Marine dealers from across the country gather in Tampa, Florida to attend the MRAA Dealer Week that is designed for dealers, by dealers. It is hosted by the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas in its 43rd year – providing marine professionals with the opportunity to network and participate in dealer-focused educational sessions.

Marine dealers from across the country gather in Tampa, Florida to attend the MRAA Dealer Week that is designed for dealers, by dealers

What to expect at the show

During the four day show, the Tampa Convention Center hosts hundreds of dealers and companies for an immersive experience. Professionals in the marine industry gather here to foster new connections, educate themselves and look towards the future of boating. Dealer Week also boosts an impressive educational track aimed at helping dealers capitalize on growth, discuss industry trends and more.

Dealer Week is hosted by the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA), of which Volvo Penta is a strategic partner.

What’s at Our Booth? – 701 and Dock 13

Attendees are invited to experience the Innovation Award-winning Tiara Sport 38 LS at dock 13! This optional package features twin Seven 527 6.2-liter V8 outboards with Volvo Penta DuoProp drives. It is packaged with a combination of Volvo Penta’s Easy Boating features, including joystick driving and docking, enhanced helm station with Glass Cockpit, dynamic positioning, autopilot-joystick integration and Easy Connect remote connectivity. This is all tied together by Volvo Penta’s EVC platform to make boating easier and more enjoyable.

Other products on display include the V8-430 engine complete with OceanX coating. This combination offers great versatility, low noise levels, low emission levels and impressive acceleration power. It uniquely protects the drive from corrosion for salt water boating. This package extends the benefits of corrosion protection and powerful fun to the growing number of boaters who enjoy water sports.

Another product on display is the new D6 that was recently re-engineered with customers in mind. The enhancements deliver more power and torque, along with the highest levels of reliability.  This new engine is also characterized by improved service capabilities and increased integration throughout the boat, thanks to the upgraded Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) system.

Easy Boating

In an effort to grow boating, Volvo Penta remains focused on delivering a full range of solutions that are designed to bring an easier boating experience to everyone. We make this happen by engineering our products with intuitive and integrated technology so there is more focus on fun. Another way we make boating easier is by giving our customers one single point of contact for the entire package – from warranty to service.

From helm to prop, everything can be easily controlled and monitored with the intuitive Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) system. Boaters can plot a route on the Glass Cockpit System, activate the Autopilot on the Joystick and be guided smoothly to their destination. These solutions are beneficial for a variety of pleasure boats.

Come by Volvo Penta’s booth or dock, or explore our website to learn more about Easy Boating.

What to do in Tampa

The Tampa Bay area is located along the Gulf of Mexico, making it a popular destination for those who are passionate to visit or live in a tropical coastal community. Clear waters, great fishing and seaside living attracts people from all over the world. It is a boating haven that is home to thousands of vessels – both leisure and commercial. Tampa has something to offer everybody between its tourist destinations, boat excursions and wildlife sanctuaries.

Tampa Riverwalk

With palm trees and waterway views, this highway of hot spots has everything from popular seafood eateries, tourist stops, fitness centers and public art. It is located along the Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa and connects to some of the city’s most popular establishments. It is a great excursion to make at no cost, whether you want to visit during the day for some family fun or at night for an entertaining experience.

The Florida Aquarium

The Tampa community offers some of the best wildlife centers in the United States. One of many locations to appreciate marine wildlife specifically is the Florida Aquarium – conveniently along the Tampa Riverwalk. With over 10,000 species, you can see everything from jelly fish, to penguins, to moray eels. Visitors even have the chance to dive with sharks and participate in a dolphin tour.

Armature Works

For foodies and urban enthusiasts alike, the Armature Works public market is the neighborhood food hub. Its brick architecture and view of the Hillsborough River gathers many people together who appreciate an up-beat atmosphere and quality eateries. Other than the diverse array of dining options, Armature Works also offers shared working spaces and event venues. Whether you want to visit for the artisan bites, private events or the exclusive work space, this location is a must visit while in Tampa.

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