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Volvo Penta System Propels Newest UC San Diego Research Vessel

The Bob and Betty Beyster became the newest research boat to join the fleet at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego. The 42-foot aluminum hulled boat built by Armstrong Marine of Port Angeles, Washington, was carefully designed for its work in Southern California and…

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Fire Station Relies on MTU to Keep Critical Power On

The crew at Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue’s Station 51 in downtown Tigard, Oregon, is one of the busiest in the fire district. Not only do they respond to vehicle accidents, medical calls and fires, but its specialty units handle calls throughout the district’s 210 square miles of suburban communities…

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Volvo Penta Powers Charter Operator’s Dream Boat

As a kid growing up in Alaska, Raymond Nix fell in love with the delta style aluminum-hulled, fishing boats he saw plying the waters near his home. The admiration only grew stronger when he became a charter operator. “I knew I had to have one,” he said. Nix’s dream is…

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Kitsap Transit Relies on Our Expertise to Power New Seattle Area Ferries

Transportation officials in Puget Sound are increasingly seeing the waterway as a vital transportation route for its residents to reach the Seattle metro area to the east. Case in point, Kitsap Transit in 2017 launched its first fast-ferry service, linking Bremerton to downtown Seattle. Ridership has consistently beat expectations. The…

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Marine Team Keeps Tech’s Legacy of Giving Alive

Dave Miller Sr. was one of our most respected and experienced technicians who built a reputation as a teacher who mentored our newer techs. What many of us didn’t fully understand until Dave’s passing in 2017 was the depth of his generosity. We got a better understanding of Dave’s philanthropy…

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