Brunswick Corp. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of recreation products, including marine engines, boats, fitness equipment, and active recreation products. It operates through the following segments: Marine Engine, Boat, and Fitness. The Marine segment manufactures and sells recreational marine engines and marine parts and accessories. The Boat segment produces and markets boats such as fiberglass pleasure, sport cruiser, sport fishing and center-console, offshore fishing, aluminum and fiberglass fishing, pontoon, utility, deck, inflatable, and heavy-gauge aluminum. The Fitness segment designs, manufactures and markets fitness equipment, including treadmills, total body cross-trainers, stair climbers and stationary exercise bicycles, and strength-training equipment. The company was founded by John Brunswick in 1845 and is headquartered in Mettawa, IL.
Net sales increased during the second quarter of 2019 when compared with the second quarter of 2018. The Marine Engine segment reported modest top-line growth, led by benefits from the Power Products acquisition and continued robust demand for, and market share gains in, higher horsepower outboard engine products. These factors were partially offset by decreased sales of outboard engines 150 horsepower and below and sterndrive engines. Boat segment net sales were down primarily as a result of the wind down of Sport Yacht and Yacht operations in the second half of 2018. Excluding the impact of Sport Yacht and Yacht operations, Boat segment net sales were down slightly as gains in premium offerings, including Lund and Sea Ray Sport Boats and Cruisers, were more than offset by sales declines in value aluminum products and pontoons. International net sales for the Company increased 1 percent in the second quarter of 2019 on a GAAP basis, and were flat on a constant currency basis and excluding the impact of acquisitions. International sales were primarily driven by increases in Asia-Pacific and Europe, offset by declines in Canada.