BRP renews life-saving support

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Partnership with Surf Life Saving Australia now in its ninth year.

Outdoor equipment manufacturer BRP has renewed its contract as the official supplier of powercraft to Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA). BRP's brands include the Can-Am Side-by-Side vehicles, Sea-Doo watercraft and Evinrude outboard engine.

The partnership with SLSA, now in its ninth year, will provide funding and rescue powercraft to affiliated clubs and services around the country. Since the start of the partnership, BRP has provided more than $4 million worth of support to SLSA.

“Surf Life Saving Australia is a unique not-for-profit community cause that exists through community donations, government funding, fund-raising and corporate sponsorships from companies such as BRP,” said Melissa King, SLSA CEO. “We exist to save lives, create great Australians and build better communities.”

BRP products are currently used in over 250 clubs around Australia. These include the Can-Am Defender HD8 DPS off-road vehicle, Sea-Doo personal watercraft, and Evinrude 25Hp Etec outboard engines.

“BRP products are invaluable lifesaving tools,” said Grégoire Dupont, vice-president and regional general manager for BRP in the Asia Pacific region. “They enable surf lifesavers and lifeguards to move around the beach and water effectively. This means patrols and rescues can be performed with greater efficiency and faster response times to save lives along our coastline.

“As the largest volunteer movement of its kind in Australia, Surf Life Saving is an excellent organisation for BRP to support. Our products offer the best performance under demanding rescue conditions and are the most sensitive to the environment in the industry.

“This partnership again reinforces BRP’s commitment to support the community and we are proud to continue to work with Surf Life Saving to make Australian beaches even safer.”

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