Evinrude donates new boat and engine to Milwaukee Riverkeeper at annual spring cleanup




    STURTEVANT, Wis., April 30, 2019
    – Evinrude and Alumacraft announced today the donation of an Alumacraft boat powered by an Evinrude E-TEC engine to the Milwaukee Riverkeeper. The boat and engine will be used to support Milwaukee Riverkeeper’s mission to protect and restore Milwaukee’s waterways. The boat’s maiden voyage was part of Evinrude employee volunteers' on-the-water cleanup efforts during the 24th Annual Milwaukee Riverkeeper Spring Cleanup event, which took place April 27, 2019. The new boat joined the fleet of Evinrude-powered boats as volunteers picked up trash and debris from the Milwaukee River.

    This year marked the third consecutive year that Evinrude employees have volunteered for the Annual Milwaukee Riverkeeper Spring Cleanup as part of the company’s Earth Day celebration, but it is the first time Evinrude donated an engine and boat directly to Milwaukee Riverkeeper.

    “We are proud to partner with Milwaukee Riverkeeper and be a sponsor of its Annual Spring Cleanup because we stand by their mission and believe it is our duty to do our part to take care of our environment,” said Tracy Crocker, president of BRP Marine Group. “Evinrude is committed to ensuring our waters are clean for future generations to enjoy. As the cleanest engine on the market, we think it’s only fitting that an Evinrude engine power the great work of Milwaukee Riverkeeper. We hope our donation will further advance Milwaukee Riverkeeper’s tireless mission to restore and protect Milwaukee’s waterways.”

    The boat and engine will be used to patrol the local waterways, assist the Milwaukee Riverkeeper team in taking samples, and monitor the water for different contaminants, as well as provide tours of the water to showcase the organization’s work to major donors, press and community ambassadors.

    “We are so grateful to Evinrude and Alumacraft for their support of our work and mission," said Jennifer Bolger Breceda, executive director, Milwaukee Riverkeeper. "Being on the river is vital to our work. It helps us understand what is happening to the resource and to connect people to the river. A boat and engine are critical, so this donation is simply a perfect gift."

    Headquartered in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, Evinrude is committed to protecting the local environment and ensuring clean air and water around the globe by dedicating their time and resources to develop clean technology and supporting important environmental initiatives like Milwaukee Riverkeeper’s Annual Spring Cleanup.

    Evinrude’s engine line up, from 3.5 to 300 HP, offers customers superior value across a full range of applications, and are available at authorized Evinrude dealerships worldwide. Follow Evinrude on Facebook at www.facebook.com/brpevinrude.

    About Evinrude:

    Evinrude, part of the BRP Marine Group, is a global manufacturer of outboard marine engines. A model of innovation, Evinrude developed the first commercially viable outboard engine in 1909. Celebrating 110 years of innovation in 2019, Evinrude’s engine line up, from 3.5 to 300 HP, offers customers superior value across a full range of applications while meeting all global emissions standards. Engines are available at authorized Evinrude dealerships worldwide. For more information visit www.evinrude.com.

    About Milwaukee Riverkeeper

    Milwaukee Riverkeeper is a science-based advocacy organization dedicated to protecting water quality and wildlife habitat in the Milwaukee, Menomonee and Kinnickinnic River watersheds.

    Milwaukee Riverkeeper advocates for compliance with environmental laws and is licensed by the Waterkeeper Alliance, a network with more than 300 organizations worldwide dedicated to protecting our waterways.

    For more information about Milwaukee Riverkeeper, visit www.milwaukeeriverkeeper.org.

    Evinrude named official engine supplier of American Magic, challenger for the 36th America’s Cup


    Left to right: Revelin Minihane, Tracy Crocker, and Dustin Burrell.

    STURTEVANT, Wis., April 29, 2019 – Evinrude announced today that it has been named Official Engine Supplier of New York Yacht Club American Magic, a professional sailing team and Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup. Evinrude will outfit American Magic’s fleet of chase boats with 300 HP E-TEC G2 engines. In addition, Evinrude will provide the organization’s technical crew with a  500-hour training course at its Sturtevant facility. Each engine will also be custom wrapped with an American flag-based design.

    “We are proud to sponsor New York Yacht Club American Magic in its challenge for the America’s Cup,” said Tracy Crocker, president of BRP Marine Group. “Competition is in our DNA and Evinrude engines have been on the transoms of countless boats that have set records and won tournaments throughout our brand’s more than 100-year history. It is an honor to power American Magic’s chase boats with E-TEC G2 engines and be a part of the team’s efforts to bring the Cup back to the States.”

    “Our fleet of chase boats is vital to American Magic’s on-the-water racing, training and safety,” said Terry Hutchinson, Skipper and Executive Director of American Magic. “We are thrilled with the reliability and power of our E-TEC G2 engines, and are grateful to have Evinrude onboard with our team.”

    The America’s Cup is the highest prize in sailing, and the oldest event in international sports. The Cup was first contested in 1851, predating the modern Olympic Games by 45 years. A 132-year stretch from 1851 to 1983 saw boats representing New York Yacht Club and the United States successfully defend the trophy 24 times. In 1983, Australia II became the first Challenger to successfully lift the trophy from the Americans. The Cup is currently held by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron’s Emirates Team New Zealand, who will be the defending team in 2021.

    Evinrude’s engine line up, from 3.5 to 300 HP, offers customers superior value across a full range of applications, and are available at authorized Evinrude dealerships worldwide. Follow Evinrude on Facebook at www.facebook.com/brpevinrude.

    About Evinrude:
    Evinrude, part of the BRP Marine Group, is a global manufacturer of outboard marine engines. A model of innovation, Evinrude developed the first commercially viable outboard engine in 1909. Celebrating 110 years of innovation in 2019, Evinrude’s engine line up, from 3.5 to 300 HP, offers customers superior value across a full range of applications while meeting all global emissions standards. Engines are available at authorized Evinrude dealerships worldwide. For more information visit http://www.evinrude.com.

    Evinrude Donates $2 Million in Engines to ABYC Foundation to Combat Industry-Wide Technician Shortage

    MIAMI, February 14, 2019 - Evinrude, the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) and the National Marine Distributors Association (NMDA) announced today that Evinrude will donate two million dollars’ worth of Evinrude ETEC G2 3.4L V6 outboard engines to the ABYC Foundation supporting next generation marine technician training. The donation, which is the largest of its kind in history, will support students in high schools and colleges across the U.S. and Canada. NMDA will provide funds for schools to purchase related materials and to transport the engines.

    Evinrude becomes MLF Bass Pro Tour Sponsor

    STURTEVANT, Wis., January 17, 2019 – Evinrude announced today that it has signed on as a sponsor of the new Major League Fishing (MLF) Bass Pro Tour and will be the title sponsor of the series’ Stages in 2019.

    Gateway Technical College and Evinrude Announce Partnership to Enhance Skilled Workforce

    New BRP Evinrude Technology Institute will train students in skills needed to fill open positions in marine and outdoor power sport industries.

    STURTEVANT, Wis., October 15, 2018 – Gateway Technical College and Evinrude on Monday, October 15, will hold an official opening of the BRP Evinrude Technology Institute at the college’s Technical Building on its Racine Campus.

    There’s a need for qualified technicians in the motorcycle, marine and outdoor power products industry, and the lab features the many modern engines, outboard motors, motorcycles, personal watercraft and other pieces students can train on to become proficient in the skills needed for them to succeed in their career.

    Evinrude and BRP contributed the many different pieces as well as brought industry knowledge to ensure the lab provided cutting-edge equipment and curriculum for this in-demand career field.