Out with the old, in with the new

After two successful days of seminars and sea trials in Napoli, the PTA80 bids farewell to her old crew and welcomes aboard a new skipper and crew.

Medtrip_NaplesAn eventful voyage from Marseille to Napoli ended with fond farewells from Aniko Holm and Arne Wettesten, as the vessel welcomed new captain Marco Derossi and new crew members Thomas and Tobias Hansson.

The two days of seminars and sea trials saw another excellent turnout, with many local and regional customers travelling to Napoli to experience first-hand the wonders of Volvo Penta IPS.

‘There was a mixture of attendees at the seminars,’ reflected Björn Säljö, VP product manager for Marine Commercial, ‘We saw that representatives from both the leisure and commercial segments of the marine industry were interested in learning more about Volvo Penta IPS.’

With Marine Leisure being established for over a decade, customers were interested in the latest features of Volvo Penta IPS, such as the joystick driving. Alternatively, customers from Marine Commercial were asking more conceptual questions in an attempt to get to grips with Volvo Penta IPS.

Once everyone got out of the seminar room and on to the water, however, opinion was unanimous – commercial and leisure customers were all in agreement that the inboard propulsion system was highly fuel efficient and an expert in maneuverability.

As the PTA80 continues on her Mediterranean voyage, one thing is becoming ever clearer – whether customers are from a commercial or leisure background, Volvo Penta IPS never ceases to impress and surprise.


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