Volvo Penta wins an Oscar of the boat industry

Volvo Penta takes a major prize at an awards ceremony at the Düsseldorf boat show, dubbed the ‘Oscars of the boat industry’. The company won an innovation award for its easy boating concept.
Johan Wästeräng, Stefan Carlsson and Jan Wiese receiving the prize

Left to right, Johan Wästeräng, head of Volvo Penta’s marine leisure product management, Stefan Carlsson, Volvo Penta’s head of the marine diesel segment, and Jan Wiese, Volvo Penta’s sales manager for marine engines in central Europe, accept the innovation award for easy boating at the Düsseldorf boat show.

The award recognizes Volvo Penta’s dedication to bring innovation to the marine leisure market, which makes boating easier, smarter, and more accessible. This encompasses the company’s wide range of solutions that continue to revolutionize the marine industry, such as Volvo Penta IPS (Inboard Performance System), joystick technology, dynamic positioning, Glass Cockpit system, as well as the latest innovations – joystick for inboard shaft and battery management system.

The jury included a panel of European boating journalists, representing a combined total of more than one million monthly readers.

“As pioneers in drive technology, Volvo Penta products, such as the IPS, the joystick control, the Easy Docking function or the new battery management system, have made life on board more pleasant, more convenient and safer for many people,” said BOOTE magazine editor-in-chief Torsten Moench, explaining the jury’s decision.

“We’re very happy to receive this fantastic award at such an important show in the marine leisure industry,” says Stefan Carlsson, Volvo Penta’s head of the marine diesel segment.

“We have worked hard to design and create ingenious products that offer ‘easy boating’ options for customers. Our easy boating philosophy pushes us to continue to innovate and deliver technology that makes it easier for boaters of all skill levels to enjoy their time on the water. This recognition symbolizes the essence of what we aim to achieve.”

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