Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP)

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP)

September 21, 2005 14:42 ET

BRP Sets New Industry Benchmark With 2006 Sea-Doo® Watercraft: All-New Entry-Level 130-Hp 4-TEC Powered GTI™ Watercraft Launched And 3D® Receives Cleaner, More Powerful Engine

WHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 21, 2005) - Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) launches the 2006 model year of Sea-Doo® watercraft and sets new industry standards by including clean technology across the entire line-up.

In 2006 Sea-Doo watercraft continues to lead the industry by offering four-stroke Rotax® 4-TEC® powered models available in all four product segments, headed by the all-new 130 hp entry-level Sea-Doo GTI™. BRP will continue increasing its focus on growing the Sea-Doo watercraft business following the completion of the company's technology transformation plan.

"BRP has reached an important milestone in the watercraft business with the launch of the 2006 Sea-Doo product line," commented Pierre Arsenault, Vice-President and General Manager for Snowmobiles, Watercraft, ATVs and Sport Boats. "We have dedicated the better part of the last decade to developing cleaner and safer watercraft technology and now people can enjoy the results of our efforts by making Sea-Doo watercraft their destination for ultimate fun on the water."

The all-new 2006 Sea-Doo GTI is the latest model in the recreation segment to utilize the Rotax 4-TEC engine platform. The 130 hp GTI boasts a 3-star CARB (California Air Resources Board) emissions rating for 2006. With 130 hp and features including the industry's only closed-loop cooling system; O.P.A.S.™ (Off-Power Assisted Steering) system; Sea-Doo Learning Key™; new removable storage container; forward, neutral, and reverse; the 2006 Sea-Doo GTI sets the new benchmark for entry-level watercraft.

Also new in 2006 is the Sea-Doo 3D® DI watercraft. Arguably the most versatile recreational product in the world, the new 3D DI will be equipped with the proven 130 hp direct fuel injected 1000-series Rotax engine. Giving seasoned watercraft enthusiasts what they want, more power, the Sea-Doo 3D can be experienced in five very unique and different modes including; VERT, MOTO, KART, SHOQ, and KNEE.

Returning stars to the Sea-Doo line are the 2006 215 hp RXP™ and RXT™ the two-passenger and three-passenger Musclecraft, the 215-hp GTX(iii) Limited, 185-hp GTX(iii) Supercharged(ii), and 155-hp GTX(iii) Luxury Performance watercraft. The Sea-Doo WAKE is also back in the Sport segment for 2006 and remains the industry's only watercraft specifically designed for towing and boardsports.

"The 2006 line of Sea-Doo watercraft sets the industry benchmark in every category," said Arsenault. "We offer the most complete watercraft line-up including clean technology across all segments, in an effort to provide our customers with the most innovative, the most exhilarating and the most responsible recreational experience."

BRP, a privately held company, is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorized recreational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski-Doo® and Lynx™ snowmobiles, Sea-Doo® watercraft and sport boats, Johnson® and Evinrude® outboard engines, direct injection technologies such as Evinrude E-TEC™, all-terrain vehicles Bombardier(i) ATV, Rotax® engines and karts. www.brp.com

®,™ Trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates.

(i) Trademark of Bombardier Inc. used under license.

(ii)The GTX Supercharged is only offered in the U.S.A. and Canada.

(iii) GTX trademark of Castrol Inc. is used under license

Contact Information

  • Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.
    Tim McKercher
    North American Sea-Doo Media Relations and
    Competition Management
    (321) 409-0519
    tim.mckercher@brp.com
    or
    Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.
    Ada Nazzari
    Senior Advisor, International Marketing & Communications
    (514) 732-7024
    ada.nazzari@brp.com