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Volvo Penta IPS Takes the Lead in Sportfishing as Evidenced by Tournament Results

Volvo Penta IPS for offshore sportfishing is a brilliant example of the company’s ability to adapt to customer requirements. Developed together with leading Sport Fish professionals, IPS powered boats are winning big.
WINNER · TRIPLE IPS1200 · SPENCER 70’ · “PENTAGONE”
Thursday’s Daily most release points, 2010 Ocean City White Marlin Open and 2010 Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament

WINNER · TRIPLE IPS 900 · SPENCER 54’ · “SCANDALOUS”
1ST Place in the Tuna category, 2nd place in the Blue Marlin category, 2010 Ocean City White Marlin Open

WINNER · TWIN IPS 900 · SPENCER 49’  · “SVENGALI”
1ST PLACE 2010 Bahamas Wahoo Championship, and 3rd place in the 2010 Custom Shoot Out

WINNER · TWIN IPS 600 · CARMEN 46’ · “LADY LUCK V”
1ST PLACE Tuna Category, tied for 1st Place White Marlin Category, 2010 Mid Atlantic 500

WINNER · TWIN IPS 600 · SEAVEE 39’ · “KIMBUKTU”
1st place 2009 Bahamas Wahoo Championship and 2nd place 2010 Mayors Cup Sailfish Series

Volvo Penta IPS now offers three specific sport fishing functions, making it perfect for big game fishing. This function is unique to Volvo Penta. When activated, the captain controls steering, shift and throttle using the control levers only. With the steering angle of the pods controlled individually, it provides unparalleled maneuverability and control when chasing down a Billfish – or as Dean Travis Clarke put it, “I guarantee, a fish doesn’t swim that can outmaneuver this propulsion system.”

Clear Wake Exhaust System
This feature clears up the wake when trolling. The captain controls this function with just the push of a button at the helm. Then, when trolling, the exhaust is routed through a by-pass system and muffler and discharged through the transom or hull sides, creating "a clean wake to present the bait in."

Single-lever Mode
Sportfishing boats are almost exclusively equipped with Palm Beach-style control levers, mounted on each side of the steering column - very useful when maneuvering using engines, but not so practical in regular driving. The single-lever mode lets the driver control shift and throttle for all engines using only one lever, leaving one hand free for the steering wheel. Engine rpm is automatically synced, which minimizes any vibrations and noise.

Dynamic Positioning System
Although not primarily a sportfishing feature, it may be used as such. The Dynamic Positioning System uses twin GPS high-precision receivers and the steerable pods to keep the boat’s heading and position as still as possible, usually within a very limited area. This function is especially for bottom-fishing over a wreck, where dropping an anchor is not an option.

About Volvo Penta
Volvo Penta, with more than 5,000 dealers in over 130 countries, is a world-leading and global manufacturer of engines and complete power systems for both marine and industrial applications. Volvo Penta’s marine engine program includes diesel and gasoline engines with power outputs of between 10 and 2,000 hp. Volvo Penta is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications and aerospace components and services.  The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service.  For more information, please visit www.volvopenta.com.

About Volvo Group
The Volvo Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, aerospace components and services, and is one of the world's leading producers of heavy-diesel engines (9-16 liter). The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 96,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells their products in more than 180 markets. Volvo Group sales for 2009 amounted to approx. 29 BUSD. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX Nordic Exchange and are traded OTC in the US.