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. 

    BRP Acquires Alumacraft and Announces the Creation of BRP Marine Group

    BRP Acquires Alumacraft and Announces the Creation of BRP Marine Group

    Evinrude’s Tracy Crocker appointed President of BRP Marine Group


    STURTEVANT, WI – Evinrude today announced that it is now a part of the newly established BRP Marine Group. Evinrude, an outboard engine manufacturer that developed the first commercially viable outboard engine in 1909, will join Alumacraft, a 70-plus year-old manufacturer of aluminum fishing boats which was acquired today, as the first players in the new Group.

    Evinrude Inducted into Space Technology Hall of Fame

    STURTEVANT, Wis.– Evinrude today announced they will be inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame during the Space Foundation’s 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo. As a 2018 Organization Inductee, Evinrude will be honored for the company’s role in commercializing high-strength, wear-resistant aluminum alloy (NASA 398) originally developed by NASA scientists, Jonathan A. Lee and Dr. Po-Shou Chen. Chen, Lee and the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (NASA MSFC) will also be honored at this year’s event.