The Volvo Penta IPS Med Trip made a quick stopover in the tiny Montenegrin resort town of Budva this week, seeing 20 guests before heading up the Adriatic Coast.
Budva, Montenegro, was one of the Med Trip’s shortest stopovers. With a tight schedule and no off-day scheduled between the Budva stopover on the 4th and the Split, Croatia, stopover the next day, the PTA80 and her crew left the Montenegrin port in a hurry on Wednesday. To make it to their next port in time, the crew held sea trials in the morning — rather than after lunch — and left port by 1 pm.
Though the stop was a quick one, the Volvo Penta team still managed to meet with 20 people from Montenegro and Serbia — as well as operators and representatives from a shipyard and the local Volvo Penta Center in Romania who made a lengthy two-day drive to attend the seminars. Attendees included maritime police, the Montenegrin ministry of defense, naval architects, journalists and municipal authorities.
But even though the stopover was a brief one, Volvo Penta IPS didn’t fail to make a big impression. The quote of the day came from a boat designer who said, “The IPS system is so easy, anyone can use it—and that’s a great benefit to our business.”