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SŌLACE Boats and Volvo Penta Partner to Introduce New Center Console Boat with Diesel Aquamatic DPI Inboard System

(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.)– Oct. 27, 2021 – Today, at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), SŌLACE Boats unveiled its new 415CS center console powered by a fully integrated Volvo Penta propulsion system with twin diesel Aquamatic DPI inboards.

“The first thing you will notice when you look at the new 415CS is an innovative, clean transom that allows you full access to your boat,” said Todd Albrecht, president of SŌLACE Boats. “Another great benefit of this package is the extended range, made possible by twin diesels and the significantly improved fuel efficiency, allowing for 490 miles of range with the standard 444-gallon tank.”

“The new 415CS is the result of a close collaboration between SŌLACE and Volvo Penta design and engineering teams,” said Albrecht. “We wanted to solve some commonly seen missed opportunities within the center console market like increased versatility with the transom, extended range, less fueling time at the dock, quieter cruise, improved maneuverability and more.” 

As part of the purchase of the 415CS, the Volvo Penta twin diesel Aquamatic DPI inboards come standard with 5-year warranty coverage, active corrosion protection, joystick driving and docking with silent shift, and dynamic positioning system, all running under Volvo Penta’s latest electronic vessel control system. The 415CS package includes Volvo Penta interceptors with active ride control, automatic trim and list system, and coordinated turn control, plus a full suite of Garmin electronics, such as the Glass Cockpit multi-function display with Garmin Surround View.

“The twin D6-440 diesel Aquamatic DPI package includes our trademark counter-rotating DuoProp propellers, delivering superior torque, maneuverability, and precision at low speeds, making for easier docking or working a fish,” said Jens Bering, vice president of marine sales, Volvo Penta of the Americas. “In the SŌLACE 415CS, our twin diesel Aquamatic DPI package also increases operating range by 50 percent and reduces fuel consumption by up to 42 percent at cruising speeds over a comparable outboard configuration, appealing to today’s generation of sustainability-conscious boaters.”

A prime target market for the 415CS is as a support tender for cruising mega yachts. Utilizing diesel engines eliminates the need to carry two different fuels on board since the tender can refuel directly from the mothership’s diesel tanks. The Volvo Penta twin diesel Aquamatic DPI inboard system installation in the SŌLACE 415CS offers longer service intervals, lower maintenance costs and longer cruising ranges than comparable gas outboards.

In addition to the Volvo Penta integrated propulsion system, the SŌLACE 415CS incorporates a wealth of family and fishing features never before seen in a center console. From the carbon-fiber superstructure, one-piece dive door with integrated stairs, fully opening electric windshield, and the new versatile aft seating arrangements on deck, to the built-in air conditioning and cabin with enclosed shower and head – the 415CS redefines the concept of a quality no-compromise center console boat for the modern boating family. This innovative boat opens the way for more unobstructed on-deck activities, such as dining, fishing, swimming, lounging, diving and enjoying the flexibility inherent in SŌLACE’s design.

“With this new introduction we expect to see a jump in tender related sales of 50 percent or greater,” said Albrecht. “Combined with the long-range fisherman and cruising yachtsman sales this could equate to a 75 percent increase in overall annual sales. We are expecting to be in full production of this new model in the first quarter of 2022.”

The new SŌLACE 415CS with Volvo Penta twin diesel Aquamatic DPI inboard system can be seen at C-Dock, Slips 334-340, at the 2021 FLIBS, October 27-31.

Learn more by visiting the SŌLACE 415CS page on volvopenta.com.

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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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About SŌLACE Boats

SŌLACE Boats reflects founder Stephen Dougherty’s vision of innovation, community and an unending pursuit of excellence. The SŌLACE team is passionate about designing and building boats that reflect our drive for perfection and our commitment to the ultimate on-water experience. SŌLACE Boats are manufactured in Edgewater, Fla.

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For further information, please contact:

Emilie Knoll
Volvo Penta of the Americas
Phone: +1 (757) 334 6812
E-mail: emilie.knoll@volvo.com

Jim Rhodes
Rhodes Communications, Inc.
Phone: +1 (757) 451 0602
E-mail: jrhodes@rhodescomm.com

Todd Albrecht
SŌLACE Boats
Phone: +1 (386) 888 5592
E-mail: talbrecht@solaceboats.com

Sarah Dougherty
SŌLACE Boats
Phone: +1 (386) 302 6287
E-mail: sarah@solaceboats.com