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Volvo Penta takes to the field in student educational event

To connect with the next young wave of technical talent, Volvo Penta of the Americas recently spoke with local students about the engineering behind its marine and industrial power solutions on land and at sea at the REECH Foundation’s 2019 STEAM Day Youth Football Camp, in Norfolk, Virginia. Founded by former NFL player and Chesapeake resident Don Carey and his ...

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Boating Industry announces 2019 Top 100 Leadership Alliance

For 15 years, the Boating Industry Top 100 has recognized the best boat dealers in North America for their business acumen, industry advocacy, customer service and overall success. Boating Industry is proud to announce the 2019 Top 100 Leadership Alliance – those companies whose support of the program makes the Top 100 possible. This year’s Leadership Alliance includes: Dealer Profit ...

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Volvo Penta offers OceanX forward drive corrosion protection

Volvo Penta is now offering OceanX corrosion protection coatings as an option with its Forward Drive systems. The titanium-ceramic OceanX coating, which is applied using a state-of-the-art electro-deposition process and covers the entire drive assembly, makes the Volvo Penta drives four times more resistant to galvanic corrosion. The OceanX package also includes two electronic sensors that deliver audible and visual ...

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Webasto, Volvo Penta develop air conditioning, heating for open cockpit boats

Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America and Volvo Penta of the Americas have unveiled a new fully integrated engine-driven air conditioner and optional heating system designed specifically for open-cockpit sterndrive boats. Developed as a collaborative effort, Webasto Breeze will be marketed to builders as an OEM-installed option and through dealers as an add-on. The modular system is designed for easy ...

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Volvo Penta, Amer Yachts focus on sustainability at sea

Volvo Penta Inboard Performance System propulsion and Amer Yachts have joined forces to produce a new fuel-efficient, environmental yacht. The Amer 94 twin is lighter than contemporary yachts and promotes the use of environmentally-friendly materials, Volvo Penta stated in a news release. “Sustainability is important to our philosophy and we have been offering our contribution to the nautical industry for ...

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Volvo Penta announces changes to executive group

Volvo Penta has announced several senior level personnel changes to the company's executive group. Peter Granqvist is joining Volvo Penta from DENSO Corp., where he currently is the president and managing director for Sweden. He will take up his role effective Sept. 1.  DENSO is a Japanese global automotive supplier. Granqvist will become senior vice president for product development, planning and ...

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Volvo Penta announces boat control, DPS, sterndrive protection enhancements

Volvo Penta has announced a series of product enhancements designed to improve the boating experience through increased comfort, maneuverability and control. The company’s new Active Ride Control function reduces a boat’s pitch and roll by up to 60 percent at cruising speeds. ARC can be fitted to both planing and semi-planing Volvo Penta-powered boats of 35 feet and over. Volvo ...

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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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