Vilas County Lakes, Vilas County
Well, i looked at the boat I found and it has a 2006 90hp Optimax. I asked the dealer about Re-powering with an E-Tec. He said that would be another $5000. Guess I'll just keep the Optimax. The boat is sweet. With 3 seat bases on the bow. Has 4 seats for the family and spacious.
I did find out that BRP is offering free rigging for E-Tec motors through June 25th. So, Re-powering may be an option.
The answer can be found by looking at which boat brands are subsidiaries of the Brunswick corporation. Brunswick is also the parent company of Mercury Marine. If Brunswick has flesh invested in Mercury Marine along with Crestliner, Lund, Lowe, Bayliner, etc... they are not going to be too keen on allowing new boats under those names be sold new with an etec, Suzuki, Yamaha, etc.