Boat maker Brunswick to spin off fitness equipment business

March 1 (Reuters) - Recreational products maker Brunswick Corp will spin off its fitness business into a publicly traded company, the company known for its marine boats and billiards tables said on Thursday.

The deal is expected to be tax-free to Brunswick shareholders. Brunswick's fitness unit that makes home and commercial equipment had sales of $1 billion in 2017. (Reporting by Nivedita Balu in Bengaluru; Editing by Sai Sachin Ravikumar)