Valcourt, QC, CANADA  – March 23, 2013 – BRP will be offering consumers the opportunity to test ride new 2013 Sea-Doo watercraft, equipped with iBR, the world’s only on-water brake system at Test Ride events across the United States this spring and summer. The 2013 Sea-Doo Test Ride Tour will be visiting 23 popular family boating destinations offering consumers the chance to experience the Sea-Doo lifestyle and learn about latest technological watercraft advances from BRP.

The Sea-Doo Test Ride Tour provides current and potential watercraft riders the opportunity to try before they buy. The Sea-Doo events team will assist consumers in finding the right Sea-Doo product to fill their watersports/boating life. Guests are offered an on-water experience aboard a variety of Sea-Doo watercraft models, the only watercraft with a brake.  Sea-Doo is the number one watercraft brand in the North America and world-wide and BRP’s initiative is the biggest manufacturer supported on-water demo effort in the marine industry and is looking to introduce the Sea-Doo lifestyle to over 3000 people during the 23 three-day weekend events.


The Sea-Doo Test Ride events will be FREE to the boating public* and are managed by the Sea-Doo events team – comprised of industry and product experts – and partnering, authorized Sea-Doo watercraft dealers. Each Sea-Doo Tour STOP is designed for both experienced and first time boating families to experience the Sea-Doo lifestyle in a casual, fun filled atmosphere. Attendees will also have the opportunity to win a new Sea-Doo GTI Limited 155 model and Sea-Doo MOVE I trailer in the Sea-Doo ‘I BRAKE FOR…’ sweepstakes.  Anyone can enter by visiting or directly at starting April 10th and simply sharing the special moments and destinations that you brake for.

Event participants will be able to experience multiple award-winning models to best find the right Sea-Doo watercraft to fill their watersports/boating desires. They will be able to experience the handling of the high-performance Sea-Doo RXP-X platform, the performance of various 4-TEC engine packages, the comfort of the smoothest ride possible on a PWC with various suspension equipped models with S3 hull, the simple fun or the GTI platform, and the braking capabilities of the iBR (Intelligent Brake & Reverse) system. Guests will also learn about and experience the durability and reliability of the Rotax 4-TEC marine engine while testing the various power packages available.

Experiencing BRP’s iBR system gives riders more control and a new perspective of the heightened level of fun to be had aboard Sea-Doo watercraft. We encourage everyone to visit starting March 25th for detailed event information and to lock in a specific time slot on the day of your choice.


2013 Sea-Doo Test Ride Tour schedule

April 6              Orlando, FL                 Lake Underhill Park – East of Downtown

April 12-14       Tampa, FL                   Hogan’s Beach Grille – Courtney Campbell Parkway


April 19-21       Ft. Lauderdale, FL       Markham Park – PWC Lake

April 26-28       Ft. Myers, FL                TBD

Phoenix, AZ                 Lake Pleasant – Pleasant Harbor Marina


May 3-5           Colorado River, AZ/CA Pirates Cove Resort – Needles, CA

Charleston, SC             California Dreaming Restaurant

May 10-12       Lake Lanier, GA           Laurel Park Launch Ramp – Gainesville, GA

Long Beach, CA          Long Beach Marine Stadium

May 17-19       Lake Cumberland, KY  State Dock Marina

Sacramento, CA          Granite Bay Launch Ramp – Folsom Lake

May 31-June 2 Atlanta, GA                  Dallas Landing Park, Lake Allatoona – Cummings, GA

Houston, TX                 South Shore harbour Marina – Clear Lake, TX

June 7- 9         Charlotte, NC               Stutt’s Marina – Lake Norman

Dallas, TX                    Sneaky Pete’s Restaurant – Lake Lewisville

June 14-16      Norfolk, VA                   Willoughby Launch Ramp

June 21-23      Annapolis, MD             Hemingways Restaurant – Bay Bridge Marina Yacht Club

Lake of the Ozarks, MO            Dog Days Grill

June 28-30      New Jersey                   TBD

Minneapolis, MN         East Medicine Lake Park

July 12-14        Lake Winnipesaukee, NH         TBD

Delevan, WI                 Lake Lawn Resort – Lake Delevan, WI

July 19-21        Traverse City, MI          Torch River Marine – Torch Lake

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Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), a privately-held company, is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorised recreational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski‑Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea‑Doo watercraft, Evinrude and Johnsonoutboard engines, direct injection technologies such as E‑TEC, Can‑Am all-terrain vehicles and roadsters, as well as Rotax engines and karts.

Ski-Doo, Lynx, Sea-Doo, Evinrude, Johnson, E-TEC, Can-Am, Rotax, GTI, iControl, iBR, iTC, S3, 4-TEC, and the BRP logo are trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates.

*All Sea-Doo Test Ride Tour participants must posses a valid drivers license and must be over the age of 18 and in some states/provinces may be required to posses a safe boaters certificate/card/license.