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Volvo Penta wins back-to-back Work Boat World Awards

Volvo Penta has been selected by Baird Maritime for a Work Boat World Award. The company was recognized as the Best Small Diesel Engine Supplier for the second year in a row.

This trend of success for Volvo Penta marks the second year in succession winning this category and being formally recognized by Baird’s judges, who review almost 300 new and interesting vessels for their prestigious awards.

“We are committed to working towards a better tomorrow for marine commercial professionals and it’s inspiring to see that our efforts are being recognized,” says Johan Inden, President of Marine Business, Volvo Penta. “Our unique position of being part of the Volvo Group means that we have a wealth of shared knowledge to draw on and adapt to create an intuitive and seamless experience for marine commercial operators. We focus on providing ease and efficiency to our customers and delivering robust solutions fit for purpose at sea.”

Robust & Reliable
Fitted to a wide range of vessels – in a wide array of applications, Volvo Penta’s power solutions are available in traditional inboard shafts, stern drives, and the renowned Inboard Performance System (IPS) are a discerning choice for customers.

“Our customers regularly comment on the acceleration and unrivaled maneuverability that are seen as a trademark of the Volvo Penta experience,” says Johan Inden. “Our duoprop technology also contributes by delivering a unique grip on the water.”

Volvo Penta’s propulsion systems also offer a fully integrated arrangement. Thanks to the Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) system and controls, Volvo Penta offers a complete package with a ‘plug and play’ approach. This single point of contact ensures installation, operation and maintenance are all kept simple for customers. In addition, Volvo Penta has 3,500 dedicated dealers worldwide ensuring parts and servicing are easily available for customers.

Perform & transform
Volvo Penta’s ethos of both performing and transforming means that it is a trusted partner for an array of vessels – expertly balancing the development of today’s cutting-edge technology with future solutions for the marine commercial sector.

Recently, Volvo Penta expanded its product portfolio through two new additions: the DPI Aquamatic sterndrive which is now available as a triple installation allowing larger boats to benefit from improved performance, reliability, and power. Volvo Penta has also continued to expand its range of EU Stage V and IMO Tier III marine solutions to reduce its products’ environmental footprint and meet legislation demands.

An exciting journey ahead
Last year, Volvo Penta saw several major developments in electromobility at sea. First, the company became a majority shareholder of Norwegian marine battery and electric driveline solutions supplier ZEM AS. It also signed a partnership agreement with Danfoss’ Editron division – which has resulted in the delivery of two hybrid crew transfer vessels. Most recently, Volvo Penta announced a pilot project with Hurtigruten Svalbard to test a state-of-the-art hybrid Marell M15 vessel. The solution, powered by a Volvo Penta twin D4-320 DPI Aquamatic hybrid solution, marks the first time the company has delivered the complete hybrid system for customer testing.

“We see that customers recognize the unique value that we bring in terms of efficiency,” added Johan Inden. “Fuel efficiency remains a high focus, as well as our unique marine torque but we are also encouraged by the increased interest in sustainable solutions on the market and we’re working to accelerate our sustainability solutions towards zero emissions.”

Baird Publications is one of the world’s premier maritime publishing houses with headquarters in Melbourne, Australia. The group publishes two monthly magazines, Work Boat World and Ausmarine.