November 3 2016
These new products are the latest example of Volvo Penta’s Easy Boating initiative, featuring helm-to-prop integration, according to Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Penta of the Americas.
“Our vision of Easy Boating is built on a proven track record of innovation and integration. Volvo Penta’s leadership with integrated propulsion systems is the key to optimizing system performance and fuel efficiency while improving the customer experience. Boat-builders, dealers and end users know that they can look to Volvo Penta for a totally integrated solution, built and supported by a single trusted supplier,” he said to Yachting Art Magazine.
With the release of the D8 engine, available for both inboard and IPS shaft applications, the Swedish company offers an even broader selection of power systems, especially the growing demand for engines between 550 and 600 horsepower. Combined with the IPS technology, the D8 engine is the new flagship of a successfull range. Since IPS introduction in 2005, over 20,000 IPS units have been delivered to 550 boat builders and are installed in over 1,100 different boat models !
“Introduction of the Volvo Penta D8, D8-IPS700 and D8-IPS800 fills a key niche in our marine leisure market line up. This exceptional package provides state-of-the-art fuel efficiency, classic Volvo Penta high torque at low RPMs and remarkably low NVH to powerboats in the 45-55 foot range. Our customers throughout North and South America are tremendously excited at the launch of these superior products designed to function seamlessly with demanded features like Glass Cockpit, Interceptor tabs and now Battery Management System” said Marcia Kull, vice president of marine sales for Volvo Penta of the Americas to Yachting Art Magazine.