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Volvo Penta acquires majority stake in Humphree

Volvo Penta announced that it has signed an agreement to become the major shareholder of the innovative marine technology provider, Humphree. The company said having a majority share in Humphree will further accelerate the next step in Volvo Penta’s journey to become a full marine system supplier. Volvo Penta will gain the ability to extend its range of boat dynamics ...

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New player, technology aim at reinvigorating sterndrive segment

From the two largest players taking very different approaches to developing new engines to a new manufacturer emerging in the market, the once predictable sterndrive engine segment has suddenly gotten a lot more interesting. In the last two years alone, Mercury has launched its purpose-built sterndrive, while Volvo Penta has introduced its Forward Drive, as well as its next generation ...

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Kull, Melbostad honored with STEP Ahead Award

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – The Manufacturing Institute has announced that Marcia Kull, vice president of marine sales for Volvo Penta of the Americas, and Lori Melbostad, president of Premier Marine, Inc., have been named two of the top women in U.S. manufacturing in 2016. Last year, the Manufacturing Institute honored Chaparral’s Ann Baldree and Regulator’s Joan Maxwell with the STEP Ahead ...

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Volvo Penta delivers latest Glass Cockpit system

MIAMI – Volvo Penta released the new generation of Glass Cockpit at the Miami Boat Show. The system is the result of Volvo Penta’s collaboration with Garmin for an advanced monitoring and control system. The application was first launched in 2013, and in a continuing collaboration with Garmin, is now available for use with both the 7600 and 8600 series ...

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Volvo Penta adds Western Branch Diesel

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Volvo Penta of the Americas today announced the appointment of Western Branch Diesel as an authorized marine power center. The company will be responsible for sales and service of Volvo Penta marine engines in Virginia, West Virginia and Ohio. “We welcome Western Branch Diesel to our network of exceptional Power Centers,” said Marcia Kull, vice president, marine ...

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Volvo Penta supplies engine and drive systems for Gladding-Hearn pilot boat

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Volvo Penta has supplied the integrated engine and drive systems for the new Chesapeake-class MKII launch delivered this month by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding to the Tampa Bay Pilots Association. The 52.7-ft. 28-knot pilot boat, designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates, is powered by twin Volvo Penta D11 six-cylinder 503 hp diesel engines with IPS2 drives and Volvo Penta EVC ...

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Volvo’s Huibers on new engines, GM partnership

Volvo Penta unveiled its latest engines last week, showing off next-generation V8s and V6s at a media event in Virginia. The new sterndrive engines are based on the General Motors Gen V platform, a stark contrast from the decision by Mercury to design and manufacture its own purpose-built sterndrive engines. After the product intro, we talked to Ron Huibers, president ...

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Volvo Penta showcases next-generation V8 marine gas sterndrive engines

CHESAPEAKE, Va. –Volvo Penta today unveiled its new family of next-generation 5.3L V8 gasoline engines for the marine sterndrive market in a press preview at the company’s Test Center in Suffolk, Va. “Volvo Penta has a rich history of innovation in marine propulsion, and with these next-generation V8s, we are establishing a new industry benchmark for acceleration, speed, weight-to-power ratio, ...

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Cobalt Boats, Volvo Penta celebrate 44 year partnership

NEODESHA, Kan. – Volvo Penta and Cobalt Boats recently celebrated its long standing partnership at the Cobalt headquarters in Neodesha, Kansas on June 24, 2015. Since 1971, Cobalt and Volvo Penta have worked together to grow boating in the marine sector. “Cobalt and Volvo Penta have a long history of innovation, and together we are proud to work together as ...

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Volvo reaches energy efficiency goal five years ahead of schedule

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Volvo Group North America achieved its goal of reduced energy consumption in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge five years earlier than anticipated. Volvo Group’s goal had been a 25 percent reduction in energy consumption at its eight U.S. manufacturing plants between 2009 and 2020. By the end of 2014, Volvo Group, ...

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