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Propulsion powerhouse Volvo Penta partners with Expo

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Apr

Propulsion powerhouse Volvo Penta partners with Expo

International marine marque Volvo Penta has been just been announced as the latest global brand to partner with the Gold Coast International Marine Expo to assist in staging ‘the boat show with show much more’ at Coomera this May.

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Expo’s Emma Brown and Andrew Mills welcome Volvo Penta’s Andrew Nicholson onboard as an Expo partner

Volvo Penta is a world-leading supplier of engines and complete power systems for marine applications and boasts an impressive history of being at the forefront of innovation.

“First there were smart-phones and then smart-cars, and now Volvo Penta has added ‘smart-boats’ to the list of technological advances that are changing the way we live our lives,” said Expo Event & Marketing Manager Emma Brown.

“Boating is now easier and more enjoyable than ever thanks to Volvo Penta’s innovations like the Inboard Propulsion System with easy joystick maneuverability, and the touch-screen Glass Cockpit that now provides enhanced overview and control of every aspect of boating from propulsion to navigation and even onboard lighting … all in one place.

“This state-of-the-art technology really has to be seen and experienced to be fully appreciated and it will be on display here in the heart of Australia’s Boating Industry Capital: the Gold Coast Marine Precinct, at Expo from 19-22 May.”

Head of Volvo Penta Oceania Andrew Nicholson said the company – now based at Gold Coast City Marina – is proud to partner with Expo in fostering jobs, growth and opportunity throughout the Australian marine industry.

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Boating is now easier and more enjoyable than ever thanks to Volvo Penta’s innovations

“Volvo Penta is committed to enhancing the rich and rewarding benefits of the boating life for boating families and also those who aspire to get out on the water and have fun,” he said.

“Expo is a fantastic opportunity for families to come and see and experience a huge array of nautical technology, a massive range of yachts, boats, boating products and services – in fact just about every marine display you can possibly imagine … across four days of fantastic family fun where the marine industry does business 365 days a year.

“It’s a pleasure to be onboard with an impressive list of industry leaders.”

Mrs Brown said additional display space and infrastructure have been created for the 2016 Expo to cater to increased exhibitor demand on Expo’s two marinas, and right across the giant 3km Expo display circuit.

“If you thought last year’s Expo was a real boater’s paradise, wait until you see the biggest Expo ever from 19-22 May 2016,” she said.

“Expo 2016 will have over 500 yachts and boats of all makes, models and sizes on display on the water and on land, as well as an incredibly diverse display of engines, accessories and equipment.”

First there were smart-phones and then smart-cars, and now Volvo Penta has added ‘smart-boats’ to the list of technological advances that are changing the way we live our lives

First there were smart-phones and then smart-cars, and now Volvo Penta has added ‘smart-boats’ to the list of technological advances that are changing the way we live our lives

“Many of the leading boating brands in Australia and the world have reserved the Expo for their exclusive yacht, boat and product launches – some will be launched at Expo for the first time in Australia, some for the first time in the world.”

“Expo visitors in 2016 will definitely need a multi-day pass to see and enjoy all there is on offer across our giant 3km display circuit featuring major international businesses and brands at over 230 display sites.”