Australian Life Savers Test Latest Products from BRP


Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) delegates from around Australia met with Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) representatives to test some brand new motorized products which included the latest in Sea-Doo Personal Watercraft (PWC), Evinrude E-Tec engines, and Can-Am All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs). The meeting was held in the BRP offices where new equipment and the continued support of SLSA from BRP were discussed at length. The meeting included BRP’s plans to continue their support of SLSA ‘s effort to help save lives on Australia’s beaches. This was great news for Surf Life Saving Australia.

According to a report in OZPWC, the physical testing went down when the group left the offices and traveled to the beach at Wanda to give the new Sea-Doo Spark a run, along with some new Search and Rescue Watercraft. One can only imagine the kind of rigorous riding that went down on the beach and in the water. Apparently testing went well because everything was a go and Surf Life Saving Australia was stoked that Bombardier Recreational Products would stay on board and continue to sponsor the SLSA after a continuous sponsorship of five years. BRP was honored to continue providing products to more than 160 clubs in Australia.

Anthony Bradstreet Coastal Risk and Safety Manager from Surf Life Saving Australia said, “BRP products (sic) help Australia’s surf lifesavers patrol and perform rescues with greater efficiency and rapid response. BRP understands our core mission of saving lives, and this next generation of product they are bringing to the market, will further support this mission.”


“Surf Life Saving is an iconic community service across Australia. BRP’s products are well suited to the demanding surf conditions and provide the unparalleled maneuverability and high performance essential for effective beach patrols,” said Gregoire DuPont, Vice President and Regional General Manage of Bombadier Recreational Products Asia-Pacific division.

Bombardier Recreational Product is a national corporation partner with Surf Live Saving Australia and is the groups’ official powercraft provider, which is an awesome partnership for both groups. This helps insure that the SLSA will have the equipment in order to provide the best rescue operations possible, especially since BRP provides ongoing equipment maintenance to clubs and services throughout Australia. What an awesome bonus!

The Bombardier Recreational Products sponsorship was established in 2009 as integral piece of the company’s guarantee to SLSA in assisting with delivering life saving motorized equipment. BRP provides Can-Am All Terrain Vehicles, Sea-Doo Rescue Watercraft, and Evinrude Outboard Motors to Surf Life Saving Australia and products to many other groups in Australia.

This is a victory for everyone involved and it appears that the partnership will continue for a very long time because SLSA and BRP appear to have a wonderful rapport

It is great that Bombardier Recreational Products will continue to support Surf Life Saving Australia. The beaches and waters along Australia’s coasts will be safer as a result of this long time partnership.

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Ocean Priselac

An avid mountain and bodyboarder who lives by "if you don't go, you'll never know," with an affinity for wildlife and animal rescue; surf forecasting is a huge part of Ocean's life and was a winner in Red Bull's Project Swell several years ago. The 2014 LB2CAT was her first jet ski competition and can't wait to do it again!

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