Evinrude, A company that has been providing power to your boat since your Grandpa was a young whipper-snapper. Well, 2009 they reached a corporate milestone, celebrating a 100 years since their founder, Ole Evinrude revolutionized the marine industry with the invention of the first commercially successful outboard engine in 1909. They have been brought into the Bombardier Recreational Products family which will ensure a bright future of innovation for Evinrude.
New for this year is their EPA-certified E-TEC environmentally friendly outboard engine. It has the lowest reportable emissions of any outboard engine and is 300 pounds lighter and 50% quieter than any other two-stroke engines. With their technological advanced engine management computer making 8 million calculations per second to assure that boaters use the precise amount of fuel at any given RPM it even uses 44% less fuel than engines that use older technology.
About Evinrude: Ever since that landmark day when Ole Evinrude paddled to fetch ice cream of his love, sparking the idea for the boat motor, Evinrude has been pushing the boundaries of what boats and marine engines can do. From manufacturing the first detachable boat row boat engine to setting speed records and building engines and parts for the U.S. military, Evinrude has been among the most trusted names in boating. A member of the BRP family, a name synonymous with quality and innovation, Evinrude has its sights set on providing boaters
About Karl Sandstrom: Karl, a Norwood, Mass., native began his engine and boating career in 1980, while working in an Evinrude / Johnson dealership. Afterwards, Sandstrom went on to spend five years at a major boat manufacturer, Action Marine, in product development. Karl joined Outboard Motor Company (OMC) in 1990 as a sales & service representative for the Caribbean Islands. There, he held several product management positions for the company’s international markets and global product management worldwide. Under BRP, Karl serves as Evinrude product manager with responsibility for market analysis, new product development and go-to-market product strategy.
Evinrude recently launched the ICON, a state-of-the-art digital user interface system for E-TEC outboard engines. The new system is designed to provide boaters with convenience and ease of operation and includes gear position indicators, neutral throttle advance, synchronized engine trim, RPM tune and a unique PowerSync control for multi-engine applications.