Volvo Penta, of Sweden, is a global supplier of marine recreational and commercial engines and power systems.
Incoming senior VP Peter Granqvist will become a new member.
The engine manufacturer says joystick-only steering is the next logical step in its Easy Boating strategy.
The system uses electrical currents, rather than zincs, to protect drives from galvanic corrosion.
Volvo Penta has named Stewart & Stevenson as an authorized power center.
Volvo Penta has announced a hybrid concept for its IPS propulsion.
At a media event last weekend in Gothenburg, Sweden, Volvo Penta officials said the company plans to expand its line of Seven Marine outboards to include models that could potentially range between 250 and 400 horsepower.
Rhode Island hosted an Ocean Summit last week as part of the Volvo Ocean Race’s Newport stopover, the fourth event the state has organized to draw attention to the problem of trash in our oceans.
Volvo Group CEO Martin Lundstedt told President Trump in January that tariffs on aluminum and steel would punish the U.S. manufacturing operations for the company.
The first week of the Volvo Ocean Race Newport stopover attracted 40,000 visitors to the race village at Fort Adams State Park, and that number is expected to climb until the fleet departs May 20.
Volvo Penta of the Americas received Platinum and Gold awards and earned two Honorable Mentions at the 2018 Hermes Creative Awards, which recognize creative excellence in marketing and communications.
Volvo Penta of the Americas has promoted Susan Bonivich to director of marine leisure market sales. She succeeds Tony Kelleher who recently moved up to vice president of customer support for Volvo Penta of the Americas.
Volvo Penta of the Americas appointed Interstate PowerSystems as an authorized Power Center for the marine industry.
Outboard motor manufacturer Seven Marine introduced new 527-hp and 577-hp versions and a redesigned 627-hp model of its engine that is based on a GM LS V-8 engine. All the motors are also offered with the company’s new twin-prop CR (contra-rotating) gearcase.
Volvo Penta’s “Easy Connect,” a new app that allows boaters to view boat, engine and route data on mobile devices onboard and at home, made its North American debut at the 2018 Miami International Boat Show, which opens today and runs through Monday.