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  • Bombardier Recreational Products

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    BRP Inc. (Bombardier Recreational Products) is a Canadian company making various vehicles. Once part of Bombardier Inc., it was founded in 1942 as L'Auto-Neige Bombardier Limitée (Bombardier Snowmobile Limited) by Joseph-Armand Bombardier at Valcourt in the Eastern Townships, Quebec. In 2003, Bombardier Inc. sold its Recreational Products Division to a group of investors: Bain Capital (50%), the Bombardier family (35%), and the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (15%). The newly formed company, named Bombardier Recreational Products, included all the activities started 60 years earlier by its founder. , it had about 5,500 employees; its revenues in 2007 are above US$2.5 billion. BRP has manufacturing facilities in five countries: Canada, the United States (Wisconsin, Illinois, North Carolina), Mexico, Finland, and Austria. The company's products are sold in more than 80 countries, 18 of which have their own direct-sales network. BRP has a long legacy of innovation and has multiple brands: Ski-Doo (snowmobiles), Can-Am motorcycles (ATVs and Spyder Roadsters), Sea-Doo (personal water craft and SportBoats), Lynx (snowmobile), Evinrude Outboard Motors, and Rotax. The Ski-Doo personal snowmobile brand is so iconic, especially in Canada, that it was listed in 17th place on the CBC's The Greatest Canadian Invention list in 2007.

  • Sea-Doo

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    Sea-Doo is a brand of personal water craft and boats manufactured by Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) since 1988. Rather than using a propeller to move the craft, it uses an impeller-driven waterjet.

  • Sea-Doo XP

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    The Sea-Doo XP was a model of personal watercraft produced by Bombardier Recreational Products from 1991 to 2004. The Sea-Doo XP is a significant model in that it was the first high performance version of a runabout (or sit-down) watercraft to be offered by any manufacturer. Since the craft's introduction, all other personal watercraft manufacturers have introduced and continue to offer high performance versions of their standard runabouts. In 2000, the XP was named Watercraft of the Century by Watercraft World magazine.

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