BRP Just Bought Australia’s Largest Aluminum Boat Builder

Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), maker of Ski-Doos, Sea-Doos and Can-Ams, just bought up yet another boat manufacturer.

BRP is clearly committing many eggs into the aluminum boat basket, acquiring 80 percent of Australia’s largest aluminum boat maker, Telwater. This follows BRP purchasing Alumacraft last year, one of North America’s largest aluminum boat manufacturers.

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The moves make perfect sense when you consider that since 2001 Bombardier has owned Evinrude outboard engines, and now it has the boats to attach them to.

Telwater manufactures about 8000 boats and 5500 trailers a year in Coomera, Queensland, Australia, sold under the following brand names: Quintrax, Stacer, Savage and Yellowfin Plate.

“Telwater  was especially attractive to us because of our strong existing relationship  with them and the passionate people in Coomera, representing a great opportunity to reinforce our presence in Australia,” said José Boisjoli, President and Chief Executive Officer of BRP. “This is one more piece of the puzzle in our strategy to transform the marine industry and a chance for us to  further our goal of becoming a leading global marine company by investing in the  current leader in this region,” added Mr. Boisjoli.