Volvo Penta on board of new Mangusta GranSport 33
The new Mangusta GranSport 33 is one of the first large yachts to benefit from the new semi-planing edition of Volvo Penta IPS1350. The Overmarine Group‘s Mangusta line will be equipped for the first time with the Volvo Penta Inboard Performance System (IPS) package. The company has recently expanded... Read more
Invictus Yacht, the new TT460 is powered by Volvo Penta
Italian manufacturer Invictus Yacht launches the new Invictus TT460 powered by Volvo Penta’s latest D6 IPS package. High performance without sacrificing comfort and space onboard. A boat that manages to combine luxury and high performance. This is the purpose of Invictus Yachts with TT460. Thanks to Volvo Penta’s new... Read more
Volvo appointed Helene Mellquist as President of Volvo Penta Unit
Heléne Mellquist has today been appointed as President Volvo Penta and new member of Volvo Group Management. She will replace Björn Ingemanson. Heléne Mellquist, born in 1964, currently holds the position as President for the European Division at Volvo Trucks. Her career at the Volvo Group began in 1988... Read more
Choose a boat for a happy life, the editorial by Franco Michienzi
A family boat is the ideal way to tackle the complex issues we are all facing at the moment, exacerbated by unexpected external factors by Francesco Michienzi The family yacht is something that has always intrigued me, and offered me plenty of pause for thought. A boat’s story is... Read more
Yacht Controller is now compatible with Volvo Penta EVC 2.0 electronics
Compatibility between Yacht Controller and Volvo Penta wireless remote controls has been widened, now they also interface with the EVC 2.0 interface We talked about the collaboration agreement between the Italian and Swedish companies some time ago. Now the partnership is evolving following the new course and updates that... Read more
Richard Sears, studying Blue Whales powered by Volvo Penta
Richard Sears – President of Mingan Island Cetacean Study (MICS) has been studying Blue Whales off of Canada’s St Lawrence coast for more than 40 years. This hard task is facilitated by Volvo Penta. Calm waters and no waves are the ideal weather conditions to be able to collect... Read more
Volvo Penta D4 and D6, new generation
With over 100,000 units sold since 2003, Volvo Penta have given their D4 and D6 engines a complete makeover, a new Aquamatic sterndrive, updated IPS drive, and upgraded Electronic Vessel Control System by Francesco Michienzi Visiting the Volvo Penta test centre at Krossholmen, near Gothenburg in Sweden, is the best way... Read more
Volvo Penta: production of Seven Marine Outboards begins in Tennessee
Volvo Penta announced the start of production and assembly of Seven Marine outboards in Lexington, Tennessee. As of January 2020, the entire lineup of Seven Marine engines has been incorporated into the Volvo Penta production process. Transitioning production of the Seven Marine engines into Volvo Penta’s manufacturing facility is... Read more
Volvo Penta, customers lead the development of new electric driver interface
Volvo Penta is developing an electric driver interface within its Glass Cockpit System to aid the shift into electric boating. The aim is to make the electric boating experience as easy as possible. A prototype of a new electric driver interface has been developed by Volvo Penta with new... Read more
Andrea Piccione – Volvo Penta: a practical approach
Proactive manager Andrea Piccione is a person  with clear ideas on his work, the products he sells  and the nautical sector as a whole by Francesco Michienzi FOR JUST OVER A YEAR HE HAS BEEN HEAD OF THE MARINE ENGINES DEPARTMENT AT VOLVO PENTA ITALY.The 45-year-old mechani- cal engineer graduated from... Read more