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Penta Protection

Volvo Penta of the Americas announces “Penta Protection,” a standard five year warranty and service protection program for customers of Volvo Penta Gas EFI Sterndrive Engines.

(CHESAPEAKE, VA) August 10 , 2009 – Volvo Penta announces its new Penta Protection program, an innovative program that combines the two year Volvo Penta factory limited warranty with an additional three years of coverage through First Protection Corporation (FPC).  Penta Protection is standard for all gasoline EFI sterndrive engines manufactured after July 1, 2009, and delivered in North America.

Penta Protection consists of two distinct parts: A 2 year Volvo Penta factory limited warranty and a 3 year Volvo Penta Extended Protection limited warranty that provides coverage for mechanical breakdowns that may occur following the expiration of the Volvo Penta limited factory warranty.  The Volvo Penta Extended Protection limited warranty is administered by FPC, with over 15 years of providing post-factory warranty coverage for Volvo Penta owners. After the second year of ownership, FPC administrators work directly with Volvo Penta servicing dealers to ensure that needed repairs are made timely and correctly to get the boat owner back on the water fast. 

“With the current economic uncertainties, Volvo Penta believes that now is the right time to offer new boat owners the assurance that their Volvo Penta EFI engines are backed by industry-leading limited warranties for many years,” explains Bob Apple, Sr. VP of Sales and Marketing.  Enrollment in the Penta Protection program occurs automatically at delivery, and can be transferred to a new owner any time during the five year coverage period.  “We understand that today’s customers need confidence in the products that they buy.  We want to share our confidence in the quality and durability of Volvo Penta products with our customers through this unique Penta Protection program.”  

Details of the program can be obtained directly from Volvo Penta of the Americas or from a Volvo Penta boat selling dealership. (Please refer to the Dealer Locator section Volvo Penta’s website: www.volvopenta.com/us

With Volvo Penta’s commitment to quality, safety and environmental care, this new program continues the company’s dedication to excellence and quality assurance. And, once again, Volvo Penta has received its sixth consecutive National Marine Manufacturers Association Award for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction for the 2009 year in the EFI Sterndrive category.

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For additional information, please contact Susan Lee at Volvo Penta of the Americas.  Phone: 757-436-5173; E-mail: susan.lee@volvo.com