British Seagull entered the marine industry in 1931 quickly grow to a major European company in the production of outboard motors. Sold in the United States as Seagull, the British made outboard marine motors were first sold in 1984. British Seagull products fell out of favor with boat owners as results from declining quality and the company’s reliance on outdated technology. The 1997 model year would be the final time new Seagull outboard motors were available. British Seagull continues to operate only as a parts supplier to the many outboard motors produced over 66 years.