Volvo Penta’s Guide to the 2020 Miami International Boat Show

The Miami International Boat Show is one of the largest marine leisure trade shows in the world that attracts 100,000 people annually. Hosted by the National Marine Manufacturers Association, this event offers a diverse array of boats, engines, technology and more for recreational boating enthusiasts.

Volvo Penta’s Guide to the 2020 Miami International Boat Show

What to expect at the show
For serious boat buyers or attendees who simply like to browse, the Miami Boat Show hosts over 1,000 companies who display their latest boating products. The show is located on Virginia Key at the Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin, under Florida sunshine and surrounded by blue sparkling ocean.  An endless view of vessels fill the docks with the industry’s finest leisure crafts for any need – from dinghies to super yachts and everything in between.

But boaters can see even more than boats themselves in the Miami Marine Stadium. Propulsion systems, drives, controls and numerous marine products are on display here to customize your boating experience with advanced technology and diverse options.  

Products in our Booth – F272
A range of Volvo Penta’s proven easy boating solutions will be on display at the Volvo Penta booth. One of them is our next generation sterndrive V8-430 with Forward Drive & Silent Shift – a popular power solution for watersport boats that result in low noise levels, low emission levels and impressive acceleration power.

The revolutionary IPS15 propulsion system will also be on display. This pod not only exceeds expectations of comfort, efficiency and maneuverability, but higher speeds and faster acceleration too. It is designed to perfectly match the D8 diesel engine that is also available for you to see.

One of the highest horsepower outboards in the world will be right in our booth – the Seven Marine 627. It is equipped with the Volvo Penta Duoprop for a powerful and efficient outboard boating experience. It is also integrated with our Dynamic Positioning System to automatically hold your vessel’s location.

Boaters across the globe have been able to place the boat in the palm of their hand with Easy Connect, which you can also experience for yourself at our booth. With this app, available for iOS and Android devices, you’ll be able to plan for upcoming journeys and share routes with friends, review all of your engine’s data and send any diagnostic codes directly to your authorized Volvo Penta dealer.

Miami Yacht Show – Booth 200A
Not far from the Miami boat show, we will have the powerful D13 engine and IPS3 at our booth at the Miami Yacht Show – located on the Biscayne Bay between the Venetian and MacArthur Causeways. You can leave the Miami Boat Show and get to here by water taxi or by shuttle bus. This powerful and efficient combination unlocks the yachting possibilities at sea with improved cruising range and excellent maneuverability. There are 1,000 reasons to select this 1000 horsepower engine.

Volvo Penta Conservation Stage
This year Volvo Penta is sponsoring the Conservation Stage at the Costa Conservation Village, a separate area near the stadium specifically advocating for sustainability. Discussions, presentations and panels will be held daily by leading conservation experts to bring awareness to the need to make sustainable choices to preserve ocean and environmental health.

What else we’re excited about

D4 and D6 upgrade from propeller to helm
With over 100,000 units proven on the waters, the Volvo Penta D4 and D6 marine propulsion packages got a comprehensive helm-to-prop update, delivering more power and reliability, while operating costs are cut by a third. The updates include newly designed engines, a completely new aquamatic sterndrive, an updated IPS drive and an upgraded Electronic Vessel Control System.

D4 and D6 marine engines improvements
Volvo Penta´s proven D4 and D6 marine engines now deliver more power, increased reliability and lower cost of ownership. They are available from 150-480 hp. To see this new technology and power for yourself, visit the Volvo Penta booth to see the new D6-400 engine with DPI – making its Miami Boat Show debut.

Upgraded Inboard Performance System (IPS) and a brand new Aquamatic sterndrive (DPI)
Now offering a host of advanced engineering and technology upgrades that lower the cost of ownership, increased performance and reliability – not to mention allow future technology to be incorporated – Volvo Penta’s market-leading IPS and new DPI driveline systems set the bar even higher.

New generation Electronic Vessel Control system
The sophisticated Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) system has been designed with the complete boat in mind. With an all-new electrical architecture, the upgraded EVC system (EVC2) offers new features, such as a single connection point and the possibility to manage EVC functions for the complete vessel and driveline independently.

Smooth and Silent Shifting
Another exciting development is the new silent shift feature that is now standard across our sterndrive range. This brings added comfort and a better experience to boating and is also part of our commitment to deliver the ultimate onboard experience.

To learn more about this exciting new feature, visit the Volvo Penta booth to speak with our sales team. You can also feel the improved experience on the water with a test drive on one of the boats at slip Pier 1, 125-128.

If you’re at the Show
If you have questions about the Miami International Boat Show, you can feel free to visit the Volvo Penta booth at F272 or 200A at the Miami Yacht Show to speak with our team to find out how we can assist you. At the Miami Boat Show, you can also schedule a test ride on any of the Volvo Penta powered boats at our dock, located at Pier 1 slips 125-128.

For any boating needs you may have at the show, our extensive network of dealers supporting our marine customers are available to support you. Find one for your specific product with our dealer locator.

What to do in Miami

Miami Beach
If you get the chance during the boat show, visiting Miami Beach is a staple to-do item on this city’s checklist. It is one of the best spots in the area to get your fill of sunshine, vivid ocean views and an iconic atmosphere. The Art Deco District is near Miami Beach, where over 900 historic buildings are classic Floridian stucco architecture – painted in pastels pinks and baby blues. You can participate in guided walking tours or go solo to view the nostalgic neighborhood from the 1930s.

Bayside Marketplace
This immersive experience offers over 150 popular shops, 12 renowned restaurants and a two-story open atmosphere complex. Bayside Marketplace is one of the most visited tourist attractions in downtown Miami. It is located right on the water where local taxi services drop off guests by boat to experience live music, Latin influence and even boat tours.  

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
If you’re able to leave Downtown for a few hours, the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens give you a new way to experience extravagance in Miami. Spanish and Italian inspiration are the foundation of this early 20th century home. Thirty-four of the 70 rooms hold antique paintings, furniture and décor from the locations all over Europe. However, the 10 acre gardens boast to some of the area’s most spectacular horticultural beauties that are said to resemble the decadence of Versailles’ gardens, but with a Cuban flair.

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