Feb 12, 2019

Ron HuibersAt the 2019 Toronto International Boat Show, Canadian Yachting magazine editor Andy Adams had the pleasure of interviewing Ron Huibers, president and CEO of Volvo Penta of the Americas about their evolving focus on “Easy Boating” and he used their great new water sport control system as an example. It was designed to create a unique user experience for wakesurfing, wakeboarding and waterskiing enthusiasts. The innovative control and display system gives boatbuilders a turnkey Volvo Penta water sport package that’s fully integrated with the Forward Drive, Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) and Glass Cockpit systems.

“Wakesurfing is one of the fastest growing trends in today’s boating market, and we’re seeing even more boatbuilders bringing to market a new class of boats optimized for water sports enabled by Volvo Penta’s Forward Drive technology,” says Huibers.

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BRP COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF TELWATER, AUSTRALIAN LEADER IN ALUMINUM BOATS

Acquisition of TelwaterOn August 1st, BRP (TSX:DOO; NASDAQ:DOOO), announced the completion of the previously-announced acquisition of 80% of the outstanding shares of Telwater Pty, Ltd ("Telwater"), Australia's leading manufacturer of aluminum boats and trailers. 

As BRP’s third boat acquisition, Telwater’s addition to the Marine Group is another step in helping create a strong offering and foundation to expand into new markets, with the objective of transforming the marine industry as it did for powersports. 

 

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THE MOORINGS AND SUNSAIL UNVEIL MASSIVE INVESTMENT IN CHARTER OPERATIONS IN 2019

The Moorings and Sunsail investmentTravelopia Yachts, the world’s premier yacht charter business and parent company to charter brands The Moorings, Sunsail and Footloose, has announced unprecedented investment into its charter products in 2020. 

Following the devastation of Hurricane Irma in the fall of 2017, Travelopia moved quickly to re-establish operations in its flagship Caribbean destinations, reopening in the British Virgin Islands in December of 2017 and in St. Martin in February of 2018, with an ongoing investment of over $130 million into its charter business.

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