by Dom Wiseman

BRP made a huge splash this year, snatching a total of 4 prestigious design awards in the Automotive and Transport category at the 2017 Good Design Australia Awards in Sydney. Promoting excellence in design and innovation since 1958, the Good Design Awards announced BRP on 9 June 2017, as the proud winners for four of their exceptional products; the utility-recreation side-by-side Can-Am Defender MAX, the Evinrude E-TEC G2 150-200 HP outboard engine, the Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle and the PWC Sea-Doo Spark Trixx.

BRP are the market leaders inpowersports vehicles and propulsion systems and the masterminds of brands Ski Doo, Sea Doo, Can Am, Evinrude and Lynx, across 100 different countries. Its portfolio includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am off-road and Spyder vehicles, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. BRP have marked themselves as global leaders, having cleaned up in the awards arena over the last few years, winning over 70 international design awards, demonstrating their commitment, exceptional design quality and innovation and cutting edge techniques and technology.

The Jury were of one mind and singing praises, remarking that the Can-Am Defender MAX was ‟fit for purpose design at its best. It is clear that a professional design approach was followed to deliver a multi-functional, best in class multi-passenger vehicle for a broad range of uses.” Similar glowing remarks were made for the Can-Am Maverick X3 ‟The Can-Am Maverick X3 is automotive design at its best. The designers clearly live and breathe this market sector. Category leading styling and engineering, the Maverick X3 is jaw droppingly stunning in appearance and performance!”The exceptional jet-ski model, the Sea-Doo Spark Trixxwas noted for its expert design, made by a true jet-ski handler,‟the designers know their business and have immersed themselves into this product from a true user-experience perspective. The end result is another game changer.”Lastly, theall-powerful engine, the Evinrude E-TEC G2 150-200 HP was remarked as, ‟starting with a clean sheet of paper, the designers have delivered a great product with genuine improvements. The ability to customize is simply cool. The end result is more power, less fuel, lower emissions all wrapped up in a very attractive package. BRP delivers again (and again).”

There is a true sense of pride amongst the BRP team and they have been once again deservingly rewarded for their exceptional handiwork.