A new venture in clean boating has been established between Volvo Penta and Fountaine-Pajot. The catamaran builder will assist in the installation, trials and demonstration of Volvo’s electromobility technology.
The Swedish company Volvo Penta is taking big steps into electric mobility. The engine manufacturer has undergone a series of initiatives and partnerships in the last years, with the most recent just announced. Volvo Penta and Fountaine-Pajot will partner to show the latest prototype of electromobility technology.
Now it’s sailing as well
The initiative is part of Volvo’s commitment to offer electrified solutions in marine and industrial product ranges. This is being driven by the manufacturer’s belief that the needs of environmental sustainability and customer requirements are getting ever closer, as electrified options become increasingly feasible.
On their side, Fountaine-Pajot are aware that a growing proportion of their customer base is looking for greater on-board living convenience, lower maintenance costs, increased sustainability and a more natural sailing experience. The new electric technology, which is under developement by Volvo Penta, will answer many of these customer aspirations.
The first installation coming from the partnership between Volvo Penta and Fountaine-Pajot will be on a 40-ft sailing catamaran. The subsequent sea trials will be held over the coming months, where the system’s performance and durability will be fine-tuned.
A more in-depth review of the new technology will be published in the coming months, as Volvo Penta is going to unveil more details by fall 2019.