CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Volvo Penta of the Americas today gave a dozen journalists a sneak peek at its new sterndrive gasoline engines — two V8 5.3-liter engines in 300- and 350-hp models and a V6 4.3-liter engine with 280 horses. These powerplants use General Motors Generation V engines with increased technology.
Volvo Penta, of Sweden, is a global supplier of marine recreational and commercial engines and power systems.
Capt. Rick Croson, who has been running a fishing charter business from North Carolina’s Wrightsville Beach for more than 10 years, recently requested a Volvo Penta diesel sterndrive power package for a new boat.
Volvo Group North America said it achieved its goal of reduced energy consumption in the U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge five years earlier than anticipated.
Volvo Penta doubled the warranty on Genuine Volvo Penta parts and accessories that are purchased and installed at a Volvo Penta dealer.
Volvo Penta of the Americas said it has named Marcelo Puscar director of marketing.
Volvo Penta of the Americas announced the appointment of Stewart & Stevenson FDDA LLC and the Pacific Power Group as Volvo Penta authorized power centers.
Volvo Penta of the Americas president Ron Huibers wanted to meet with me at FLIBS to talk about gasoline sterndrives. Of course, I agreed, and we got together at the outdoor Volvo Penta display at the Bahia Mar.
FORT LAUDERDALE — As it prepares to introduce its next generation of gasoline sterndrive engines, Volvo Penta has reaffirmed its commitment to using General Motors engine blocks.
Volvo Penta of the Americas launched a round-the-clock technical support program for dealers, distributors and OEM customers.
The first leg of the world’s toughest bluewater race, the Volvo Ocean Race, begins Saturday morning when the seven-yacht fleet sets off from Alicante, Spain, bound for Cape Town, South Africa.