Seven Marine has gained CE Mark certification for its flagship 627 hp model, enabling the American company to begin selling its top-of-the-range product in Europe.
In response to increased interest in its products from international markets and a growing demand for high-power outboards for larger boats across the globe, the company has gained CE (Conformité Européene) Mark certification – a legislative requirement to conform to health, safety and environmental standards.
This designation makes it possible for the Seven 627sv model to be sold within the European Union. “This is a strong step forward for us in the European market,” said Brian Davis, vice president of Seven Marine. “Since we first exhibited our outboards in Europe in 2016, and following our acquisition by Volvo Penta last year, European boatbuilders have shown a lot of interest in our outboards.
Seven Marine has developed new products and redesigned the 627 model to continue the company's pursuit of offering a premium range of high-performance outboards to a broader market, Davis said. "We look forward to introducing Seven Marine products to customers in Europe.”
The Seven 627sv is a premium outboard engine with a lot customizable options, so the process of discussing what the customers want becomes very personal and special, said Rick Davis, president of Seven Marine.
“Some customers have chosen Seven Marine so that they can provide more power, or reduce the number of engines while retaining the same power as before if they are switching from a competitor to our engines," Rick Davis added. "Some customers have chosen the Seven 627sv because of the ability to make the outboard an integral part of their boat’s overall aesthetic. “We are proud to have such good relationships with boatbuilders and pleased that some of the Seven Marine-powered boats will be showcased at the Cannes Yachting Festival, Genoa Boat Show and the Monaco Yacht Show, in September.”
Applications to gain CE Mark certification for Seven Marine’s 527 and 577 hp engines are in progress and are expected to be approved in the coming months.