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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...

360 DEGREES OF FUN

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

Volvo Penta dealer shares top 15 boating tips

Family owned Swedish Volvo Penta dealer, Ringens Varv, share their 15 top tips for getting the most out of your boating experience. With more than 130 years of experience in boat building...

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.

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.

Volvo Penta helps propel Cranchi into a new yachting segment

Italian boatbuilder, Cranchi, unveils its largest yacht yet at the Düsseldorf International Boat Show – powered by Volvo Penta.

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...

Volvo Penta D16 engines deliver the power to light Sweden Rock

“We only get one chance when doing a show. We can’t take a risk that equipment will break, fail or become unstable. That’s why we use these generators and engines. They are a great...

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...

Best of Boating In Newport Beach California

Situated at the coastal center of Orange County, California, Newport Beach is the epitome of a boaters’ paradise. With 10 miles of shoreline primed for cruising, swimming and surfing, there...

Proven Success: Tropic Star Lodge

Only accessible by boat or small plane, the Tropic Star Lodge is a world-renowned fishing resort. It is located in Piñas Bay, Panama, and has a fleet of 14 Bertram fishing boats ready to...

Volvo Penta engine a great match for tough harvesting conditions in India

“It’s hot and dusty out here, and we carry seriously heavy loads. This is seasonal work, so we need an engine that delivers fast, intense output in extreme conditions.” Machine operator...

Power to crush

“It’s a seriously impressive machine – that needs an equally impressive engine. It has just the right power to cope with the tough, repetitive work we put it through. As you would expect.”

Volvo Penta’s Marine Gensets turn 20 years old

As 2018 draws to a close it marks the 20th anniversary of Volvo Penta’s marine gensets. We look back at this amazing journey and see where some of these gensets have ended up.

Volvo Penta Power Fires 'Panther' to New Heights

The Rosenbauer Panther 6x6 is the main firefighting truck at the world’s busiest airport. A powerful engine capable of quick acceleration and high speed is critical to the truck’s...

Driving forward with electromobility

In its journey for electrification, Volvo Penta has engaged young professionals from the Volvo Group, to present the business case for electrifying terminal tractors in ports. Using the...

The Christ family's boating dream: ”On the boat, we all live in the moment”

Engaging in a new hobby together has meant more for the Christ family than they could ever imagine. Their boat has become a place where everybody drops what they are doing and engages in...

Top 10 Most Innovative Marine Companies 2018

For more than a century, Volvo Penta has led the charge in introducing new technologies that have shaped the boating experience. Acknowledging the culture of innovation that permeates every...