Evinrude Donates Engines to Texas CCA

Sturtevant, Wis., — Evinrude announced today that it is supporting the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) Texas through a donation of five engines.

Since Ole Evinrude invented outboard engines over 100 years ago, the Evinrude brand has been at the very forefront of innovation. As boaters have become more conscious of the impact they have on the environment, this spirit of innovation has led the brand’s drive to not only provide the best product for the application, but also for the environment.

BRP, the owner of the Evinrude brand, has made a significant investment in fuel emissions research culminating in the breakthrough invention of the Evinrude E-TEC G2, the cleanest combustion outboard engine in the world today. Evinrude has invested in methods to conserve water and minimize process waste through projects such as a closed-loop water system to test and validate outboard engines for which its on-site wastewater treatment system facility received an Earth Day Award from the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council.

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BRP engineers collaborated with the NMMA, the ABYC, and other boat and engine manufacturers across the industry in a research program to validate the compatibility of biobutanol fuel blends with recreational marine engines and boats. Evinrude donated outboard engines to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences, the only graduate program focused on the study of freshwater systems, for use on two research vessels and launched two annual BRP/Evinrude Water Research Excellence Fellowships to support tuition for graduate students conducting conservation research.

CCA Texas is a non-profit marine conservation organization comprised of tens of thousands of recreational anglers and coastal outdoor enthusiasts. Founded in 1977, CCA started in the state of Texas and has grown into a national organization. An unmatched breadth and depth of volunteer involvement has made CCA Texas the largest marine conservation group of its kind. CCA Texas has enacted positive change on all levels of coastal marine conservation and management, including a state net ban, gamefish status for speckled trout and redfish, bycatch reduction for Gulf and bay shrimp trawls, flounder conservation measures, limited entry into commercial fisheries and Gulf fisheries management initiatives.

“Evinrude is committed to creating engines that minimize boaters’ impact on the environment,” said Tracy Crocker, senior vice president and general manager, Evinrude. “We continue to innovate our direct injection technology to produce the most ecologically friendly combustion outboards on the market. We thank the volunteers and members of CCA Texas for their tireless work to protect our priceless natural resources and are committed to a long and fruitful partnership.”

The Evinrude 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.

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