BRP History

1960 In Brief

The decade that witnessed the invention of the first Sea-Doo watercraft, the initial public offering of Bombardier and the introduction of Rotax engines in Ski-Doo snowmobiles.

1962 The Ski-Doo snowmobile gets even better

The Ski-Doo snowmobile undergoes modifications with a new fiberglass hood. Kohler and JLO engines are replaced by Rotax engines made in Austria.

1968 The first Sea-Doo PWC is launched

Launch of the first Sea-Doo watercraft. Production of the Terrain Master, a multi-purpose, multi-terrain tracked vehicle begins.

1969 Bombardier goes public

Bombardier’s stock is listed on the Montreal and Toronto Stock Exchanges, where two million shares are publicly offered.

2014 BRP accelerates its growth in China with the creation of a joint venture

BRP and its long-time distributor in China, Smooth Marine Equipment Ltd (“Smooth Marine”), will pursue together the growth of BRP’s business in China through a joint venture structure.