Tag Archives: Volvo Penta

Volvo Penta awarded World Yachts 2016 trophy

Volvo Penta has been recognized for its Inboard Performance System at the World of Yachts celebration at the Cannes Yachting Festival in the south of France. The awards were presented in front of more than 500 industry professionals and customers. The trophies reward the leading innovations in the luxury boating industry throughout the past year. Johan Wästeräng, Volvo Penta’s Vice ...

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Volvo Penta releases short online product films

In conjunction with the launch of its latest product offers, Volvo Penta is releasing a series of short online films: Volvo Penta Boating Challenge. The purpose is to demonstrate the tangible benefits of Volvo Penta’s products by letting them speak for themselves. Each episode features a set of challenges designed to test the full capabilities of the product in question. ...

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Volvo Penta supports SkillsUSA National Championships for vocational students

The nation’s leading high school and college-aged vocational students gathered in Louisville, Ky., last month to demonstrate their technical skills and knowledge at the SkillsUSA National Championships – and Chesapeake-based Volvo Penta was there to support them. A highlight of the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, the Championships attract more than 6,000 outstanding career and technical education students who ...

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Mount Dora Boating Center, Monterey and Volvo Penta join forces for Welcome to the Water Boat & Surf Expo

Volvo Penta teamed up with Mount Dora Boating Center and Marina and Monterey Boats to kick off the summer season in central Florida with a “Welcome to the Water” open house, held earlier this spring. Local residents and visitors were invited to participate in the two-day event, which featured on-the-water demos of Monterey’s range of new boats powered by Volvo ...

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Volvo Penta releases new propulsion packages, electronic technologies

Volvo Penta introduced two new diesel engines and new Electronic Vessel Control technologies at a weeklong press event at the company’s marine testing facility Krossholmen in Gothenburg, Sweden. The new products are built to further Volvo Penta’s driving philosophy of easy boating, the guiding principle of the company since the launch of the first IPS pod in 2005. D8 inboard ...

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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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