A Note to our Customers
Outboard Marine Corporation filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on December 22 and now is working under Bankruptcy Court supervision to complete the sale of its boat and engine operations. OMC believes that the best way to protect the long-term value of its brands, as well as the investment boaters and dealers have in them, is to complete the sales process as quickly as possible.
Prior to the filing, OMC closed all manufacturing and distribution facilities and reduced staffing to minimum operational levels. OMC is making every effort to provide customer support. However, the Company is not operating under normal business conditions. We ask for your patience as OMC works to complete the sale of its operations.
If you are considering the purchase of an OMC boat or engine brand, you should be aware that:
For the Sale of OMC’s Operations
The following is a brief outline of the sales process as approved by the US Bankruptcy Court.
OMC is a proud company with a heritage dating back to the invention of the gasoline outboard by Ole’ Evinrude in 1909. While the name Outboard Marine Corporation may disappear with the conclusion of the Chapter 11 bankruptcy process, the names of OMC’s world-renowned brands – Johnson, Evinrude, Ficht Ram Injection, Four Winns, Chris-Craft, Seaswirl, Hydra-Sports, Lowe, Princecraft, Stratos and Javelin – will live on.
OMC thanks you for your patience and understanding through this difficult process.