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jimh posted 01-08-2014 10:59 AM ET (US)   Profile for jimh   Send Email to jimh  
Evinrude have announced a sales promotion for their outboard engines, in effect for engines purchased from December 16, 2013 until March 31, 2014, and available only to buyers who are recreational boaters buying from an authorized dealer in the USA. Engines purchased for professional, commercial, or governmental use are excluded from the offer. The promotion applies to two general groups: buyers of a new Evinrude outboard engine as part of a new boat package, and buyers of a new Evinrude outboard engine for re-power of an old boat.

For new boat and Evinrude outboard engine package buyers, the offer provides a 6-year limited warranty on the engine and any rigging components associated with the engine.

For re-power buyers, the offer is much more complicated. There is a choice of a 3.9-percent financing of the engine purchase or the six-year limited warranty offer. With either choice, re-power buyers can get free rigging.

The six-year limited warranty is limited to all the usual exclusions and conditions of the standard three year warranty and is extended by a three year BRP Extended Service Terms (B.E.S.T.) contract. See the B.E.S.T. contract for details. There is a $50 deductible on each repair (during years 4, 5, and 6). There is also a slightly different offer for residents of Florida, who get a six-year limited BRP warranty. If you buy a non-E-TEC Evinrude, there are slightly different terms and periods.

The financing offer is for up to 72-months at a 3.9-percent APR. The buyer must meet certain credit qualifications.

The free-rigging offer is for the System Check rigging package and applies to engines of 75-HP or higher. The buyer can also upgrade to I-Command or ICON digital instrumentation, and will get a credit equal to the value of the System Check rigging package at MSRP. The cost of labor is not covered.

As usual, it is best to get the details from your dealer.

jimh posted 01-08-2014 11:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I believe the "System Check rigging package" will consist of a System Check tachometer, MSRP $204, a System Check Instrument Harness, MSRP up to $158 depending on length, choice of remote control, up to a $520 item, and remote oil tank, up to a $280 item. A rough estimate of the MSRP of the package would be about $1,200. Check with a dealer for what will be included in the package and what the MSRP of the package will be if you want to take the credit and upgrade to ICON or I-Command instead of System Check gauges.
bloller posted 01-09-2014 07:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for bloller  Send Email to bloller     
I just took advantage of this promotion on a new 90hp E-tec. I had been waiting for this promotion since the summer but was disappointed that the icon rigging and stainless prop were not included in the free rigging this time. I paid $7800 for the motor and $1500 for labor, aluminum prop, control cables and various inexpensive items. My old motor had already been removed and derigged. Love the motor so far but not sure the $1500 was reasonable. What are others paying?
jimh posted 01-09-2014 08:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Evinrude was even more generous in some of their promotions in previous years, as they were throwing in the propeller and other accessories, up to about $2,000 MSRP. But 2014's deal is still a nice incentive.

I like that 90-HP E-TEC because it is sized right.

Teak Oil posted 01-09-2014 09:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Teak Oil  Send Email to Teak Oil     
I thought the labor for rigging was included under "free rigging". I would not be happy about $1500 to swap an outboard, I can do this myself in my barn in two hours.
bloller posted 01-09-2014 09:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for bloller  Send Email to bloller     
You could but no way around paying a dealer to properly set up motor and activate warranty. That is if you can find a dealer willing to let you rig. Your right though no way it should be $1500 for what they did for me. I did save by buying in tax free Delaware. Don't think there are many Evinrude dealers in Delaware
jimh posted 01-09-2014 09:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I thought the labor for rigging was included under "free rigging".

From the initial article in this thread, from the paragraph that begins with "The free-rigging offer is..."

The cost of labor is not covered.

I am not sure how you came to the understanding that the cost of labor for the rigging was included. It is not.

What are others paying?

The price at which outboard engines are sold is like the price of seats on an airplane flight: no two are sold at the same price.

Mobjack posted 01-10-2014 08:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for Mobjack  Send Email to Mobjack     
Am I incorrect that it is pretty uncommon to see the re-power side of this promotion? I have seen lots of other incentivized promotions over the years, including extended warranties, upgraded controls, etc. This is the first instance I can remember in a long time where they are offering financing for the engine only and targeting re-powers.
Peter posted 01-10-2014 09:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     
I think they have targeted repowers over several of the last promotions. It appears that Mercury is now tarketing repowers as well.
jimh posted 01-10-2014 11:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
There is no telling what a dealer will charge for his services or for the outboard engines and accessories he sells. Under the promotion, you get some items at no charge as part of the free rigging offer. You can either take the items that come with the free rigging offer, or you can take the value of those items at their manufacturer suggested retail price and use it as a credit against the purchase of the E-TEC engine.

Maybe I need to repeat the offer as it has some variations:

If you are buying a new boat and the boat comes with an E-TEC, the warranty on the E-TEC will be extended to six-years from three-years. And any accessories Evinrude items like rigging that are on the boat also get the extended warranty. That is the promotion. There are no options for this situation. It is nice warranty because now your gauges, your controls, your rigging, and so on, the Evinrude items, have a six year warranty, too.

If you are buying a loose Evinrude outboard engine, you will have to choose between two options:

--you can have financing at a certain APR for a certain number of years if you qualify for the terms of the credit; or,

--you can have the six-year warranty extension.

With either of those choices as a buyer of a loose engine you also get a choice of two more options:

--you can get a System Check rigging package (which will include remote controls, remote oil tank, if needed, wiring harness, and a System Check tachometer gauge); or,

--you can receive a credit for an amount equal to the MSRP of the System Check rigging package, and the credit can be used to reduce the cost of the engine purchase.

If you follow the decision tree of these options you see there are four possible outcomes. This makes the promotion offer have a total of five possible variations:

--got new boat, got six-year warranty on engine and accessories

--got only new motor, took financing offer, took rigging offer

--got only new motor, took financing offer, took credit instead of rigging

--got only new motor, took warranty offer, took rigging offer

--got only new motor, took warranty offer, took credit instead of rigging

If you buy the Evinrude in Florida, apparently there is a state law there that affects how the six-year warranty is written or applied. This is not something specific to Evinrude. The change in warranty offer is specific to Florida. I imagine it affects all warranty offers in Florida. It might be a good topic for discussion in another thread.

Note that if you buy a new engine already on a new boat you do not get an incentive for free rigging. I assume that is because Evinrude already gave that free rigging incentive to the boat builder. But you do get the extended warranty on all the components of the rigging that Evinrude provided.

The above is my interpretation. See a dealer for details. If you find that there is something wrong with my interpretation, please let me know. I discussed this with a dealer, so there is at least one dealer out there who thinks this is how the promotion is going to work.

There is nothing in the relationship between engine manufacturers and their authorized dealers that sets the cost of the labor charged to the customer for work the dealer does, except the provision of the warranty to pay for the labor charge if the labor is to repair a defect in the original manufacture of the product that is covered by the warranty. The term "free rigging" is explained in the context of this promotion to mean certain items provided at no cost, but not the labor needed to install them. This is not really an unusual concept, as the price of an outboard is generally considered to not include the cost of labor for a dealer to install the outboard. The cost of the labor charge by the dealer is up to the dealer. It is not covered in the promotion. You can decide how much labor from the dealer you want to purchase. There is a mandatory requirement for some dealer involvement in the installation of a new E-TEC in order to activate the warranty. This is completely reasonable because there must be some assessment that the product has been installed properly. If Evinrude is going to offer a warranty that their engine will be covered for six years, it is reasonable to expect that they will first need to be satisfied that it was properly installed. I think language of that sort is in all outboard engine warranty statements.

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