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Volvo Penta D16 engines powering Sweden Rock Festival

“We only get one chance when doing a show. We can’t take a risk that equipment will break, fail or become unstable. That’s why we use these generators and engines. They are a great...

Uptime in focus when developing the Stage V Off-road engines

Andreas Viktorsson, chief project manager for Stage V, explains how Volvo Penta has managed to increase uptime in its latest D5 to D13 off-road engines by minimizing active regeneration.

Proven Success with Elizabeth River Ferry

The Hampton Roads Transit Elizabeth River Ferry, a 150-passenger ferry operated by Norfolk by Boat in the tidewater area of Virginia (USA), runs daily between Portsmouth and downtown...

Savings of $113,000 in fuel per year with Volvo Penta D16

Running seven days a week, 24 hours per day for nine months of the year, reliability and fuel consumption have been critical factors in the choice of engine for Thompson Recycle Company...

Boating Dreams: From sketches to his own yacht brand

Already at the age of six he designed his first boat, sketching on his school books. Today, 37-year-old Halit Yukay is the owner and designer of his own yacht brand, Mazu Yachts.

Boating Dreams: A passion that runs in the family

The passion for boats and boat life made Swedish brothers Conny, Jimmy and Billy choose the same path and become marine technicians. Now they run a successful boatyard together in the...

A growing family business with Volvo Penta IPS

A family-owned ferry company, based in northeast Italy, is making a splash in the industry by choosing Volvo Penta Inboard Performance System (IPS) to power its Delfino Verde Deluxe ferry –...

The D5 engine, a great match for tough harvesting conditions

“It’s hot and dusty out here, and we carry seriously heavy loads. This is seasonal work, so we need an engine that delivers fast, intense output in extreme conditions.” Machine operator...

Volvo Penta: The heart that never stops

Volvo Penta engines power agriculture all over the world. In Australia, they are helping farmers optimize irrigation through reliable performance and fuel efficiency.

Tested to perfection

Volvo Penta has been field-testing engines at an aggregates site in Uppsala, Sweden since 2010. Its latest Stage V D13 engine has saved crushing company Dalby Maskin 15 litres of fuel per...

D13-400S provide fuel savings and reliability

Powerful. Dependable. Safe. These are the words used by Dillon Entrekin, port engineer at Louisiana’s Belle Chasse Marine Transport, to describe the Volvo Penta D13 400 engine.

Power to crush

“It’s a seriously impressive machine – that needs an equally impressive engine. It has just the right power to cope with the tough, repetitive work we put it through. As you would expect.”

Step by step: How to build your own boat from scratch

Where do you start when building your own 30-foot boat from scratch? One answer could be: with a little bit of craziness, a good foundation and a lot of determination.

Boating Dreams: Building your own boat – why not?

Can you imagine building your own 30-foot boat from scratch? The Osse family in Barueri outside São Paulo in Brazil is living their boating dream in the midst of sweat and hard work:...

Volvo Penta IPS provides pilot-like precision

Qualified helicopter pilot Gérard Herisson is used to having complete control at his fingertips. Now, as a yacht captain for a Sanlorenzo SX88, he is experiencing the same level of precision...

Simplifying boating with unique corrosion protection

Six engineers at Volvo Penta with different backgrounds and skills. Several years of advanced and meticulous measurements, a lot of tests and a whole lot of fun on the way.

Boating Dreams: A remote paradise above the Arctic Circle

Even the smallest and most remote place can hold the biggest dreams. In Norwegian Langfjordnes, 300 miles above the Arctic Circle, Bente Aust is living her dream – relying on her boat Targa...

Yacht captain tests Volvo Penta IPS1350

Volvo Penta IPS is a world-renowned system, but don’t take it from us. We invited Matthew Conner to test the yacht he formerly captained, which has been repowered with our D13-IPS1350...