Apparently, the proven power of the Sea-Doo lineup (and the now-defunct Sea-Doo sport boat line) have become so desirable for custom boat builders that BRP had heeded the call. The in-board jet propulsion system – dubbed the Rotax Power Pack – is a complete jet-drive powertrain package including the 4-tec 1503 engine, controls, fuel and jet pumps, along with the exhaust, electrical, propulsion and cooling systems.
According to the release published on the E-Nation Evinrude blog, “BRP’s Marine Propulsion Systems division in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, formerly the Outboard Engine division, will now assemble Rotax inboard propulsion systems in addition to Evinrude outboard engines.”
“The Rotax power pack is a quality jet system superior to competitive engines, with more than 450,000 engines in the market,” said José Boisjoli, president and CEO.”Though we’ve exited the sport boat business, there is demand from boat manufacturers seeking an alternative to stern drive.”
BRP has made the Rotax Power Pack is available exclusively to boat builders, so if you’re a small shop looking to add some extra oomph to your one-of-a-kind lineup, then this might be the right choice for you.
Source: Watercraft Performance