Volvo Penta and Seven Marine’s Outboard Propulsion Experience Named One of Top Boating Products of the Year

Boating Industry, the monthly U.S. boating business magazine, has selected Volvo Penta and Seven Marine’s Outboard Propulsion Experience among its top products of the year.
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The 2019 list of the 50 top boating products appeared in the May issue of the magazine. The products were chosen by the editors from hundreds of nominations, based on their impact on the industry, innovation and how they advanced their category.

“With continued demand from consumers for outboard powered boats, the team up between Volvo Penta, Seven Marine and Tiara delivered a unique set of inboard power experiences in a well-designed outboard package,” said Adam Quandt, managing editor of Boating Industry. “The Volvo Penta Integrated Outboard Propulsion Experience sets a new standard in the recreational boating industry in what an outboard package can and should do.” 

The new system made its debut on the Tiara Sport 38LS at the 2019 Miami International Boat Show. Integrating Volvo Penta’s Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) and Seven Marine’s high-performance outboards, the Outboard Propulsion Experience is packaged with Volvo Penta’s Easy Boating solutions such as joystick driving. The result is an unprecedented combination of outboard power with an inboard experience.

Ron Huibers, president and CEO of Volvo Penta of the Americas and chairman of the Seven Marine board, commented, “We have launched with Tiara Sport the industry’s first fully integrated system designed to propel bigger boats with outboard performance and inboard features. We’re taking a giant step forward to push the boundaries on what is possible today in outboard technology.”

“This important award is a reflection of our longstanding partnership with Volvo Penta, going back to 2004 when we worked together to package our Tiara Yachts 38 Open with Volvo Penta’s award-winning IPS system,” said Tom Slikkers, CEO and president, S2 Yachts, Inc. “This marks the next step toward a new journey into the future together.”

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About Volvo Penta

Volvo Penta, with approximately 3,500 dealers in over 130 countries, is a world-leading and global manufacturer of engines and complete power systems for boats, vessels and industrial applications. The engine program comprises diesel and gasoline engines with power outputs of between 10 and 1,000 hp. Volvo Penta is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy trucks, buses and construction equipment.

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For further information, please contact:

Christine Carlson 
Volvo Penta of the Americas
Phone: +1 (757) 382 4084

Jim Rhodes
Rhodes Communications, Inc.
Phone: +1 (757) 451 0602

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