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5/27/20 @ 8:13 PM
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slonezp
User since 2/10/07

https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/05/27/2039793/0/en/BRP-Advances-Marine-Strategy-by-Focusing-on-Boats-and-New-Technologies.html

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5/31/20 @ 2:13 PM
Mcjimmis
Mcjimmis
User since 1/27/20

Carpio, I suppose. I don’t fall under that category so wasn’t looking at it from that angle. I definitely see how that number would be justified in the grand scheme. 

5/31/20 @ 1:57 PM
Carpio
MEMBER since 11/5/17

Fishing folks have no qualms dishing out 60 K for a rig.  What’s 2 K more to them? CARPIO 

5/31/20 @ 1:50 PM
Mcjimmis
Mcjimmis
User since 1/27/20

BassAddict, I wonder if they can do that at a competitive price point. While there are so many pros to the current line of light weight batteries they still bring a heavy price tag. I could see a larger ion battery adding thousands to the price tag to the package. 

5/30/20 @ 7:52 PM
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BâssÂddîçt ©¸
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Ion marine batteries are half the weight

5/30/20 @ 7:17 PM
eyesman
eyesman
User since 1/7/02

As far as resale value of outboards in general I doubt they will lose much for the foreseeable future. Evinrude E-Tec equipped boats both used and for trade in will likely take a good hit value wise. If the Ghost Motor by BRP is indeed an electric gas hybrid I can’t see where current technology battery wise is workable for a boat. Too big (space needed) too heavy ( you have to float it). It is going to take some technology breakthroughs and engineering genius to make that cost effective, functional and trouble free. 

5/30/20 @ 6:11 PM
Carpio
MEMBER since 11/5/17

I just wonder that with all of the technology/ inovations that are in all of these,  ( and there are a lot of them out there!) outboards that they will still retain much of their resale value. CARPIO 

5/30/20 @ 6:06 PM
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BâssÂddîçt ©¸
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The ghost motor is going to be an electric gas hybrid

with autopilot and cruise control and ability to direct connect to your sonar unit and GPS maps

5/30/20 @ 5:45 PM
eyesman
eyesman
User since 1/7/02

One of the news articles I read about Evinrude ceasing production of their outboard line stated that the agreement with Mercury was just to provide outboards for their boat lines. It also stated that the E-Tec technology and patents were not for sale. That article did have several quotes and statements from the BRP CEO and president stating such. I wonder if their new Ghost Motor program and other technology they plan to develop will still use the E-Tec technology just not in outboard form. 

5/30/20 @ 5:17 PM
Tuffy2
MEMBER since 7/7/04

I am a bit surprised that they didn’t sell the evinrude line and technology to someone else - they really were a good product. 

I’m sure that was part of the negotiations with Mercury. I still think that BRP will sell Alumacraft too. Yamaha would be my first guess as to who would be interested. That would put them in a great position to compete with Johnny Morris. Yamaha already owns Skeeter and G3. Alumacraft can compete with the Ranger Aluminum line. To me, if Yamaha has the money it would be great investment. They could certainly take market share from Lund and Tracker.

5/30/20 @ 4:36 PM
Plmlk
Brent Hess
MEMBER since 12/18/07

11 years and1,600 hours on my 150 Etec - I’ve been very happy with it.

I’ve long felt that Etecs were the only motor I’d buy again. 

Guess that option is off of the table...

I have a 50 Yami on my pontoon, and a 15 Yami on my small fishing boat, and they’ve been equally as solid, but I liked the Etec better because it was a two stroke, weighed less, and had a lot of get up and go.

looks like my next outboard will be a Yami!

I am a bit surprised that they didn’t sell the evinrude line and technology to someone else - they really were a good product. 

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