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Benefits of Regular Maintenance for Volvo Penta IPS

Committing to a maintenance schedule is an important part of extending the life of your marine engine and related systems. Johnson & Towers and Western Branch Diesel, part of the Indel Power Group, provide exceptional maintenance and repair for all marine engines and systems, keeping their customers on the water. An example

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New MTU & Volvo Penta Parts & Service location in Wanchese, NC

In 2019, Johnson & Towers and Western Branch Diesel, along with their respective companies, merged and established Indel Power Group as their holding company. Indel Power Group companies operate out of 20+ locations throughout New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, and Kentucky.These locations supply sales

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Free Spring Inspection Readies Boats for Summer

Each year, boaters eagerly await the first day out on the water doing what they enjoy most – fishing, swimming, waterskiing, and more. If you have a workboat that doesn’t take a break, it’s important to have it inspected too. Spring is the time to bring your boat up-to-speed to

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Second Life for M/V Bus Brown

With two locations along the Kanawha River in West Virginia and one along the upper Ohio River, Amherst Madison, Inc., is an employee-owned business focusing on marine towing, construction, and repair. Tim Spencer, director of vessel maintenance and engineering, managed the repower of the M/V Bus Brown, which is primarily used

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Volvo Penta Engines Providing Power & Reliability to Ferries

To get to Daufuskie Island, South Carolina, you need a boat. The special thing about the island is that it offers a glimpse, for visitors and residents, of what sea islands were like before bridges, causeways and development. Richard Inglis, Director of Transportation for Haig Point, located on Daufuskie Island, began working

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Success of Charter Business Rides on D6s

“The engines are running awesome. With or without a load, we’re burning three gallons of fuel per hour, cruising at 16–17 mph,” says John Tibbels, owner and captain at Tibbels Fishing Charter Service, a family-owned company started by his grandfather and great uncle in 1921. Located in Marblehead, Ohio, Tibbels has

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Ten Tips for Top Engine Performance

As summer approaches, it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming fishing season. Maintaining your engines, marine gears, and generators should be on your annual de-winterization to-do list. A proper maintenance plan is key, to not only maximizing your fishing time and enjoyment this season, but to extend the life

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Sea Creature Comes to Life with Volvo Penta D13s

Your engines are smoking. “Not exactly the words any boat captain wants to hear,” says Steve “Creature” Coulter, captain of Sea Creature, in Hatteras Village, NC. “I knew about the problem, and replaced the turbos, but the engines were still smoking. After realizing the injectors were bad and the engines needed

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Mission-Critical Work Driven by D11s

Coming alongside and boarding a 150,000-ton coal collier on open water is not easy. Matt Hardison, operations manager and captain for Paradise Point Marine, who operates Paradise Creek, a launch boat with newly installed, twin Volvo Penta D11 510-horsepower engines, accomplishes this task with relative ease. After a catastrophic engine failure

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Fishing With Purpose

In 2004, the Virginia Beach Billfish Foundation created an annual fishing tournament to give back to the community through youth development and marine-related charities. They believe “the future belongs to our children, and it’s our responsibility to support them and conserve our marine resources for them.” Since its start, the Virginia

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