In 1907, Ole Evinrude started his outboard motor brand in Milwaukee. They built carburetors until the late 1990s when EPA clean air regulations mandated improved technologies. Their initial efforts to meet regulations failed, and the company was eventually acquired by Bombardier in 2001. It was then they began reengineering the old mechanics into E-TEC Direct Injection Technology. The E-TEC is not an acronym for anything; it is merely the name selected for the revolutionary method of 2-stroke direct fuel injection. In 2004, Evinrude E-TEC was the first outboard engine technology to win the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Excellence Award, an achievement that recognizes low emissions, and something that did not go unnoticed by A.R.G. Marine.
Located in the West Palm Beach community of Riviera Beach, A.R.G. Marine became a fan of the Evinrude brand and in 2005 began stocking a full selection of their outboard motors for sale. They’ve even been named Evinrude Outboard Motors national dealer of the year twice – in 2013 and 2016 for top sales. The owner and employees at ARG know their customers appreciate the company’s Made in the USA values and commitment to building modern motors that are the cleanest in the industry.
The Evinrude stroke of design genius was due in part to a rethinking that allowed for a pin-point distribution system for the oil—where a small drop of oil would be applied to the components exactly where it was needed.
In 2003, they won the JD Power Award and Associates Award for “highest customer satisfaction among two-stroke engines. In 2009, Evinrude celebrated 100 years of outboard innovation. In 2016, the company again implemented changes in their outboard motors, by introducing the Evinrude E-TEC G2. The engineers did way more than just fine-tune it. These outboard motors provide a wealth of benefits:
• Improved fuel efficiency
• Diminish emissions
• Lessened oil usage
• Lowered noise levels
• Decreased maintenance
All of these advantages not only benefit boat owners in multiple ways, but they make a significant contribution to the environment. Evinrude engines have the lowest overall reportable emissions and significantly less carbon monoxide output than four-stroke outboards – showing a commitment to performance excellence and protecting our waters for generations to come.
Today, among manufacturers, Evinrude is alone in remaining loyal to the advancement of 2-stroke outboard motors. They continue to improve upon 2-stroke technology while other manufacturers are focused on 4-stroke. You can count on the fact that an Evinrude outboard motor from JD Power Award and Associates Award will keep you out of the shop and out on the water.