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Volvo Penta at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the "Yachting Capital of the World" will host the 62nd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 27 - 31, 2021. FLIBS is the largest in-water boat show in the world and draws over 110,000 visitors from around the globe annually. The show will take place at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center with additional displays and attractions at additional locations within close proximity.

Volvo Penta at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Volvo Penta is looking forward to celebrating its rich tradition of innovations and showcasing its range of new Easy Boating products at the 2021 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS). In engine tent 1203, we will have the Volvo Penta IPS drive, the D8 engine with 800 HP, the D6 DPI engine with 440 HP engine, the gasoline engine V8 430 HP, and our Assisted Docking virtual reality simulator on display.

Experience the All-New Assisted Docking Through VR

Docking can be one of the most stressful and challenging aspects of boating – even for experienced captains. Between crowded marinas, strong winds, and rough currents, the outcome of a docking disaster can be expensive and even dangerous. Volvo Penta has taken its joystick-docking technology and Easy Boating solutions to the next level in its continued efforts to make docking a less stressful endeavor.

Experience the All-New Assisted Docking Through VR

Visitors to Volvo Penta’s main booth at FLIBS will have the chance to see what it would be like to dock a boat with Assisted Docking through a virtual reality (VR) experience. Volvo Penta Assisted Docking, the next generation of marine automation, allows the captain to defy the elements by removing the dynamics of wind and current while maneuvering in tight spaces, enabling safe and easy boat docking, even in challenging conditions. Come “test drive” the Assisted Docking system at our booth using a virtual reality (VR) simulator.

An Enhanced Diesel Engine Experience

With over 100,000 units proven on the waters, the Volvo Penta D4 and D6 marine propulsion packages got a comprehensive helm-to-prop update in 2019, delivering more power and reliability, while operating costs are cut by a third. The updates include newly designed engines, a completely new aquamatic drive, an updated IPS drive and an upgraded Electronic Vessel Control System.

Improved Benefits

  • Less Maintenance: To achieve this, there are longer service intervals, the intervals have also been synced between the engine and drive. These improvements save up to 30% in maintenance costs.
  • Technology Upgrades: The new Electronic Vessel Control (EVC2) system enhances the service capabilities of the engines, also providing faster software downloads and improved diagnostics. Specific to the D4 & D6 is the new onboard service assistant.
  • Comfort: Onboard comfort significantly increases with less noise and vibrations, along with smooth and silent shifting on the new Aquamatic DPI drive.
  • Fuel Savings: Thanks to the new fuel injection system, you can expect more fuel efficiency and smooth cruising.
  • They are available from 150-480 hp. To see this new technology and power for yourself, visit the Volvo Penta booth to see the new D6-400 engine with DPI drive.

Total Solution

Not only does Volvo Penta supply robust and reliable engines that are characterized by premium product quality, our company supports projects all the way throughout the lifetime of the machines. From design to installation, and offering superior service support, Volvo Penta is with our customers all the way. Volvo Penta solutions are backed by our extensive dealer network that is equipped with high-quality parts, diagnostic systems, certified technicians and more.

If You’re at the Show

Attending FLIBS? Be sure to visit the Volvo Penta booth, located in engine tent 1203, to try Assisted Docking for yourself using our Assisted Docking simulator. Volvo Penta team members will be on-site to support with any questions.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale Beach

The City of Fort Lauderdale boasts more than seven miles of sparkling beaches that offer residents and visitors premier opportunities for recreation, relaxation and enjoyment. The City’s award-winning wavewall and signature beachfront promenade highlight Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous coastline, which is punctuated by an array of shops, restaurants, sidewalk cafes and entertainment venues.

Las Olas Boulevard

Stroll, people watch, sip a latte at an outdoor cafe or shop the chic boutiques along Las Olas Boulevard, a sophisticated mile of fashion, art and sidewalk cafes. This gem of Downtown Fort Lauderdale is only three and a half miles from the Port.

Flamingo Gardens

This 60-acre Botanical Gardens and Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary features over 3000 species of rare and exotic native plants and wildlife. Come see alligators, bobcats, otters, and flamingos surrounded by beautiful gardens that are over a hundred years old. Purchase tickets online in advance through the Flamingo Gardens website, or at the door.