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Volvo Penta reveals its new products for the first time to the European public at Cannes

Volvo Penta’s latest 8-liter diesel engine and perfectly-matched new Inboard Performance System (IPS) drive will be revealed to the public for the first time in Europe, at the Cannes Yachting Festival. Volvo Penta Boating Challenge co-host and marine product expert, Hanna Ljungqvist, will be presenting the benefits of the company’s latest products at the stand. And an impressive range of boats powered by Volvo Penta will also be on display at the show in the south of France.


Volvo Penta welcomes customers to its stand at the Cannes Yachting Festival as it presents its latest 8-liter engine and perfectly-matched new IPS drive for the marine leisure market, for the first time to the public in Europe. Visitors to the stand can also learn about the company’s latest innovations such as: Joystick for inboard shaft, Battery Management System, e-Key Remote, and the updated Glass Cockpit System.

“The Cannes Yachting Festival is a superlative event in the marine leisure market, so it’s exciting for us to be showcasing our latest innovations at the show,” says Pascal Jamet, Volvo Penta’s vice president of marine sales in Europe.

“The expansion of our IPS range is something we are especially proud of, and the latest IPS drive is excellently matched with our new D8 engine.”

Powering an impressive range
Many premium international boat-builders have incorporated Volvo Penta power solutions into their designs, across the spectrum of high-end boats, from superyachts to medium and smaller yachts to luxury RIBs (rigid inflatable boats). And, an impressive number of new boats powered by Volvo Penta will be on display in Cannes - many of which have international, European or French premieres. This includes vessels by Absolute, Amer Yachts, Azimut, Bavaria, Cantieri Estensi, Cranchi, Fairline, Ferretti (Riva and Pershing), Frauscher Boats, Galeon, Greenline, Hanse, Jeanneau (Leader and Prestige), Magazzù, Princess, SACS, Sunseeker, Versilcraft and more.

“We are delighted to be collaborating with many manufacturers of yachts and luxury RIBs, and pleased that they are being launched and displayed at Cannes,” adds Stefan Carlsson, Volvo Penta’s global head of the Marine Leisure Diesel Segment.

“And the choice of Volvo Penta’s engines and propulsion systems for these beautifully-crafted boats is testament to the continual research, development and internationally renowned service we offer.”

Are you up for the challenge?
The company’s marine product expert – and co-host of the Volvo Penta Boating Challenge – Hanna Ljungqvist, will present the benefits of the company’s latest products at Volvo Penta’s stand at Cannes. Visitors are invited to participate at any of the three sessions:

Tuesday, September 6 at 16:00 hrs CET;

Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 hrs CET;

Thursday, September 8 at 18:00 hrs CET.

Find out more about the Volvo Penta Boating Challenge on Volvo Penta’s Youtube channel, and Facebook page,

Volvo Penta will be at stand Jetee179 at the Cannes Yachting Festival from September 6-11.