From time to time the major outboard makers offer an extended warranty program for a limited time to create a sales incentive. On Monday we received an urgent press release from the folks at Evinrude telling us that from now until Sept 6, 2010 they will be extending their factory warranty from its normal 3-year term to five years on their engines of 25-hp and greater. We think that extended engine warrantees are a great value, so if you have been thinking about buying an outboard, consider giving this offer a look-see.
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Press Release from Evinrude---
Sturtevant, Wis., July 12, 2010 – On the heels of a successful spring retail season, BRP announces a new consumer retail promotion for Evinrude outboard engine purchases from July 12, 2010 – September 6, 2010. Consumers who purchase an eligible Evinrude E-TEC outboard engine will qualify for a 5-year BRP factory-backed limited warranty (3-year factory warranty PLUS an additional 2-year B.E.S.T. coverage) on eligible 25-hp and higher engines.
'Rude Has Mojo
“We are experiencing positive momentum with our Evinrude outboard engine sales at the retail level,” stated Steve Laham, vice president, Sales, Marketing and After-sales Service for Evinrude. “We want our dealers to continue to capitalize on this momentum by offering additional buying incentives throughout the summer months,” he added.
The Summer Sales Event is supported by a full advertising and media campaign including print, on-line and television. Dealers are provided a complete package of point-of-purchase materials to advertise the promotion on the showroom floor.
Evinrude engines’ reputation for dependability, quality and reliability coupled with the fact that Evinrude E-TEC is the only outboard with no dealer scheduled maintenance for 3 years or 300 hours makes the decision to power with Evinrude E-TEC an easy one. Having the lowest operating costs of any outboard engine means that powering with an Evinrude E-TEC can save consumers up to $1,600 per year in fuel and maintenance costs.