GLOBAL SALES

+5.4%

GLOBAL SALES AT
JANUARY 31, 2017
(IN CA$ MILLIONS)

416.7

EVINRUDE:
55 NEW DEALERS AND
13 BOAT BUILDERS ADDED TO ITS NORTH AMERICAN NETWORK
ROTAX JET
PROPULSION SYSTEM:
NEW U.S. DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH PACIFIC POWERTRAIN INC.
GLOBAL OUTBOARD ENGINE INDUSTRY GROWTH

+ 1% from season 2015
+ 4% CAGR from season 2013

U.S. RETAIL SALES OF ROTAX-POWERED BOATS YEAR OVER YEAR

+ 12%

ROTAX AIRCRAFT:
WORLD’S LARGEST PISTON AIRCRAFT ENGINE MANUFACTURER

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Awards

Internation Design Excellence Award (IDEA)
EVINRUDE G2

NMMA Innovation
ROTAX iNR
(intelligent Neutral & Reverse)

NMMA Product of the Year
ROTAX iNR
(intelligent Neutral & Reverse)

Looking at growth

Following the 2014 launch of the cutting-edge Evinrude E-TEC G2 outboard engine, BRP expanded its product line in June 2016 to now cover horsepower models from 150 to 300 hp.

In Europe, BRP signed pre-rigging agreements to equip BWA, Lomac, Ocqueteau, Ranieri International, Saver, Select Plaisance, T.A. Mare and Zodiac boats with Evinrude engines, while concluding new distribution agreements in Australia and New Zealand.

During the past year, the Evinrude market share continued to increase in the 200-hp+ segment. The E-TEC G2 engine will continue to lead the way for the Evinrude brand renewal.

In the Rotax jet propulsion market, BRP signed a distribution agreement with Pacific Powertrain Inc. of Asotin, Washington, to tap into the lucrative aluminum riverboat market. Through this agreement, aluminum boat builders get the attention they require while benefiting from BRP’s superior technology. BRP also concluded a supply agreement with AB Inflatables, a strong OEM with a reputation for high quality.

At the heart of every BRP vehicle

The Rotax brand is at the heart of every BRP vehicle. Of particular note in 2016 was the introduction of the Rotax 850 E-TEC snowmobile engine that drew much praise from dealers and media.

As BRP is the largest piston aircraft engine manufacturer, Rotax engines also lie at the heart of many light and ultra-light aircraft around the world.

In 2015, BRP released the new Rotax 915 iS engine, a more powerful aircraft engine, opening the market to larger aircraft, gyrocopters and small helicopters. There has been very positive commentary and high interest from the market for the 915 iS engine.

BRP’s 17th edition of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) was held at the Circuito Internazionale Napoli in Italy in October 2016. The drivers, considered to be the crème de la crème in their home countries, demonstrated their world-class skills and talent battling against some of the most popular names in karting. The Rotax MAX Challenge (RMC) is a professional kart racing series established, owned and organized by BRP and its Rotax kart engine distributors. Approved by and in compliance with CIK / FIA, the RMC is a “one-make-engine” formula: only Rotax kart engines that are checked and sealed (for equal performance) are used. The success in the competition is mainly up to the skills of the driver.