EcoTech Marine has decided to cease production of its VorTech MP20 after nearly two years. The pump aimed at the 70-gallon and under market, most likely faced dwindling sales after the introduction of the VorTech MP10 last year. The main selling point for the MP20 was offering a less expensive pump that was upgradeable to a full-fledged MP40 down the line in case you wanted more punch. More details after the break.
We can only speculate at this point but most likely the sales of the MP20 has not been large enough to justify continuing the production with the company deciding to focusing its production efforts around the MP10 and MP40 with the new EcoSmart drivers. According to EcoTech Marine, there are only around 24 of the MP20 that will be produced and will most likely be completely out of inventory in less than a month. The company also announced the original MP10, without the next generation EcoSmart technology, will also be discontinued once its inventory of approximately 200 units is depleted.
This really comes as no surprise as the benefits of the next generation EcoSmart technology is a major improvement over the earlier devices without the cost being too significant on the consumer. Tightening the production of the VorTech line to focus on the next generation devices makes sense and we look forward to seeing great technology from EcoTech Marine in the future.