BORN AND BRED IN THE USA
THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE OUTBOARD
During a romantic picnic on a Wisconsin lake, Bess Cary tells her fiancé, Ole Evinrude, that she’d love a dish of ice cream. While rowing back to shore Ole decides the trip would be a lot easier if his rowboat had a motor, and he soon invented the first outboard motor in 1909.
Today, the global headquarters for the Evinrude brand is BRP’s Marine Propulsion Systems Division facility just outside of Racine, WI.
FOX LAKE, IL & STUART, FL
All Evinrude engines undergo intensive testing which includes real world boating applications at our secure onthe-water facilities in Illinois and Florida.
100% of all Evinrude E-TEC engines are assembled at our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility which employs 300 workers on the plant floor.
All Evinrude outboard engines shipped to North American dealers are sent from our distribution facility near Rockford, IL.
SPRUCE PINE, NC
Evinrude manufactures all of our own aluminum cylinder blocks using a lost-foam casting process.
Evinrude sources engine components from across the Unites States. Major components are sourced from Merrillville IN, Tiffin OH, Racine WI, Rock Valley IA, Bettendorf IA, and Andrews NC.
While we share technology and inspiration with all of the innovative brands in the BRP portfolio, the Evinrude engineering team resides at the Sturtevant facility.