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ABC 2022 officially kicks off

American Boating Congress

The recreational boating industry’s annual advocacy event, the 2022 American Boating Congress (ABC), has kicked off in Washington, D.C. with full programming beginning today, Thursday, May 12 at 8 a.m. The NMMA is welcoming over 200 industry stakeholders to this year’s American Boating Congress, many of which will head to Capitol Hill on Thursday to meet with members of Congress ...

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Volvo Penta is recognized as a Great Place to Work

Volvo Penta of the Americas has won recognition as a Great Place to Work by a national institute that promotes and measures workplace excellence. The Great Place to Work Institute certification recognizes companies that achieve high scores in employee satisfaction based on surveys of workers. The survey revealed that 84% of Volvo Penta’s employees said the company is a great place to work, ...

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Still some blue skies for sterndrives

By David Gee While sterndrives may never sit atop the propulsion category sales charts again, the sterndrive space still continues to attract interest, iteration, investment – and new fans. The numbers When I began the research for this story, the first person I reached out to was numbers and industry data guru Jack Ellis. He is the founder and managing ...

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Brunswick files patent infringement suit against Volvo Penta

A pair of marine industry giants will once again face off in court, in a patent infringement suit filed by Brunswick Corporation against Volvo Penta of the Americas. Brunswick Corp. is asking the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia for an injunction against the further sale of Volvo Penta's Assisted Docking System, as well as damages that ...

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Changes to Volvo Penta Executive Management Group

Tony Kelleher has been appointed as the Acting President of Volvo Penta of the Americas. He has several years of experience within Volvo Penta in a wide range of roles and locations around the world. Kelleher has been serving as the VP of Customer Support & Training at Volvo Penta of the Americas, with a strong focus on customer satisfaction ...

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The first day of FLIBS

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

By David Gee It used to be that a killer sound system, a cool new gelcoat color or perhaps more power topped my next new boat wish list. Not any more. After one day at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show I now want my next boat to have an AgustaWestland AW109S twin-engine, eight-seat, multi-purpose helicopter sitting on the transom ...

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Pandemic +1: Where are we now?

By David Gee and Adam Quandt Global pandemic. Do you remember when you first heard those words? When dealerships closed their doors and production lines shut down did memories of ’07 and ’08 come flooding back like a bad dream? Did you wonder where this was all headed? Well, we may still be wondering that today, but at least the ...

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Outboards are in

By David Gee Over 330,000 new outboards found their way to customers in 2020, accounting for the highest sales volume in 20 years, and an increase of 18% over 2019. “The heightened interest in boating amid the COVID-19 pandemic helped to propel outboard engine sales to historic levels last year as more Americans took to the water, on a new ...

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New partnership with Bravada marks milestones for Volvo Penta

Bravada selects Volvo Penta

Luxury houseboat manufacturer Bravada Yachts selected Volvo Penta as the propulsion provider of choice for the builder’s new Atlas V Series 80 x 22 custom lake houseboat, Invictus, located on Lake Powell, Arizona. Invictus marks several important “firsts” for Volvo Penta. The impressive luxury houseboat is the first Bravada houseboat to be powered by Volvo Penta and largest boat in the region to be ...

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The Sterndrive show goes on

By David Gee With a history dating all the way back to 1930, when the first “inboard/outboard” was introduced by Johnson Motor Company, the sterndrive space has seen constant investment, improvement and innovation. And that continues today, especially since the pandemic drove a record rise in boat sales, and perhaps reinvigorated the sterndrive category. “We’ve continued to see consistent demand ...

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