• Mercury Marine enters into supply agreement with BRP; will immediately become outboard engine of choice for Alumacraft, Manitou & Telwater brands

    End Of An Era - Evinrude Outboards Production Ceases; New Venture for Mercury Marine
    FOND DU LAC, Wisc. (May 27, 2020) -- Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) and a world leader in marine propulsion systems, has entered into a strategic supply agreement with BRP to be the supplier of choice for BRP owned boat brands Alumacraft, Manitou, Quintrex & Stacer. BRP has made the decision to discontinue the production of E-TEC and E-TEC G2 engines effective immediately.

    “This agreement brings us an incredible opportunity to further grow our brand in the marketplace and introduce our award-winning portfolio of outboard engines to new customers around the world,” said Chris Drees, Mercury Marine president. “We have enjoyed long standing relationships with Alumacraft, Manitou and Telwater and we look forward to continuing to work with them while providing class-leading outboard engines and exceptional service to all of their global customers.”

    “We stay true and committed to our marine strategy, and we strongly believe that having two of the most innovative global marine companies to join forces, will not only be mutually beneficial to Mercury Marine and BRP, but also to the whole industry and to customers, " said Karim Donnez, Senior Vice President, Marine Group, IS&T and Global Transformation. “While COVID-19 has precipitated the discontinuation of the production of our outboard engines, we will proudly offer packaged Manitou, Alumacraft, Quintrex and Stacer boats with Mercury Marine going forward."

    Mercury Marine will be the outboard supplier of choice for the Alumacraft and Manitou brands as well as Quintrex & Stacer in Australia.

    “We are excited for the BRP dealers and consumers to experience our new engines – and with our recent capacity related investments we are well positioned for continued growth,” said Drees.

    Boat packages for Alumacraft, Manitou, Quintrex & Stacer with Mercury outboards will be available in early June.

    About Mercury Marine
    Headquartered in Fond du Lac, Wis., Mercury Marine is the world’s leading manufacturer of recreational marine propulsion engines. A $3 billion division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), Mercury provides engines, boats, services and parts for recreational, commercial and government marine applications, empowering boaters with products that are easy to use, extremely reliable and backed by the most dedicated customer support in the world. Mercury’s industry-leading brand portfolio includes Mercury outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrive and inboard packages; MotorGuide trolling motors; Mercury propellers; Mercury inflatable boats; Mercury SmartCraft electronics; Attwood marine parts; Land ’N’ Sea marine parts distribution; and Mercury and Quicksilver parts and oils. More information is available at mercurymarine.com.
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    1. fvetere's Avatar
      fvetere -
      I couldn't be more disapointed in Brunswick & Mercury Marine. I bought a nice used set of 300XS motors w/ 216hrs on them. Did all the due diligence on them before purchasing - compression - leak down tests - blah blah blah. Had 2 mechanics give them their blessing. Granted - I knew there was no warranty on them - I get it buyer beware - not my first rodeo. I currently have another set on my sport fish - decent motors but temperamental in my opinion - always something a power pak - some kind of sensor etc.

      Maiden run went well - no problems - mostly idled - got in on plane - water pressure - temperature all good. Dropped her back in the water the next day - idled, got it on plane. idled again - got it up to 3500 then 4000 - then 5000 heard a little something - nothing crazy - then lack of power - shut it down immediately - opened the cover and there was a hole in the block from side to side!!! Idled home - pulled it out - my mechanic tore it down immediately - no idea why it blew. Not one alarm - not one horn - no codes came up - new premium fuel - all internals were wet. No idea!
      I called Mercury not looking for them to warranty it but just for a little help - maybe a facetime with my mechanic to see what happened - maybe send a superstar 300xs mechanic to shed some light on what happened - nope nothing. What was shocking to me most was they didn't even ask to see a picture or anything!!

      I purchased a new short block $$$$$$$ - had no choice - plus had to pay to redress the motor $$$$$ - so I figured I can't take another hit like this so we decided to send out the fuel and air injectors for another $600. The fuel injectors were immaculate no improvement - HOWEVER - 5 of the 12 air injectors failed!! The one in the blown cylinder was 0 going in - not sure if that happened before or after the detonation - will never know (what came first the chicken or the egg)! From what I am being told and what I see from the data sheets - they look for 60 (I think ml) two were at 56 and improved to 58 which still failed and the other 2 went at 58 and came out at 0 (no idea why - but it is what it is) so I need 5 air injectors at approx. $500/ea - another $2,500.00 and I still don't know why it blew up!!!! Called Mercury again keeping them in the loop of my woes and still NOTHING! I asked maybe just maybe you can find 5 air injectors lying around or maybe not hit me over the head with them and possibly sell them at cost - (I couldn't imagine what they cost to manufacture - probably $5/ea - certainly not anywhere close to the $575 they ask) - NOPE - NOTHING - it was a used motor out of warranty and they not standing behind any of it. I let them know that my family currently owns 7 Mercury outboards and have owned 15 in my lifetime - and believe me I'm sure like most of the SNF members I have plenty of stories and tons of money spent on them - But nobody holding a gun to our heads - this is what we choose to do.
      However, this time it was different - that was easily over a $10,000 hit after 30min of mostly idling run time. I am true believer in buying American but I think its time to start looking at Yamaha and Suzuki's - have heard nothing but good things about them and how can their customer service be any worse than this...........
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