When you go to sea, whether it’s commercially or for recreation, reliability in your equipment and the people working with you is non-negotiable, and with 32 years serving the African marine industry Southern Power Products is a team you want on your side.
Southern Power is the official importer and distributor of the prestigious and world-leading Volvo Penta range of engines, propulsion systems and aftermarket parts. Volvo is not the only global brand in its stable however; names like Webasto, Whisperpower, Torqeedo and Oxe Diesel are all distributed by Southern Power.
‘Leisure Boating needs to be fun and enjoyable, and the correct use of technology can make these twin objectives a whole lot easier to achieve,’ says Southern Power Chief Executive Jacques Brümmer. ‘A good example is the Humphree range of interceptor systems and stabilisers. These can be retrofitted to most power cruisers quite easily and the improvement in stability and performance is incredible.’
Southern Power introduced the first large diesel outboard at the Cape Town Boat Show two years ago. From an intriguing prototype this incredibly durable engine has become a fully-fledged production range of motors, focused on the commercial and safety and security sector where performance, economy and reliability is paramount.
‘We are really excited about the Torqeedo range of electric outboards. Ranging in output from 2hp to 80hp these motors are going to establish a whole new benchmark in efficiency. Lithium Iron battery technology for Torqeedo’s blue efficiency range has been developed in conjunction with BMW, ensuring these lithium ion batteries have a five-year useful life, these motors are really at the cutting edge of technology and environmental impact,’ adds Brümmer.
Southern Power has embarked on an aggressive dealer expansion programme and have partnered with reputable service providers in all main marine centres to ensure high-quality service and backup to their range of products.
Southern Power will be displaying a full range of their products at this year’s Cape Town International Boat Show with on-water and land-based exhibits. For more information on their product offering go to www.southernpower.co.za or contact Jacques Brümmer by email Jacques@southernpower.co.za or phone 021 511 0654.