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Say Goodbye to Seven Marine’s Outboards


In a decision that will surely stun fans of high-powered outboards, Volvo Group, majority owner of Seven Marine, announced that it will halt production of that company’s high-powered outboards.

In a press release, Volvo Group revealed last week that it has signed a binding agreement with Daimler Truck AG for new fuel-cell development in an effort to become a net-zero emissions operation.

To reach that emissions target, Volvo Penta, which is part of Volvo Group, is speeding up development of fossil-free, renewable, electric and hybrid technologies. Seven Marine’s gas-guzzling outboards did not fit in with that goal, and according to Volvo Group, engine production will be halted as soon as current demand is met. Volvo said the engines will continue to be supported via warranties and parts.

Volvo Group became the majority owner of Seven Marine in March 2017. Earlier this year, the Swedish company moved outboard production to its facility in Tennessee and also released the new Seven Marine 627Sv, the latest version of the 627-hp motor and the most powerful outboard ever made. It’s built around the famed GM LSA V8 engine and popular with those looking for as many ponies as they can get. The demise of Seven Marine’s high-powered outboards should send shockwaves through the water.

Volvo Penta says it will continue to produce its IPS and sterndrives, which are considered part of their core business.

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