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15 Years, 30,000 Units


Fifteen years after introducing the Inboard Performance System, Volvo Penta announced that it has installed 30,000 units.

The Swedish engine manufacturer says IPS not only provides an alternative to prop-and-shaft propulsion, but the pod-drive system has also made boats more fuel efficient, quieter and cleaner. Volvo Penta said an IPS boat uses 30 percent less fuel and emits 30 percent less CO than a traditional prop-and-shaft inboard.

“Finding ways to reduce fuel consumption and emissions has been an objective of ours for many years and is as a priority across our product range,” Johan Inden, head of Volvo Penta’s marine segment, said in a statement. “We strive to continue to improve today’s innovative technology, while in parallel explore future possibilities toward significantly reduced or zero emissions.”


Celebrate Your Harbormaster

Today is Harbormaster Appreciation Day, a day to recognize those who help keep our local waters, and those who use them, safe.

SeaWide and NTP-STAG Merge

The marine electronics wholesaler and distributor joins the RV parts and accessories distributor to create the “largest related-industry distribution network in North America.”

On a Roll in Connecticut, South Carolina and Florida

A trade show, a boat show and a boating-and-fishing showcase at a college football game are signals that our industry is tracking strong.

NMRA Hands Out Old Pro Award

Ivan Cross of The Merifield Co. received the National Marine Representatives Association award at IBEX last week.

Organizers Tout Successful IBEX

Attendance exceeded organizer expectations for the three-day show, which returned to an in-person format.

A Cautious Outlook

A key measurement of U.S. consumer confidence dropped in September as U.S. deaths from Covid-19 passed 700,000.

Registration Opens for Marina Conference and Expo

Previously known as the International Marina and Boatyard Conference, the Association of Marina Industries event is scheduled for Feb. 1-3 in Daytona Beach, Fla.

The Red-Hot Market Cools

August sales numbers reflect the continuing breakdown in the supply chain, despite strong demand for boats.

Deadline Nears for Safety Awards

Entries for the National Boating Industry Safety Awards will be accepted until Oct. 8.