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BRP has just announced that through the first quarter of this year revenue has jumped 18.4 percent, from $758 million to $898 million YoY.

BRP cites a uptick in wholesale and fleet sales of seasonal products like UTV's, ATV's and PWCs. BRP was also fortunate to find an extra $36 million in favourable exchange rates vs the U.S dollar.

Revenue for non seasonal pridcuts increased 8.9 percent to $32.7 million. Revenue from propulsion systems gained 5.3 percent and grew to $5.2 million. As noted seasonal was BRPs largest gain, increasing 46.9 percent to 86.6 million. It's unclear how much of a factor the Spark played into the massive gains in seasonal sales YoY but if I had to wager, somewhat significantly.

YoY BRP also saw their net profit increase from $28 million (24 cents per share) to $83 million (70 cents per share).
 

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I have seen more sparks on the water lately than all other machines combined.
My local dealer says he hasn't seen a plague like this in years. lol.
 

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There just aren't other watercrafts that are as reasonably priced. I can see this being an easy sell for slespoeple. All they have to say is that the Spark is best deal on a PWC that they are going to find.
 

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The Spark is fun, simple to ride and easy to customize from the dealer. It's relatively inexpensive and it gets you on the water.
After checking them out in person at the dealership in early June, I went back 10 days later to buy mine and the entire stock of Sparks from my previous visit had been sold. There was a whole new group of Sparks in the showroom! When I first visited they had about 6-8 new Sparks on the floor and 2 used 2014 models for sale - ALL gone within 10 days.

Also, maybe people just have more disposable income nowadays?
 

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The used ones must be a great deal. Only a year old? I would imagine that they are in good condition and just as much fun as they were new.
 

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The used ones must be a great deal. Only a year old? I would imagine that they are in good condition and just as much fun as they were new.
They were asking $14k for pair of basic 3ups, with convenience package but without IBR. That price included a double trailer - I don't know how many hours the skis had on them.
 

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Biggest part is the affordability aspect. Most people can afford to put some money down and if necessary swipe a credit card to buy one if they don't want to finance it out in another way. Part of the problem with today's bigger ski's is they are so expensive but you still are getting a 3 seater jetski/pwc. I think when people start thinking about a $12-$15k boat investment, they see a lot more value in a slightly used bowrider than they do a 3 seater jetski that can carry the family and all the toys with room to spare. But that's just my opinion.
 
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