The Power behind Your Monterey Boat

Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 12:00AM

While the sleek design of our boats is one of our trademarks, we realize many boaters who buy from Monterey Boats also are looking for power and the right engines to give them that power.

That's why we offer high quality engines from Mercury Marine and Volvo Penta. The two manufacturers give us plenty of power options to offer you, our customer, and we can count on top performance from them.

But just who are these two manufacturers?

Mercury Marine was founded in 1939 as the Kiekhaefer Corp. of Cedarburg, Wis., by Carl Kiekhaefer and a dedicated staff of employees who wanted to design and build the best possible boat engine. The company is now a division of Brunswick Corp. of Lake Forest, Ill., but the commitment to the best boat engines is still the same.

Mercury's inboard /outboard engines go by the name Mercruiser and are now being built with the company's SmartCraft technology, which integrates digital information and controls just like you've had for the past several years in autos and airplanes. The new technology makes boating easier and delivers a superior, more enjoyable experience at all levels.

Volvo's beginnings go back even further, beginning in the 1880s as a maker of cast iron goods and hardware, including pots and pans and plough shares. The Swedish company began making engines just after the dawn of the 20th century. The engine was called Penta, the Greek word for five, because of the five men who attended the meeting at which the first drawings were presented.

Volvo Penta North America was formed in the 1970s and Volvo Penta was split from the auto company in the 1980s. Today, Volvo Penta makes innovative marine products with top quality and efficiency.

Talk to an area Monterey Boat dealer to make sure you get the right engine for your needs. With the many options we have to offer with Mercruiser and Volvo Penta engines, we're sure we can get your total satisfaction.

Florida-based Monterey Boats makes premium sport boats and cruisers, offering them through boat dealerships worldwide.

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