So you’ve seen the pictures, but what’s the story behind the latest Evinrude E-TEC G2? I flew to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the USA on behalf of Trade-a-Boat Magazine and had a play with these new superhero inspired outboards.


All set for Evinrude's global launch in Milwaukee. 


Chris Dawson (left) and Alain Villemure (right) from BRP with their new baby.


Ranging from the 200HP HO to the 300HP R.A.V.E. the innovative new Evinrude E-TEC G2 is far from just a redesigned outboard. Still standing behind their two-stokes are better than four-strokes claim, these outboards boast some seriously impressive numbers. According to BRP, the E-TEC G2 “Produces up to 75% fewer total regulated emissions, with 15% better fuel efficiency and 20% more torque than leading four-stroke engines”. Furthermore, they also come with a five-year engine warranty, five-year corrosion warranty and a whopping 500 hours without any dealer-scheduled maintenance – now that’s insanely impressive.


The awesome 35 Scarab Offshore...


...With 900HP of pure G2 grunt!

Now that was all well and good, but I couldn’t just take their word for it. Luckily, BRP had organised a fleet of over 20 boats – all sporting shiny new G2 E-TEC’s in different power and colour configurations. The first thing I noticed about these outboards was the torque; out of the hole and in the mid range they’re incredibly responsive – so much so, that they push you back in your seat and make your hair stick up like a Japanese comic book hero. Another handy feature was the inbuilt power steering that actually lets you adjust the level of resistance from the ICON touchscreen system on the helm – yep, you can control the feedback settings on the fly!


The 250HP HO - sleek and sexy. 


Evinrude haven’t just made a few changes to their current outboard, they’ve reengineered this thing from the inside out. So to get the full scoop on the Evinrude E-TEC G2 grab an upcoming issue of Trade-a-Boat Magazine.  



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Jack Murphy



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