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Volvo Penta unveils hybrid marine propulsion concept

Designed to enable zero emission running for marine vessels, Volvo Penta has unveiled a hybrid concept for its IPS propulsion system. The electric-only mode allows entry into environmentally sensitive zones, as well as offering enhanced onboard comfort and boat handling characteristics. Hot on the heels of Volvo Penta’s announcement that it will provide electrified power solutions for both land and ...

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Volvo Penta unveils self-docking yacht technology

Aiming to tackle one of boating’s most stressful maneuvers – docking – Volvo Penta has revealed an advanced self-docking solution, targeted for launch in 2020. The Gothenburg, Sweden, stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race was the scene for the June 16 unveiling of Volvo Penta’s self-docking system. In a live demonstration, a 68-foot yacht fitted with the technology maneuvered itself ...

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Volvo Penta sets 2021 as electric power deadline

Volvo Penta has issued a statement of intent that by 2021, the company will provide electrified power solutions for both its land and sea-based business segments. Underpinned by the success of hybrid and all-electric technology introduced by the Volvo Group, Volvo Penta’s electrified solutions will demonstrate the company’s long-term commitment to offering customers the latest and most appropriate power source ...

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STEP Ahead Awards honor marine industry women

Three women in the marine industry were recently honored with STEP Ahead Awards. The STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead initiative began in 2012 to celebrate women in the manufacturing industry who are making a difference through advocacy, mentorship, engagement, promotion, and leadership. The STEP Ahead Awards highlight the achievements of real women in manufacturing on a national stage. ...

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Everybody’s gone surfin’…

As the Beach Boys predicted in 1963, everybody’s gone surfin’. But not at the beach – today’s surfers are mostly found playing behind boats. With affordable surf boats and high-end tow boats appealing to a wider range of buyers than ever, the watersports category has never been stronger. Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys must be feeling more than a ...

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Galeon selects Volvo Penta engine for new yacht

Luxury yacht and motorboat builder Galeon has selected Volvo Penta’s D13-1000 engine for its innovative new 640 Fly model. The new yacht will launch at the Miami International Boat Show. The 640 Fly features three decks, and luxury touches to appeal to families and charter enthusiasts. The 640 Fly is powered by twin inboard shaft installations of Volvo Penta’s D13-1000 ...

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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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