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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 coming true […]

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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 local transportation […]

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Simultaneous Rebuild of Four Ferry Engines Challenges Marine Team

Months of planning finally ended when the first of four MTU12V 4000 M73 engines from the M.V. Napa was wheeled into our Kent shop and the team of technicians descended upon the piece of machinery. The arrival of the engine marked the start of a five-week project where we simultaneously rebuilt each […]

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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 this past […]

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Volvo Penta’s SCR System Solves Emission Conundrum

Our marine customers are faced with a vexing problem – how to improve emissions to meet international standards without compromising engine performance. Volvo Penta not only has a solution, but one that can improve your engine’s functionality. Volvo Penta’s Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) aftertreatment reduces NOx in the engine emissions by introducing […]

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PPG, MTU Power New WETA Ferries

The San Francisco Bay Area’s Water Emergency Transportation Authority, which is facing massive ridership increases, is relying on our marine team to design, install and maintain the propulsion systems for its newest ferries. The three new ferries that will go into service next year are part of WETA’s larger plan to expand […]

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