Bellcraft pilot boat powered by Volvo Penta IPS is welcomed in Sicily

Messina (Volvo Penta) - The busy Strait of Messina which separates the island of Sicily from the Italian mainland is now home to a new pilot boat, manufactured by Bellcraft and powered by Volvo Penta’s Inboard Performance System (IPS).


The new pilot boat for the Strait of Messina (Photo: Volvo Penta)


The Bellcraft Work 12, commissioned by the Guild of Messina Strait Pilots, was officially welcomed in Sicily at the begin of March. The pilot boat, powered by twin Volvo Penta IPS450 and matched to two six-liter engines, will flank up to 13,000 ships per year in the busy sea channel.
Volvo Penta’s innovative IPS was selected for installation in the boat due to its excellent performance capabilities and durability.

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The Revolutionary Masterpiece: Bavaria R55

Giebelstadt (Bavaria Yachts) - At the start of the Miami International Boat Show, BAVARIA YACHTS presents new details of the new BAVARIA R55. The largest motor yacht ever built by BAVARIA YACHTS is due to be presented to the public this fall.


The great new Bavaria R55 (Photo: Bavaria Yachts)


Even though Bavaria Yachts has only published a few pictures and a video of the new Bavaria R55 so far, the elegance, dynamic, agility and the powerful design language of the new flagship by Bavaria Yachts are very obvious. The shipyard for serial yachts, well-known for its high quality, now publishes further technical details of the Bavaria R55.

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Bavaria Yachts – big opening with premieres and many guests


Giebelstadt (Bavaria Yachts) - It was a spectacular premiere for the new flagship BAVARIA C57 of the sailing yachts' fleet and the new luxurious motor yacht BAVARIA R40 COUPE at the BAVARIA WORLD at the boot 2017 in Düsseldorf on Saturday morning. In the evening, BAVARIA YACHTS had invited 500 guests to the BAVARIA VIP NIGHT. Until 29th January, BAVARIA YACHTS present themselves with 24 catamarans, sailing and motor yachts on more than 4,000 square metres of exhibition space in hall 15 and 17.



Premiere for the new flagship BAVARIA C57 at the boot 2017 (Photo: Bavaria Yachts)



BAVARIA YACHTS CEO Lutz Henkel and well-known TV presenter Tania Higgins opened the BAVARIA WORLD at the boot 2017 at exactly 11 o'clock with an elaborate premiere show. Accompanied by the applause of around 900 visitors at the largest international boat fair, the curtain opened for the new flagship of the sailing yachts' fleet. The BAVARIA C57 virtually rose from the artificial fog and celebrated her world premiere, as did the new elegant motor yacht BAVARIA R40 COUPE.

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Bavaria Yachts‘ New Sales Record


Giebelstadt/Düsseldorf (Bavaria Yachts) - BAVARIA YACHTS announces a new sales record at the beginning of the new exhibition season. Including the after show business, more than 160 yachts were sold at the boot Düsseldorf in January 2017.


Bavaria Yachts' great boats are selling find (Photo: Bavaria Yachts)


At the boot (21st to 29th January) Bavaria Yachts presented not only their complete range of catamarans, sailing and motor yachts at the Bavaria World, but a new sales record was also set. During the nine days of the international water sports show and the following two weeks, more than 160 orders for new yachts were placed, thus outperforming their own sales record at the boot 2016 of 133 sold. The analysis of these figures shows that half of those are sailing yachts and the other half motor yacht sales. As in the previous year, the number of catamarans sold also increased further.

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Volvo Penta expands Interceptor System


Gotenburg (Volvo Penta) - Volvo Penta has created additional sized interceptor blades and further software options to expand the Interceptor System 300-1050. The modifications mean that the system now has greater functionality and is available for a wider range of boats.



Volvo Penta’s interceptor range. (Photo: Volvo Penta)



Volvo Penta has added smaller interceptor blades, of 300mm and 450mm, to its range so that the new Interceptor System is available in six sizes, up to 1050mm. The extension of the range means that compact vessels with twin four-liter engines up to large boats can now use the system. The new smaller blades can also be fitted alongside larger sizes – for example, 450mm and 1050mm to equal 1500mm – to create an even greater number of sizing options.

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Bavaria World Boot 2017 - The Fair of Records and News


Duesseldorf/Giebelstadt (Bavaria Yachts) - It was the middle of the week for the boot 2017 in Düsseldorf. First records at the fair could noted for BAVARIA WORLD in hall 15 and 17. More exhibition space, more yachts, more visitors, four successful premieres and a lot of news is the balance so far. BAVARIA WORLD can still be visited until 29th January.


One more time Bavaria Yachts showed their great boats on the Boot at Duesseldorf (Photo: Bavaria Yachts)



Even before the opening of the BAVARIA WORLD at the boot 2017 in Düsseldorf, BAVARIA YACHTS managed to break a new record. With an exhibition space of almost 3,800 square metres in hall 17, BAVARIA WORLD presents the largest single-site stand at the boot 2017.

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