Volvo Penta, one of the world’s leading suppliers of marine engines and power systems, has been announced as the latest global brand to partner the 2016 Gold Coast International Marine Expo, and will assist in staging the boat show this May in Coomera, Australia.
Emma Brown, Expo event and marketing manager explained, “First there were smart phones and then smart cars, and now Volvo Penta has added ‘smart boats’ to the list of technological advances that are changing the way we live our lives.
“Boating is now easier and more enjoyable than ever thanks to Volvo Penta’s innovations, like the Inboard Propulsion System with easy joystick maneuverability, and the touch-screen Glass Cockpit that now provides enhanced overview and control of every aspect of boating, from propulsion to navigation and even on-board lighting, all in one place.”
Emma said additional display space and infrastructure have been created for the 2016 Expo, in order to cater to increased exhibitor demand on Expo’s two marinas and right across its giant 3km Expo display circuit.
She said, “If you thought last year’s Expo was a real boater’s paradise, wait until you see the biggest Expo ever from 19th to 22nd May 2016.
“Expo 2016 will have over 500 yachts and boats of all makes, models and sizes on display on the water and on land, as well as an incredibly diverse display of engines, accessories and equipment.
“Many of the leading boating brands in Australia and the world have reserved the Expo for their exclusive yacht, boat and product launches – some will be launched at Expo for the first time in Australia, some for the first time in the world.”