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Volvo sterndrive gas – Volvo sterndrive diesel

Volvo engine with Volvo sterndrive / outdrive

Volvo makes eighteen horsepower gas engines using five engine sizes from 135 Hp to 420 Hp.

Volvo also makes eight horsepower diesel engines using three engine sizes from 130 Hp to 370 Hp.

Volvo-Penta and Volvo-Penta of the Americas are other popular names for these engines and sterndrives / outdrives.

Joystick inboard outboard Volvo stern drive comes to Cobalt Boats

Now you can have – Joystick – the talk of the marina bars and all the Boat Shows in a gas powered inboard outboard set-up from Volvo in selected Cobalt Boats. Volvo invented marine joystick and brought it to Diesel boats with their IPS. Joystick is the best thing to come along in boating since Bertram boats popularized the deep vee hull in the early 1960s.

After five minutes of practice, you control your Joystick boat better than a 20 year veteran boater can. Wind, drift, and current conditions are all conquered by the Joystick “brain” in the system aboard your Cobalt. Just push the joystick in the direction that you want your boat to go and it does. The Joystick uses the drives and throttles to take your boat; right, left, forward, backward at a creeping pace or faster. You control the pace and direction your boat goes via the Volvo Joystick, not the steering wheel.

Now Cobalt boats and Volvo bring this technology in 2010 to inboard outboards (or stern drive, or I/O). First boat model up for Cobalt Boats is their 302 Bow Rider.

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IPS Boat Builders – its a long list

Australia
Mustang Cruisers
Noosacat
Powerplay Catamarans
Riviera
Salthouse

Belgium
Prinz Yachts

Brazil
Intermarine
Schaefer Yachts

Canada
Coastal Craft
Doral

China
Applause
Poly Marine
Sunbird

Finland
Targa

France
Arcoa
Beneteau
Rodriguez Group

Germany
Bavaria
Fjord Boats

Holland
Tuna Yachts
Wajer Watersport
Wim van der Valk Jachten

Italy
Abati Yachts
Absolute
Airon
Azimut Yachts
Baia
Bani
Blue Martin
C.N. Patrone
Cantieri di Sarnico
Cayman
Conam
Cranchi
Di Donna
Enterprise Marine
Fiart
Innovazioni e Progetti
Maxi Dolphin
Portofino
Primatist
Salpa
Sessa
UNICA
Vismara
Zenit

Japan
Yasuda Shipyard

Monaco
WallyPower

New Zealand
Genesis
Salthouse marine

Norway
Fjord Boats
Windy

Poland
Galeon

Slovenia
Vanga Yachts

South Africa
Africat

Spain
Altair
Astinor
Astondoa
Astromar
Doqueve
Moa Tècnica
Rodman

Sweden
Nordwest

Taiwan
Dyna Craft Ltd
Grand Harbour Boat building
Hershine Marine
New Ocean Yachts
Shing Sheng Fa Boatbuilding

Turkey
Ada Boat Yard
C.M.M. Marine
Dutch Bay
GCG Marine
Orucoglu Sistem
Zeelander Yachts

United Kingdom
Fairline
Sunseeker

United States
Albemarle Boats
American Global Yacht Group Company
Bonadeo Boatworks 
Caison Yachts
Calyber Boat Works
Carver Yachts
Chaparral Boats
Chris-Craft Boats
Cruisers Yachts
Egg Harbor
Elder Yachts
Everglades
Formula Boats
Fortier Boats
Four Winns
Freedom Boatworks
Hightower Boatworks
Larson
Lazzara
Legacy Yachts
Liberty Yachts
Luhrs
Marlin Yachts
Marquis Yachts
MJM Yachts
Monterey Boats
Newport Yachts
Novurania
Ocean Yachts
Ovation Yachts
Radon
Rampage
Regal
Rinker
Ritchie Howell
Rivolta Yachts
Sabre Yachts
San Juan Yachts
Sculley Boatbuilders
SeeVee Boats
Silverton
Slane Marine
Spencer Yachts
Stuart Boat Works
Tiara Yachts

I was impressed with the number of boats I saw equipped with Volvo IPS.