To christen the new facility, Seamech hosted representatives from Volvo Penta’s authorised Queensland dealers for product training. The three-day session provided dealers with the latest product information on Volvo Penta engines, IPS and accessories plus a factory tour of Riviera Boats on the Gold Coast.
The first day centred on Volvo Penta’s innovative IPS drive system. Dealers were taken through best practice servicing and maintenance plus diagnostic techniques and troubleshooting. The next day was focused on engines and particularly the D8 Diesel, which powers the recently released IPS15 drive. The group also covered the features of the new V8 Gasoline engine. Volvo Penta is currently running a promotion on the V8 engine and the whole Gasoline range.
The training thoroughly covered all aspects of the engines, their componentry, service and maintenance. Dealers also were lead through a familiarisation of Volvo Penta’s online systems to ensure they have all the tools and required information available at their fingertips.
Next on the agenda was the range of Volvo Penta’s Innovative Accessories – specifically the Glass Cockpit system which integrates Volvo Penta’s EVC system with Garmin products. Relatively new to the Volvo Penta range, this glass fronted interface gives the boat owner access to accurate information on engine performance combined with Garmin technology on positioning and navigation. Training consisted of explaining the full features of Glass Cockpit and also gave attendees the chance to install a complete system on the mock dash specifically designed for training.
The final day was held on site at the Riviera Boats production facility on the Gold Coast. Dealers received hands-on training with Volvo Penta’s computer-based diagnostic tool, Vodia. They also covered on board Glass Cockpit diagnostics and had the opportunity to chat with Riviera engineering staff on boat preparing for launch.
As an authorised Volvo Penta Centre, Seamech takes its training and development role very seriously. The more informed dealers are in the latest products and innovations from Volvo Penta, the more their clients will benefit.
To receive more information on IPS, D8 Diesel, V8 Gasoline, Glass cockpit or to find your nearest Volvo Penta authorised dealer, contact Seamech.