Innovation: Brunswick Group invests in R&D for its engines and boats

Mercury Marine Engine Acoustic and Vibration Test Centre

The American leader in yachting, Brunswick has made major investments in the innovation of its Mercury marine engine brand and its Boston Whaler and Sea Ray boat lines.

Dynamics of investment in R&D

In less than two months, Brunswick Group, the American leader in yachting, announced two major investments in the development of its products. The innovation strategy covers all its nautical activities, as an engine manufacturer with the Mercury Marine brand and as a boat builder with its Boston Whaler and Sea Ray powerboats. These ads go hand in hand with a record number of patents in 2018 . In this article, we will see how to roll up long ends. In this example the technique is described for a right-handed person.

Test the noise and vibrations of Mercury engines

Mercury Marine inaugurated its new test laboratory on December 6, 2018. The $10 million investment allowed the creation of a new 1900 m² two-storey building dedicated to the study of marine engine noise and vibration. Located in the heart of its headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, the facility includes 2 semi-anechoic chambers (NDLR: deaf chambers) to simulate the marine environment, structural test benches corresponding to boats up to 45 feet long and rooms to listen to the recordings.

A technology centre for Brunswick Boat Group

Brunswick's boat division is pooling its developments. The group announced the opening of the Brunswick Fiberglass Boat Technology Center in the fall of 2019. Located in Edgewater, Florida, on 4200 m², the teams of the new engineering centre will work on the development of new products in all their aspects, from the hull to the embedded systems. This transversal operation should benefit the Boston Whaler and Sea Ray powerboat brands, finally kept within Brunswick . In this article, we will see how to roll up long ends. In this example the technique is described for a right-handed person.

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