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Volvo Penta Now Offers OceanX High-Tech Corrosion Protection with Forward Drives

Volvo Penta today announced that it is now offering the revolutionary OceanX corrosion protection coatings as an option with its Forward Drive systems.

Volvo Penta Now Offers OceanX High-Tech Corrosion Protection with Forward Drives
Volvo Penta’s OceanX titanium-ceramic coating is now available on Forward Drive systems.

The durable titanium-ceramic OceanX coating, which is applied using a state-of-the-art electrodeposition process and covers the entire drive assembly, makes the Volvo Penta drives four times more resistant to galvanic corrosion.

The OceanX package also includes two electronic sensors that deliver audible and visual warnings to alert boaters to the presence of water in the bellows area and the quality of the drive gear’s lubricant, which are indicators of potential corrosion.

OceanX was originally introduced for Volvo Penta sterndrives in 2009 and is now being offered on Forward Drives as well, to extend the benefits of corrosion protection to the growing number of oaters enjoying water sports.

“Our unique OceanX system gives peace of mind to Forward Drive boaters when running in salt or brackish water,” said Jens Bering, vice president of marine sales at Volvo Penta of the Americas. “It’s the latest in our series of Easy Boating product innovations, designed to make the boating experience easier and worry-free.”

The OceanX coating can be seen in Booth 1203-1204/1225-26 at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Oct. 31 – Nov. 4.

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About Volvo Penta

Volvo Penta, with approximately 3,500 dealers in over 130 countries, is a world-leading and global manufacturer of engines and complete power systems for boats, vessels and industrial applications. The engine program comprises diesel and gasoline engines with power outputs of between 10 and 1,000 hp. Volvo Penta is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy trucks, buses and construction equipment.

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For further information, please contact:

Christine Carlson
Volvo Penta of the Americas
Phone: +1 (757) 382 4084