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Volvo Penta launches sales academy for boat dealers

Volvo Penta has announced the launch of a new training support platform designed to help boat dealers sell Volvo Penta diesel powered boats. The Volvo Penta Sales Academy is comprised of videos and associated resources that will help dealer salespersons understand and convey to prospects the key features and benefits of the Volvo Penta products, systems and service programs. “The ...

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Volvo Penta launches D13-1000

Volvo Penta launched the D13-1000, which sees the company move into the 1000 hp marine leisure engine market for the first time. The inboard engine and its equivalent from Volvo Penta’s Inboard Performance System range – the D13-IPS1350 – have been designed for the benefit of customers operating yachts of up to 120 feet. “This is hugely exciting for us ...

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Volvo Penta to buy Seven Marine

Volvo Penta announced that is has signed an agreement to become the majority owner of Seven Marine, an outboard manufacturer based in Milwaukee, Wis. “Together with Seven Marine, we are on the journey to expand the scope of supply with our customers and invest in the creation of a platform to shape the future of the outboard industry,” said Volvo ...

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Volvo Penta names new vice president of marine sales

Jens Bering has been appointed to the executive team of Volvo Penta of the Americas as vice president, marine sales. Bering, who has 20 years of experience with Volvo Penta, will provide strategic direction for the company’s North America marine sales segment, with responsibility for commercial and leisure marine sales in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and the ...

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Volvo Penta expands its service school offerings in North America

Volvo Penta of the Americas is expanding its service school offerings by partnering with vocational technical schools in the United States and Canada. Volvo Penta is now offering technical training classes at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario; Oak Harbor Vocational School in Oak Harbor, Ohio; Lake Career & Technical Center in Camdenton, Mo.; and New England Institute of Technology in ...

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Volvo Penta names Martin Bjuve vice president for customer support and training

Volvo Penta of the Americas announced the appointment of Martin Bjuve as vice president for customer support and training. In this position, he will provide strategic direction and management for support and product training for dealers and customers across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Bjuve has served as vice president and chief financial officer at ...

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The Workforce Crisis: Training existing techs

Developing a workforce doesn’t stop once all the jobs are filled. Ensuring employees stay in the industry long term is as vital a piece to the workforce shortage puzzle as getting employees hired.  Keeping good employees is significantly easier if they have a career path, and training shows that the company is investing in that career path. Engine manufacturers are ...

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Torqeedo names Marcia Kull president

Marcia Kull has been named president of Torqeedo Group, Inc., and will direct global sales and strategy for the electric marine propulsion company, Torqeedo announced Friday. Kull will oversee Torqeedo's growth activities in the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions. The newly created position is an expansion of the current management team. She will assume her new role on May 1, ...

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Volvo Penta intros new 6.2L V8 engines, inboard joysticks

Volvo Penta showcased two new V8 engines and its new Joystick for Inboard system Thursday at the Miami International Boat Show. The innovations are part of Volvo Penta's continuing "Easy Boating" strategy, designed to make boating more enjoyable and accessible to consumers, said Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Penta of the Americas. Volvo Penta's new aluminum 6.2L V8 380 and ...

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Volvo Penta to showcase inboard joystick driving and docking control for inboards at MIBS

Volvo Penta of the Americas will feature the new Joystick Inboard system at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show. The Volvo Penta Joystick for Inboard is a joystick for twin inboard shaft installations that includes both docking and driving modes and integrates all five steering components: thruster, rudders, gear shift, slip and throttle. The joystick’s technology automatically calculates balance between ...

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