A large fire broke out late Friday night in the facilities of Volvo Penta on the island of Hisingen in Sweden and investigators were classifying it as arson during the early stages of the investigation.
Volvo Penta, of Sweden, is a global supplier of marine recreational and commercial engines and power systems.
Volvo Penta of the Americas has appointed Scotts Marine, of Grand Cayman, and Pirate Marine Hardware, of Cozumel, as full-line sales and service dealers.
FORT LAUDERDALE — Volvo Penta had plenty to crow about at its press event Thursday at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show — innovative new projects, awards for innovation and customer satisfaction and expanded warranty service. “What an exciting year,” Volvo Penta of the Americas president Ron Huibers said. “This is what Volvo Penta is…more
Volvo Penta of the Americas announced a new extended coverage program for its leisure marine diesel engines and transmissions. The new program supplements the expanded and strengthened limited warranty for diesel engines, which now includes three extra years of major component coverage for diesel engines and IPS drives. Boaters now have the option of buying…more
Volvo Penta of the Americas is offering a fuel additive to protect marine engines from the harmful effects of fuels containing ethanol. Volvo Penta Ethanol Fuel Treatment is suitable for all outboard or sterndrive systems, the company said, and it is recommending that boaters use the additive every time they fill up with ethanol-blended gas.…more
Volvo Penta announced its new D11 inline 6-cylinder diesel will now power two new IPS pod drive systems: the IPS800 and IPS950. “The IPS800 and 950 are matched with the new 625- and 725-hp D11 diesel engines. … The result is two new and reliable drive packages both with classic Volvo Penta quality: a unique…more
Volvo Penta unveiled its new Glass Cockpit System, which provides centralized control and monitoring of a boat’s engines and drives, integrated with navigation, steering and alarm systems. The Glass Cockpit System is an all-integrated control and monitoring system that gathers all driver information, including warnings and alarms and displays it on one or more high-tech…more
In a Q&A with Trade Only’s Chris Landry, Global Volvo Penta vice president of communications Mats Edenborg sizes up the breadth of the company’s new engines and helm controls, summarizes the engine maker’s financial picture and describes the mission of its global press event.
Chris Landry, executive editor of Trade Only, covered Volvo Penta’s presentation of new engines and helm control technology at its headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Cobham Satcom was named the Volvo Ocean Race’s satellite and radio communications equipment partner for 2014-15. The satellite communications specialist will supply hardware for the new one-design Volvo Ocean 65 boats. The announcement ensures that the latest generations of Sailor FleetBroadband satellite equipment relied upon by race teams in recent editions will continue to be…more