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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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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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