Volvo Penta has announced the start of production and assembly of Seven Marine outboards at the organization’s wholly-owned facility in Lexington, Tennessee.
As of January 2020, the entire line up of Seven Marine engines has been incorporated into the Volvo Penta production process.
“It’s with great pride that we add the Seven Marine outboard range to our portfolio of marine gasoline solutions that are produced in Tennessee,” said Martin Bjuve, president of Volvo Penta of the Americas.
Transitioning production of the Seven Marine engines into Volvo Penta’s established manufacturing facility is part of the overall strategy to further develop the company’s outboard offering. Since acquiring Seven Marine in 2017, efforts have focused on expanding the impressive Seven Marine product lineup and integrating proven Volvo Penta solutions. In 2018, through close collaboration with the Volvo Penta team, Seven Marine was able to extend its horsepower range to include 527hp and 577hp models, and enhance its 627hp flagship model.
Another key milestone came in 2019 when Volvo Penta integrated all Seven Marine outboards with the company’s proven Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) and associated easy boating solutions such as DuoProp, joystick docking and driving, Glass Cockpit and more. The Volvo Penta Integrated Outboard Experience debuted first on a Tiara Sport 38LS and earned the NMMA Innovation Award in the outboard category at the Miami Boat Show.