A new era launched at the Sydney International Boat Show

New Engine

On 3 August 2017, senior representatives of Seamech, Queensland’s only Authorised Volvo Penta Centre, travelled to Sydney for the 50th edition of its boat show.  They were treated to a private event for the launch of a new Volvo Penta engine – the D13-1000.

This new engine is part of a vertical expansion of Volvo Penta’s product range.  Capable of powering yachts up to 120-feet, the D13-1000 adheres to the highest European emission standards and combined with the innovative IPS system becomes the D13-IPS1350 offering superior handling for easy boating.

At the other end of the boating spectrum, Volvo Penta recently bought a majority holding in the outboard manufacturer, Seven.  These two developments extend Volvo Penta into larger yachts and smaller boats offering clients products throughout their boat ownership journey.

Aside from Volvo Penta’s announcements, Seamech was attending to reveal its new look branding and website.  The company has seen consistent growth over previous years which is expected to continue.

“It was a great event to hear from senior engineers and executives from Sweden on the new engine and direction for Volvo Penta.  The Show was busy, vibrant and coupled with our own growth, it points to a solid future in the Australian marine business,” explained Steve Wray, Dealer Principal and Director of Seamech.

Full specifications on the D13-1000 are available by contacting Andrew Cottle, General Manager of Seamech on andrew@seamech.com.au.  Boat owners should expect great fuel efficiency, lower emissions, greater power and a quieter engine all of which is great news for those serious about cruising the Australian coastline.