A last minute extension to the Volvo Penta IPS Med trip made the sea trial experience available to Israeli, Turkish and Greek customers in Lavrio, Greece, this week.
With only a few days to spare before the PTA80 was scheduled to make her way home from Lavrio, Greece, to Gothenburg, Sweden, on the yacht transport ship Mitiq, organizers decided to hold a spontaneous boat trial at the Greek port, allowing the Israeli, Turkish and Greek Marine Commercial markets a chance to experience the benefits of Volvo Penta IPS firsthand.
Despite having only a week and a half to prepare for the unexpected stopover, organizers managed to pull together an impressive event: the PTA80 was moored in Lavrio’s Olympic Marine, an excellent location for potential customers to make the most of the sea trials – and with a seminar room only a stone’s throw away, Marine business segment manager and one of the event’s organizers Grethe Loretan Yllö said she was satisfied with how things turned out.
“It’s a real testament to the reputation Volvo Penta IPS holds when in just over a week we can gather 30 potential customers together from this vast region, all of them eager to see for themselves the benefits of our unique inboard propulsion system,” Grethe noted. “I’m incredibly pleased with what we achieved in Lavrio.”
With designers, shipyards and operators in attendance, the electronic features of Volvo Penta IPS particularly intrigued those aboard the vessel. “They were all impressed by the joystick docking and the dynamic positioning capabilities of the PTA80,” Grethe explained after the sea trials were complete. “The event has given Volvo Penta some really interesting leads.”
On June 23 the PTA80 will travel back to Gothenburg, leaving behind beautiful (and sunny) Lavrio. Although this is farewell for now, the Med trip will hopefully return next year with another fantastic route.