Volvo Penta wins prestigious award

Volvo Penta wins 2017 Innovation Award for Joystick for Inboard at the Miami International Boat Show.
Volvo Penta employees from left to right, Jens Bering, Fredrik Celander, Ron Huibers and Björn Ingemanson.

Volvo Penta employees from left to right, Jens Bering, Fredrik Celander, Ron Huibers and Björn Ingemanson.

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) presented Volvo Penta with a 2017 Innovation Award for the Volvo Penta Joystick for Inboard. It is the first and only joystick for twin inboard shaft installations that includes both docking and driving modes, and integrates all five steering components: thruster, rudders, gear shift, slip and throttle.

“The Joystick for Inboard propulsion delivers substantial benefits to boat builders, dealers and customers, allowing us to offer a complete helm-to-prop solution for inboard applications that makes docking and driving a shaft boat effortless and intuitive,” says Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Penta of the Americas.

“It’s the latest innovation to emerge from our Easy Boating vision to make it easier and more enjoyable for families to enjoy the boating experience.”

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