75,000th Sea-Doo Sportboat Launched - 03/03/2010

On February 11th a 21’ 2010 Sea-Doo 210 Challenger SE rolled off the assembly line at BRP’s 400,000 sq. ft. (37,000 sq. meters) factory in Benton, Illinois. In operation since 1996, the facility has an array of semi-automated computer controlled fiberglass processes and automotive-style assembly lines. Since BoatTEST.com started in business 10 years ago we have tested 16 boat models Manufactured by the folks seen in the picture above. Currently, Sea-Doo manufacturers 9 sportboat models from 15’ to 23’ and the company is generally credited with opening up boating to a whole new audience of young skippers.

Sea-Doo Employees

362 dedicated and passionate boat construction and assembly personnel celebrate a milestone in boat construction for BRP’s Sea-Doo division in Benton, Illinois.

From the BRP Press Release of March 1st--

"Despite our investments made in Benton and across all BRP sites, a company is only as good as its employees. Our people are empowered through a teamwork management approach that allows for continuous improvement generated at the plant floor level", said Alain Villemure, vice president, general manager, Vehicle Development and Manufacturing Operations (VDMO). "Our employees show an unrelenting commitment to safety, quality, and customer satisfaction. They are truly the best at what they do and are a credit to themselves and to BRP", he concluded.

BRP's marine product portfolio is built on a long-standing history of innovative technologies and superior performance positioning the company as the industry leader in jet drive propulsion systems and EPA approved two-stroke engines. Sea-Doo watercraft and sport boats rank number one in the world while BRP's award winning Evinrude E-TEC outboard engines continue to gain momentum capitalizing on more than one hundred years of history and customer satisfaction worldwide.

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), a privately-held company, is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorised recreational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea Doo watercraft and sport boats, Evinrude and Johnson outboard engines, direct injection technologies such as E-TEC, Can-Am all-terrain vehicles and roadsters, as well as Rotax engines and karts. With manufacturing facilities on three continents, BRP products are distributed in more than 80 countries.