Volvo Penta

Volvo Penta, of Sweden, is a global supplier of marine recreational and commercial engines and power systems.

Volvo Penta rolls out ethanol fuel treatment

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 expands IPS pod drive lineup

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 debuts new operating systems

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

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Q&A with Volvo Penta executive Mats Edenborg

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.

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Volvo Penta in Sweden

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.

Volvo Ocean Race names equipment sponsor

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

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Engineering a boat to run like a car

Engine makers Volvo Penta and Mercury plan to roll out new technology this spring Boat and engine companies will continue to add components, technologies and devices that nose today’s power craft closer to a car-like experience behind the wheel. Two of the major engine manufacturers this spring were gearing up for the introduction of substantial…more

Volvo Penta dealer in California marks 25 years

Helmut’s Marine Service of San Rafael, Calif., is celebrating its 25th year of business as a Volvo Penta dealer this month. “We congratulate the superb team at Helmut’s for their successful achievement of a quarter-century of business,” Volvo Penta Region Americas president Ron Huibers said in a statement. “As our power center in California, Helmut’s…more

New Volvo president outlines plans for new products

Volvo Penta of the Americas will be releasing new products that will follow along the theme of the V8-380 gas sterndrive that earned it an innovation award at IBEX in October. That’s according to new president Ron Huibers, who says consumers will see more from the company that focuses on advanced integrated systems — in…more

Volvo Penta Canada president steps down

Chris Goulder, president of Volvo Penta Canada, is no longer with the company, effective Monday, the company said in a statement. “During his career with Volvo Penta, Chris was a key contributor to the company’s success,” the statement continued. Fred Lachlan was named acting site manager for the company. Lachlan has more than 30 years…more

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