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Powerful, Reliable, and Environmentally Friendly Engines for Dolphin Racer

Florida West Coast Cruises Inc., managed by sister-company Starlite Cruises, selects Volvo Penta’s D13-700 engines for its Dolphin Racer, a 120-passenger vessel offering high-powered dolphin...

Five Reasons to Select Volvo Penta as Your Agriculture Engine Provider Partner

Agricultural work pushes the limits of equipment. But tight planting times and short harvest seasons won’t wait for equipment failures. Farmers need partners who understand their business...

D13 Power Keeps River Tugboats Moving

Recognizing that only a rugged and reliable, environmentally friendly engine would do, Newt Marine Service of Dubuque, Iowa, selects Volvo Penta engines for its fleet repower.

The Truth About EPA Tier 4 Final for Diesel Gensets

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established scaled standards to restrict emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), particulate matter (PM) and non-methane...

New Megawatt Containerized Generator Makes Debut

The cover story for the November 2000 issue of Diesel Progress featured a new container-based one-megawatt generator from Taylor Power Systems powered by Volvo Penta Tier 4 Final engines.

New Pilot Boats Rely on Volvo Penta Propulsion

Volvo Penta is rapidly becoming the supplier-of-choice for propulsion systems on new pilot launches.

Volvo Penta Powers the Making of Memories

The StarShip II, a 130-foot, 150-passenger dining yacht, operated by Yacht StarShip Cruises & Events in Tampa, Florida, relies on D13 power to provide experiences to remember.

Water Taxi Runs on Reliable Volvo Penta Power

Captain Jack II, a 100-passenger water taxi, operated by Pirate Water Taxi in Tampa, Florida, relies on Volva Penta D4 power to move tourists between 15 stops along the Tampa Riverwalk.

Is your engine being operated with maximum efficiency?

How a diesel industrial engine is used has a significant impact on its longevity and uptime, so it is important that operators are well-trained.

V-Drive vs. Forward Drive

Volvo Penta’s revolutionary Forward Drive opens new vistas for builders to create multi-purpose boats optimized for the popular sport of wakesurfing – but also suitable for cruising,...

Two Milestones Reached in Dealer Technician Trainings

Following the new Online Instructor Led Training (OILT) dealer program that launched in April, Volvo Penta’s training team has reached two milestones this fall. Between the new program and...

Volvo Penta Water Sport Control Offers Complete Integration Of Surf Settings…And More

A lot of variables go into optimizing your boat for the ideal wakesurf session. And Volvo Penta’s Water Sports Control makes it convenient and easy to get the most out of your Forward Drive...

Piloting in the Arctic seas of Norway

In the far north of Norway, deep inside the Arctic Circle, Buksér og Berging ensures ships can come into harbor safely. It’s a role that requires skill, courage and high-performing...

Saving fuel never looked so cool: Palm Beach Motor Yachts’ flagship with Volvo Penta IPS

Palm Beach Motor Yachts has launched their next flagship, the GT60, at the Miami Yacht Show. Powered by twin Volvo Penta IPS 1350s this new yacht has unrivaled fuel-efficiency in its class.

Engine rightsizing: finding the best fit for your application

When it comes to diesel engine size and maximising uptime, reliability and fuel efficiency, it’s not about having a big engine or a small engine, but the right engine for your off-road...

Volvo Penta’s IMO III solutions help more vessels reach emissions excellence

As part of Volvo Penta’s drive towards sustainable power solutions, the company designed a unique propulsion range to meet IMO III emissions. Since its reveal in 2018, Volvo Penta’s IMO III...


From wakesurfing, to cruising to simply beaching the boat, the possibilities for adventure are endless with the Volvo Penta Forward Drive.

All new Waketoon Surf Series Pontoon

We sat down with Jim Wolf, president of Avalon & Tahoe Manufacturing, to hear how the market has been responding to the all-new Waketoon Surf Series Pontoon.

Game changer gets strength and reliability from D11

When Captain John and Chandra Gavin decided to build Game Changer, a custom 45-foot, down-east-style Hustler fishing boat in 2014, they chose a Volvo Penta D11 625-horsepower marine...

Cruise to Captivating Catalina Island by Boat

Catalina Island was once an exclusive hideaway for some of the most iconic names of Hollywood’s heyday. It still remains a tantalizing travel destination for visitors across the globe to...