New Sea-Doo Search and Rescue Watercraft Gives Performance of its Life

BRP, the world leader in motorised recreational vehicles, is launching its new Sea-Doo Search and Rescue (SAR) watercraft across Europe. The utility vehicle seamlessly combines key safety, stability, agility and performance features to enable emergency services to respond effectively in rescue and life threatening situations, in surf and whitewater, during a flood or along a rocky coastline.

The Sea-Doo SAR’s ground-breaking design includes the Rotax 4-TEC naturally aspirated engine, Sea-Doo’s Closed-Loop Cooling System (CLCS) and its Intelligent Brake and Reverse (iBR) system.  As a result, its robust design has been constructed to perform successfully in extreme conditions.

The watercraft is built with dual sponsons and running boards that provide stability and buoyancy required in surf and whitewater, during a flood or along a rocky coastline.  Its shallow water features include a shock protective elastomer coating, anti-debris water intake grate, a stainless steel wear ring, internal heat exchanger and a shock-protected cooling system that enables the watercraft to respond quickly in emergency operations. The Sea-Doo SAR excels in rescue missions but is also ideal for evacuation, surveillance and interception.

Simon Boone, commercial representative, Benelux for BRP, says: “This is BRP’s first utility vehicle solely dedicated to professionals involved in emergency response operations. Our engineers collaborated closely with search and rescue services to ensure there was minimum risk to injury on the water while improving the watercraft’s performance.”

The SAR unit has a rider weight capacity of 295kg and a maximum of 60l of fuel. It is fitted with a 1503 NA Rotax 4-TEC engine which provides a reliable performance in fresh or salt water, increased torque at low RPM and optimised power at all RPM levels and throttle positions.

For more information on these and other models, please consult the websites.

About BRP
BRP (TSX: DOO) is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of powersports vehicles and propulsion systems. Its portfolio includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles, Can-Am Spyder roadsters, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. BRP supports its line of products with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business. With annual sales of over CA$3 billion from 105 countries, the Company employs approximately 7,100 people worldwide.

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