Volvo Penta’s guide to the Toronto International Boat Show

Every year in Toronto, Canada, boating enthusiasts and professionals alike attend North America’s largest indoor boat show. Numerous marine brands and products are available at the Toronto International Boat Show for recreational boaters to look, buy or simply appreciate.

Volvo Penta’s guide to the Toronto International Boat Show

What to expect at the show

There is something for everybody at this boat show – both for new or experienced boaters. The area is home to the Toronto islands where thousands of pleasure boats frequent. Whether they are used from going island to island or simply cruising with the family, boating in the Toronto area is a central part of life. The variety of products and new technology at the boat show is a great way to immerse yourself in what the boating industry has to offer. 

Many workshops, conferences, lessons and testimonials are available during the show to attend at Enercare Centre. They cover exciting topics relevant to skills and knowledge that boaters are interested in, or want to hear more about.  

Volvo Penta Booth – #1017

At Volvo Penta, our innovative products are made to move you. We offer helm to prop solutions that give boaters more time to enjoy their experiences on the water – with integrated and intuitive technology. A wide variety of these products will be on display in our booth, ranging from engines, to interactive displays, to aftermarket information.

Silent and smooth shifting is one of Volvo Penta’s latest easy boating initiatives that is now standard across Volvo Penta’s entire range of sterndrives. This new silent shift feature provides the ultimate on board experience of comfort and smooth control at the helm. It will be available to view at the Volvo Penta booth on a Forward Drive V8-430 gasoline engine, equipped with OceanX protective coating.

A Seven Marine 527 hp outboard will also be on display in our booth. This high power solution delivers a premium experience for big outboard boats. More power solutions available at our booth are the new D6, a D8 and revolutionary IPS15 propulsion system. The popular D4/D6 engine range was recently re-engineered to offer more power, reliability and durability. It perfectly matches to transmissions covering IPSAquamatic sterndriveinboard shaft and water-jet installations.

For interactive experiences, Volvo Penta’s Glass Cockpit Simulator will be available for you to get the whole experience of easy boating at your fingertips.

If you have any inquiries about parts, service or other aftermarket needs for Volvo Penta products, you can bring these questions to our team at the Volvo Penta booth. There will be a portion of our space and team members dedicated to offering assistance in these areas.

What to do in Toronto:

Aside from the avid pastime of boating in the Toronto community, this city offers a variety of modern fun with deep historic roots. This “New York City of Canada” is split into six districts varying in culture, public parks, urban activities and more for activities off the water.

Distillery District

With cobblestone streets and Victorian style architecture, the Distillery District is the place to visit for a dose of history with modern flair. This waterfront neighborhood used to be the largest distilling company in Canada dating back to the 1800s, but today it hosts a wide variety of shops, galleries, restaurants and more. Keeping 19th century heritage and modern creativity prevalent, the Distillery District is one of Toronto’s most popular destinations for both tourists and locals.

Hockey Hall of Fame

What’s a visit to Canada without appreciating the deep culture of hockey? One way to tune into this appreciation is by visiting the Hockey Hall of Fame. It offers 65,000 square feet of popular hockey items through the decades – including the original Stanley Cup.

St. Lawrence Market

This is a popular market for foodies with a passion for more than just quality food, offered by 120 vendors. The St. Lawrence market is split up into three separate buildings to offer cooking classes, art, retail and more. A famer’s market is open every Saturday so you can visit it during the weekend of the Toronto boat show. From the classic dishes like poutine to artisan cured meats, St. Lawrence Market is on the list of places to visit in Toronto for your fill of Canadian cuisine.

CN Tower

For visitors without a fear of heights, the CN Tower offers a picturesque city views from 1,815 feet. It is one of the tallest freestanding building on the continent with four viewing areas, including a revolving restaurant. Although the ticket price is higher than a normal tourist activity, you receive a video, photos, certificate of achievement and a ticket to re-enter the tower.

If you have questions about the Toronto International Boat Show, you can feel free to visit the Volvo Penta booth at 1017 to speak with our team to find out how we can assist you. We hope that you enjoy the show!


The Volvo Penta of the Americas Marketing Team

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