply outboard engines to our boat brands.

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.

What happened to Johnson outboards?

OMC filed for bankruptcy on 22 December 2000. It has been owned since 2001 by the Canadian firm Bombardier Recreational Products. Bombardier stopped selling outboards under the Johnson brand after 2007, and moved all sales entirely to Evinrude Outboard Motors until they were discontinued in June 2020.

Can you still buy new 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.

When did Evinrude stop making outboards?

2003 Evinrude Outboard MotorsTypeSubsidiaryFounded1907Defunct2003HeadquartersSturtevant, Wisconsin, United States & Montreal, Quebec, Canada.ProductsOutboard motor3 more rows

How many hours will an Evinrude Etecs last?

Generally they saw about 800 hours. So for the last four years they have been replacing those etecs with Yamaha 4 strokes and are having great results (no issues).

Whats the most reliable outboard motor?

Best Outboard EnginesSuzuki DF25. Above: Hour upon hour of testing has proven the reliability and easy starting of the DF25. Yamaha F25. Youve gotta love where an engine like the Yamaha F25 can take you. Mercury 75/90/115. Torqeedo Deep Blue. Suzuki DF90. Yamaha V-Max SHO 115. Evinrude ETEC G2. Yamaha F250.More items •23 Jul 2020

Is a 2-stroke outboard faster than a 4 stroke?

A 2 stroke outboard motor has a faster pick-up speed than a 4 stroke. However, once running, both offer speed and power. The make and model of your outboard motor will be the biggest determining factor as to how fast your motor can run.

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.”

What went wrong with Evinrude?

Evinrude wasnt in the 300 HP + space and that hurt them. They didnt have the same dealer network that Mercury or Yamaha did and didnt own as many transoms, making it tough out of the gate. Evinrude had legacy Etec engines alongside the new G2 engines for too long.

Are 2-stroke engines reliable?

Two-strokes come with their fair share of advantages, including low-cost and budget-friendly. This makes them more far more reliable because they are easier to maintain.

How many miles does a 2-stroke last?

A current garden variety 600 twin engine in the popular trail/sport category can deliver up to 12,000 miles (19,000 kms) of reasonable use. Reasonable use includes using good quality injector oil, regular servicing of the exhaust valves and annnual clutch maintenance.

Why are outboards so unreliable?

Why are boat engines unreliable? Many boat engines are “unreliable” because they are not taken care of correctly. While some boat engines are less reliable than others, there are common engine issues that appear from overuse, ill-maintenance, or low-quality materials.

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